The Strymon Blue Sky Reverberator is a reverb effect pedal with way more features than just about any other Reverb pedal we've ever seen (perhaps with the exception of the Eventide Space, but the Strymon is a lot easier to use). The Blue Sky gives...
Dan Steinhardt (from That Pedal Show) posted a picture of that pedal on a board on instagram, mentioning it was build for Graham: "A few tweaks but finished this #pedalboard and delivered it to its new home with none other than #grahamcoxon huge thanks to Joe@thegigrig for being a superstar and helping me get this done"more
Richard Devine has the Strymon blueSky Reverberator on the floor of his Euro rack modular synth corner of his North Carolina-based studio. An image of it can be seen in the video (10:15). Devine had this to say regarding his arsenal of modular synths: "It’s become like this kinda nonstop sorta… I don’t know how to describe it. It’s just a really inspirational area that I’ve been sorta researching and playing around with, to generate new sounds and sequencing ideas and I’ve been recording nonstop actually since I’ve been using this system."more
In this pic of Jimmy Smith's pedalboard, the Strymon BlueSky can be seen in the bottom right corner of the photo (it's Jimmy's pedalboard because in [other photos](http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/864x486/p01cx5dx.jpg) you can see him wearing white Converse high top shoes). This photo is from Foals at The Live Lounge, 17 Jul 2013.more
In [this post](https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1735277756494855&id=116981314991182), L.A. Sound Design shared the pedalboard they made for Death Cab for Cutie. There's a Strymon BlueSky seen on Ben's pedalboard. The signal chain is detailed as follows: > The guitar board signal chain is as follows: Z-vex Super Duper----Voodoo Lab PX-8 (L1----TUNER----L2 BOX OF ROCK----L3 POG----L4 MXR CHORUS----L5 ZVEX LO FI-----L6 ED DISPATCH----L7 TIMELINE---L8----BLUE SKY) ---RADIAL SGI-TX.more
In the description for this ambient song, Andy has listed the pedal that he has used as follows: Diamond Compressor EHX Micro Pog Timmy Overdrive Goodrich L-120 Volume EHX Deluxe Memory Man w/ Tap Tempo Strymon El Capistan Line 6 Echo Park Boss RV-5 Strymon Blue Sky Boomerang III Loopermore
This photo was taken in 2011 during Rosenwinkel's concert in The Charles Hotel in Boston. More photos can be seen [here.](https://www.flickr.com/photos/gsmaz1/sets/72157628179367269) In this particular pedalboard photo, one of the pedals that can be seen is the Strymon BlueSky.more
"His pedalboard signal path is: Guitar —> T.C. Electronic Polytune Mini —> Vertex Dynamic Distortion —> Electro-harmonix Mel9 —> Strymon El Capistan —> Strymon Bluesky —> T.C. Electronic Ditto Looper —> Vertex Boost (not pictured) —> '68 Fender Princeton Reverb Reissue" - from Vertex Effects, the company which built a new pedalboard for him. [Original article here.](https://www.vertexeffects.com/blog/david_ryan_harris_pedalboard_spotlight)more
In this article, Phillips states: "For effects, I use a Roland Dimension D; Strymon BlueSky reverb and Timeline delay; and T-Rex and Coopersonic overdrives, plus old faithfuls like the MXR Dyna Comp and Phase 100. I even have my old green Roland Chorus/Space Echo for occasional use."more
"I’ve got the Crocodile switcher, Origin Cali76 compressor—which is like a take on the old UA 1176s, then the Fulltone Full-Drive, Wampler Dual Fusion, then some of the Strymon stuff—the Timeline, blueSky, and Mobius, then an Eventide H9, and a wah. First in the chain, I’m using a Pete Cornish input buffer, which is a sweet little piece."more
On August 19, 2015 AHAB posted on Facebook "Quite some people asked us about the pedals we used for the smooth guitar & bass sound in our clean parts on our new album. -The main pedals are: -Big Sky, Blue Sky and El Capistan by Strymon -Seraphim/Slate by Neunaber Audio Effects (Thanx to the guys of Jex Thoth for hinting us) -Boost RVB and Boost DLA by Tech 21 NYC"more
The Strymon Blue Sky Reverberator is a reverb effect pedal with way more features than just about any other Reverb pedal we've ever seen (perhaps with the exception of the Eventide Space, but the Strymon is a lot easier to use). The Blue Sky gives you control over the size and tone of your reverb, and even pre-delay: an important control left out by most reverb pedals. The Blue Sky also has stereo input and outputs so you can use it with other stereo effects to create huge lush tones!
