Not the wrong Forum, the Strymon Flint changes everything.

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by Paul G., Mar 28, 2020.

  1. Paul G.

    Paul G. Friend of Leo's

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    I know it ain't cheap.

    I know it's a modelling type effect.

    I don't care.

    The ability to add a beautiful, tuneable reverb and tremelo to any amp is a life-changing experience to me.

    Worth every penny.
     
  2. blowtorch

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    still a pedal....
     
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    Yep!!
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  4. Paul G.

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    Yup, but still...
     
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    It makes human life possible.
     
  6. blowtorch

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    Still, what?
    It's no different than if someone was reporting "hey guys, brand X strings really make my amp sound better, so I'ma' post this in the amp forum" o_O
     
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    I tried one with my '57 Tweed Champ RI and was not thrilled with it.

    Whereas onboard trem/reverb (on other amps) adds to the overall generated tone of the amp the Flint seemed to color the entire effects/guitar chain to it's tone.

    I would not say bad tone by any means and it was pretty cool but in this one case I found it less useful. It over wrote the very cool Champ tone steering it away from what I like.

    BTW I have a Swamp Thang tremolo and it is MUCH better than the Flint and does not seem to overwhelm the Champs tone.... Swamp Thang rocks on every level! Flint only had a couple sweet spots and even then....

    Again an isolated case but to be considered. I was going a bit crazy as it's universally praised and figured it was me! Nope...it was the Flint and don't miss it at all with the Champ!

    Obviously YMMV!
     
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    Congrats and glad that you love your new Reverb pedal.

    Ever since I’ve bought my Catlinbread Topanga, I’ve been happy with my Reverb on my non-Reverb amp. Even so, I’ve always been really curious about the Styrmon Reverb pedal since it gets such great reviews.

    How does it do Fender Spring Reverb type sounds?

    Fender spring Reverb is my favorite type Reverb. The wetter, deeper, and drippier Reverb the better.

    My issue is, that I don’t like pedals or amps with too many options or too many knobs to adjust, my OCD kicks in and I spend way to much time continually adjusting my tone.
     
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  9. King Fan

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    I agree it's an amazing pedal, and for me it adds great trem and verb to my old tweeds -- or verb to my VibroChamp, etc.

    When I finally broke down and spent the money, I read every review I could. One really meaningful observation (it didn't come across as negative, just insightful) was that it tended to add a 'digital sheen' to everything. That sticks with me when I use it.

    I have yet to find much use for the roach trem, but that may be the style of music I play. All three reverb modes are nice, and there are sneaky advantages even when an amp has real trem and verb. The spring mode is excellent and can sometimes be more subtle and 'tune-able' than the actual verb on my PR. And though I love the tube trem on my 6G2, PR, and VC, there's sometimes an advantage of having the tap pedal (a simple, spendy, but also very useful add-on) to 'preset' the trem (say in triplet time) to your bpm.
     
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    Every six months or so I see someone talking about one of these and look up how much it costs- then I remember why I haven't bought one. Not saying it isn't worth the money, just that I get what I need out of much less expensive kit with far fewer options. Looks cool, though.
     
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    I thought it was the Plethora X5 that was a game changer?
     
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    Not being argumentative. Just asking for further explanation.

    My main amp is a Princeton that already has a built in spring reverb and tremolo. What would a Flint give me that I don't already have?
     
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    Not being snarky, but I mention a few things in post #9... :) Some things it adds to the PR: harmonic trem, hall verb, plate verb, tune-able verb. But seriously, if you're happy with your PR and it's your only amp, none of the things the Flint adds are necessarily worth the money.
     
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    Stimulus check...
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    ...rest assured I will do my patriotic due in an effort to revive the economy.:D:D
    Stimulus check...
    Stimulus check...

    Now I’m gonna listen to some Kate Smith singing a little ditty written by Irving Berlin.
     
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    Mine's going to local strippers (eventually) :p
     
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    Nothing. But I have a penchant for amplifiers that do not have tremelo and/or reverb. I've got a box of pedals and outboard units, some better than others, but this particular pedal allows me to get the two most useful effects into any of those particular units.
     
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    Can you wait that long?
     
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    well currently they're making us use binoculars




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    " I don't care how gosh darn good a pedal sounds ! If it aint real an' part of the amp I'm not interested"
    my pappy's exact words, I don't dare show him my Line 6 Variax or my Digitech GSP1101


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    I love pedals and I love hearing about pedals

    Doesn't mean this isn't in the wrong sub-forum, though

    VEE MUSCHT HAFF AWWW-DUHHH!!!!
     
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