If you’re looking for a true analogue Tremolo then look no further than the Diamond Pedals TRM1. Not only does this gorgeous sounding, rare effects unit use the same optoisolator that was in the classic tube amps of the 1960s, but it also contains a microprocessor that offers many useful features such as tap tempo, a foot-switchable double-speed mode, and multiple types of waveform (sharkfin, sine wave, square, wave and “chop” just to name a few).
So that all sounds great, you might well be thinking to yourself, but what is optoisolator? Well, put simply, it uses light to transmit electrical signals which prevents high voltages from impacting the signal receivers.
In practice, what the TRM1 Tremolo gives you is the glorious, authentic sound of a classic ’60s tremolo in one, easy-to-use unit.
According to their website, Diamond pedals are no longer open for business meaning that if you want to get this pedal you’re going to have to go second-hand. Now, this rare effect might not be easy to get hold of, but is it worth the effort of tracking down?
Well, that depends on what you need. If you’re just looking for a high-quality tremolo pedal Ibanez and Boss have both got you covered. Alternatively, if you want to recapture a more classic sound, then, short of simply buying a vintage amp, this pedal really is your best option.
Of course, it’s hard to make up your mind without hearing the effect in question. If only there was somewhere you could go to listen to it?
It just so happens there is!
Check out the Diamond TRM1 Tremolo right here on Tonepedia, and decide for yourself if you think this sound is worth tracking down.
|Jacks mounted on||Sides|
|Weight (in kg)||0.45|
|Special Features||Tap tempo and footswitchable double speed mode, User selectable waveforms (sharkfin, sinewave, square wave and ‘chop’)|
|Width (in cm)||11.9|
|Height (in cm)||5.1|
|Depth (in cm)||9.3|