Songs with a prominent tremolo effect

Discussion in 'Songs in the key of Gretsch' started by chris_b, Oct 15, 2020 at 10:19 PM.

  1. chris_b

    chris_b Electromatic

    Sep 30, 2020
    Auckland, New Zealand
  2. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Friend of Fred

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    I love these Vinyl Wasteland compilations. I have a few. GREAT STUFF!

    When I think of tremolo I always go here:
  3. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh Country Gent

    May 14, 2013
    Initech, Inc.
    When I think of tremolo I always think of these two first:

    The record version features it a lot more prominently but I can't find that version for some reason.
    Then of course, this one:
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2020 at 1:27 AM
  4. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Born On The Bayou: Creedence Clearwater Revival:
  5. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
  6. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Fogerty's got a no-name box with the legend "Swamp Box" scrawled on it. No idea what it is or who made it, but it's got "that" sound. CCR's "Midnight Special" shows the trem off at it's best.
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2020 at 3:35 AM
  7. Hammerhands

    Hammerhands Country Gent

    Aug 26, 2011
    I saw NoMeansNo perform I Need You in a time before tap tempo. The drummer would pound out whole notes and the guitarist adjusted the tremolo on his amp. That went on longer than you would expect. A couple of bars of silence and either the drums or the bass would start, I think the drums. The guitar comes in quite a while later.

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  8. lathoto

    lathoto Gretschie

    Apr 23, 2020
  9. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

    Oct 18, 2015
    I always found this solo (the whole but especially at 3:01 when the tremolo kicks in) unbearable:
  10. gretschbo

    gretschbo Gretschie

    Jun 10, 2008
    London Ontario Canada
    I always like '20000 Leagues' by The Champs
  11. Gretschtim1

    Gretschtim1 Country Gent

    Dec 4, 2012
    Dundalk, Md
    James Burton used the tremolo on his brown face Fender amps in 1962-63 on a lot of Rick Nelson recordings. I was just a young kid then and it really stuck with me. The songs he used it on were mostly ballads and it was used beautifully.
    Then I heard Rebel-Rouser, Born On The Bayou, Crimson And Clover and realized it worked well with fast rock songs as well. It comes in and out of style every so often but I personally love the effect. Yeah you can use it where it's obviously there but it also works as a subtile effect where most people can't even tell it's there.
  12. Chmason85

    Chmason85 Gretschie

    May 1, 2018

    I really like this one and the tremolo is real up front. I love tremolo, I almost want to supplement my Princeton’s normal trem with a pedal just so I can switch speeds quickly, but no pedal I’ve had sounds as good as the amp’s own trem
  13. Byron

    Byron Synchromatic

    Sep 4, 2009
    Not expecting much of s reply, just thought I'd chime in with this. One of my favourite records. Love the way the first couple of bars of Tremolo guitar grab you.....with a skirt that's wrapped around real tight!
  14. Winnie Thomas

    Winnie Thomas Gretschie

    Jun 13, 2011
    Cochise AZ
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  15. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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