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Good affordable tremolo?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by hrodbert696, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Not a huge effects user, but I'm thinking of picking up a tremolo pedal. The particular effect I'm thinking of is what you get on "Next Girl" by the Black Keys. Budget is limited, so can anyone recommend what's best of the under-$200 (and preferably under-$150) pedals? I'm looking at the Hardwire TR-7 and the Boss TR-2 so far, but open to suggestions. Thanks!
  2. caeman

    caeman The Root Master

    Sep 17, 2008
    Cool Cat Tremolo
    Wilson Trem-Mellow
    Dr. Scientist Tremolessence (used)

    And many more. At $150 or less, you have very nearly the entire market at your disposal.
  3. knumbskull


    Jul 28, 2007
  4. tastychoice


    Oct 22, 2012
    Love pedal babyface, sounds great, tiny enclosure, you can adjust the speed knob with your foot. I've been very happy with this unit.
  5. Danelectro Tuna Melt is cool and very cheap
  6. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Thanks y'all - I'll continue looking. More recommendations still welcome! They don't seem to make any of these specifically for bass - do any have trouble with bottom-end frequencies?
  7. G.Bisson


    Feb 26, 2009
    ElectroHarmonix Pulsar

    I've been wanting to pick up a tremolo lately but have been short of funds. Really want the EBS TremoLo, but the Pulsar is sooo much cheaper.
  8. wdinc01


    Nov 19, 2005
    Jacksonville, FL
    Tremolos you don't really have to worry about bottom-end loss, since it only effects your volume.

    I recently tried a CoPilot FX Polypus and I really dig it. I might use that to replace my current trem pedal. What's nice about it is there's different wave forms, so if one day you want a traditional sine wave, and the next you want some crazy random stuttery kind of stuff, you have that option. Also, it's $150 new.
  9. Laurent

    Laurent Supporting Member

    May 21, 2008
    Napa, California
    Behringer TP300.
    No kidding.
  10. tigerbass


    Jul 28, 2006
    Crown Point, IN
    Fuzzrocious Tremorslo. Made for bass, (but sounds awesome with guitar as well) and can have 2 different settings via 2nd footswitch.
    Ryan doesn't make these anymore but they pop up used from time to time. You could even put up a WTB thread.

    I've tried alot and this totally ended my search. Plus Shannon did a wicked paint job on it!
  11. tigerbass


    Jul 28, 2006
    Crown Point, IN
    This is a Happy Trippy little ditty I wrote featuring the Fuzzrocious Tremorslo tremolo pedal.
    My acoustic guitar and drums are obviously clean,
    Then the bass, low synth bass, organ bass, and hi wah synth bass all have the Tremorslo on them.

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