Malekko Omicron Trem
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Malekko Omicron Trem

Omicron Trem, Tremolo pedal from Malekko in the Omicron series.

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yoTrakkz12/01/2011

yoTrakkz's review"still not sure about this one"

Malekko Omicron Trem
This is a very affordable vibrato pedal that I recently tried for a few days. It has analog technology and only has the simple 1/4" input and output. There are no MIDI or Computer editing capabilities.


UTILIZATION

The editing of this effect is quite easy. Malekko pedals really have the back-to-basics approach nailed. There three knobs. The first is mix, which is basically the mix between dry signal and wet (wet meaning with the vibrato effect). The other two knobs are for speed and intensity. The manual isn't really necessary at all but it will explain these things well.


SOUND QUALITY

I don't know if I'm simply dissatisfied with this pedal, or if I'm just expecting too much out of it. I was expecting something along the lines of a Univibe, which is a classic sound. I feel as though they tried to emulate that tone and almost succeeded, but not quite. The main beef I have with the pedal is that it sounds thin. When I up the mix knob, I notice that my intonation is too far out for my liking, and that I lose the signal in muddiness. I think that for once, this pedal's effect is too light for me. It does actually color the sound a bit too much for my liking as well. I think that in general, I'd be better off with the real deal (a Univibe) or another, better replication of that sound. This is mainly because I have played some that aren't nearly as limiting.


OVERALL OPINION

I would say that I'm not too happy with this pedal in general. I think that Malekko TREM is sort of hit or miss, which is to be expected of a company that charges so little for their pedals. While an interesting idea, this pedal simply falls short of the kind of sound I want. However, I won't say that nobody would like this pedal, I'm sure some people would find much to like here. It just didn't work for me personally.
moosers11/11/2010

moosers's review

Malekko Omicron Trem
The Malekko Heavy Industry Trem is a super small tremolo pedal suitable for use with all electronic instruments but designed for electric guitar. The pedal is an analog one, consisting of 1/4" jacks for input and output and runs of a standard nine volt power supply. The pedal is definitely smaller than any pedal I've seen out there other than other pedals made by Malekko Heavy Industry.

UTILIZATION

There's not much at all to using the Malekko Heavy Industry Trem pedal. It only has two parameters for speed and depth, which is a pretty standard make up for tremolo pedals and are the same parameters you'll find on Fender amps for the same effect. The pedal probably isn't big enough to hold any more parameters anyway!

SOUND QUALITY

The Malekko Heavy Industry Trem definitely gives you that classic tremolo sound much like that found on vintage Fender amplifiers. You don't need to do much at all in order to get a good sound from the pedal, which is one of my favorite aspects of the pedal. You control it to get the sound you want from it rather than controlling it to get a good sound from it, if you know what I mean. I've used the pedal with a Fender Telecaster and I don't remember the amp, although it was obviously not a Fender since we were using a tremolo pedal.

OVERALL OPINION

While not the most versatile tremolo pedal out there, it really doesn't matter too much as the Malekko Heavy Industry Trem has a great overall sound. I also love how small this pedal is as it makes it easy to bring around if necessary. It's also the cheapest pedal in this line of pedals from Malekko Heavy Industry, at $100 US dollars. There are definitely cheaper and more versatile tremolo pedals out there, but this one has a great sound that is hard to beat, even if it's not a open to manipulation as others out there. I'd recommend checking out this pedal and the others in this super small line of pedals for sure!