Carl Martin Surf Trem, tremolo
We have given the Vintage Series a face lift! A new, fresh, anodized pedal designed for a smaller pedal board footprint, with all the same great tones. Here are the first in the series: Remember the great tremolo tones of the 50’s and 60’s?
The ‘Surf Trem’ gets its’ trem circuit from the CM Tremovibe. With just a ‘speed’ and ‘depth’ control (just like our old tube amp) those classic tones are easy to achieve. The retro heavy diecast case, cool colour and heavy duty bypass switch, make the ‘Surf Trem’ a must have in every pedal box.
- 2018 Edition in new, lighter aluminum housing
- Classic 50s and 60s tremolo sounds
- True bypass
- Controls for depth and speed
- Bypass footswitch
- Status LED
- Metal case
- 6.3 mm mono jack input / output
- Power supply with 9 V DC Carl Martin Power Jack power supply with 2.1 mm x 5.5 mm coaxial connection, polarity (-) inside (power supply not included)
- Power consumption: 28 mA
- Dimensions (L x W x H): 112 x 60 x 47 mm
- Weight: 220 g
This is what they say about the Surf Trem
VINTAGE GUITAR (USA) MAY 2006
First up we tried the Surf Trem and with excellent results, it proved to have a lush 50s Fenderish style tremolo effect with an un-choppy deep swish and smooth wave form that sounded great. Switching the pedal in and out several times revealed that it did not color the tone at all and did not add any noise, clean and transparent, just adding the an outstanding tremolo effect. We compared the Surf Trem to the tremolo circuit in the Fender Bandmaster, and could get them to sound nearly exactly the same, in fact we almost preferred the Surf Trem because of its ability to produce a deeper effect and its wider range of speed settings.