#1
Ever since I got my first tube amp, I have wondered why it has a slight tremolo effect. Is it just part of being a tube amp, or is it something else? It's practically nonexistent, so it's not really a problem, I just thing it's a bit strange that it has a bit of modulation built in.
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#2
What amp?  A slight tremolo effect shouldn't be happening, but its hard to know what you are talking about without more info.  
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#4
^^ Yeah. Is it swirl, by any chance?

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#5
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^^ Yeah. Is it swirl, by any chance?

(I'm actually being serious for once )

What does that mean exactly? Sorry I don't know all the terms. I know that's sometimes used to describe a Uni-Vibe; if that's what you mean, then no. It's probably not the fan, as it's off. It's hard to describe. There's just a barely noticeable tremolo, like if you got a tremolo pedal and turned depth practically off and rate pretty slow. 
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#6
^ I'm not sure It's one of those tone words that people make fun of (it's in my user title ) that no-one really knows what it means. But to me, I think/suspect it's like that sort of barely noticeable tremolo or modulation that you sometimes get from some amps when you hit a bit chord and let it ring out.

But I could be way off about it.
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#7
gogiregion Can you make a video clip? Are there any other appliances on at all (washing/drying machine, any fan in any of your rooms, etc.)? It is possible you are just hearing acoustical interactions between the amp and guitar, or even the sound bouncing off your walls, etc...
#8
It's an oscillation, usually in the power supply of the amp, but it could be something originating in or occupying the wall AC supply, such as a washer/dryer, heater, ice machine/fridge, etc. 
#9
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It's an oscillation, usually in the power supply of the amp, but it could be something originating in or occupying the wall AC supply, such as a washer/dryer, heater, ice machine/fridge, etc. 

That makes sense. I thought it was that, or something. 
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#11
Quote by gogiregion
Ever since I got my first tube amp, I have wondered why it has a slight tremolo effect. Is it just part of being a tube amp, or is it something else? It's practically nonexistent, so it's not really a problem, I just thing it's a bit strange that it has a bit of modulation built in.

My Fender Blues Deville does the exact same thing. I notice it most on chords that are left to ring out. It's quite a pleasant sound to be honest, and I figured like you, it must be something going on with the valves.
#12
check how close your pickups are to the strings. the magnetic pull can cause a tremolo sound.
#13
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My Fender Blues Deville does the exact same thing. I notice it most on chords that are left to ring out. It's quite a pleasant sound to be honest, and I figured like you, it must be something going on with the valves.


Yeah. It's not a problem at all. It's very subtle, and if anything, adds a bit more depth to the sound.
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#14
happens to all of my amps in my basement when the fan, dehumidifier or heater is on. It just because my basement is shittly wired and the amps pick it up.
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#15
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happens to all of my amps in my basement when the fan, dehumidifier or heater is on. It just because my basement is shittly wired and the amps pick it up.


My room is right next to our washing machines in my house. It might have something to do with that. It sounds good, though. Tube amps are more sussepable to bad wiring problems.
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