Tremolo has been a staple effect since the 60’s. Now it’s time to welcome it to the 21st century. Don’t let your preconceptions fool you, this is not your average trem. The new Diamond Tremolo takes what it means to be a tremolo and pushes it well beyond the limits. We started with 11 rhythm control positions, and 3 different modes, but then decided to introduce a secondary tremolo circuit based around a FET that provides a sharp edge, completely killed, tremolo effect. With the way this circuit chops your signal, we’ve coined it the CHOPPER. With all of this, the updated Diamond Tremolo will be your go-to tone warping machine.
- Smooth Optical Amp Style Tremolo plus Chopper
- Custom US made Opto-Isolator
- Featuring Tap Tempo, Doubler & Insta-Chopper functions
- 11 position Rhythm control loaded with accents, patterns and Dicer modes.
- Compact Enclosure
- Soft-touch relay switching with top-mounted jacks
- Burr Brown IC
- 9V DC PSU
- Current draw: 21mA
Tremolos are the kind of pedal that once you turn it on, you never go back. But like we said above, we’ve introduced the effect to the modern world by way of creating 3 distinct modes that introduce entirely new feature sets and in turn ways of operating the pedal.
Momentary|Latching Mode: The INSTA-CHOP and DOUBLER can operate either in:
- Momentary | only on while its footswitch is held down.
- Latching | Toggled on and off when the footswitch is held down.
Hold down the ON|CHOP or TAP|DBL footswitch during the entire LED power-up sequence to change its respective operation.
GEEZER MODE: It wouldn’t be a Diamond Tremolo without the classic tremolo effects. No frills, just pure undulating goodness. Geezer mode disables the secondary footswitch for those seeking maximum simplicity. Hold the TAP|MODE toggle switch down during the entire LED power-up sequence to engage this setting.
Depth and Duty: this pedal stores 3 DEPTH knob settings: normal depth|duty, INSTA-OPTO depth, and INSTA-CHOP duty. To change one of these values, the pedal must be in that state and the depth knob must be adjusted – in momentary mode, hold down the CHOP footswitch while adjusting the depth knob.
DICER MODE – 11th Pos. On Rhythm Knob: Turn the TAP|DBL footswitch into a killswitch by engaging the CHOPPER only while its pressed or held down. As such, there is no tap tempo or DOUBLER in this setting: set the speed and duty cycle using their respective knobs/ Rhythmic patterns also can be selected by simultaneously holding down the TAP|DBL footswitch and turning the Rhythmic control to the desired pattern
Yeah...all of this in a standard pedalboard friendly enclosure. This ain’t your Dad’s tremolo. We turned it into a compact powerhouse full of sonic exploring capabilities. Dive in, and get lost.