You'd normally associate the tremolo effect with the sounds of the 50s, 60s and 70s. Whether it's the twang of a classic Telecaster or the soft pluck of an electric piano, tremolo adds a classy shimmer that'll transport you back in a dream-like state.
Enter the Bayou from Mojo Hand FX. Lovingly constructed with that authentic, creamy sound in mind, it also comes with a little more leeway that'll give this timeless effect an added edge.
The 'level' and 'depth' controls are configured in such a way that if turned to 0 or maximum respectively, you'll either have a subtle tube-esque boost or a quivering, almost robotic quality. You've got everything you'd need on the tremolo spectrum and then some, all in a single sleek box!
Here's what Mojo Hand FX have to say about the Mayou:
Designed to faithfully reproduce the classic amp-style tremolo of days past, the Bayou tremolo focuses on vintage sweetness while adding modern upgrades and features such as true bypass switching, pulsating LED, and top notch build quality. 3 external controls provide you with ample command of the Bayou’s tonal performance. The DEPTH knob offers everything from a light and buttery shimmer, to a deep pulsing throb, while the RATE control ranges from slow warble, to full-tilt flutter. Lastly, the LEVEL knob makes it extremely simple to find unity volume, and if desired, can give a significant boost.
In fact, with the DEPTH control at 0 and the LEVEL set to a fair amount of boost, the Bayou gives a wonderfully unique kick to the tubes without overly coloring your signal, and with a twist of the rate knob, you can give your leads a subtle stutter effect that stays low in the mix, or keep the RATE low for a barely audible, almost vibe-like quality. Good times.
The Bayou tremolo offers serious bang for your buck, allowing you to conjure up vintage hoodoo with a little modern magic for good measure. If you’re looking for a compact tremolo with features you need and tone you can trust, the Bayou is your one way ticket to trem-phoria.
- Rate (mirrored by status LED)
- True bypass
- Standard center negative 9V DC supply, or 9V battery (neither included)
- Current draw: ~2mA
- 4.8" L x 2.62" W x 1.55" H