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    Strymon Flint Tremolo and Reverb Pedal

    by Simon James.

    A Pedal That Enables You to Recreate Those Classic Sounds Without Having to Carry Your Amp Around With You

    For decades great guitar sounds have been created from amps that have both Tremolo and Reverb options. My Fender Deluxe, for example, is pretty hard to beat when it comes to combining the two. But when I am using other amplifiers, some of the Tremolo and Reverb pedals are sadly lacking in this department.

    However, I was introduced to the Strymon Flint Tremolo and Reverb Pedal during a session over the weekend and was pleasantly surprised at how well it delivers not only the individual Tremolo and Reverb effects but also by the tone quality when the two are combined.

    Three classic reverb settings:

    60s Combo Amp Spring Tank

    The full size 2 spring tank was a common feature in vintage amps and is well sought after today for those looking to recreate those classic sounds. Each of the two springs use differing delay times which add to the sound and smooth out the response time of the reverb. When used at a low volume the sound is deep full of warmth, and when cranked up it still manages to hold its dimension without becoming too washy.

    70s Electronic Plate

    This setting is a recreation of one of the first digital effects for guitar. Multiple delay times are configured in parallel with each one featuring numerous outputs taps and filtered feedback paths. The sound is rich and varied and quickly builds in density as a result of the output and feedback taps.

    80s Hall Rack

    This setting nods back to the microprocessor rack reverbs that were popular in the late 80s. Regenerative series’ of loops of filters, delays and low pass filters combined with modulating delay lines provide a warm reverb sound that gradually grows in thickness.

    On the whole I was thoroughly impressed with this pedal and will be investing in one presently. So congratulations to Strymon and their lead DSP engineer Pete Celi. Check out the Blog on the Strymon website for the Tremolo and Reverb white paper behind the pedal.


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