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Strymon Deco owners

Discussion in 'Pedal/Effects Owners Clubs' started by klkampman, May 17, 2018 at 1:58 PM.

  1. klkampman

    klkampman TDPRI Member

    Jun 16, 2016
    Question for Deco owners below...
    I have been a proud owner of a Deco for a couple months now. It was way above my usual price range and I feel guilty everytime I see it. I've thought about getting rid of it a few times but then I remembered how many pedals i lt replaces (flanger, chorus, slapback, stereo splitter, sorta vibrato, light tape compression and overdrive). It absolutely sound amazing on my THR5 when I'm wearing headphones during those times I need to be silent. The question is, is anybody using the Deco live through a tube amp? It does sound good to me still, but in a band mix and through a loud tube amp im not sure the difference is great enough to justify this fortune. It does sound different but I don't know if it sounds better. I play my parts with my other pedals and then try it with the saturator kicked in and again, it sounds different 'better' isn't the right word. I would say that's true if I'm playing alone and restrained, it's very tasty. Recording, headphones, solo it all makes it good. So, live in a band getting any use?
    The right deck is certainly functionable for live band mix but I could get other pedals that do a little more on their own for this. The Deco 'delay' only has 1 or 2 repeats for instance. Tell me how you're using it and if it's worth keeping.

  2. MarkA

    MarkA TDPRI Member

    Jun 17, 2017
    Creston BC
    I use my deco through 2 tube amps in stereo, the left side is always on and my tone is dialed in around it, band mates agree the deco is a big part of “my sound”.... The right side really comes to life in stereo mode, namely the slap back and is used rarely, usually in solos when I want a little extra character..

    I use a mobius for my modulation and a timeline for delay... for me the deco doesn’t replace these, rather it compliments them.

    It’s a keeper for me because I dropped my ep booster for thisand the effect on stereo rig is simply fantastic. But if I was playing in mono and didn’t use the saturation as a core part of my sound I’m not sure it would be worth it. I consider it a “meat or potatoe” type pedal rather than a “seasoning” for lack of a better analogy.

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