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. Rat...
At first I thought it was an Ibanez Tube Screamer(ts-9 or ts-808 like Carl Barat) but, IT'S NOT. If you take a really close look on the "Rock In Seine" gig, you can see a Boss TR-2 on Pete's side. He uses this tremolo only in "Barbarians". You can barely see the pedal on the image, but take a look on the shape and it's the only effect that Pete uses. You can see on 1:05:15 how Pete activates the effect https://vimeopro.com/sandco/sombrero-and-co-live/video/154044614more
"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
"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
Efrim uses a Boss GE-7 and Boss TR-2. He uses a volume pedal (possibly an Ernie Ball or Morley), along with a Maestro Fuzzstain, and Boss PSM-5 power supply. If that were not enough, he also uses an unknown green colored pedal and an old Boss multi-effects unit that he only uses for distortion. We cannot forget to mention that he operates the tape deck for the monologues, and his excellent skills with a screwdriver on the guitar strings! Recently it appears that he may be using a Z.Vex Tremolo Probe & Super Hard On, as well as a Line 6 DL-4, and a vintage Mutron Phasor.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
"Gillard plays his ‘76 Les Paul Custom through his Mesa/ Boogie Dual Rectifier half-stack, and uses a pedal-board loaded with a Boss TtJ-2 tuner, a Boss BD2 Blues Driver overdrive, a Boss TR-2 tremolo, and an Ibanez CF-7 chorus/flanger." - 2001 Guitar World Interview, interview was found on the official Guided by Voices website.more
Here's a rig I did for guitarist Dann Huff. My buddy Tom Bukovac has been a long time friend and go-to session man for Dann at his recording studio in Nashville. Dann noticed Tom's rigs and really liked how they sounded and wanted to get something for himself along those lines with a few changes.more
> **Tell us about your pedals** > >My pedalboard is always in a state of flux, but currently I’m using an Ernie Ball volume pedal for swells and a simple Boss DD-3 for delay. I also have a Boss TR-2 Tremolo pedal and a Boss OC-3 Super Octave pedal, and a Fulltone OCD distortion pedal. For weird sounds, I’ll sometimes use my Electro- Harmonix Harmonic Octave Generator.more
"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
I’m a total minimalist! With pedals, it’s the same thing as with Dorothy, where I’ve gone out and bought the nicest versions of whatever pedal you can get and I wind up going back to my old stuff every single time. For example, I bought a bunch of tremolo pedals to try to find something to replace my Boss TR-2, but I just love the Boss.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
> I use various Gibson, PRS, and U.S. Masters guitars through two Kustom ''72 Coupe heads and a Kustom 4x12 cabinet. My processing is an old Roland GP-8, DigiTech harmonizer and a Boss SX-700 multi-effects. On the floor I have a Roland FC-100 controller, EV-5 expression pedal, **Boss tremolo**, Dunlop wah, Boss TU-12 tuner and an Ernie Ball volume pedal to bring in and out the harmonizer. When I play acoustic I use Taylors.more
"The ones that get swapped the most are the Boss Tremolo and Boss Mega Distortion. I only need that double gain staging for a few blasters and can almost emulate a tremolo sound with a volume knob and some delay. " [https://reverb.com/news/steve-gunns-meg-duffys-and-phil-cooks-pedalboards-illustrated-and-dicussed](http://)more
Luke Weiler of Positive Mental Trip has used the BOSS TR-2 Tremolo as his only tremolo pedal since 2011. The BOSS TR-2 can only be heard on “hoping for the best” on the 2012 album “Change Your Mind” and was not used on the live board in the shows in support of that album. It has been seen in his live rig as a constant on stages in the northeast since 2016 and he is known for using an EBOW with this pedal live.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.
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.
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).
I luv this effect and generally default to BOSS if Im not digging too deep. I use it on only a few songs but it really sounds nice, though I might upgrade to a tube based one with vibrato included.... Solid pedal tho
So simple and easy to use, but it really dials in about any tremolo sound you could want for 98% of applications (that aren't totally avant-garde or just plain noise).
There's really not much to say about this. It's got Rate, Wave, Depth. That's it. Rate controls speed, Depth controls volume, and the wave is what kind of a soundwave the tremolo effect will take.
The cool thing about this pedal, and what I use it for, is I'll crank the Depth all the way up, set a fairly fast rate, turn on my Phaser, set the wave to a pretty sharp cut, and then play in time with it like a metronome, and I get a pretty neat staccato effect.
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!)
The newer units have a trimpot inside for adjusting the level of the effect. I have mine slightly boosted like a Demeter Trembulator. In my opinion sounds very good and like a tremolo amp.
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.
If you want to get those classic tremolo tones this is your pedal. Nothing fancy, nothing modern but it will do the job well and will make your tone proud. Works well both with clean and overdriven tones, does not make a noise and will last forever. What else?
Nice simple trem unit from BOSS, which gives you a good 'retro' amplifier trem sound in a box, with the waveshape adjustable from a gently undulating triangle to a choppy square. However, it does cause a volume drop, and without a tap tempo or MIDI it can be hard to sync it up for performance duties.
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.
It's a Tremolo pedal! what else is there to say. Simple. While I personally only use it on 1 song, sometimes 2. I definitely have more plans for it. Affordable. There's really nothing else to say.