December 2019



A Brief History of Tremolo

October 10, 2013
Tremolo is as old as the human voice. But how and when did it become a guitar effect?
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Late-1940s DeArmond 601 Tremolo

January 9, 2013
The uneven fuzzy warble of the DeArmond 601 trem pedal trailing Diddley’s provocative clave rhythm cemented the signature Bo Diddley beat.
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The Pickup Story, Part II: De Armond Guitar Microphones

November 18, 2009
The history of the De Armond pickups found in early Guild, D''Angelico, Epiphone, and Martin guitars, among many other brands.
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