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TR-2 vs Pulsar

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by farewelltowords, Mar 2, 2008.


  1. farewelltowords

    farewelltowords

    Jul 22, 2006
    I'm looking for a tremolo pedal, i already read some topics about tremolos, but they usually go more into the boutique pedals, which i can't afford and can't find that easily.

    In your opinions, what's the difference between those two pedals? Is there any other tremolo that you think i should look for? I don't want volume drops (but if i buy the tr-2, it comes already modded i think), and the more crazier sounding, the better :)

    And, by the way, what's the difference between a tr-2 and a pn-2? (aside of the pan effect, of course)
     
  2. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches

    Aug 21, 2006
    Denver, CO
    I've never used a PN-2 so I can't comment there.

    The first thing that jumped out to me with the TR-2 was the volume drop, but if you're getting it modded (Keely?) then that's not an issue.

    The Pulsar sounds more natural and has a bigger range of usable speeds. The Boss can get a harder square wave cutting sound. Neither can do a tube tremolo sound. So it depends on what you are using it for. All IMO of course.
     
  3. Chronicle

    Chronicle

    Sep 13, 2006
    NY
    My pulsar seems fine and dandy to me :]
     
  4. Mudfuzz

    Mudfuzz

    Apr 3, 2004
    OlyWA...
    I've had the Tr-2 a long time it is a ok pedal, it's one of the only boss pedals I like, The volume mod takes under five minutes to do and is very easy.
     
  5. Deluge Of Sound

    Deluge Of Sound Banned

    Nov 8, 2007
    Maine/Vermont
    just as The Big O said, the Boss can get a more dramatic "on/off" sound than the Pulsar. Is that your idea of crazy?
     

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