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Different Kinds of Tremolo Guitar Pedals

Learn about the different kinds of tremolo pedals from Broadway musician Michael Aarons in this Howcast video about guitar pedal effects.

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I'm going to talk about tremolo. Tremolo is an affect that is an essential, necessary part of my arsenal. I don't really go on any gig without it. And what I like is I like the organic, natural sound that the old vintage Fender amps used to get. If you look at a lot of the old, vintage Fender amps, they came with tremolo built in. Some of them came with vibrato built in, which I'll talk about in another video.

But what tremolo is, is basically altering the volume of the wave form at different speeds and different intensities, but you're not altering the pitch. You're altering the volume, the in and out so to speak, of how the dip in volume and how intense that dip is, and that tremolo really gives you kind of a warbley. Very cool affect depending on how you use it. It could be very soothing.

It can really warm up your tone, if you really know how to manipulate music with other affects. It's not to be confused with vibrato, which is something very, very different. It's in the same family, but indeed very different. I'm going to talk a little bit about how I like to use tremolo for the music that I play, and when I play guitar and how I use some of the settings, to get and achieve some of the best tones that, in my opinion really work well.

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