Strymon Flint (Reverb+Tremolo)

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  1. GhostJam47

    GhostJam47 Strat-Talker

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    Thinking about splurging on this one. Anyone have any experience with it?

    Been on a bit of a surf rock kick and this seems like it will get me there and then some.

    Amy more reasonably priced alternatives (need both the verb and the tremolo)
     
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  2. guitarface

    guitarface Most Honored Senior Member

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    Ive never played one but have always thought it sounded great in videos. I haven’t dipped my toe in the strymon pool yet.
     
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    cranky Senior Stratmaster

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    Hell yeah.

    It has stereo output. Plus, you know, the sounds.

    This is good for ambient stuff, too, where it makes a big difference to have your tremolo backed by a reverb signal.
     
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    Bladesg Funk Meister Silver Member

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    I have one on my board. Really cool non bs pedal that sounds great.
     
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    It's on my church board and gets gigged weekly. While the reverbs are definitely good, it's the tremolo that is absolutely stunning. All three models are just delicious -- the '63 Tube setting sounds better to my ears than my '65 DRRI's trem, and the '61 Harm is just modulated heaven.
     
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    Sweet, ya. It's the combo that has me interested.
     
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    Never tried the flint but I love my El Cap.
     
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    hops Strat-Talk Member

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    It’s a great one. No matter how you turn the dials it sounds good.
     
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    scooteraz Senior Stratmaster

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    Mine is mounted on my acoustic board. Love it. I’ve used it with electric, but when I was building the acoustic board, the effects were too good to ignore.

    @hops is correct, no matter where you turn the dials, it sounds good.
     
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    I've had one for years. Stupendous.
     
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    RL21980 Strat-O-Master

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    Good friend of mine has one. A great pedal.
    I may get one myself.
     
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    There are a few alternatives: Fender Tre-Verb, Keeley Hydra and J Rockett Mr. Moto off the top of my head.

    The thing is, the good ones cost almost as much as the Strymon Flint. If you have the cash, the space and an adequate power supply, the Flint makes a lot of sense.

    It's a popular option and for good reason, IMO. It sounds terrific.
     
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    gmann Strat-Talk Member

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    I have one and love it. It is expensive but it’s two pedals in one housing so it doesn’t take up much room. Plus, it’s 3 terms and 3 verbs!
     
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    Mr C Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    Strymons best pedal…
     
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    JB74 Senior Stratmaster

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    I'm a try-before-you-buy kinda guy.

    The online places I also purchase have a 14 day no-questions return policy.

    I've never had to return a pedal - mostly because I've not had one I disliked.

    I have changed my mind about some pedals over time, and those I have offloaded, but it is a rarity.

    Still - there is always a catch. Strymon gears known to be pretty good. I wouldn't discount trying other pedals but if the strymon is on your radar, try it out and see.
     
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    One if the most perfect pedals ever.
     
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    This is the overwhelming response I was hoping for. Placed an order direct with Strymon.

    Will report back once it's in and I've tested it out.
     
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    GeeDub Strat-Talk Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I have one on my board and it is a permanent fixture. The '61 Spring Tank Reverb is always on. Sounds great. I also use the '61 harm - Harmonic band filtering tremolo quite often. The other options for both reverb and tremolo sound very good, but I prefer the '61 versions on most occasions. Ymmv.

    I believe you are going to enjoy your Flint. Looking forward to the results of your initial test(s).
     
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    I use one.
    John Mayer uses one.
    Those facts alone should tell you that you should use one too.
     
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    The Flint is one of those rare pedals that does not eventually make its way off my board.
     
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