List of the top tremolo pedals
There are a lot of good options for tremolo pedals out there. Despite having what some may a say a fairly standard effect, the price ranges and options for these pedals varies greatly. To get a better idea of what you should get, let’s see what the professionals chose. What are the top tremolo pedals used by today’s artists?
Top Tremolo Pedals: Stereo or Mono
Before we begin going down the list, one should have to decide wether they want a stereo or mono output. Many of the top tremolo pedals are stereo, but it might be overkill if you’re not going to output to 2 different sources anyways. If your favorite artist use a stereo pedal, but you don’t see yourself having the gear (such as two amps) to use it well, consider seeing if they make that pedal in mono form, as many companies, such as Boss, do. It could save you a few bucks without changing the sound too much.
The most popular of the Top Tremolo Pedals
Pedal: Boss PN-2 (or TR-2)
Used by: Ed O’Brien of Radiohead
Boss seems to be producing the top tremolo pedals, between its PN-2 and TR-2 models (the main difference between the two is that one is stereo and the other, mono).
The more professional of the top tremolo pedals
Pedal: Demeter Tremulator Used by: Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead The demeter seems to be the most popular among the guitarists feature on this site, and seems especially popular among those that have more effects-heavy songs.
The most versatile top tremolo pedal
Pedal: Line 6 Modulation Modeler Used by: Chris Shiflett of Foo Fighters Line 6 makes a reliable line of pedals that come with a ton of options. If you want to experiment, get one of these. They also make an interesting stompbox version, with many more options that would normallly be found on other tremolo pedals of its size. Chris Shiflett of Foo Fighters has been known to use the Line 6 Modulation Modeler stand alone box, as well as in the all-in-one Line 6 box that also contains distortion and delay.
Another Popular Tremolo Pedal Pedal: Diaz Tremodilo
Used by: Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam
The coolest looking tremolo pedal!
Pedal: Dunlop MXR Tremolo
Used by: Slash
This pedal not only looks great, but also has a great vintage sound, as well as offers stereo output. Dunlop has acquired MXR line and manufactures this pedal now. Slash has a deal with Dunlop, and features many of its pedals on his pedalboard.
If you like this list of top tremolo pedals, check out our list of most popular guitar pedals.