Z.Vex Vexter Super Seek Trem review

Step-sequencing tremolo fun

  • £266
  • €375
  • $329
A step sequencer of 16 volume pots, you set a level on each pot to create your tremolo pattern

MusicRadar Verdict

Tremolo taken an awful lot further than your standard box.


  • +

    Goes way beyond standard tremolo effects. Delivers spectacular results.


  • -

    Setting up sounds is a little complex.

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The Z.Vex Vexter Super Seek Trem uses a step sequencer to deliver the effect as a rhythmic pattern.

"The pedal is designed to go beyond a standard tremolo to deliver the effects in complex patterns"

Effectively a step sequencer of 16 volume pots, the pedal is designed to go beyond a standard tremolo to deliver the effects in complex patterns.

Basic operation sees your chosen number of volume pots set at a level between silence and full to create a tremolo pattern of your choice, while the speed of the pattern can be set with a knob or alternatively via a tap knob, MIDI clock input or connected expression pedal.

On top of this, there are various other functions such as glissando, which sets a slide from one step to the next, either globally or for individual steps.

Setting up sounds can be a bit complex, but the results can be spectacular, with many variations of hard or soft trem patterns - and you can store up to eight of them.

In summary, there's loads to explore if you like tremolo but want more complexity.

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.