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How ubiquitous is Strymon?

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by Richie Cunningham, Feb 14, 2021.

Do you have any Strymon pedals?

  1. No.

  2. I have one.

  3. Two.

  4. Three.

  5. Four.

  6. Five.

  7. More than five.

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  1. Richie Cunningham

    Richie Cunningham Tele-Afflicted

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    I see a lot of pictures of pedalboards with one or more Strymon pedals attached. They seem to be more common than other pedals in that price range. Just how common are they? Turn to your right. Now turn to your left. Odds are, one of those people has a Strymon pedal on their board right now.
     
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  2. Blues Twanger

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    Strymons are 'in' so my guess is people are more likely to show them off.
     
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  3. Dan German

    Dan German Doctor of Teleocity

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    Never tried one, never personally knew anyone who owned one.

    But I don’t get out much.
     
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    David Barnett Doctor of Teleocity

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    Not yet, but I intend to get a Volante next time I have a windfall.
     
  5. wulfenganck

    wulfenganck Tele-Afflicted

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    I got the Flint and the El Capistan.
    I own the Flint since 2013 and the El Capistan since 2018 and they are on my main pedalboard since I bought them.
    The reason is pretty simple: they are great sounding pedals with lots of different sounds and all of those are useable.
     
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  6. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Don't really care about brands. Bought my Strymons based on sound and function, followed by build quality.

    Mobius
    Volante
    El Capistan
    Soon to be: Iridium
     
  7. bluesintheblood

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    Had a Bluesky and El Cap for a while when I was noodling with ambient sounds...very interesting, and you could get the sound of GOD with the volume swells and shimmer, but after a while for me, I found them somewhat 'sterile' sounding and prefer analogs for what styles I find I mainly play now
     
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  8. mikestearns

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    I have a Deco. It’s the one pedal I own that I can’t imagine getting rid of. It does so much and there isn’t a bad sound in it. I’m good on pedals for the time being but for anything digital I’ll look at strymon first just based on the Deco.
     
  9. brookdalebill

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    I want a Flint!
     
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  10. monkeybanana

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    I see the Flint a lot. Partially because I own one as well.
     
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    ubiquitous = Boss
     
  12. Electric Warrior

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    I've had the Deco, Flint, El Capitan, Timeline, and Iridium. All of them sounded awesome, but I so rarely use effects that I wound up selling them (except the Iridium) to fund the next big thing. Good fun and hold their value - you'll never take a bath on one used.
     
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  13. Axegrinder77

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    I know I'll get flamed, but I've had Strymon and other high quality digital pedals... They never last on my board.

    As soon as one gets added, there's this brittle thing happening. Maybe it's too hifi? Ymmv.

    I like to punish my gear into submission with dynamics... digital seems to win that battle. I want to win, because I paid the money lol.
     
  14. green_henry

    green_henry Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    I have had my Flint for several years and love it.

    I added a Dig and haven't bonded with it yet. It sounds great, but I have trouble dialing it in.
     
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  15. Richie Cunningham

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    I guess your experience with high-end digital stuff doesn’t surprise me. Guitar isn’t exactly hi-fi. It’s a pretty Rube Goldberg scenario, from the strings and the fretboard geometry to the pickups, pedals, and amps to the giant paper midrange at the end of it.

    I have no idea how I’m going to like my Strymon stuff, but it will be fun. Lots of knobs and parameters and flashing lights...
     
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    I don't think I've ever seen one used live, actually. I got the impression they were most popular among the worship music guys and the ambient sound people (no offense intended to anyone). I wouldn't mind trying a flint and a deco, but my pedal needs are met for now, and if I did spend big bucks on a digital pedal at this point it would have to be a pod go. But I still have never paid more than $100 for a single sound pedal.
     
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    They are availible in my area, but not really something that I am interested in. I tend to like old country music, and classic rock, woth some jazz and blues thrown in, most all my pedals are Boss or MXR.
     
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  18. DougM

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    Unless you're a working pro with a hefty income, or have a hefty income or bank balance from another source, I'd say they're out of your price range. I've only owned one expensive pedal, from Wampler, and, although it was good, it wasn't really any better IMO than the cheaper Chinese pedals I have, and I bought it used. I can't afford used pedals from Strymon, Wampler, JHS, Keeley, J Rockett, or any other similar brands, let alone new ones.
     
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  19. Richie Cunningham

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    I have one, one on the way, and plans for a third. That’s probably going to be it for me. I’m getting the big three, and I probably won’t get any of the $300 specialty pedals that they make so many of.
     
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    I like to spend on good quality pedals. Can't stand cheap quality impinging on my tone...

    That said...

    One bad note is way worse than the tonal difference of a 50 mooer vs a $225 wampler.

    I'd pay $5000 for a talent booster pedal.
     
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