Electro Harmonix Pulsar

Electro Harmonix Pulsar

2 knobs - speed and intensity. One switch for "trem-chop". The trem chop adds to the "helicopter effect" of the pulse modulator built in - slicing off the top of the sweep.

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User Reviews of the Electro Harmonix Pulsar

  • Submitted by kk from Annandale On Hudson, NY (92 points) on Sep 4, 2009
  • the best tremolo i've ever used. sometimes the sound cuts through if you have a really hot signal going through it, but for nearly all instances (especially in a feedback look or normal effect chain) this pedal does a great job. it completely rules for drone, too.
  • Good Points: - i've never used a better tremolo
  • Bad Points: - doesn't do well with very hot signals
  • Price Paid: US$65.00
  • Purchased At: gift
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  • Submitted by Iain David from United Kingdom (140 points) on Sep 21, 2006
  • Absolutely incredible. I have the reissued version and it is probably the most versatile tremolo I have heard outside of those with sequencers/randomizer functions. So many differnent sounds are possible out of this thing ranging from staccato stutterings to mellower rippling effects. The speed knob covers a gigantic range (it can go VERY fast!) and it completely smokes the Boss tremolo in almost every respect. I love using tremolo pedals for noise so i'm probably gonna pick up a Zvex Tremorama for the random function and then use it in conjuction with my Pulsar to get some super cut-up noises.
  • Good Points: - Ridiculously flexible. - Wonderful choppy sounds. - Ring modulator-esque clanging on faster settings. - Can make a feedback loop sound like a broken Commadore 64.
  • Bad Points: - Non really. Maybe a little fragile and bulky.
  • Price Paid: US$0.00
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  • Submitted by kinetic turtle from Oakland, CA (166 points) on Oct 3, 2005
  • I love this pedal. I can't decide where I want it in my chain, so I may have to get more than one of them. I too have the reissue one, the big ol' metal box with the blue writing on the front. It has a waveform type switch, and a knob to change it. It's got VERY powerful extremes on all the knobs; speed, intensity, waveform. That's, in my mind, what sets it apart from all the other tremolo pedals; extreme versatility. No other tremolo pedal that I've seen has this much ability. It can make your entire signal a humungous stutter-stop affair with the press of a button.
  • Good Points: Intensely versatile. Relatively inexpensive, but still badass. Pretty.
  • Bad Points: Huge. Easy to scratch.
  • Price Paid: US$89.00
  • Purchased At: Blue Note Music, Berkeley CA, US
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  • Submitted by Dave from Yakima, WA (8 points) on Oct 8, 2004
  • I bought the newest model of this pedal. It must be reissue because it looks nothing like the one in the picture. I love this pedal. I have owned two boss tremolo's and have never been happy. I played quite a few others before finding this one. This pedal has three big knobs, a small toggle switch, and the on/off switch. The knobs are shape, rate and depth. The switch toggles between a square/pulse wave and a saw/triangle wave. The shape knob morphes the triangle from an up-sloped wave to a triangle to a down sloped wave. When in square mode the shape knob morphs the the pulse amount. The depth an rate are pretty self explanitory. You can get traditional tremolo but that is not all. When you turn the depth and rate all the way up you get an almost ring modulator type sound. As you adjust the shape knob the ring mod produces differant tones.
  • Good Points: Unlike alot of tremolos on the market, including BOSS, when engaged this pedal will not cut your volume at all. I was so happy when I tried this because I was tired of losing signal when I turned on my tremolo. Defanitely worth its money.
  • Bad Points: It is big. Bad for small pedal boards.
  • Price Paid: US$69.00
  • Purchased At: Boogie Man Music
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