The Tremolo: Reviews
Overall: An acceptableinstrument, quite
inexpensive, and happily, not Richter. Seems to be
quite useful, although it does lose air.
Price: $7.97 U.S. plus shipping from many other general retailers. It appears to be a very recent introduction to English-speaking markets.
Keys: C only.
Box: Weak paperboard box. Must be replaced more or less immediately.
Physicality: Good plastic comb, looks like it will take
heavy use. Good sheet metal covers. Instrument is held together
with very satisfactory brass screws and decorative nuts. Overall
feel is very strong, more so than Tombo 3121. The reedplates are
& Tuning: The tuning is nice and precise, and it is
solo-tuned, with no deficit in volume. The tremolo
off-tuning is barely there, less than Tombo 1521. The comb and reedplates are
extremely well-designed, such that every single note in the
instrument can be reached and produced without the slightest
squeak or concern for lip-precision.
Downsides: Single-key availability, and lower volume than most, due to air loss.