Gravitas Analog Tremolo
This modulation pedal from Chase Bliss Audio is the ultimate stomp box for achieving any variety of vintage Brownface-inspired harmonic and/or standard tremolo sounds. The Gravitas features an all-analog signal path with different stages to produce unique tones that sit beautifully in a mix. The first is a highly transparent Class A clean boost, followed by analog buffering and tone shaping for maximum warmth and clarity. Like on the other pedals in the Chase Bliss lineup, each knob and switch on the Gravitas is connected to an internal brain that uses digital interfacing to keep your fundamental tone 100% analog all of the time. This design gives you unprecedented versatility and tone shaping capabilities that make the Gravitas a truly awesome tremolo pedal.
The DRIVE (RAMP) control is simply put, a gain control for the clean boost stage of the pedal’s signal path. If you want even more headroom, you can run the pedal with 18V power. This knob can also be set to control volume, tone, rate, depth, or sway individually or simultaneously or set to have the pedal either modulate or ramp-and-hold. VOLUME is different than your standard volume control in that you’re supposed to configure it in conjunction with the RAMP control. The TONE knob is a very musical control with a wide harmonic range. RPM controls the rate of the tremolo effect. When the MODE dip switch is engaged, the 1-2-4(3-6-8)(S-B-H) toggle allows you to switch between standard tremolo, harmonic tremolo, or both simultaneously. Otherwise, it controls tap tempo divisions. DEPTH controls the depth of the tremolo. SWAY controls the center point of the modulation. The LEFT and RIGHT WAVE SHAPE toggles control the first and second halves of the wave modulation. The LOWER toggle recalls tonal presets. This pedal can also be configured for use MIDI use.
Knobs: Drive (Ramp), Volume, Tone, Rate, Depth, Sway
Toggles: Left Wave Shape, Right Wave Shape, Lower
Dip Switches: (On/Off) Volume, Tone, Rate, Depth, Sway, Bounce, Mode, MoToByp; (Rise/Fall) Volume, Tone, Rate, Depth, Sway, Control, Division, Sweep
Power: 9-volt Battery, 9V or 18V DC Regulated