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Looking for an inexpensive tremolo

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by jmceachern36, Apr 4, 2014.


  1. jmceachern36

    jmceachern36 Supporting Member

    Nov 13, 2005
    Cambridge MA
    Looking for an inexpensive tremolo pedal. I've heard sound clips from the Behringer one. It sounds cool to me. Have anyone compared it to the Joyo trem pedal? The joyo is true bypass. Any other options I should look at? Thanks.
     
  2. MightyMiloQuinn

    MightyMiloQuinn Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2012
    Concord, NH
    Depends on how inexpensive. Tremolos tend to be fairly expensive in general. Joyo and Behringer tend to be hit or miss. I haven't seen any reviews of either, but I haven't looked either.
     
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  4. MilkyMcMilkMilk

    MilkyMcMilkMilk Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2008
    Here's a review of the Behringer, sounds pretty good for the money compared to the much more expensive Boss pedal

     
  5. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS * Supporting Member

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
  6. johnbegone

    johnbegone Supporting Member

    Sep 16, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Boss TR-2

    Get in there and clip out the C4 capacitor (called the C4 mod) and you've got a great sounding tremolo with no volume drop. Super easy mod to do. Used around $40-50.
     
  7. jmceachern36

    jmceachern36 Supporting Member

    Nov 13, 2005
    Cambridge MA
    Boss tr2? I thought they were pricey.
     
  8. johnbegone

    johnbegone Supporting Member

    Sep 16, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    What do you consider pricey? Like I said, they are 40-50 bucks on the used market.
     
  9. jmceachern36

    jmceachern36 Supporting Member

    Nov 13, 2005
    Cambridge MA
    I was thinking of the boss vibrato pedal. $40 or $50 is cool.
     
  10. Connormac123456

    Connormac123456

    Dec 7, 2012
    Can the Boss trem do helicopter sounds?
     
  11. I don't know what a helicopter sound is, but I'd like to hear one :)
     
  12. Connormac123456

    Connormac123456

    Dec 7, 2012
  13. johnbegone

    johnbegone Supporting Member

    Sep 16, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Sure. Depends on what you pipe through it for that sounds. I use it all the way on square wave. Super choppy, I love it after a fuzz.
     
  14. I like it with fuzz too. I run it thru my LS-2 to get a clean blend on the trem.
     
  15. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Supporting Member

    I used to have a Danelectro Cool Cat trem. Did the job. There's a volume drop you have to correct for, though. $35 or 40 new if I remember right.
     
  16. The Joyo is rad..
     
  17. nicc

    nicc

    Apr 1, 2014
    The Behringer tremolo/pan does helicopter sounds lol
     
  18. BawanaRik

    BawanaRik Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    New Jersey
    I believe Ralph Cambell was making lunes for about that price.

    The weren't designed for high gain work but they sounded just so good.

    My guess is he didn't use the filters everyone else did. This resulted in a glorious sound within sightly tighter parameters.

    Talk to the guy.

    If you have talent and can follow detailed instructions you might be able to make your own. I lack that courage.
     
  19. you can pick up a used VooDoo Tremolo in the $50-$75 range. solid, simple trem. i had the 2 knob one for many years til i upgraded to a Gigfx Chopper.
     



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