Historically, amps contain two effects at the most: Tremolo and reverb. After the rise of digital everything in the ‘80s, guitarists found a lot to like about “old tech.” Tremolo wasn’t spared in this rediscovery phase, and the overwhelming consensus is that amp tremolo is the undisputed champ of trem tone, and so a true amp tremolo pedal is as good as it gets.
Our Stutter Lite harnesses the power of old-school trem wobble and delivers the most amp-like trem pedal on the market. It’s just like amp tremolo in function too—there are no frills, just great sounds, ease of use and usability in any position right out of the box.
Part of this is due to the completely analog, discrete JFET-equipped audio path for tube-like trem tone without all the glowing glass and persnickety circuitry.
The Stutter Lite gives you everything you could want in an amp tremolo pedal and absolutely nothing you don’t—Rate and Depth knobs come standard complete with wide-ranging sweeps for syrupy crawls to rapid-fire pulses. A mode toggle switches between old-school throb and modern chop for two completely different trem voicings—a must for any amp tremolo pedal.
Ever notice that when you step on your amp’s trem footswitch and your volume cuts a bit? The Stutter Lite combats this by offering a Level control that gives you more than enough volume on tap—presto, no more volume drop.
No other amp tremolo pedal on the market offers the same features with the same usability. If you’ve ever wondered what your boutique amp would sound like with an equally boutique trem, wonder no more.
Speed: Varies the frequency of the pulses, from “hey, I think it’s br—oh, there it is!” to futuristic alien lasergun weaponry.
Depth: This controls the intensity of the tremolo effect, from a flatline to rich and thick. Turning this to zero gives you a clean boost.
Vol: More than enough for any tremolo unit and your amp.
Mode: In the left position, the Stutter Lite is in Modern mode, offering a little raggedness to the chops for a slightly percussive trem. The right position houses Vintage mode, a buttery sine wave that would make Leo Fender blush.
Input: Instrument or other pedal goes here.
Output: Amplifier or other pedal goes here.
True bypass footswitch: Turns the effect on and off.
LED: Pulses with the rate set by the Speed control.
POWER: The Stutter Lite requires a center-negative 9VDC power adapter with at least 3mA of current (not included). Almost all power supplies meet this requirement, but check yours beforehand.
DIMENSIONS: 4.77" x 2.6 x 1.39" (121.1 x 66 x 35.3mm)