BOSS TR-2 Tremolo mods
If your tremolo sounds weak, we have come up with a mod to improve the tone
and make it stronger too. Stock, they lose some volume and tone when ON. We have tweaked it to sound just like the tremolo in my '66 Fender Deluxe Reverb amp.
This mod changes out many of the cheap components and replaces them with better
sounding components too, like our SILVER mod. The mod is $45 and is now on the
We now put a small TRIM POT inside the pedal so you can set the exact volume
you want when the pedal is ON. We set it (and mark it) to the same volume ON and
OFF, you can bump it up even more if you want the tremolo to stand out. This mod
does not increase the hiss like most other TR-2 mods.
We got this note from a customer who bought every tremolo on the market
(price is no object) and liked the stock TR-2 quite well, deciding to send it to
us for some
The TR-2 arrived on Saturday and I cannot stop playing it! It sounds
better than the "boutique trems" and is so much quieter, richer, fuller than the
stock pedal-definitely a keeper! And it will be on its way to Bob Bradshaw by
weeks end for inclusion in my rack system which I hope to receive sometime this
We now sell brand new TR-2 pedals with our SUPER mod or we can
Modify your pedal.
Dan Auerbach from the Black Keys got our TR2/super several years ago and it
was still on his board in 2010.
I found out that Brent Mason is using our TR/2 Super when he put out an
awesome video in 2011:
BRENT MASON Recording Guitar and showed it on his
board. Brent said
Analog Man does a great mod on it, really makes it sound
like an old tube type tremolo.
I recommend getting this video.
You may have heard of a "C4 mod" - that by removing C4 from the circuit, the pedal is louder and sounds better. We have never changed C4, but finally got curious. On a new TR-2 we put the capacitor on a toggle switch so we could switch it in and out while playing. It made no difference at all, at any setting. It's what we call a "placebo mod". That cap is in there to stabilize the tremolo pulses coming from the LFO, so not a good idea to remove it.
We can put an external VOLUME knob on the TR-2 below the DEPTH knob instead of the internal trimpot, if you want to be able to adjust it easily or use it as a boost.
Mod your pedal
analogman.com for more info. Use our mod form if you already have a pedal to send in for the mod.
In about 2021 the TR-2 became an SMT pedal which we cannot modify. The older ones have metal on all 4
sides of the power jack, and is made in Taiwan.