Tremolo pedals might not be flashy but they can bring a lot of depth to the sound of a guitar. With those warm, pulsing notes, you can take a relatively clean sound and add a lot of feeling, or else speed things right up and bring some funk style to your jazzy chords.
The Ibanez Tremolo Mini aims to do all of that in a tiny blue box.
But does it succeed?
The Ibanez Tremolo Mini really is everything you need from a tremolo effects unit. This mini pedal gives you perfect control over your volume modulation with no added bells and whistles. It’s easy to use and it sounds great.
If you shop around, you’ll find some pedals – like the Mooer Mod Factory – that think they can do tremolo, vibrato, phaser, and just about any other modulation effect all in one package, whilst getting none of them quite right. The Ibanez Tremolo, on the other hand, has no aspirations of being a swiss army knife. It’s a basic tremolo pedal with controls for depth, wave, and speed. It does one effect and it does it well.
At the end of the day, as with many of Ibanez’s other mini pedals, the Tremolo Mini sets out to do a lot with a little. With its nice compact design, it’ll slot neatly in beside your other effects. Furthermore, while it might not be the kind of effect to leap out at the audience it will nonetheless bring some real depth to your music.
But don’t take our word for it! Play around with it yourself here on Tonepedia and get a sense for whether or not this effect is right for you?
|Jacks mounted on||Sides|
|Weight (in kg)||0.28|
|Width (in cm)||5.1|
|Height (in cm)||5.5|
|Depth (in cm)||9.2|