The pedal can be used standalone with a 9V battery or plugged right into the external power supply of NEXI’s proprietary pedalboard.

Amsterdam, Netherlands (August 30, 2017) -- NEXI Industries’ new Tremolo (TRM-01) effect pedal for electric guitar represents the next generation of “lush.” From riding a classic wave or quickening a pulse, Tremolo delivers a vibrant tone with a unique click-and-play design that optimizes pedal board compatibility.

2017 marks the 70th anniversary of when tremolo-equipped amps first appeared on the market. Tremolo eventually transitioned to the effect pedal, and the pedal components were also upgraded from a sloshing vial of liquid, which allowed more or less signal to pass, to advanced circuits. NEXI’s boutique effect pedal creators, the self-declared “Vintage Analog Protection Squad,” honor the Tremolo’s history of innovation and are committed to providing a unique tone without compromise.

Three knobs on the lighted-rim interface adjust this effect: Speed controls how fast the Tremolo pulses; Chop, also referred to as Depth, controls the intensity; and Volume controls the effect’s levels in the mix. Keep Speed and Chop down for a laid-back effect that’s ideal for surf style, turn it up a bit for twangy country or rockabilly, or crank it for a steady pulse on a rock riff.

Like all NEXI pedals, the Tremolo is true bypass and hybrid, meaning it can be used standalone with a 9V battery or plugged right into the external power supply of NEXI’s revolutionary pedal board. Aptly named “The Solution,” this heavy-duty board solves the compatibility and connectivity problems that players have experienced for decades. It has a two-channel switch and three-step booster to satisfy every guitarist’s ego. It’s also equipped with a built-in tuner, two charging docks for tablet or smartphone, and covers that protect ports against dirt and beverage spills (splash-proof).

NEXI’s Tremolo is priced at €99.95 (approx. USD $110) with free worldwide shipping.

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Multiple modulation modes and malleable voices cement a venerable pedal’s classic status.

Huge range of mellow to immersive modulation sounds. Easy to use. Stereo output. Useful input gain control.

Can sound thin compared to many analog chorus and flange classics.

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