will maintain a congruent tone with their
crunch setting or work with the amp’s EQ
to accommodate different pickups.
The baby blue Eve tremolo is capable of very
lazy, liquid output. Compared to the deep
throb of a Fender Twin Reverb, Eve’s tremolo
tends to be a bit brighter. However, the analog circuitry keeps Eve surfing safely away
from tinny, watered-down waves that you
might hear in digital trems. When the Speed
control is swept completely counter-clockwise
you can get a pretty choppy tremolo without
the signal turning into monotone buzz.
Bringing the Speed down (clockwise)
delivers a cool Ventures-style warble. These
slow settings work beautifully with the
equally responsive Depth knob. At the 3
o’clock position it will give your tone the
faint undulating motion. Turn it all the way
up and you’ll have a saturated, intense pulse.
A small trim pot mounted on the silicon
board enables adjustments to Eve’s gain.
The unit ships at unity, but a full counter-clockwise turn adds enough gain to overdrive the Bassman I tested it with. Extreme
settings won’t be for most tastes, but it’s a
very cool option that is lacking on many
onboard tremolo circuits and stompbox
trems. And it’s great for textured spectacle
or machine gun leads.
The Seven Sisters pedals are a pioneering
innovation, and Fulton probably deserves
a Boy Scout medal for the work he’s done
here. The Sisters’ small size means they’ll
find homes on cluttered boards, and they’re
great for players who need an extra flavor
without taking up too much space. Any gear
freak can always find another 1 1/2" spot to
jam in one of these gems, especially if they’ll
last two weeks on the road before a recharge.
Getting these pedals through the airport for
a fly-in gig will be a breeze—no more bulky
ATA flight cases for those one-off shows.
And a retail price of $129 per unit isn’t
all that bad for an analog effect with true-
bypass and notably solid construction. With
normal upkeep and attention, it’s a fair bet
these Sisters will age well and remain active
on the pedalboards of gigging musicians for
many years to come.
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