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Gently undulating modulation and hard-choppin' tremolo come together in a harmonic trem with copious control options.

Lush, complex harmonic tremolo. Easy to shape extreme modulations into serviceable textures. Well-integrated gain control generates cool dirt tones and compression. Well built.

Controls can feel overly sensitive.

$259

JAM Pedals Harmonious Monk
jampedals.com

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Harmonic tremolo deserves its own effect category—perhaps one without "tremolo" in the name at all. Harmonic tremolo (which modulates bass and treble frequencies separately before recombining them to very wobbly ends) and amplitude tremolo, (which attenuates volume at various rates) sound like siblings in many settings. At low effect levels, casual listeners might have trouble discerning a difference.

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Intermediate

Beginner

  • Develop a better sense of subdivisions.
  • Understand how to play "over the bar line."
  • Learn to target chord tones in a 12-bar blues.
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