Strymon are the leaders of the boutique pedal. Their Timeline delay, Big Sky Reverb and Mobius modulation pedal have set the benchmark and are widely regarded as the industry standard in their respective fields.
These American-made pedals are not only built like tanks, but they offer incredible tones too.
History of Strymon
Strymon Pedals started out as Damage Control in 2004 with a line of tube-driven pedals. In 2009 production moved under the Strymon name where they developed their digital pedals and the rest is history. These pedals quickly gained a name for themselves and they’ve since won loads of awards and are coveted by guitar players all around the world.
Expect these pedals to be in the history books along with the Roland Space Echo, The Strat and the Les Paul.
The Strymon Range
The Strymon pedal range is vast and even includes overdrive and distortion pedals. Their bread and butter is the delay, verb and modulation range. On the higher end of the spectrum you’ve got their powerful digital pedals that can easily control a number of parameters and dial in pretty much any sound you can think of.
These pedals are quite large but considering the fact that you can get all of those tones, their size doesn’t really matter. They have got smaller, dual footswitch pedals for specific applications too like the Riverside cascading overdrive and the Deco guitar doubler. These pedals are slightly more affordable but offer the same great tones in a more traditional format.
Their delays and verbs are really where Strymon have made their mark. Whether that be the El Capistan Tape Delay (it’s an emulation – not an actual Tape delay) or their Timeline which has everything from Slapback to ambient dual delays. The verbs pretty much defined the Ambient period that has been so popular with the modern guitar player.