Aalberg Audio TRYM TR-1 review

Hammer of the gods

  • £230

MusicRadar Verdict

Musical tremolo with options for instant sound changes via tap tempo or optional Bluetooth.

Pros

  • +

    Bluetooth option.

Cons

  • -

    Pricey.

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Named after the chap who stole Thor's hammer, the TRYM is a tremolo pedal with standard speed and depth controls.

It also has a Shape knob that morphs between sine wave and square wave to change the tremolo waveform.

This is a nice-sounding pulsing tremolo and the shape-changing - although veering toward a harder-edged trem - never gets into that abrupt on/off sequenced sound.

It's musical tremolo with a practical range of depth and speed, which can also be set using the FX Select footswitch for tap tempo. Among the four in/out configurations, there's a stereo panning option if you want it.

Scandinavian prices can be high and it's perhaps inevitable that a small company in Norway would charge top dollar for its products.

However, we can't help feeling that, unless the wireless control is a must-have, you may find better value elsewhere.

Trevor Curwen has played guitar for several decades – he's also mimed it on the UK's Top of the Pops. Much of his working life, though, has been spent behind the mixing desk, during which time he has built up a solid collection of the guitars, amps and pedals needed to cover just about any studio session. He writes pedal reviews for Guitarist and has contributed to Total Guitar, MusicRadar and Future Music among others.