Hotone Skyline Trem Optical Tremolo Pedal

Opto Tremolo Pedal with Zinc Alloy Outer Cover, True Bypass Footswitch, Transparent Top Knob, 2 Small Glow-in-the Dark Knobs, HARD Button, and Cool LED Lights
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Get That Surf Tone!

NOTE: This pedal requires an external power supply (not included) to operate. Please call your Sweetwater Sales Engineer for more information.

The Hotone Skyline Trem opto tremolo pedal is blue, just like the ocean waves. Invoking the classic tone of the Fender Twin amp, this pedal will cause your guitar tone to pulsate with wild abandon. While utilizing a classic tremolo tone, the Skyline Trem also allows for a wide range of adjustability via its depth and color controls. Too tame for you? Hit the HARD button and prepare to swallow a neptune cocktail of lush, quivering waves of pulsating tone. Make no mistake, the Skyline Trem can be addictive - the guitarists here at Sweetwater can't stop playing with it! With its LED-illuminated speed knob, and glow-in-the-dark controls, the Hotone Skyline Trem opto tremolo pedal is ready to hit the waves!

The Hotone Skyline Trem Opto Tremolo Guitar Pedal at a Glance:
  • Tremolo - a brief explanation
  • The Hotone Skyline Series - tiny and stylish
  • Hotone - design inspiration
The tremolo effect - a brief explanation

Tremolo essentially sounds like somebody is rapidly turning the volume of your guitar up and down. Tremolo first started being incorporated into guitar amplifiers in the 1950s, most notably by Fender, where it was mistakenly referred to as "vibrato" (oddly enough, the vibrato arm on their guitars was referred to as a "tremolo bar"). The Skyline Trem's effect replicates the tone of the photoelectric tremolo, which was used in later amplifiers, particularly the Fender Blackface amps of the 1960s. The photoelectric tremolo proved extremely popular with surf musicians during that time. A timeless classic, the tremolo effect has continued to be utilized by modern artists including (but not limited to) R.E.M., The Black Keys, and Radiohead.

The Hotone Skyline Series - tiny and stylish

Less than two inches high, less than three inches long, and weighing in at less than 7 ounces, the Hotone Skyline Series of stompboxes offers a compact design, rugged build, and flexible tone. Encompassing a variety of effects including a looper, tuner, delay, octaver, tremolo, various overdrive and distortion effects, and more, all Skyline pedals have a durable zinc alloy outer cover, a transparent top knob that is lit up by two LED lights, and two other knobs that glow in the dark. Each pedal also has a button that gives you more tonal options. These pedals also have a metal bar to prevent you from accidentally moving the knobs with your foot when stomping on the footswitch. The Hotone Skyline Series delivers massive sound in a microscopic package!

Hotone - design inspiration

According to Hotone, their slogan is "Design Inspiration." The company strives to create products that are centered around what is, what isn't, and what can be made possible. Hotone endeavors to create products that the music world has always wanted but never before imagined possible. Hotone states that it's one of their core values to challenge the limits of design. Hotone's products are rugged, portable, and don't compromise on tone.

The Hotone Skyline Trem Opto Tremolo Guitar Pedal Features:
  • Zinc alloy outer cover provides ruggedness and durability
  • True bypass footswitch ensures a clean signal from guitar to amp
  • Transparent top knob and 2 small knobs allow easy access to features
  • Cool LED lights add style and mojo
  • Requires 9V DC negative center power supply, not included
Hang ten with the Hotone Skyline Trem opto tremolo guitar pedal!

Additional Media

Skyline Trem Optical Tremolo Pedal User Manual
Hotone Skyline Trem Optical Tremolo Pedal Review by Sweetwater Sound
Hotone Guitar Effects Pedals Demo - Sweetwater's Guitars and Gear, Vol. 77

Tech Specs

Pedal Type Tremolo
Inputs 1 x Instrument
Outputs 1 x 1/4"
Height 1.73"
Width 1.73"
Depth 2.91"
Weight 0.42 lbs.
Power Supply Included No
Manufacturer Part Number TPSTR1

Customer Reviews

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Love these tiny pedals!

These pedals are awesome. Especially since they are cheaper. You can fit many more on your pedal board and they are on par with any other band of pedals. I have the tremolo and tuner which can be used as a clean boost. Definitely worth it!

Small & Cool

Bought it on a whim, not much into Reverb or Trem (love delay too much!) it's the tiniest pedal I've every seen, but it looks solid. Does a great trem effect, but not as swampy as C.C.R. and the hard side is a little to hard for my taste. Might not have a permanent place on the board but it is a keeper all the same.

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