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Boss TR-2 Tremolo Pedal   

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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 fro...Read More

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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.

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BossTR-2 Tremolo Pedal
 
4.5

(based on 50 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (8)
  • Compact (5)
  • Good selection of effects (5)
  • Responsive (5)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Underrated Tremolo

This is a great littel Tremolo pedal. Sounds decent, is quite versatile, easy to use, and the buffer is very good also. Boss has fixed the volume drop the older units had,...Read complete review

This is a great littel Tremolo pedal. Sounds decent, is quite versatile, easy to use, and the buffer is very good also. Boss has fixed the volume drop the older units had, and now has a trim pot on the circuit board that will allow the volume to be set to whatever volume desired. I prefer my Tremolo volume a little over unity so I adjusted mine. The features, sound, and price, make this an excellent value. Don't let the low price deter you because this little Trem pedal can hold it's own even against many higher priced units.

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Volume killer..

I own a Fender Hot Rod delux amp. I wish it had a tremelo. I searched for a tremelo that could come as close as possible to the "Fender tremelo"...Read complete review

I own a Fender Hot Rod delux amp. I wish it had a tremelo. I searched for a tremelo that could come as close as possible to the "Fender tremelo" sound. I was excited when I found this one. It's solid and you can change the wave shape, speed and intesity. It sounds great and it gets pretty close to the real Fender tremelo sound. I thought that my search was over. Sadly it wasn't. The only thing that I dislike about this pedal is the fact that it causes my volume to drop out when you turn it on. I thought I had it in the wrong order in my pedal line up. I switched it around, tried it by it's self. I tried fresh batteries and the Boss AC adaptor. Same result of volume loss. I've never abused this pedal and assume it's working correctly. I can't use it for gigs because of this problem. I replaced it with an EHX Wiggler. NOW my search is over. Check out the Wiggler before you buy this pedal. If you are a real tremelo fan. You'll be glad to wait and save up a few more pennies to buy the Wiggler.The next sound that will be comming from my Boss TR-2 is the sound of it hitting the bottom of the trash can.

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5.0

TR-2 TREMOLO

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  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Responsive
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    Comments about Boss TR-2 Tremolo Pedal:

    I had bought a musicman amp that had reverb and vibrato, neither one worked very good..I all ready had a reverb pedal, so I ordered the TR-2 tremolo.. now with the tone I wanted and the tremolo and reverb too, I'm satisfied...the tremolo pedal is great...

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    5.0

    Classic tremolo effect

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    from Streamwood, IL

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    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

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      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
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      Comments about Boss TR-2 Tremolo Pedal:

      This is the classic tremolo/vibrato effect guitarists have used for decades. Like other Boss pedals, it's quiet and easy to use. Subtle settings can give you a vibrato sound like the one in a Fender amp. The Boss website and Youtube have demos with other settings.

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      5.0

      Classic effect

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      from SUFU SD

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      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality

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          Comments about Boss TR-2 Tremolo Pedal:

          I haven't tried other tremolo pedals, but I bought this used and it does everything I ever wanted and more.

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          5.0

          Great Sound

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          from Helena, MT

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          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Good Selection Of Effects
          • Responsive

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            Comments about Boss TR-2 Tremolo Pedal:

            Boss pedals are always dependable with great sound.

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            5.0

            Fun effects for shimmering layers

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            from Evanston, WY

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            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Good Selection Of Effects

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              Comments about Boss TR-2 Tremolo Pedal:

              This effect is exactly what I was looking for. Very effective with couuntry, rock and rockabilly.

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              5.0

              It does just what it should . . .

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              from Troutville, VA

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              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Responsive

              Cons

              • None

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              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Boss TR-2 Tremolo Pedal:

              This is a simple pedal. It provides a very controllable tremolo (which I always called vibrato) that can be continuously dialed from a soft sine wave to a hard square wave. This gives you the versatility to play everything from old rock-n-roll to recent heavy metal.

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              5.0

              Great sound, small box.

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              from Texas

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              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Boss TR-2 Tremolo Pedal:

                Great sound out of a little box that expect from a Boss pedal. The rate knob gives you a wide range of tempos to choose from. The pedal sounds professional. There is no noise and no perceived signal loss when engaging it. It's a Boss pedal so it's solid and the size makes it easy to fit on your board. There are other tremolo pedal options out there but for a basic tremolo pedal it delivers a lot for the relatively low cost. Lot more expensive options, but I still prefer this to all I've tried.

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                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                the early 70's right under your foot.

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                from South Dakota, USA

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                Comments about Boss TR-2 Tremolo Pedal:

                Wow what a great pedal. The day I got it I played it for hours and I still have a hard time switching it off. From Born on the Bayou to whatever you could imagine this extremely powerful pedal will be sure to fill your bill!

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                5.0

                Ignore neg reviews -- this pedal ROCKS!

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                from Richmond, Texas

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                Pros

                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Good Selection Of Effects
                • Great "old school" sound
                • No power drain
                • Responsive
                • Settings are simple

                Cons

                • None

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                • Scores specifying tremolo

                Comments about Boss TR-2 Tremolo Pedal:

                Currently performing in stage band for the musical, "Happy Days." Score calls for tremolo in several places, and it really adds to the fifties-era sound we're going for. And NO power drain, as reported in some other reviews. The TR-2 is one of the best of the 6 Boss pedals I've purchased.

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                4.0

                Boss TR-2 Compares to my amp tremolo, more versatile

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                from Vermont

                Comments about Boss TR-2 Tremolo Pedal:

                In the final analysis, it beats my Peavey Delta Blues tremolo, which I think has a better vintage vibe than Deluxe Reverbs I've A/B'd. Both had volume drop, 2007+ TR-2s don't. Previously had a Danelectro Cool Cat Trem, which was good, but true bypass on/off had a very audible click. It also introduced a noticeable treble & volume boost. None of those issues w/the Boss. There a many boutique trems out there, w/more features & tweakability. The TR-2 covers all of the ground I'm looking for.
                I'm mostly a vintage style trem guy, occasionally like a harder chop. This'll do it. Won't do the hardest of helicopter chops but that's OK. Covers the spectrum of useable (for me) speeds. NO volume drop (unlike my amp) and tonally transparent.
                Standard Boss quality, which most folks agree, is long on durability.

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