Guitar FX basics: What is tremolo?

Some Tremolo pedals such as Boss's TR-2 allow you to change the pulse shape for either hard or soft pulses

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Getting to grips with guitar effects can be a complicated business and there are so many different types that it can be difficult to know where to start. This Guitar FX basics series of video lessons is a brief introduction to the most common effects.

This video lesson focuses on tremolo. Tremolo is where the volume of a sound is continuously varied, up and down, over time. Listen to the video below to hear how this sounds.