Line 6 Tap tremolo
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Line 6 Tap tremolo : moosers's user review
The Line 6 Tap Tremolo is a guitar pedal that's no longer being made. It's a digital pedal that gives you the chance to, as the name clearly states, actually tap out the speed you'd like the tremolo to run at. The pedal is not rack mountable since it's a foot pedal, and has stereo 1/4" inputs and outputs as well as the ability to power it with either a nine volt battery or power supply.
The configuration of the parameters found on the Line 6 Tap Tremolo pedal are pretty straight forward, as it's got knobs for speed, depth, peak, and shape, as well as a switch for three different modes. These modes include opto, bias, and pan modes. Of course there's also the option for tapping the speed of the tremolo, but that's it so I don't think a manual is necessary.
The sound of the Line 6 Tap Tremolo is in my opinion, a bit above average but nothing more. It's a good sound and it's really cool that you can tap it out, but it doesn't come off as a warm sounding pedal, which is normally what I'm looking for. It is however a pretty versatile pedal as it's possible to get a nice collection of sounds between the three different modes. It's also cool that it has stereo and inputs and outputs for panning and what not.
Even though they're no longer making the Line 6 Tap Tremolo, you can definitely still find them used if you want one since they weren't stopped being made too long ago. While not the most overall realistic sounding tremolo pedal out there, if you're after a bunch of tremolo sounds in one place, this is a good place to start. So while it's flexible, if you're after a top tier sound, this probably isn't going to be it. Having said this, it's still a good deal for the price and should be checked out for anyone interested in an inexpensive but versatile tremolo pedal.