Fulltone Supa-Trem
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Fulltone Supa-Trem

Supa-Trem, Tremolo pedal from Fulltone.

public price: 245 € TTC
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Fireguy8402 23/12/2011

Fulltone Supa-Trem : Recensione di Fireguy8402 (content in English)

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The Supa-Trem is a tremolo pedal available from Mike Fuller at Fulltone, and it lives up to the Fulltone name. Fulltone uses a three switch and two knob format for this pedal, which is different, but very easy to navigate. One knob “Rate” adjusts the rate of the pulsing (there is a LED that blinks to show you the rate the pedal is set at), and the other knob “Mix” adjusts the amount of dry signal it gets mixed with. A bypass switch turns the pedal on and off, a speed doubles or halfs the tempo of the tremolo depending on how you set it, and the hard/soft switch lets you go between shimmer to stutter. True bypass switching , a large LED, and sturdy metal construction round out the features.

UTILIZATION

Many pedals have the same features as this pedal, but not very many of them have them available via footswitch. Most pedals use toggle switches to change between settings but using footswitches is great for live settings. Being able to double or half the rate of the tremolo is great for adding special effects to parts of songs. It is very easy to get a good sound out of this pedal, and with about any amp I’ve paired it with. I believe it’s harder to get a bad sound out of it honestly. The pedal is laid out very well and the knobs are sturdy and turn very smoothly. Fulltone manufactures their own custom potentiometers according to their website “because what has been offered as "Industry Standard" has a 20% failure rate within 2 years”. I’m not sure about that fact, but the ones they put out are very nice. The bypass switches are also heavy duty and designed by Mike Fuller.

SOUND QUALITY

This pedal sounds super. It uses a real vintage style photocell, so it gets those true “tubeamp-like” tones but there is no external clicking like certain other tremolos that use this technology. I love that all the tones can be adjusted on the fly using your feet, either on the switches or the oversized knobs that can be turned with your shoes. This thing really does get that classic CCR style amp tremolo that really warms up a rhythm tone, and at a flip of a switch it can get go crazy and get super stuttering effects for dramatic intros and the like. There is absolutely no loss in tone or added noise with this pedal, or any other Fulltone pedal I’ve played.

OVERALL OPINION

Overall this is the last tremolo pedal I will ever buy. Fulltone pedals are pricey, but worth it in my opinion. You’re getting a well made pedal that is going to last that has been designed and hand built by a musician. Putting a 5 year warranty on these pedals says a lot too. If I were just looking for a basic tremolo to use sparingly I would probably just stick with a Danelectro Cool Cat Tremolo because really, it is a good pedal and is true bypass. If you’re looking for a few more options and an upscale tremolo pedal, you would be hard pressed to find a better one than this.