Posts Tagged ‘review’

Guitar Noize loves Flint Tremolo & Reverb!

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Flint Tremolo & Reverb - GuitarNoizeJon over at Guitar Noize spent some time with our Flint Tremolo & Reverb. We’re very happy to report that he really liked what he heard, and put together this extremely in-depth and well thought out video review.

“Simply put I love this pedal…” – Guitar Noize

Read the article, and check out the video demo below!




Mobius receives the Premier Gear award!

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Mobius - Premier Gear awardWe just read Premier Guitar magazine’s review of our new Mobius modulation— and we we’re extremely excited to announce that Mobius has received their coveted Premier Gear award!

Here’s what they had to say:

“The Mobius is a pedal of very deep capabilities that exponentially widens the sound potential of a pedalboard, opens up studio and production possibilities, and can inspire whole tunes.”

“The sonic undulations are deep and complex, and at times sound impossibly real—to the point of being confounding. Just how is a 4′ tall Leslie with wildly spinning drum and horn speakers hiding behind that practice amp?”

“The quality of the Mobius is superb. It’s dead silent—quiet enough to use for outboard mix buss duties. And it’s difficult to imagine a modulation unit doing much more as capably as the Mobius does.”

“If you’re an incurable studio tinkerer, session expert, or a gigging guitarist who plays in a classic rock cover band one night and a post-rock project the next, the Mobius gives you just about every modulation weapon you could ever need.”

Check out the full review below:

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Not Your Dad’s Reverb – blueSky review

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Check out the in-depth review of blueSky reverb at Dinosaur Rock Guitar. The “Home for Heavy Guitar” reports that blueSky works great with high gain tones. Here are a few excerpts:

blueSky reverb“Naturally, it does a great job with cleans, but the blueSky is not just another take on vintage reverb pedals. It is a different animal, designed with higher fidelity to suit the needs of the modern players. Perhaps even more importantly here at the Home of Heavy Guitar, the blueSky may be the first reverb pedal designed to address the crunch tones of modern high gain amps – even when you run it from in front of the amp through the guitar input!”

“Along with its overall high quality, the blueSky’s two KEY selling points are that it responds well with higher gain amps, AND it provides usable, pedal-based reverb options from the guitar input jack for non-loop-equipped amps. As such, hard rock and metal players should give the Strymon blueSky a good hard look. It is perfect for these applications.”

“The blueSky is a fine example of creating something new from something old and succeeding. It does everything the manufacturer claims and adds some cool new things to the tonal palette. As with the other Strymon products I’ve seen, the build quality and components are all top notch. Overall, the Strymon blueSky reverb pedal gets five out of five stars. Nice job, Strymon.”

Dinosaur Rock Guitar Check out the full review below:

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Gilmourish.com reviews Lex Rotary

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Lex RotaryRotating speaker cabs have been a part of David Gilmour’s sound since 1971-72. Gilmourish.com, a site devoted to Gilmour’s music, albums, tours, and gear, recently put our Lex Rotary pedal through its paces. Check out the review!

“The Lex Rotary was designed with a painstaking focus on details and the complexity of a rotary cab and look no further people – this is as close as you’ll get to fit a Leslie in a box!”

“Standing in front of the stereo setup you can hear how incredibly dynamic and sophisticated the Lex is.”

“Judging by the Strymon website they set out to create the most authentic sounding rotary simulator and in my humble opinion I think they’ve done it. Highly recommended!”

Check out the full review below:

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Tape Op review of El Capistan and blueSky

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Tape Op logoRecently Alex Maiolo of Tape Op Magazine had a chance to spend some time with our El Capistan dTape Echo and blueSky reverberator. Here is what he had to say:

El Capistan and blueSky

On Strymon:

“Strymon, while certainly being boutique, have unabashedly embraced the digital age – using modern technology to fix age-old problems and eliminate impossibilities. ”

“Fans of good design will notice that Strymon pedals are unique looking. They are beautiful and original, while still retaining the familiar qualities of good ol’ classic stompboxes. The layout is well thought out, and the construction is solid. The footprint is relatively small considering the controls but doesn’t seem crowded. All of the I/O is in the back panel, which is very handy if you have more than a few things on your board. I don’t think they could have done a much better job, aesthetically or functionally.”

On El Capistan:

“I went to both ends of the spectrum with these controls, which allowed me to hear what a machine new off the shelf probably would have sounded like, as well as one that was brought back into use after propping up a table for 30 years, with no servicing before powering up. After tailoring it to my needs, I used the unit for at least eight live shows with three different bands, and found it to be a joy to use, even under the pressure of a performance.”

“All in all, a fantastic, great sounding little box that delivers on its promise with no exceptions.”

