Tremolo pedal recommendations?

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  1. MattStonewall

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    I think I'd like to add a tremolo pedal to my bass effect set up. Are there any you guys would recommend that don't affect the low end so much?
  2. BawanaRik

    BawanaRik Supporting Member

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    Mooger Fooger Ring mod can be used as a trem and works better than most,
  3. millahh

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    I don't know that tremolo ever truly causes volume or low-end loss...it's a trick our brain plays on us by "averaging" the volumes of the peaks and valleys.

    That said:
    Boss TR-2 - works well, uncomplicated, built like a tank, and can get to a true square wave.
    Mooer Trelicopter - Small, works well, though it can't get a true square (which was a dealbreaker for me_
    EQD Hummingbird: Awesome...has a level control to address the perceived volume loss, and has a high-speed mode that can get you into the range that sounds like a hummingbird's wings. No _quite_ a square wave, but close enough.
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  6. Musicman1901

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    If you want a killer versatile tremolo that does not eat any low end try to find one of the orange guyatone flip tube tremolos. I think they are amazing and they usually come up at a reasonable price. The redwitch pentavocal tremolo is suppose to be killer but it's very expensive. The guyatones usually pop up on ebay around 120-180. I love mine. It does not eat ANY bass up and its incredibly versatile.
  7. MattStonewall

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    I've thought about the EBS tremolo and the Sans Amp tremolo pedal as well. Any opinions?
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    Not gonna get much better than that brother. Ends tomorrow. Still at a very reasonable price. It's honestly the most versatile bass friendly trem I have seen. The range in speed is great and you can set it to sound more natural or to have a more choppy helicopter type sound.
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  11. CHILDISHGAMBINO

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    I should have mentioned that I used to own a TR-2 which was ok but I heard a volume drop which is an illusion I guess. I also had a Voodoo Labs trem that was really nice but I wanted something with expression control over the speed.
  12. adamsmatthewj

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    I keep a Malekko mini TREM on my board, I really like it. No vol/tone loss, very small, super fun.

    Ideally, I'd love a tremolo pedal with tap tempo and subdivision settings (like a good delay pedal would have) I think that'd be great to chain with other pedals for dubstep wobble and general percolating-synth goodness

    But for about $70 on the used market and around 3 square inches of board space, it's hard to beat the Malekko!
  13. Rickenmonster

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    I like to run my TR2 thru my LS2 using the 2nd loop as a clean blend. Just sounds way better to me this way.
  14. benevan

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    +1 for the Guyatone Flip, high quality, good form factor, can't go wrong with that one.
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    The SolidGoldFX Stutterbox has tap tempo, multiple speeds and waveforms. Also has a drive control to control volume. You can actually use the pedal as a clean boost.
  18. MattStonewall

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    Dude that Stutterbox pedal looks and sounds killer!
  19. Nephilymbass

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    Next time you see one in a music store try a boss SL20 slicer. It's basically the craziest Tremelo pedal I've tried. Its a twin pedal and you can control speed with tap tempo. Does some really wierd stuff
  20. bassmusic17

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    I use a Seymour Duncan Shape Shifter. Thing is pretty dang versatile. I don't experience any noticeable low end loss. Even if I did, there is a pretty easy mod that adds a volume knob to fix any issues. You can also mod it to do tap tempo when the pedal is not engaged.

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  21. fheliojr

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    the lovepedal one works very well on bass.

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