BlueSky is an unbelievable reverb pedal. It’s probably the best sounding and most versatile reverb pedal that I’ve used. The pedal is a stereo one so it has two ¼” connections for both input and output and is powered by a nine volt power supply. It’s not rackable at all since it’s a stomp box.
The sound of the BlueSky is some of the smoothest reverb I’ve heard come out of any device. It’s stunning how accurate it sounds and what’s more is its amazing versatility between the three reverb types and modes. It has a depth to it that I haven’t heard in any pedals before and only seems to be present in the real deal in things like true plate and spring reverbs.
The setup of this pedal is extremely easy, as is getting a good sound out of it. It has five knobs - one for to choose the type of reverb, one for tone, one for time, one for decay, and one of mix. These controls are basic and manipulating it is easy. Types of reverb include hall, chamber, gate, spring, and plate.
The BlueSky is the best sounding reverb unit I’ve used. It isn't cheap for a pedal but you pay for the best in ultimate control, fidelity, and versatility in reverb sound. It’s a pro’s pedal but that doesn’t mean us in the great unwashed masses can’t at least try it an pretend we are one of those "special people."
I was never really pleased with the reverb tank on my Blues Jr...this thing was well worth the money! You can spend hours playing with it and dialing in the perfect reverb sound. It'll do anything from subtle surf rock spring reverb to insane spacey shimmers. Not cheap, but you really get what you pay for!
What i realize while using this pedal, is that The bluesky cuts off some of the gain/overdirve/drive/distort which is sent to it. On my chain, i run my guitar through a drive pedal into a delay than into the bluesky. I realize the bluesky roundoffs the drive a little bit. Which is actually great to me. it blends the sound well. Especially when you are running a cheap drive on your signal chain which is not as good sounding as a OCD or Fulltone, the bluesky just beautifies anything. I could say it grinds the rough edges of the driven signal.
my favorite combination from this pedal is the Plate and Mod. It gives a brighter modulated reverb compared to the room and mod which gives a deeper reverb.
The legends told of this pedal are all true. It is absolutely without a doubt the nicest sounding reverb pedal I have ever heard. The tones and pads you can lay down with this thing are so beautiful and add so so much if you know how to use it. Strymon has always made quality stuff and this is no different. Although the price is high I still rate it 5 stars because it was worth every penny in my opinion. The shimmer effect is amazing and on max decay you can create some really beautiful ethereal sounds. Pair it with a looper and you can make your own orchestra with just your guitar. One of my favorite purchases ever!
I love the easy way this thing works, you can dial great tones in a second. I don't really use the Shimmer feature that everyone likes, but it sounds great. Lots of combinations and versatility.
I mostly use it for its awesome plate verb, and the shimmer effect but it has some awesome features and is worth checking out if you're like me and luckily find it at a low price point.
This is a little more costly than your average pedal but if you love reverb you will be smitten with this! There are so many different sounds you can get out of one box, and the quality of sound is unbelievable! The added 'favourites' button also essentially makes it like two pedals in one!
I started using a Strymon Bluesky reverb after finding out that Ahab uses it on all of their albums. I have to say it really has to be one of the best sounding effects pedals I've ever heard, period. Besides having a multitude of different reverb settings it quite simply cuts through the mix no matter what kind of rig I'm using. Strymon has made many fine pedals but I would consider this their flagship product.
I really love this reverb with his 3 position for mode and 3 for types of reverb. This pedal is extremely good and it makes your sound so angelic and bright!!!! Ah obviously it is hand crafted and his price is above 200€ so watch to your wallet!! ;)
As a worship guitarist in this day and age, a good reverb pedal is a must on your board. I get the fullest swells out of this guy. Not a big fan of the shimmer, but the overtones this thing pulls out it bananas. You will never have a problem with ambient noise.
The blueSky contains a simple mix of classic reverbs that are able to be expanded into beautiful ambient designs that preserve the clarity of your tone. Reverb is one of my favorite effects and something I researched intensely before dedicating my rig to one pedal. Purchased years ago, my blueSky continues to provide a wide range of subtle echoes and atmospheric pads that always fit well in a live set. Only complaint would be: No secondary functions and would love this pedal more if there's cloud,bloom and magneto type of reverb from the Big Sky
Love it! I decided to get this in front of the BigSky 'cause it could be smaller but he got everything you need. Simple and really useful. I use it with shimmer effect on favourite preset, so i have two completely different kind of reverb in the same pedal.