Inspired by the beautifully jagged, red-sand desert landscape of Monument Valley, the Monument Tap-Tremolo is both a harmonic, and standard tremolo that produces a rich, luscious, warm pulsating modulation capable of peaks and valleys as smooth or as jagged as the real ones that our dear mother nature created long ago.
The Monument is rich with standard features that musicians expect, including Rate and Depth control, but Walrus has included a couple new features to help the new tremolo pulse even brighter.
Throwing the pedal into Harmonic mode enables a style of tremolo that harkens back to the old Fender Brownface amps. In Harmonic mode, a low- pass and high-pass version of your guitar signal are modulated opposite of each other, or 180-degrees out of phase (high and low frequencies rise and fall opposite of each other). The result is a warm, almost “chewy” tremolo.
Standard mode modulates both frequencies together giving the traditional tremolo sound. The Wave Shape knob offers Sine, Square, Ramp, Lumps, and also has a “Monument Mode,” or random setting that gives the user a randomly generated LFO pattern each time its engaged.
Finally, the Monument gives the user a momentary bypass feature. By pressing and holding the bypass switch from the off position, the pedal will temporarily activate whatever setting the controls are set to giving the player a unique moment of texture, until they let off the bypass switch. If continuous tremolo is desired, simply click the bypass switch. Step on it to engage the effect, and step on it again to disengage.
The Monument comes in a subtly textured gloss copper nish with black and off white ink. Artwork features the skyline of the Monument Valley and a lone wolf howling while making a journey across the red-sand desert region.
- Dimensions: 4.67 x 3.68 x 1.547 in.
- Power requirement: 9V DC (250mA minimum)