Songs with a prominent tremolo effect

Discussion in 'Songs in the key of Gretsch' started by chris_b, Oct 15, 2020.

  1. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
  2. Hammerhands

    Hammerhands Country Gent

    Aug 26, 2011
    I always imagine this one as prominent, but it's cool anyways.

    The Clash - The Leader, The Clash do Rock-a-Billy.

    I would post The Cult - Black Angel, a song I used to adore, but I find it a depressing dirge.
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2020
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  3. Misty Mountain Hop

    Misty Mountain Hop Gretschie

    Feb 14, 2012
  4. Robbie

    Robbie Friend of Fred

    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
    I loved the Staples. Pops used tremolo to great effect.
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  5. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Country Gent

    Nov 3, 2019
    Crockett, Texas
    You beat me to it.;)
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  6. salvatore

    salvatore Gretschie

    Nov 29, 2017
    Durham, NC
    “Hold on John”.
    Plastic Ono Band.
  7. GHook

    GHook Gretschie

    Sep 3, 2010
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  8. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Fogerty likes his trem for sure.
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  9. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Amazing song, Lotta trem. 4 of em in fact.

    "[Marr] and producer John Porter re-amped the rhythm guitar track into four Twin Reverb amps, all with the tremolo effect engaged. The key to the pulsating rhythm is to set the first amp’s tremolo speed to about 125 bpm then run it into a second amp with the tremolo speed set to about 375 bpm to generate a bouncing triplet pattern that pulsates in a somewhat random manner.

    Those same tremolo settings are duplicated with amps three and four, with amps one and two panned to the left and amps three and four panned right to create a stereo spread. The amps’ reverb provides sustain that accentuates the pulsing tremolo effects."

  10. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    CCR---"Heard It Thru The Grapevine"

    Of course, the way it was sung came out as "Hoid it thru the grapevine."
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  11. emitex

    emitex Synchromatic

    Aug 21, 2014
    Yeah, that's pretty prominent alright.
  12. pmac11

    pmac11 Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    "How Soon is Now" - The Smiths
    But I see @Henry has beaten me to the draw...
  13. MTurner

    MTurner Friend of Fred

    Aug 17, 2010
    Clayton, North Carolina, USA
    First one that came to my mind...
  14. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
  15. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Welcome to the forum, Slighter !
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  16. chris_b

    chris_b Electromatic

    Sep 30, 2020
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Nice to see the thread going strong, thanks!

    Any recommendations on a nice trem pedal? I've only used the Boss TR2 and what's built into Vox Ac amps. Not sure how much I could get out of upgrading. How is the Danelectro fab series? Love a good light flutter.
  17. BohemianLikeMe

    BohemianLikeMe Gretschie

    Apr 18, 2020
    Prague, CZ
    YES. Jason and Sonic used those Vox Repeat Precessions, I believe.

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