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Looking for new Tremolo Pedal

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by JuanBass0012, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. Do any of you have a boss Tremolo or any other because I want to buy a good one. Which do you recommend ?
  2. neuman

    neuman Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2009
    Denver, CO 'burbs
    Had the Boss TR-2 and really liked it. I did the Monte Allums mod and liked the third knob (volume) that it added.

    Currently use a Zoom B3 for tremolo sounds.
  3. Thanks man ill look into the Boss one
  4. zwkoch

    zwkoch You can't do that on bass enthusiast Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2012
    Twin Cities, MN
    If you can wait a month, Source Audio has the Orbital Modulator coming. It is chorus/ tremolo/phaser/flanger all in one. I have it and I am able to get some really nice Justin Chancellor esque flange out of it.
  5. Ill definitely check it out. thanks
  6. yaksonator


    Apr 16, 2011
    Branson, MO
    I don't know your budget but for $150 Make Sounds Loudly Pedals can build you a custom one with a TON of options and tap tempo. Since its built to order you can leave out options or add in options. He's building me one right now. Might be worth the time to ask?!
  7. sillyfabe

    sillyfabe keeping the low-end silly since '06 Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2009
    San Bernardino,CA
    That's what I did and it was worth it! (only got rid of mine because I didn;t use enough trem to justify it)
  8. Strymon Flint. Great pedal, great for bass.
  9. DuckMike


    Nov 22, 2009
    Rome, Italy
    Boss PN-2. They don't make it anymore, but something pops up on ebay from time to time (it's the one the TR-2 replaced in 1995, I think).
    It sounds great with bass and it can be really hard-chopping.
  10. HeavyJazz

    HeavyJazz Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2013
    It's my view that Fulltone makes the best one with their Supa-Trem model. The dials are actually big enough to turn with your foot, it's incredibly clean sounding and built like a tank. I've traded tremolos out over the years - the Fulltone Supa-Trem is the only one I bought twice!.
  11. caeman

    caeman The Root Master

    Sep 17, 2008
    Danelectro Cool Cat Tremolo. Inexpensive, hard and soft waves.
  12. circuitspore


    Aug 27, 2006
    Raleigh, NC
    I too, wanted the PN-2 hard chopping/panning but didn't want to pay for it, so I got the Behringer knock-off. Honestly, the Behringer isn't any noisier than the two danelectros (Cool Cat and Tuna Melt), Boss TR-2 or Line 6 Tap Tremolo that I've owned/tried.
  13. Gadgetjunky


    Aug 9, 2011
    Just got an Orbital too and it has a lot a features that I don't think your normal tremelo has. There are smooth and square wave, you can control the rate/speed with the knob or a hot hand or an expression pedal or tap tempo (can't find tap tempo in the manual, but I turned it on last night somehow) and I'm guessing that it will sync to a midi clock when the midi adapter is released.
  14. godblender

    godblender Banned Supporting Member

    Mar 11, 2009
    I really, really liked the Empress Trem that I had...in fact it's probably my favorite of any dedicated trem I've played. I sold it to help fund a Mobius which covers my trem needs and a whole lot more.
  15. Jayhawk


    Sep 6, 2006
    Kansas City
    Don't know what your budget is, but there's an Empress in the classifieds right now: http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f213/ft-empress-tremolo-949891/
  16. Musicman1901

    Musicman1901 Supporting Member

    Jun 1, 2012
    Rochester, NY
    If you can find a guyatone flip tremolo used someplace thats the best way to go. I don't know how patient you are. They pop up quite often on ebay. I picked one up for 120$ Its a phenomenal tremolo. The range of speed is insane. It can go so slow you can barely hear it and it can go so faster than any tremolo I have seen. Plus the tone is absolutely amazing. They usually go for 110-160 online
  17. Im more than happy with my EHX stereo Pulsar.
    give it a try!
  18. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

    I got a Flint yesterday, what a great pedal; all three of the tremolos are wonderful sounding, and the different reverbs are pretty amazing sounding and very useful for bass depending on what you are doing.
  19. 6jase5

    6jase5 Mammogram is down but I'm working manually Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2007
    San Diego/LA
    Love my solid gold fx stutterbox. zvex sonar is fun too.