Peerless Music is proud to be an authorised dealer for Mozztronics: Effects pedals for guitar and bass, hand made in Australia by electrical engineer and musician Andrew Macdonald.
TR-1 Optical Tremolo
Tremolo is an old school effect, and can be heard on many old 60’s surf songs and some more recent ones over the years. To get an idea of of what its like listen to Midnight Oil’s “Armistice day”, the stuttering sounding guitar uses tremolo to get that sound.
An opto based device is used to modulate the volume of the guitar signal. This opto device is controlled by a low frequency oscillator which can be set to square wave or triangle / sine wave. These two modes sound quite different with square wave being more choppy or stuttering while triangle / sine wave produces gradual changes.
RATE controls the speed of the Tremolo effect from extremely slow to full on stuttering
DEPTH controls the amount of volume reduction
VOLUME adjusts the overall volume out of the pedal
SWITCH selects between Square mode and Triangle / Sine mode.
When the effect is on, the LED goes on and off with the tremolo speed allowing a visual indication of the effects operation.
If RATE is turned all the way up, the sound modulation becomes almost “metallic and robotic”. A slow RATE and medium DEPTH in Triangle mode gives an almost chorus like effect.
Mozztronics uses the industry standard Boss style 2.1mm centre negative 9V DC socket for this pedal.
Mozztronics want to make their contribution to a greener world by keeping 9V batteries out of landfill. For this reason Mozztronics pedals do NOT have space inside for a 9V battery. If you do not already have a suitable power supply such as a Boss wall-wart, One Spot, PP2 etc we can supply a Mozztronics PS-2 power supply with your order for an additional $26. Please include a note with your order if you wish to add a power supply.