Rocktron Pulse Tremolo Classic & Signature Series User manual

Rocktron Pulse Tremolo Classic & Signature Series User manual
Your Pulse Tremolo™ pedal has been tested and complies with the following
Standards and Directives as set forth by the European Union:
Council Directive(s):
89/336/EEC
Electromagnetic Compatibility
Standard(s):
EN55013, EN50082-1
This means that this product has been designed to meet stringent guidelines on how much RF energy it can emit, and that it should be immune from
other sources of interference when properly used. Improper use of this
equipment could result in increased RF emissions, which may or may not
interfere with other electronic products.
To insure against this possibility, always use good shielded cables for all
audio input and output connections. This will help insure compliance with
the Directive(s).
For more information about other Rocktron products, please see your local
dealer or one of our importers closest to you (listed on the Rocktron website
- www.rocktron.com).
Precautions
Read all instructions contained in this manual.
Keep these instructions
Heed all warnings
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean with dry cloth
Copyright © 2004 GHS Corporation
All Rights Reserved.
Precautions Continued....
Do not block any ventilation openings (if applicable). Install in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions.
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves or other
apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
This product is not equipped with a plug or cable. This pedal runs on a 9 Volt
Battery, if a 9Volt DC adapter is the used please follow adapter manufacturer’s
operation instructions.
Only used attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
Do not use this product with any case, stand tripod, bracket or table that is not
specified by the manufacturer. Insure that the case, stand, tripod, bracket etc. is
properly adjusted and setup (follow all instructions). Extra care and caution should
be taken to avoid tip over and injury.
Unplug this apparatus during lightening storms or when unused during long periods
of time.
Refer all service to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the
apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power supply or plug is damaged,
liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus or if the apparatus
has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally or has been
dropped.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SERVICE THIS EQUIPMENT. QUALIFIED PERSONNEL SHOULD SERVICE THIS EQUIPMENT ONLY. DO NOT MAKE ANY
INTERNAL ADJUSTMENTS OR ADDITIONS TO THIS EQUIPMENT AT ANY
TIME OR TAMPER WITH INTERNAL ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS AT ANY
TIME. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY VOID THE
WARRANTY OF THIS EQUIPMENT AS WELL AS CAUSING A SHOCK
HAZARD.
OPERATING TEMPERATURE
Do not expose this unit to excessive heat. This unit is designed to operate between
32 F and 104 F (0 C and 40 C). This unit may not function properly under extreme
temperatures.
Introduction
Congratulations on your purchase of the Rocktron
Pulse Tremolo.
The Pulse Tremolo pedal provides a very economical way to get
that expensive classic tube tremolo sound in a small box. Typical
modern tremolo devices are created electrically using VCAs. The
Pulse creates an amazing tremolo with modulated light and static
light. Yes, you read that correct, we use light to create the tremolo
effect! Using light for creating signal modulation via a photoresistor, an LED lights up and the photo-resistor changes the
output volume on the Pulse in relationship to the light intensity.
An LFO (low frequency oscillator) pulses the LED at a given rate
and a given wave form, the light travels to the photo-resistor
causing it to change resistance value, which in turn changes the
gain output of the internal amplifier (op amp). The result is a
smooth non-symmetrical tremolo which closely approximates
classic tube tremolo properties. A SPEED control varies the rate
of the tremolo, while an INTENSITY control determines the
amount of the effect. A switch is provided that lets you choose
triangle or square LFO pulse modulation waveforms.
The easy access battery compartment will make changing batteries
during a gig a breeze. We have also equipped it with a super
bright blue LED so you will know when the pedal is on...it is also
just plain cool!
Enjoy
Connection 1
Controls
Controls
1
Speed Control - Adjusts the speed at which the tremolo signal modulates (or
increases or decreases in volume). Turning this control clockwise increases
the speed. Turning it counter-clockwise decreases the speed.
2
Active LED - When lit the pedal is “active” or “on”
3
Intensity Control - Adjusts the amount of modulation for the tremolo signal.
Turning it clockwise increases the depth of tremolo. Turning it counterclockwise decreases the depth of tremolo. Lower Intensity settings will
produce more subtle tremolo effects, while higher settings will result in a more
extreme tremolo effect.
4
DC 9V Input - To use external power (not provided) use only a 9-Volt DC
adapter
5
Waveform Select Switch - This switch determines the “waveshape” of the
tremolo signal. Selecting a different waveform produces a different tremolo
effect.
6
Input - Using a standard guitar cable with a 1/4” jack, plug your guitar into
this jack.
7
Output Jack - Using a standard guitar cable with a 1/4” jack, connect to your
next effect or directly into your amplifier.
8
On/Off Switch - This switch determines whether the pedal is “on” or “off” When ON the blue LED will be lit. When OFF the LED will not be lit.
9
9-Volt Battery Compartment - to access pull on small tab labeled “OPEN”.
Replace with a new 9-Volt battery. Always remember to unplug your guitar
cords from the pedal to conserve battery life. Some battery drain may take
place when unit is plugged in (even if the unit is bypassed).
Specifications
Maximum Input
+4dBu
Input Impedance
470K
Current Consumption
25mA
Power Requirements
DC9V>100mA built-in regulator
* CE Approved *
Hints and Tips:
Tremolo pedals usually sound better when placed after distortion
in the signal chain. However, the Pulse Tremolo can be used either
before or after the distortion. When you put the Pulse before the
distortion you will get a very cool tremolo effect where at first you
will not hear the tremolo effect until the chord or note starts to
decay or sustain...at this point you will start to hear the effect.
When the Pulse is placed after the distortion, when active, you will
hear the tremolo effect without volume ducking artifacts.
If using multiple pedals such as delays and other modulation
effects, try the Pulse Tremolo in different parts of the signal chain
until you find the sound you like best.
If you have an effects loop in your amplifier - try putting the Pulse
in the effects loop for a different sound (please follow all instructions in your amplifier manual when connecting to your effects
loop).
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Foot Controllers and Accessories:
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RFS1 and RFS2 (Single and Double Latching Footswitchs for Rampage Amps)
Rocktron - A Division of GHS Corporation
2813 Wilber Ave
Battle Creek MI 49015
USA
Rocktron Phone: 1-(269)-968-3351
Email: info@rocktron.com
www.rocktron.com
The Rocktron, Pulse, Pulse Tremolo names and logos, this pedal’s shape, design and
graphics and this manual’s layout, descriptions and designs are TM, C and R GHS Corporation, Battle Creek, MI 49015 - - All Rights Reserved
2004-0001
Rev. 02/24/04
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