The Hotone Skyline Trem opto tremolo pedal is blue, just like the ocean waves. Invoking the classic tone of the Fender Twin amp, this pedal will cause your guitar tone to pulsate with wild abandon. While utilizing a classic tremolo tone, the Skyline Trem also allows for a wide range of adjustability via its depth and color controls. Too tame for you? Hit the HARD button and prepare to swallow a neptune cocktail of lush, quivering waves of pulsating tone. Make no mistake, the Skyline Trem can be addictive – With its LED-illuminated speed knob, and glow-in-the-dark controls, the Hotone Skyline Trem opto tremolo pedal is ready to hit the waves!
The Hotone Skyline Trem Opto Tremolo Guitar Pedal at a Glance:
- Tremolo – a brief explanation
- The Hotone Skyline Series – tiny and stylish
- Hotone – design inspiration
The tremolo effect – a brief explanation
Tremolo essentially sounds like somebody is rapidly turning the volume of your guitar up and down. Tremolo first started being incorporated into guitar amplifiers in the 1950s, most notably by Fender, where it was mistakenly referred to as “vibrato” (oddly enough, the vibrato arm on their guitars was referred to as a “tremolo bar”). The Skyline Trem’s effect replicates the tone of the photoelectric tremolo, which was used in later amplifiers, particularly the Fender Blackface amps of the 1960s. The photoelectric tremolo proved extremely popular with surf musicians during that time. A timeless classic, the tremolo effect has continued to be utilized by modern artists including (but not limited to) R.E.M., The Black Keys, and Radiohead.
The Hotone Skyline Series – tiny and stylish
Less than two inches high, less than three inches long, and weighing in at less than 7 ounces, the Hotone Skyline Series of stompboxes offers a compact design, rugged build, and flexible tone. Encompassing a variety of effects including a looper, tuner, delay, octaver, tremolo, various overdrive and distortion effects, and more, all Skyline pedals have a durable zinc alloy outer cover, a transparent top knob that is lit up by two LED lights, and two other knobs that glow in the dark. Each pedal also has a button that gives you more tonal options. These pedals also have a metal bar to prevent you from accidentally moving the knobs with your foot when stomping on the footswitch. The Hotone Skyline Series delivers massive sound in a microscopic package!
Hotone – design inspiration
According to Hotone, their slogan is “Design Inspiration.” The company strives to create products that are centered around what is, what isn’t, and what can be made possible. Hotone endeavors to create products that the music world has always wanted but never before imagined possible. Hotone states that it’s one of their core values to challenge the limits of design. Hotone’s products are rugged, portable, and don’t compromise on tone.