Boss TR-2 Tremolo
Boss TR-2 Tremolo

TR-2 Tremolo, Tremolo pedal from Boss.

nickname009 02/26/2012

Boss TR-2 Tremolo : nickname009's user review


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The BOSS TR-2 Tremolo is designed to provide guitarists with classic tremolo effects in an easy-to-use compact pedal. Dedicated "Wave," "Rate," and "Depth" knobs provide a multitude of effect possibilities.

Provides guitarists with high-quality vintage tremolo effects in an easy-to-use compact pedal
Dedicated "Wave," "Rate" and "Depth" knobs allow for precise effect tailoring
"Rate" control allows for higher speed adjustment than classic PN-2
"Wave" control alters LFO waveform from triangle to square
"Depth" control determines the strength of the effect
BOSS 5-year warranty


I love boss pedals they're always plainly laid out and thus simple to use. No tricks or gimmicks, it's exactly how you see it and nothing else.


The tremolo effect itself is good. The rate and depth are very useful and can go from extremely fast to extremely slow like it's supposed to. The depth is sort of like a mix knob where the intensity of the tremolo can slam your guitar signal making it a very strong effect or not.

The pedal itself isn't true bypass so there's some tonal change when hooked up so for the tone purists you may need to mod it or get a true bypass looper etc. Otherwise the effect itself is quite simple and you can do nearly anything with it. I use it out in front with a distortion pedal however so the signal is still quite clear, but you might want to experiment with it in the loop and such if you're using amp distortion. Again this is completely subjective on how you use it, there is no right or wrong way. It's whatever you think sounds good.

Tremolo for me is hard to judge because it's literally taking the original guitar signal and kinda 'panning' almost back and forth. Not so much adding to the sound or taking away from anything. But I have definitely seen the TR-2 on a lot of pedal boards so there must be something good about these, they must definitely do the trick!


I love the simplicity of a boss pedal like this one. It's labelled as a tremolo and has 3 knobs, and it does exactly that. There's no fuss, no muss. No extra switches to do extra stuff or mini toggles that add whatever to whatever etc etc. It's a simple plug and play effect and it sounds great. Of course you have to bend down to adjust it, which is a bit of a pain for live use. Nowadays there are many other tremolo pedals out there with loads of different features, you just have to figure out what you want in a tremolo pedal. If you just want the simplest out there,at a good price, this is the one to look for.