#1
Hey,

I'm looking for a tremolo pedal. It has to be true bypass, size isn't an issue.

Price isn't an issue as I'll be buying second hand if possible.

Can anyone recommend certain models to look at? I've never even considered a tremolo before so I am clueless on what to look for etc.

Cheers
#2
You can look at the Boss tu-2, Voodoo Labs tremolo, and the EH stereo pulsar tremolo.
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#3
MXR makes a good analog trem, but... if size isn't an issue... real men use a leslie speaker cabinet...
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You can look at the Boss tu-2


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#6
The Boss Tremolo is great. Ive got a danelectro cool cat trem, and i love it. rather inexpensive too.
#7
The boss tremolo isn't true bypass.

Anyhow, are you looking for one that can switch between square and sine waves? How fast do you want the rate to be, and how simple do you want the pedal to be?
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Oops,

I meant the TR-2, my bad.
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#10
a modded TR-2 is a really nice pedal. otherwise you can go all out and get the red witch tremolo.

or for the fun and craziness you can get the zvex seek trem or tremorama.
#11
Tr-2 is the best tremolo I've ever played. True bypass is no issue at all with it.
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#12
i like the voodoo lab trem, (i believe there is one with more knobs than other, i like the one with more knobs) but tonally there are a lot of other tremolo pedals that slay it tonnewise.

but the reason i will be buying a voodoo lab one is because i use tremolo so infrequently, does the three minutes of use at a gig make a huge difference as heard from the crowd. to justify double, even triple the price?

that is just my thought however.

i generally go all out as far as amps and med-higher up on guitars. i keep my pedalboard as cheap as possible, while not negatively affecting my gigging tone.
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#14
I like the Rocktron Reaction Tremolo a lot.
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#15
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The boss tremolo isn't true bypass.

Anyhow, are you looking for one that can switch between square and sine waves? How fast do you want the rate to be, and how simple do you want the pedal to be?


If you listen to this city and colour song, something along those lines:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--C0xgwI0bs

I am not sure what you mean by square and sine waves - as I said I've never really delved into tremolo pedals or anything too technical. If anyone could explain it that would be much appreciated!

I'll have a little google now on all of these suggestions, thanks guys.
#18
I'm probably leaning towards a cool cat tremolo. True bypass, and sounds just like what I was thinking. As someone said, it is not going to be used constantly, jsut fora few songs, and therefore I don't think I should be investing so much in a tremolo.

It's that or a second hand boss one probably.
#19
all i can say is the mxr is stupidly overpriced and the marshall one's incredably digital sounding. The seymour duncan one sounds nice, and is the most versatile i've seen for the price
#21
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Pricey though.


Another vote for the Diamond Tremolo.
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#22
He said he's just using it for a few songs. Do you really think that means he wants to drop $250 on one with tap tempo and a triplets switch?

I saw 'no budget' and started writing a suggestion for the Pigtronics Tremvelope, but once you see what he's actually using it for, there's no reason to spend that much. The cool cat is a perfectly good trem, and at $40 it's a lot more in line with the gear he's using.
#23
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He said he's just using it for a few songs. Do you really think that means he wants to drop $250 on one with tap tempo and a triplets switch?

I saw 'no budget' and started writing a suggestion for the Pigtronics Tremvelope, but once you see what he's actually using it for, there's no reason to spend that much. The cool cat is a perfectly good trem, and at $40 it's a lot more in line with the gear he's using.

Do it anyway. I saw the termvelope and liked it but I also liked the Stutterbox tremolo a lot and I can't decide between the two. I will be using it for lots of stuff since I currently use my ring modulator as a tremolo.
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#24
Both are cool units. The input trigger on the Tremvelope is what made me choose it, though. It's such a great effect, and yet subtle enough to use in a lot of situations. Proguitarshop has been selling them at $170 instead of the usual $250 every once in a while.

In this situation, though, I don't think I could recommend something so expensive. Either of those trem pedals would be worth almost as much as his amp. Buying a cheap pedal to get used to the effect and see if you'd want a better one is a good strategy, especially if you're buying used. You're just losing the shipping costs there.
#26
Problem with the dano pedals is that they are hard to adjust on the go with the position of the knobs and also the stacked knobs.
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But then he says
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As someone said, it is not going to be used constantly, jsut fora few songs, and therefore I don't think I should be investing so much in a tremolo.

So I'd say yes, save that extra cash for a better amp when the time comes.
#29
Sorry, my sig is old.

I'm using an Orange AD30 with korg pitchblack, mxr 10 band kfk, ehx big muff usa, boss dd-3, ehx small clone.

Pretty happy with everything else so focusing on the pedal board. May just go for a brand new danelectro, although I'm going to have a look around and see if I can get any of the others mentioned for a similar price second hand. I'll let you know what happens.

Cheers