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The NAILHEAD

The NAILHEAD

$285.00
The NAILHEAD
(((TREM-O-FLOW)))
Limited run in racin green

Named after my 54' Buick's 322 Nailhead V-8 engine
this tremelo. As a Duane Eddy fan, I love the sound of his classic recordings and particularly the tremelo. He first used the old mechanical DeArmond tremelo unit that personified his haunting and bold instrumental songs, so thats what inspired the shape of the trem sound I was after. For ease of use and road worthiness though, a solid state unit is what I set out to produce. To add to this I really wanted to stay true to vintage Gretsch vibe, and the old Valco trem in those early Gretsch amps was very unique.. I built this to bubble and throb nicely with single coils like dynasonics to humbuckers especially tvjones filtertrons. This is a transistor LFO circuit that responds like the old Gretsch by Valco era tube tremolo circuit. This pedal design also uses a JFET based amplifier stage adds tubey gritch to the throb or natural pulse of the trem effect.

(Gretsch, Duane Eddy, Valco and tvjones are mentioned only for demonstration of the guitars I used in the R&D of my product. I am not affiliated with gretsch, marc rutters or tvjones)

Your guitar is never lost in the effect and the throb is round,smooth and even across all 6 strings. Dig in hard and push the transistors to clip a little for some tube like grease, back off and chords strums are full with throbbing vintage bounce.

Simple controls; Speed Knob on the left & Depth knob on the right, "Speed" stomp switch turn on/off the effect and its LED indicator when on pulses to the speed of the tremelo.

I've also included an internal Volume/Boost control for unity gain. I set it slightly higher than the TRUE BYPASS signal but a simple adjustment will boost it further (huge volume boost on tap or cut if you like that)

Please allow 7-8 weeks built time

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