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Put some quake in your shake.
The classic Boss TR-2 Tremolo Pedal creates real vintage tremolo guitar sounds and variations. Built-in wave knob lets you alter the LFO waveform from triangle to square for a wider range of tremolo variations. Rate ...
"I have a Ratt pedal and an MXR Custom Comp pedal [CSP202]; Boss Reverb [RV-5] and Tremolo pedals [TR-2]; and I use a Line 6 DL4 Delay Modeler for a few things just so I don't have 15 other pedals on the board. But the Strymon TimeLine, oh my God. Oh man, it's just unbelievable. It can do so many things. " - excerpt from Ultimate Guitar interview.more
"After 15 years of using exactly the same pedal board, I am finally ripping it up and starting again. Same idea, but using the @roland_us RC30 looper plus some of their great #fx pedals with beautiful big fat pads that I can trigger without even looking down! It's just the beginning, but exciting (and scary!!) to learn new gear."more
Briggs took a more svelte approach for his pedalboard on the Coma Ecliptic tour. His stomp station includes a Boss TU-2 tuner, a Wamper Faux Tape Echo (used for a constant warbling tone), an Electro-Harmonix Bass Micro Synth (ideal for “Tom Sawyer”-ish bass-synth washiness), a Boss DD-3 Digital Delay, Boss TR-2 Tremolo, Boss PS-3 Digital Pitch Shifter/Delay (Briggs’ favorite pedal, which he currently uses as a chorus), and a Darkglass Electronics Duality Fuzz (which replaced a Keeley-modded Ibanez Tube Screamer because the Duality has a mix knob that allows Briggs to keep a more natural tone of low-end fury)more
"Enter the RG-16. This midi interface has made my life a lot easier. Now if I want to go from, say, my lead channel with my NS-2 and TS-9 to my clean channel with my compressor, DD7, RV5, on and my NS-2 and TS-9 off, I just have to hit one button on my Mastermind Midi Controller. It makes my life a LOT easier and makes tone changes a breeze. The setup was pretty complex and required the building of a ton of custom cables. The cable making was easy though, thanks to the custom cable making kits that Planet Waves makes. "more
"I hit a buffer at the front of the pedalboard into a Paul Cochrane Timmy [distortion], which is always on. Then it goes into an MI Audio Tube Zone for high-gain stuff. After that, I’ve got my custom-made Cochrane compressor, which is a tweaked version of an old Dan Armstrong Orange Squeezer. After the gain stuff, I have my Ernie Ball volume pedal and then all the usual stuff: a Boss tremolo…"more
Put some quake in your shake.
The classic Boss TR-2 Tremolo Pedal creates real vintage tremolo guitar sounds and variations. Built-in wave knob lets you alter the LFO waveform from triangle to square for a wider range of tremolo variations. Rate knob is a sweepable high-speed LFO control, allowing the Boss TR-2 greater control over tremolo speed.
Lord of all tremolos ! A big classic ! Very warm, it has this vintage feel to it. I modded mine recently in order to get rid of the volume drop issue. I've also did the Rate Led Mod in order to get the LED blink. After these mods, i named mine : the TremoLord !
I purchased this almost a year ago and I have to say this thing sounds great. I mainly use the depth all the way up for a nice stuttering effect. My only concern with this pedal in particular is that when you engage the pedal there is a noticeable volume drop. Not very helpful considering it's the last thing in my chain. However, that can be easily fixed by prying out the C4 capacitor. Now I have no issues with the volume drop.
I haven't had it for long, hence only four star though I so far think it's a five star pedal. I've played it with a Fender Coronado and Jazzmaster and I enjoy the waves it makes followed by a sparkling sound (the sparkling sound is with a reverb pedal in front of it). I mainly play dream pop, noise- and folk rock, and I find it well fitting for dreamy sounds and 50's/60's inspired rock.
I purchased this pedal early-on in my career because of it's vintage vibe and superb tremolo characteristics. I was doing a lot of studio work with bands, and this pedal ended up on many tracks. Unfortunately when I started using it live I quickly realized it would never work. Trying to manually set the BPM from song to song near impossible, since it doesn't have a display. For live tremolo, you really need a display showing the BPM to match your drummer or else it'll be off (and sound bad).
This has the full range of tremolo, everything from the softest bit of movement to the feeling of listening to a helicopter through a giant fan blade. Bought second hand, but you couldn't tell what with how rugged Boss pedals are. I know volume drop is seemingly a common complaint on this model but I'm happy to report I for one haven't had such an issue, I've just had cracking tones! Well worth the purchase to have such a surprisingly versatile effect at your feet (and it's not even that MUCH money!)
Sucks my signal harder than a vietnamese prostitute in Saigon in the 70s. The problem is you get a huge signal drop after you move the depth post 50%. I actually really like what the pedal does, but it's weird that even the modern tr2s don't have this fixed.
I'm not a huge fan of Boss pedals, but this one is making me rethink that opinion. Can do warbles, can do staccato chops. Gives a nice layer over your tone as well. Would definitely buy a second for the B rig.
Great tremolo pedal which allows for tweaking to get any tremolo sound you are after. I believe this pedal could get better with the addition of a tap tempo mode.
The tremolo can go from a hard tremolo to a gentle warble. There is a drop in volume when using a stock Boss Tremolo. I have to adjust the level to compensate. There isn't a drastic change in the inherent tone.