Fulltone ST-2 Custom Shop Supa-Trem 2 Stereo Tremolo / Auto-Panner
Why are there so many multi-function modulation pedals popping up? Because there's a DIGITAL SOUND PROCESSING chip (DSP for short) pedal makers use creating the effect that costs about $1..that's why.
I don't use DSP chips because I prefer ANALOG, I guess I'm old fashioned and I don't want my great sounding guitar signal converted to digital by a budget Analog-to-Digital Converter running on low voltage, processed with a $1 DSP, converted again back to analog with a budget Digital-to-Analog converter on the way out the pedal. It all Sounds too cold and I can feel them because budget A/D & D/A converters track poorly. Now think of that process happening again and again if you have multiple DSP pedals.
The Supa-Trem has been an extremely successful pedal for me over the last 15 years, partly due to the TONE of the circuit, which has a very good sounding JFET amplifier at its heart.
Another key ingredient has been the Fulltone Opto-1 photocells that I designed and have made...they have the optimal resistance range, as well as the correct rise and fall times for all speeds required for a great Tremolo design.
A while back I started wondering what would happen if I took two completely separate Supa-Trem circuits and joined them together! Not fake-stereo like other Tremolo, Chorus, Phase, Flanger, etc pedals which simply invert the signal at the output and send it to another jack. Two identical circuits in TRUE-STEREO with two INs and two OUTs!
Both amps are still live when the ST-2 is turned OFF with no tone loss due to its hi-quality JFET buffered outputs. The ST-2 is the IDEAL device to place at the end of your chain...run cables as long as you want, use it as your amp splitter.
- Each channel has a N.O S. Fairchild 2N5484 JFET as the very first thing your guitar hits...I just LOVE the way these feel and sound.
- Tap Tempo, with speeds so slow that it takes 6+ seconds to pan between the outputs, or speeds in excess of 200bpm
- Phase Correlation" knob so that you can throw the outputs ANY degree IN or OUT of Phase with each other.
- External Volume control with 15db of available Boost
- 3-way Waveform switch