As part of yesterday's Pitchfork headlines: My Bloody Valentine Reunion!
Hooray and all, but goddamn it can you try not to propagate a popular myth?!?
People, it's on. Dust off your tremolo pedals, don your best pair of kicks, and get ready to gaze like its 1991.
Do you know how many guitar pedals Kevin Shields used, even on Loveless? One, the Yamaha XPS 90. According to old Kev, he used pure volume and the built in tremolo bar in his Fender Jaguar as well.
He does not use a fucking tremolo pedal. A tremolo pedal causes the actual sound to cut in and out. I can't remember A SINGLE MBV song that uses the the tremolo pedal effect.
This is what made MBV technically superior to its shoegaze counterparts. Ride, Slowdive, Lush, they were fucking made of guitar pedals as far as I'm concerned.
MBV did it better and with only two guitars usually. Overdubs were for pussies.
I know you were trying to be clever, but do some research. It's a tremolo BAR, not a pedal. There is a huge difference.