I love Spaceman Effects. Let’s start there. I own a couple of Spaceman pedals – the Aphelion and the Gemini III fuzz, and both of those pedals are mind blowing good. The tone and effect are amazing. The build construction is something I’m always impressed with. Yeah, the enclosure is great, but if you have a chance to have one in hand, take a look at the PCB. Quality all around. Amazing.
I like to use a tremolo on occasion – they’re super fun and great effect. When Spaceman came out with the Voyager I, I wanted to give it a close look. Knobs Demos – one of my favorites, put this great demo of the pedal together. If you’re not familiar with Knobs Demos, they’re not about ripping it up. They’re weird. They’re quirky. But I really like how they do it, frankly, I almost learn more from the weird notes/sounds from their videos and what the pedal actually does compared to a guy shredding.
So, this is a great optical tremolo, but a few things catch my eye. Specifically, the Gain is something really cool. I love adding the grit to the trem effect. The Fade switch is another great feature giving you the tremolo effect when the signal fades out, and more clean when you’re hitting the note hard. I love pedals that help inspire creation. I think this does just that.
Now, you need to know, Spaceman pedals aren’t cheap, but damn.. they’re worth every cent. They like to do limited runs, which does add to the excitement, and also gives you great re-sale value down the road. The Spaceman Effects Voyager I is available for $355 (silver edition), and you can purchase these directly from their website.
Let me know what you think about this tremolo by commenting below!