Wampler Latitude Tremolo Deluxe
As you probably already know, Wampler makes top notch pedals. The Latitude is no exception. This is a real powerhouse of a trem pedal. It’s got a bunch of controls you usually don’t see on tremolos and some newer features that are really fun to play around with.
So first of all, it’s got a tap tempo with subdivisions. I don’t really need to explain to you why that’s awesome. The tap switch is a soft touch which is great, and there’s a pulsing red LED that shows you the rate and the depth. Rate = speed of flashing, depth = brightness of flashing.
After that you’ve got the waveform switch. This allows you to select between square wave, sine wave, and a steeper sine wave which is almost triangle but not exactly. Square wave is obviously super choppy and has a very on/off/on/off sound. Sine wave is a smoother more throbbing sound. And the steeper sine is a little of both.
On to the knobs: Speed, Space, Depth, Level, and Attack. Let’s go one at a time.
Speed: The rate of trem pulses. This knob ramps up and down which is super cool.
Space: This changes the space between waves. Think of it as the amount of quiet time in the trem pulse.
Depth: How deep the pulses are. This is also kind of a mix control. Fully CCW there’s no trem sound, CW it’s at max depth or just about fully “off” in the deeper part of the waveform.
Level: this is an output level on the pedal. Helps a lot with the perceived volume drop on tremolo pedals.
Attack: This is one of the coolest features. The Attack control allows you to lean the wave form one way or the other when in either of the sine wave modes. Basically it allows you to adjust the slope of the front or back of the wave form resulting in a more saw tooth wave.
The Attack and Space controls are really what set this pedal apart for me. You can make some really interesting sounds with those two controls alone. Between subdivisions and tap tempo and of course an all around GREAT tremolo sound, this pedal can get you to where you need to be. I really enjoyed having it. It’s a major step up from a lot of basic tremolo pedals on the market these days. If you’re looking for a really customizable trem sound this is the tool for the job.
This pedal and many of the pedals we’re reviewing have been provided by Pedalgenie.com. All your pedal wishes, granted.