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Red Witch Pentavocal Tremolo Pedal

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Since the '50s the concept of tremolo has changed very little. Controls for Speed, Depth, Volume, and Waveshape have been the parameters available fo...Click To Read More About This Product

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A new approach to tremolo.

Since the '50s the concept of tremolo has changed very little. Controls for Speed, Depth, Volume, and Waveshape have been the parameters available for adjustment. The Pentavocal tremolo is true to its name - a tremolo with five different voices to choose from. Select the frequency response by turning the rotary selector to the desired setting. From a delicate, shimmery, flutter trem to a pulsy low-end throb they're all there. The Pentavocal trem can certainly also do the classic sound of a vintage valve trem - and so much more. This pedal also has another unique feature - the Bottom control.

Velocity - This dial allows you to select the speed of the tremolo. From Super Slow to Super Fast.

Depth - Allows you to control the depth of the effected sound (how ironic).

Volume - Select from zero output to well above unity gain - this enables you to never be faced with the heinous volume drop that many trem pedals have when they're providing really deep tremming.

Bottom - Yes - they've labeled one of the controls bottom - not out of homage to a British comedy series or to the shapely derri¨re of the fairer sex, but as a totally new option for tremolo users. The Bottom control allows the user to dial in the amount of mid range and hi frequency cut that occurs as the volume decreases in the trem cycle. Simply put: Turn the bottom control all the way to the left and the volume just increases and decreases as per a normal trem, but set it all the way to the right and you'll find that as the volume decreases all of the hi end and midrange disappears. You can of course dial in as little or as much of this effect as you like. Turning the Bottom control fully clockwise whilst having the depth fully clockwise also allows you to access an asymmetrical wave, which sounds incredibly pretty at high velocity. Lucky old you.

Voicing - A five way rotary switch that lets you choose from 5 differently voiced tremolo settings.

Tremulate Footswitch - Bring the effect into the signal path by clicking this one. True bypass switching.

Wave Footswitch - Allows you to jump from a lovely smooth tremolo over to a hard square chop by simply depressing your foot. Bad foot, ugly, good-for-nothing foot.

Power - The Pentavocal trem can be powered from either a nine-volt battery or an external nine-volt adapter (Boss PSA styled is ideal - though anything with a 2.1mm barrel plug with a negative center pin is fine.). This pedal uses some sneaky circuitry to lift the internal voltage up to 17 regulated volts - the benefit of this is far greater headroom.

The Tremolo comes finished in vintage pearl with emerald text. An emerald green LED pulses along with the tremolo when the effect is engaged. All components are top notch; Switchcraft jacks, alpha pots, through hole double-sided circuit boards etc. What more could you want?


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Heart throbbin tremelo

By Range

from Antelope Valley California

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Comments about Red Witch Pentavocal Tremolo Pedal:

I first saw and heard the Red Witch PentavocalTrem at an online site and when I viewed the extensive professional video demo of it I was sold. I was listening to it through my little Dell PC speakers (with small subwoofer) and I could FEEL the tremolo in my chest. I thought to myself, ?If I can FEEL this through these tiny speakers it must be able to deliver the goods? and it does.I know it is very pricey. I use it for recording. I do not perform live. It does NOT affect the personality of your guitar or amp. It provides a lush, thick, thick, thick tremolo. My main recording amp is a Carvin Nomad All Tube 30watt with a Celestion Vintage30 recorded with a Shure SM57 (THE amp recording mic).This is the thickest, gnarliest tremolo I have EVER experienced (and I have been a professional songwriter/recordist since the late 60s).It is clean, has tons of variations to it and yet, it is VERY simple to use and dial in the exact sound you want from it. The five different modes of colorization (value1 being the most highs / to five being darker but thicker) is great to have on your musical palette and with a simple twist of the dial the tremolo leaps into another personality.It is so powerful that if you turn up the intensity it would probably melt your heart by sonic vibration transference.Seriously, it transfers VERY well in a recording environment, sits beautifully back in the mix and encourages you to be more creative. It surprised me with how musically creative it is and, for a songwriter, CREATIVITY is key. I cannot afford (creatively) to be messing with a gazillion controls and minute details to get creative. The PentavocalTrem allows me to get creative without techno babble.As far as recording goes, I usually do not record with effects but the Pentavocal Trem sounded so good I decided to give it a try and, as I stated prior, it works great in the mix with no problems.It changed my mind about recording with effects.It does not step on the audio spectrum of the other instruments/vocals. To me, recording guitar dry and then 'auditioning' effects defeats musical creativity. If you do not know what effect you want to use in the first place it will affect the 'way' you play and, just as in film, you cannot save a bad film in the editing room.I'm absolutely sure that it would sound gigantic live too.Hope this helps.

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from Clinton New York

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Comments about Red Witch Pentavocal Tremolo Pedal:

Here it is plain and simple. When it's on and you are not playing you can hear it bleed, but that's what happens, so deal with it. It's very good. My only complaint is that it's a little pricey. I wrestled a lot with which Tremolo to use. I have Fender Amps and guitars. Tube amps. And it works great for that classic sound. I don't expect Metal heads or Pop rockers to buy this. It's really for creating radically different soundscapes, which makes this no ordinary device.It's a little poppy noisy when you engage it. I will probably try another pedal by this company, but I will also try another Tremolo Pedal from another company. I think the MXR is another good choice, but I decided on the RED WITCH. Many Possibilities.

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Great Tremolo

By jeffcarlson

from Michigan

Comments about Red Witch Pentavocal Tremolo Pedal:

I did a lot of research and tried quite a few different tremolo pedals before I settled on this one. The tone is very warm and much smoother than the Boss or others in that price-range. The volume control is nice and was lacking in other higher end pedals I looked at. You can boost your signal so you lose no volume when you click this thing on. The button on the bottom left of the pedal allows you to select between a smooth wave and a choppy one which will allow you to get a helicopter-like tremolo. The low end control is nice as it allows you to dial in a really warm tone directly on the pedal so you can have it set and not have to adjust your amp to get the lower warmer tone. The five tremolo setting allow you to dial in exactly what you want from the high end to the low end. Basically if you are looking for an affordable way to get a decent tremolo than this is not the one for you. But if you are looking to take your tone up a notch out of the realm of digital and experience a really warm highly-controllable pedal than this is really worth every penny in my opinion.

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