#1
When you rapidly pick a string, its called TREMELO picking?

But a TREMELO pedal doesnt make it sound like your rapidly picking? It just dips the signal up and down ?
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#2
for some reason, in the guitar world, people decided to switch the definitions of tremolo and vibrato.

i think it had something to do with fender guitars and amps
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#5
Whammy without the whammy bar.....

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#6
Tremelo means a tremulous effect produced by rapid repetition of a single tone.

Hence a pedal and picking is the same thing technically.
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#7
Whammy bars have been mislabeled as tremelo bars when they should be called vibrato bars.

Tremelo is a continuous change in dynamics while vibrato is a change in pitch. Tremelo picking technically is right since you're re-picking the string constantly but fast enough so that you don't hear the tremelo.
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#8
Leo Fender called his revolutionary bridge for the Strat a "Tremolo", where as the real effect provided by the unit is a Vibrato. I believe Tremolo is a rapid repition of the same note, where a vibrato is a rapid variation of pitch.


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#9
It's all Fender's fault. They called it a tremolo bar when it's shouldn't be called that, so now everybody thinks tremolo = moving the pitch up and down.
#10
Tremelo is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant, in Flanders.

Tremolo is a regular and repetitive variation in amplitude for the duration of a single note.

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