Anasounds Spinner, Ages and Sliver Pedals review

After all these years, are there still interesting or unique things to be done with tremolo effects? Heck yeah, if Anasounds have anything to say about it.

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Guitar World Verdict

Anasounds’ two unique takes on two very different types of tremolo effect seem enticing enough, and that’s before you add the never-before-heard capabilities of the Spinner expression pedal, which does things that other expression pedals literally cannot do.


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    Unique design.

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    Very interactive.

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    High quality sounds.


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    Stereo would be nice.

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You only need to look at any pedal by France’s Anasounds to know you’re in for something a little different. Their designs feature elegant laser-cut wooden faces, cool see‑through knobs, plexiglas panels, logos that light up in sync with rate controls or, in the case of the Spinner expression pedal, what looks like a freaking fidget spinner protruding from the top! Everything they do has an aura of ‘unique’ about it. Distributor sent us three Anasounds pedals to check out: two tremolo pedals (the Ages Harmonic Tremolo and the Sliver Tremolo) and the Spinner. 

The Ages Harmonic Tremolo is Anasounds’ take on a sound that you might know under one of a number of names: Univibe, harmonic vibrato, vibe… You know, that syrupy, undulating tone recognisable in the recordings of artists like Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd. It’s more like a phaser swimming through honey rather than the ‘rhythmic volume variations’ effect with think of when we hear the word ‘tremolo pedal.’ 

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Peter Hodgson is a journalist, an award-winning shredder, an instructional columnist, a guitar teacher, a guitar repair guy, a dad and an extremely amateur barista. He runs a blog, I Heart Guitar, which allows him to publicly geek out over his obsessions. Peter is from Melbourne, Australia, where he writes for various magazines, including Guitar World.