Tortuga Galapagos Tremolo / Booster

Tortuga Galapagos Tremolo / Booster
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Each Tortuga effect is hand built with the care and attention to detail more on the level of a custom guitar builder than an electronics manufacturer. All aluminum enclosres are hand-brushed, then one by one each graphic decals is applied.  Next a coat of sprayed clear lacquer is applied to protect and enhance the design. 

The Galapagos hand built in the U.S.A.

by Tortuga Effects

FEATURES: Hand Brushed Aluminum enclosure -  Hand applied decals under a durable, glossy acrylic clear coat -  Internal 9v battery and external 9v power adaptor jack -  100% tru bypass -  Hand made in the USA -  Enclosure Size: 4 3/4" x 2 1/2" x 1 1/2"

This is what Tortuga has to say about their Galapoagos.........

"When I think of tremolo the first thing that comes to mind is the warm, tube driven "vibrato" from an old tube amp. With it's warm swell, and round pulse, the tone of those amps are the epitome of the effect. The Galapagos doesn't have switches for wave form or ramp or any of the bells and whistles that most players never use. Instead, the Galapagos was designed to emulate the beautiful, amp like sine wave pulse of those old amps with straightforward Volume, Depth and Speed controls. The special Thump control acts like an intensity knob adding more warmth and allowing you to blend the pedal with your amp making it seem as if it were built in. The controls on the Galapagos allow you to get a subtle background wave for chordal color all the way to a thick, pulsing, on-off like chop. A super bright LED pulses with the tempo of the effect so, in a loop, you'll always know what speed you have coming.

In addition to a beautiful tremolo, the Galapagos also works as a smooth and dynamic volume booster. By turning the Depth and Rate controls all the way down, the Volume and Thump controls act like a signal booster that can be used to bump up a clean tone for solos or can be put in front of a gained out amp to help push it even harder. Simple versatility is the key to the Galapagos. It has plenty of tone shaping capabilities but at it's core it has the heart of an old tube amp vibrato.

All Reptile Series pedals are hand built in house by me just like the rest of the Tortuga line. I decided to apply the "one man shop" build approach to a lesser expensive yet versatile line of pedals instead of farming them out like so many other builders do. This is what Tortuga has to say about their Galapagos Effects Pedal"

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