The Demeter TRM-1 Tremulator
is a tremolo pedal
which has been manufactured by Demeter Amplification since 1982
. It was apparently designed on the request of guitarist Ry Cooder
, who wanted a pedal that sounded exactly like a vintage Fender tremolo unit for use with any amp.
The Tremulator has 2 knobs, which are, from left to right:
- "Depth" (controls the amount of amplitude modulation on the signal or the amount of effect)
- "Speed" (increases and decreases the frequency of the low-frequency oscillator)
There is also a trim pot on the side to set the bias for the optical unit, and the unit comes preset at Ry Cooder's preferred setting.
Notable musicians who have used the Tremulator include: