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This is a sequencing tremolo with a "random" function.
The Tremorama (TM) is to the Seek-Trem as the Ooh-Wah is to the Seek-Wah. If you're able to understand that, you must be pretty familiar with our products! Basically, the Tremorama has all of the functions of the Seek-Trem plus it has an extra foot switch on the left that allows you to select random mode, which sounds a little bit like a bad guitar cord that is cutting in and out in time with the tremolo speed. Otherwise the Tremorama is an eight-stage sequencer-controlled tremolo pedal. The controls are, from left to right, 4/8/6 step selector switch, speed (tempo), and 8 sequencer volume controls. All of the controls work in the opposite direction from conventional because the pots are smoother this way. This means you have to turn them to the left to make them louder, or in the case of the speed control, to make it faster. There is also a true-bypass stomp switch which causes the sequencer to “halt” and wait at step number 1 until the pedal is turned back on.
Another fun way to use this trem is to set up patterns that accentuate different parts of an arpeggiated performance. You can predictably cause the pattern to start exactly where you want it in the performance by stomping on the switch at the right moment, because the unit starts in time and always starts at the beginning of the sequence.
For very choppy sounds, turn up only step number 1 and turn all others off. If the “spd” control doesn’t go fast enough, switching the pattern switch to “4” will double the rate. For patterns that play over a 3/4 time signature, you might set the switch to “6”. The switch lets you limit the total number of steps to 4, 6, or 8. This way you can make faster and/or shorter patterns.
kind of “volume swell” effect, set the sequencer controls
so that the first one just barely lets any sound through, and each
successive one gets louder until the last one goes full volume.
changing the battery, take care to slide the shield board back between
the main circuit board and the jacks if it becomes dislodged. Be careful
to hold the knobs nice and straight while tightening on the lid, which
holds the boards and battery in place.