Ibanez Tremolo TL5

Ibanez Tremolo TL5

Smooth, very clean, vintage tremolo at a very reasonable price. All your favorite variations of vintage amp tremolo sounds

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User Reviews of the Ibanez Tremolo TL5

  • Submitted by grizzlor from Springfield, PA (696 points) on Nov 16, 2008
  • This is the first tremolo pedal i ever bothered to try. From reviews of guitar players i'm led to beleive that this is no where near the best trem. So for what it's worth keep that in mind. The tremolo is an interesting effect, i had some good results in a feedback loop using a realistic reverb as the loop starter, coupled with a death metal. The stuttering of it's effect can be useful in a lot of situations. my best results were in the feedback loop. But it was ok on contact mic'd metal sheet. Something about the cycle of the trem, with an inconsitant source just didn't sound that good to me though. Not so good in a HNW, but i guess you should at least try one, if you think the effect is for you, find a better one. I'll keep it around.
  • Good Points: cheap. good for judging wether you like the effect or not.
  • Bad Points: usual sound tank issues: plastic housing, dodgy switch.
  • Price Paid: US$25.00
  • Purchased At: ebay
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  • Submitted by Tyler from Houston, TX (6 points) on Jul 17, 2005
  • The Ibanez Soundtank Tremolo is a brilliant pedal in its own right. It has an amazing range of sounds and is very easy to use. The only slight problem is the proximity of the controls and the easily broken footswitch mechanism. This can be easily solved by buying a metal hammond box and a decent switch. The unit itself is plastic injection molded and likewise are all the plastic parts. The only metal part is the backplate which is just cut to size.
  • Good Points: Brilliant Sound, Amazingly versatile, cheap.
  • Bad Points: Close controls, plastic mechanism breaks easily. Hard to find.
  • Price Paid: US$30.00
  • Purchased At: ebay
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  • Submitted by nkondi from Portland, OR (594 points) on May 3, 2003
  • plasticy, but it does what its supposed to, albeit not very well, but its ibanez's cheap line, so what would one expect. holds its own in a feedback loop...i wouldnt say this is the tremelo to buy, bu i wouldnt completely pass it up if you find it for a good price...
  • Good Points: generally looked over by collectors...this thing is generally cheap on ebay...
  • Bad Points: plastic, feels like the knobs are going to break off...which is fine since they are too damn close together (fat fingered people beware). just some of the worst construction ever...
  • Price Paid: US$20.00
  • Purchased At: ebay
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