SolidGoldFX has announced the release of their new and improved Stutterbox optical tremolo pedal. The Stutterbox is a fresh design combining an all-analog tremolo relying on a light source and photocell to create it's pulsating effect reminiscent of our favorite vintage tube amps, with a powerful tap tempo controller. Multiple speed controls, various waveforms, different rhythmic modes and an adjustable output section make this a new pedal we're very keen to hear.
The Stutterbox is equipped with SGFX's proprietary tap tempo microprocessor. As such, the tremolo rate can be set using the speed knob, controlled by expression pedal, or tapped in via the tap foot-switch for greater accuracy. The pedal also features a tap multiplier with 1x, 2x, and 4x multiplier settings.
Three distinct waveform settings are included, with sine, square, and sweep settings, and eight individual rhythmic patterns and accents accessed via the Mode knob. The sine and square wave settings deliver both soft and hard tremolo tones while the sweep setting delivers a choppy yet rounded effect much like you would expect from a tube driven trem.
Finally, the Stutterbox is fitted with Tone and Gain controls to dial in just the right amount of texture and output. A standard 2.1mm 9-18vDC input jack is provided and true bypass switching rounds out the package. Our goal was to build a natural sounding tremolo with innovative new features.
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