Black Cat Pedals Announce Mini Trem

The Mini Trem is a classic, ''60s-style tremolo and clean FET boost in one pedal

Foxton, CT (January 9, 2011) -- Black Cat Pedals is pleased to announce their latest product, the Black Cat Mini Trem. After focusing on Custom Shop creations over the past year, the Mini Trem is the first standard production Black Cat pedal to be introduced since the company launched its debut line.

The Black Cat Mini Trem is a dual function tremolo/clean boost in one pedal. Part of the legacy of the original Black Cat line, the new Mini Trem sports some additional features and a spiffy new look.

At the heart of this pedal is a classic, sixties-style tremolo with Speed and Depth controls. The circuit also incorporates a clean FET boost with controls for Boost and Tone. Finally, Black Cat has added a second stomp switch that allows for half-speed/double-speed switching, and an LED that flashes in time with the rate of the tremolo.

The tremolo and clean boost effects can function independently of one another, but the Mini Trem really shines by using the combination of all four controls, which Black Cat says yields the widest variety of tones and timbres available in any stompbox tremolo. The Black Cat Mini Trem lets you "voice" the sound of your tremolo, from a deep and swampy throb to a sharp staccato stutter.

Features:
* Durable powder-coat "Gold Sparkle" finish
* Cool Black glass epoxy PCB with yellow silkscreen
* Metal film resistors and audio grade capacitors
* 3PDT true-bypass switch and Switchcraft jacks
* Uses 2.1mm Boss style power jack, or internal 9V battery
* Hand-wired, Boutique quality, Made in USA
* LED flashes in time to tremolo rate
* Two footswitches - one for On/Off and one for Speed

For more information:
Black Cat Pedals

All artists copy, but reinterpretation is where the magic lies.

While I have a special place in my heart for the classics, I yearn for reinterpretation that wears its reverence for the past on its sleeve but doesn’t just feel like an imposter. In my own instruments, I try to pay homage to the vintage guitars that inspired me to play, design, and build. That will never change. But it also doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate and even adore new things. This sentiment is true for both guitars and the music they make. Hybrid mashups have existed forever, and a lot of what people think of as original musical examples are in fact reinterpretations of something they just didn’t know previously existed.

Read MoreShow less

See a sampling of picks used by famous guitarists over the years.

Marty Stuart

Submit your own artist pick collections to rebecca@premierguitar.com for inclusion in a future gallery.

Gibson partners with the Everly Brothers family for a limited-edition acoustic guitar equipped with AA flame maple and capped with dual pickguards.

Read MoreShow less
x