On blueSky:

“The real reason to buy the blueSky is because it goes way beyond what other reverb pedals can do, almost into rack territory. When the left toggle is switched to Mod, a light chorus effect is added that is both subtle enough to not sound like you’re rehashing dated, ’80s sounds, but strong enough to add some interesting depth. It’s hard to describe what happens when the same switch is in Shimmer mode. As the reverb decays, harmonics develop and ‘bloom’ – the longer the decay setting, the more intense the harmonic development and overall effect. It’s very unique, usable, and can take things in an almost synthy direction.”

Check out the full review below:

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5 Stars for blueSky Reverberator!

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blueSky Reverberator

The guys over at Guitar-Muse recently spent some time with our blueSky Reverberator. We’re very happy to report that they really liked what they heard! Check it out:

“An exquisitely designed, painstakingly constructed reverb box that can hold its own against some of the finest rack units.”

“This unique stompbox, coveted by surf-rockers and shoegazers everywhere, delivers studio-quality reverb with an unparalleled array of features.”

“A spacious, shimmering five stars out of five for what I firmly believe to be the best reverb pedal on the market.”

Guitar-Muse.com

Guitar-Muse blueSky review

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I Heart Guitar Blog hearts TimeLine

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I Heart Guitar Blog

We just read I Heart Guitar Blog’s review of TimeLine, and we’re super-excited to report that they loved it! Like really loved it. Here are some excerpts from the review:

“I’m not going to waste time here: the TimeLine is probably – no, scratch that: definitely – the best delay pedal I’ve ever used. ”

“The TimeLine is simply the ultimate delay pedal which will keep up with you whether you need simple, easily controlled meat-and-potato delay effects or the most processed, unique, idiosyncratic sounds imaginable.”

Check out the full review below:

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Harmony Central reviews Lex Rotary

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Lex Rotary effects pedalPhil O’Keefe over at Harmony Central recently had a chance to put our Lex Rotary rotating speaker pedal through it’s paces. Check out his review here!

“I’ve heard a lot of simulators over the years that have tried to nail the sound of a rotating speaker, and the Lex is right up there at the top of that list.”

“If you’re the type of player who likes to ‘work the switch’ a lot rather than leave it at one speed all the time, you’re going to really like the Lex. It does those all-important transitions between speeds beautifully.”

“The preamp drive is pretty remarkable in terms of the accuracy of its tone and vibe.”

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Premier Guitar video review of Lex Rotary

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Lex Rotary - Premier Gear awardRecently, Premier Guitar awarded Lex Rotary with their coveted Premier Gear award, and gave the pedal 5 out of 5 stars in their recent gear review.

Now they’ve put together an informative video demo that walks you through Lex features and sounds. Check it out! And learn more about Lex Rotary here.




Guitar Noize gear demo video – El Capistan

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Jon from Guitar Noize just put together this very thorough El Capistan gear demo video.

“Over the years many of the most influential players have yearned for the beautiful warm and warbly echoes that these old machines created—so Strymon decided to create probably the most accurate representation of such machines into a tidy, attractive and incredibly tweakable pedal.”

Read the article, and check out the video below!




Dinosaur rockers need tape echo too!

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The guys over at Dinosaur Rock Guitar recently took an in-depth look at El Capistan dTape Echo. We’re happy to report that they were very impressed! Here are a few quotes from the review:

 

El Capistan dTape Echo“Having an El Capistan is as if you went out and bought all the best vintage echo machines, and you can run them anywhere from pristine, to road-worn.”

“The El Capistan is a real treat that is guaranteed to put a smile the face of anyone who grew up loving tape echo. We compared it to real tube and solid state tape echo machines, and were able to authentically reproduce those sounds.”

“Strymon truly achieved their goal of offering the discerning player a pedal that accurately emulates the performance and sound quality of many of the great tape echo machines of the past. Better still, they did it at a reasonable price!”

 

Dinosaur Rock GuitarBe sure to read the entire review over at Dinosaur Rock Guitar. They include an interesting history of tape echo machines onward into digital delays, onward to El Capistan!

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Guitar Player loves El Capistan!

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El Capistan and Favorite switch in Guitar Player Magazine

We’re very honored that Guitar Player has deemed El Capistan worthy of their Editors’ Pick award!

“El Capistan’s unprecedented feature set, versatility, excellent sound quality, and capacity for hands-on real-time control put it in a class by itself, which is why it earns an Editors’ Pick Award.” – Barry Cleveland, Guitar Player, January 2011

Read the complete article on Guitar Player’s site:

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Premier Guitar loves El Capistan!

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We’re very honored that Premier Guitar has deemed El Capistan worthy of their Premier Gear moniker, and extremely proud that it has received 5 out of 5 stars. They call El Capistan “one of the most ambitious and clever applications of DSP we’ve seen in a stompbox.”

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