Most tremolo pedals simply attempt to recreate the sound of tremolo in vintage Fender amps, and for many pedalboards, that may be all that's needed. But if you want to push the tremolo effect further—and especially if you want to explore the choppy, swampy tremolo sounds found in less common vintage amps (e.g., Valco, Vox, etc.)—the EarthQuaker Devices Hummingbird will be well worth your time!
This 2018 EarthQuaker Devices Hummingbird is the V4 edition of the circuit. It is in excellent condition with minimal signs of play and use, and it functions 100% as it should. The serial number rubbed off of the label on the bottom, but fortunately it's written in sharpie inside the enclosure. There is also a cat doodle drawn inside the enclosure—yes, EQD is that cool!
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"The Hummingbird is a choppy, sawtooth tremolo modeled on the vintage “repeat percussion” unit and similar to those found in old Valco and Vox amplifiers. It is capable of producing everything from classic “50’s style” shimmering tremolo to a synthy, delay-like chop that turns your signal into a burst of short pings and on through to near ring modulation speeds. Simply choosing between modes 1 (slow), 2 (mid-tempo) or 3 (fast) and adjusting the rate and depth controls will unlock a whole new world of amplitude modulation at your feet. The Rate is also expression pedal accessible to allow instant changes on the fly. Using an expression pedal opens up the possibility of true random amplitude modulation!
"In addition to the modulation, the Hummingbird has plenty of clean gain on-tap allowing you to either boost or cut the signal using the level control. If the Depth is turned to zero, the Hummingbird will become a JFET clean boost! The Hummingbird is all analog, true bypass and handmade one at a time on a gilded cloud in Akron, Ohio."