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That Pedal Show – Thoughts On Tremolo With Five Great Pedals

Published on Apr 28, 2017

In this episode we take a look at the not-so-humble tremolo effect with the help of five great pedals and two amps. Tremolo is one of the earliest guitar effects that first appeared in amps back in the 1950s. You can hear it on everything from early blues to rock’n’roll, country, rock, pop… pretty much all kinds of music come to think of it.
We start off by explaining the fundamentals of tremolo then get into ways in which it can change your sound via the five pedals. We finish up with a quick listen to the in-built tremolo effects in the Fender Super Reverb and Hamstead Artist 20+RT amps. Enjoy…

Pedals in this episode…

• Boss TR-2 Tremolo
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• Hamstead Signature Analogue Tremolo
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• Fulltone SupaTrem
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• Stone Deaf FX Tremotron
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• Chase Bliss Audio Gravitas
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• Providence Chrono Delay DLY-4
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• Neunaber Immerse
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• MXR Custom Shop Il Diavolo OD
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• The GigRig G2:

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Interesting bits and go-to sections…
– Intro & background: 00:00-1:35
– Today’s amps: 1:35
– Why no Mooer? 3:35
– Today’s amps: 4:09
– A tangent on ‘weak’ pickups: 5:10 (6:03)
– Boss TR-2 discussion and examples: 10:44
– Depth and rate controls explained: 11:09
– Mick’s plectrum tangent: 12:00
– Tremolo wave shape basics: 13:15
– The volume issue - so you need a boost as well: 14:25 (then in Hamstead & Fulltone 21:24)
– Hamstead Soundworks Signature Tremolo: 15:23
– Fulltone Supa Trem: 17:29 (playing at 18:32)
– Stone Deaf FX Tremotron: 23:25
– Chase Bliss Audio Gravitas: 30:10 (playing 31:08)
– Thoughts on pedal order with tremolo: 36:30
– Drive and tremolo – before or after? 36:56 (playing at 41:20)
– MXR Il Diavolo – havent heard this before: 38:59
– Fulltone Boost before and after drive: 48:00
– Reverb before or after tremolo: 52:45
– Amp tremolo, pedal tremolo and wet-dry? 56:44

Amps in this episode
• Hamstead Artist 20+RT
• Fender Super Reverb reissue

Guitars in this episode
• Gretsch G5422T Electromatic – watch Mick’s video at
• Fender Custom Shop ’63 Telecaster – watch Dan’s video at

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