User Guide


Trip Hazard 3 Tremolo

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Trip Hazard 3



The Trip Hazard 3 Tremolo uses dual Silonex opto-couplers for smooth volume undulation. Photocells on both the input and shunt sections of a voltage divider create gain and loss alternatively. Thus unity gain is preserved as you adjust the depth.

Rate can be adjusted between extreme hare and tortoise speeds.

The Trip Hazard 3 can be powered by 9v battery or with a standard center pin-negative 9v DC power supply. A red LED will light up when the effect is engaged. The stomp switch is a 3PDT true bypass.



Trip Hazard utilizes a virtual ground rail splitter to achieve precise bipolar voltage. With this arrangement, the negative from the power supply is -4.5v referenced to ground. So if you are using a Trip Hazard pedal on a pedal board with a single power supply to power all your pedals, it must have isolated outputs. If your power supply has a common ground negative, the negative supply inside your Trip Hazard pedal will short to ground, and the result will be that it won't work. And then smoke might come out.

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