Magic Vibes Tremelo

You can never have enough wobble on the board, so here's a nice optical trem to add to the arsenal.

Supposedly very similar to the trem on a Magnatone amp (there isn't one at FuzzDog HQ to verify that - sorry!). What we do know is this gives a pleasing throb which ranges nicely from subtle to wob-wob, but doesn't get into choppy territory.

After much experimentation with different vactrols and LDR - LED 'roll your own' combinations, this kit works a treat with a high-intensity red LED and a LDR with very high 'dark' resistance. Would you expect anything less?

Board-mounted pots for minimal wiring and easy enclosure mounting.

Partial kit: PCB, all board-mounted components, pots.

Full kit: As above, plus footswitch and appropriate daughterboard/components for your selected bypass type (see Downloads section for details of those), jack sockets, DC socket, battery snap, hook-up wire, LED.

Enclosure (pre-drilled) is only available with full kits, and will take a battery. Knobs are not included.

Builds are only available with full kits including enclosure. Please choose appropriate knobs.

Difficulty: Medium

PCB size: 50 x 22mm

Knobs required: 2

Enclosure: 1590B

Direct-Connect compatible (4-way)




£25.20 inc. tax

£21.00 ex. tax
? Tax based on United Kingdom.

Customer Reviews

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Vintage Vibrato 5 product stars
"Nels Cline has one of these on his board so it must be good! This is not really a Tremolo, more a wobbly Vibrato, it sounds like the guitar on the Twin Peaks theme tune. Easy build, experimented with LDRs and LEDs (Use sockets), but Mr FuzzDogs recommendation was on the button. Great build, great tones, great kit." SonicBoom - 04/12/2015

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