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Cusack Tap-A-Whirl Tremolo Pedal Review

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Cusack Tap-A-Whirl Tremolo Pedal Review

This review was submitted by Guitar Jar contributor: Evan Arendsen

I have been playing electric guitar for about 10 years, mostly Post Rock/Indie and Worship music.

…The amount of features on it and the quality of build are second to none…

Obviously Tremolo is used quite a bit in these genres and I have found the Cusack Tap-A-Whirl to be way better than any of the other boutique trems out there.

Cusack is based in Holland, MI (which is where I live). I really wanted to support them because they are a local business… and because they make FANTASTIC pedals.

Features:

TONS; True Bypass, Built in tap tempo, rca out for external tap tempo, stereo in/out, 9volt DC power jack, on/off LED as well as a tempo LED that gives a visual of the tremolo tempo/waveform.

5 knobs:

  1. Option: controls how your tap will be divided/multiplied. It can divide taps by as much as 4 and multiply them as much as 6, so those fast trem sounds can be on tempo!
  2. Level: controls volume
  3. Rate: speed of tremolo
  4. Depth: blend of your guitar signal with the tremolo effect.
  5. Wave: There are 3 banks (controlled by toggle switch under wave knob) each with 8 waveforms… including strange time signatures like 7/8 and 5/8.

There is also a pre-set function.

Ease of use:

A bit overwhelming at first, but, with help from the user manual, this beast can be tamed.

Sound Quality:

BEST TREMOLO YOU WILL EVER HEAR. Enough said.

Can’t beat true bypass.

Reliability:

Has a lifetime warranty… also a solid metal enclosure. Pretty indestructible.

Overall Rating:

I have only had it for a few months now, but I LOVE it. The amount of features on it and the quality of build are second to none.

This review was submitted by Guitar Jar contributor: Evan Arendsen

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