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.

Kit includes: PCB, all components, hook-up wire, 3PDT footswitch for true bypass, jack sockets, DC socket, battery snap, LED. Enclosure (pre-drilled) is optional and will take a battery. Does not include knobs.

Difficulty: Medium

PCB size: 50 x 22mm

Knobs required: 2

Enclosure: 1590B

Direct-Connect compatible (4-way)

If you want the kit pre-built you must add the enclosure option below and select your knobs in the Components section. Check Specials for powder-coated enclosure availability.




£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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