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).
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.