Remember the great tremolo tones of the 50's and 60's? The Carl Martin Surf Trem Guitar Effects Pedal gives you classic tremolo with simple controls and a wide range of sounds. With just a 'speed' and 'depth' control, just like an old tube amp, those classic tremolo tones are easy to achieve. The retro heavy diecast case with 9 volt battery compartment, cool color and heavy duty bypass switch, make the Carl Martin Surf Trem a must have in every pedalboard.
Trem(olo) is basically defined as a cyclical variation of volume controlled by a low frequency oscillator, or for us guitar players...something that makes the guitar sound oscillate between quiet and loud either quickly or slowly. Made famous in the 50's and 60's by bands like the Shadows and Dick Dale for that infamous ‘surf sound’, the Trem stuck around for many other guitar greats like Robin Trower, Hendrix and Page, right up to SRV and beyond.
The Carl Martin Surf Trem has simplified the whole effect to 2 simple controls (just like the trem circuit on our vintage Fenders and Ampegs), Depth and Speed. The Depth knob controls how much of the effect you want in your guitar signal, and the Speed knob obviously controls the speed of the oscillation.