Fun With Tremolos: Earthquaker Devices, Keeley, Dwarfcraft, Chase Bliss, Boss

Nick Reinhart got upset about calling our shootouts, "wars" so we have decided to call this pedal shootout episode, "Fun With Tremolos." Basically we took five tremolos and ran effected bass and guitar through them to see if we could demonstrate the key differences of all of them. We expected the Earthquaker Devices Night Wire and the Keeley DynaTrem to come through with awesome dynamics, and they did. The Chase Bliss Gravitas has options galore being the sole pedal with a tap tempo option - The Dwarfcraft Twin Stags is not one, but two tremolos in one, offering the ability to create really cool rhythms! The most straightforward, the Boss PN-2, comes through with a solid, rhythmic chopped up signal.

Photo credit: Earthquaker Devices

Photo credit: Earthquaker Devices

 

I think Nick and I bit off more than we could chew with this segment, but I think it is a great way to see how we differ from other reviewers. Nick and I are just trying different applications than just aping the usual tremolo effect use. This is why I chose my vintage Electro-Harmonix Microsynthesizer to experiment with. I love tremolo and I love tremolo more with effected bass than just straight bass, so here you go!

Photo credit: Keeley

Photo credit: Keeley

 

Nick chose the Earthquaker Devices Spires fuzz to run his guitar into before the tremolos and he got great results as well. The fun with tremolos is a better approach because we don't have to rate the pedals, we just have to demonstrate how much fun we had with the tremolos! 

Photo credit: Pro Guitar Shop

Photo credit: Pro Guitar Shop

 

As we all know, there are lot of tremolos out there but I have to say, these five are really at the top of the tremolo game. In sound, functionality and design, these effects came through with the best designs for the buck!

Photo credit: Reverb

Photo credit: Reverb

 

All of these pedals and more are available now at Reverb!

Photo credit: Reverb

Photo credit: Reverb