Tremelo Pedals

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by RomanSteve, Mar 3, 2021.

  1. RomanSteve

    RomanSteve Electromatic

    29
    Feb 27, 2021
    USA
    I'm upgrading my old tremolo pedal - any recommendations, must hav's, should try's would be appreciated.
    I'm looking at these two for starters. What do you think? 81WZxwCBdJL._AC_SL1500_.jpg s-l1600.jpg
     
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  2. Scott

    Scott Country Gent

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    56
    Jun 27, 2008
    Winston-Salem, NC
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    I'll go ahead and jump in ahead of all of the Nocturne fiends on this page.

    This one is for sale currently...Made by our own @TV the Wired Turtle.
     
  3. oneforsorrow

    oneforsorrow Gretschie

    358
    May 15, 2020
    Iowa
    Limited experience here. I've had two -- GarageTone Chopper and Stymon Flint. Liked the Chopper, LOVE the Flint.
     
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  4. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Friend of Fred

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Supro Tremolo!
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    I love mine.
    It has two flavors of trem as well as a preamp to add some dirt.
     
  5. J Bird

    J Bird Gretschie

    A friend has the Flint--great.

    I have the Dynatrem on my board, but as a harmonic trem that's quite phaser-like. On low and slow, followed by a stereo trem (Tremolessence) at double the rate.

    There are a couple things about it that bugs me:

    1. It's got a gate built in, apparently, so softly played notes don't come through.

    2. The dynamic modes are cool, but signal sensitive so that with some gain the dynamic part takes forever to kick in.

    I had a ehx stereo pulsar that I liked, very organic feeling trem.
     
  6. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    73
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    I'll vote for the Nocturne Nailhead, the one that Scott has up for sale in this thread is my favorite version.
     
  7. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    Sure, get me thinking about this one again! Lol

    A trem pedal is on my "list." Glad this one works for you.
     
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  8. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Flint is good, had one, sold it to a member here; perfect if you want reverb.

    I am intrigued by the Chase Bliss Gravitas. Analog, highly tweakable, midi, expensive. But I love Chase Bliss products.

    This what I'd get if I wanted a stand alone trem pedal (I use my amp and an H9).

     
  9. BennytheJet

    BennytheJet Electromatic

    76
    Dec 6, 2019
    Arlington, WA
    I have the Surfybear Trem and love love love it. I have the DIY build kit, which I'm not sure they sell anymore. Regardless, it's a great, vintagey and warm trem.
     
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  10. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    man I love that! It makes me sad that I cannot have those enclosures anymore.
     
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  11. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

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    71
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Isn't the original DeArmond tremolo pedal the first pedal made? Late 1940s?
     
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  12. mister rain

    mister rain Gretschie

    325
    Apr 23, 2020
    new orleans
    i have two that i’m quite fond of - the effectrode delta-trem, which i use as my standard trem, and a mr. black pana-trem, for panning and harmonic trem. would recommended both.
     
  13. pmac11

    pmac11 Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    TC Electronic Pipeline.
     
  14. pmac11

    pmac11 Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    Why not? It's beautiful!
     
  15. Clejmac

    Clejmac Electromatic

    12
    Dec 24, 2020
    Cleveland
    I have owned a bunch of tremolo pedals and I thought the Strymon Flint was the best by far. It also has reverb which is outstanding as well. If you don't need reverb I liked Dynatrem followed by the Wampler Latitude.
     
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  16. Outlaw

    Outlaw Synchromatic

    963
    Jul 13, 2011
    UK
    I have one too, lovely trem.
    It's in the same enclosure as the Surfybear fet reverb, very nice combo
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  17. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    62
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    I have a T-Rex Trempster I love . But after buying a reverb pedal from @TV the Wired Turtle , you should look at what he has. You won’t be sorry , that’s for sure
     
  18. GlenP

    GlenP Country Gent

    Jul 23, 2019
    WA
    Another Keely option: the Verb o Trem, it has internal switch options for plate or spring reverb, and external tremolo switch options for standard, harmonic, and a vibrato "MACK" mode. The larger Workstation version has more options. (another big Keely fan myself, the 1962x rocks!)

    Danelectro Cool Cat Tremolo is a good low budget option, I think it is an analog optical tremolo, no frills but very organic sounding. Some folks have modded them to get the LED to flash at the trem rate.

    I still am GASsing for the Fender Tre-Verb, it has a cool stereo harmonic tremolo, kind of a Strymon Flint alternative. All digital, requires high current 310mA 9V power.
     
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  19. Patg

    Patg Electromatic

    4
    Feb 9, 2021
    Ireland
    The Trelicopter by Mooer is quite good. Low-budget but effective. 20210304_005842.jpg
     
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  20. capnhiho

    capnhiho Synchromatic

    871
    Feb 16, 2013
    California
    Another vote for the Flint here. I came close to buying a Nocturne Nailhead but had a need for a reverb pedal too, so I opted for the Strymon. It’s nearly perfect!
     
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