A Perfect Gentleman — From a Classic Era.
The magical combination of tremolo and reverb is the earliest example of a perfect guitar effects marriage. First pioneered within historic amplifiers of the 1960s, this harmonious coexistence has made...
Starting around 1:28 into this video of James Bay's pedalboard rundown, his Strymon Flint Tremolo & Reverb pedal can be seen. The signal chain starts with the Flint, then goes into his [Strymon BigSky](http://equipboard.com/items/strymon-bigsky). James Bay says, "The Flint covers sort of the initial- the sort of core reverb."more
Premier Guitar takes a turn with Guthrie Trapp with a detailed Rig Rundown of all his gear. The following photo was taken from the article this particular Rig Rundown. After the third and final overdrive pedal, Guthrie's signal begins the next section of his pedal board. His signal hits a Flint Tremolo and Reverb pedal by Strymon.more
REINE FISKE’S GEAR Guitars Fender Stratocaster (1963 body, 1964 neck, rewound vintage pickups, strung with .011-gauge GHS strings) Amps 1973 Fender Super Reverb Effects Klemt Echolette tape delay Strymon Flint Tremolo & Reverb Vintage Carlin Compressor Vintage Fuzz Face Custom Creepy Fingers fuzz ZVEX Fuzz Factory Roger Meyer Octavia fuzz Vintage Schaller tremolo pedal Boss TU-3 tunermore
In the bottom right hand of the board you can see a strymon Flint. The pedal is used alongside his holy grail to get the reverb tone he uses. This is a new addition to his board but it can be heard on the bridge of the song anything. Where he plays single strummed chords with a tremolo effect.more
"I use a pedalboard, but I can never really decide on the pedals I want to put on it. The pedals I use most are a Strymon Flint, a Creepy Fingers fuzz, a ZVEX Fuzz Factory, a vintage Fuzz Face, and some others. I have a lot more from people who build me stuff that don’t always make it on the board. I have a lot of fuzz pedals, boost pedals, and preamp-type things. Normally, I always use my old Fuzz Face and just a Cry Baby wah. A new find is this Carlin compressor pedal, which is one of the most radical pedals I’ve ever stumbled upon. There’s actually a clone made now by a guy named Moodysound, and it’s really good."more
A Perfect Gentleman — From a Classic Era.
The magical combination of tremolo and reverb is the earliest example of a perfect guitar effects marriage. First pioneered within historic amplifiers of the 1960s, this harmonious coexistence has made it's way onto countless records and performances—from early surf, swampy bayou blues, spaghetti westerns, film noir soundtracks, to modern day indie rock. There are certain things in life that just belong together—the blend of tremolo and reverb create the perfect pair.
Given this storied history, there was no doubt that we wanted to develop a studio-class effects pedal that delivers this classic combination. We carefully studied our favorite classic tremolo and reverb circuits, examined the sonic complexities, and faithfully accounted for every detail in our hand-crafted algorithms. Flint harnesses the complete power of a SHARC DSP to authentically exhibit these details.
Flint gives you the soothing, pulsating, and hypnotic effects that were pioneered in vintage amplifier tremolo circuits, along with three classic and completely unique reverb algorithms. You get the sonically complex '61 Harmonic Tremolo, the swampy and sultry '63 Power Tube Tremolo, and the sharp and balanced '65 Photocell Tremolo. You also get the classic '60s Spring Tank Reverb, the inventive '70s Electronic Plate Reverb, and the nostalgic '80s Hall Rack Reverb.
With eight parameters to tweak, you get extensive control over the tremolo and reverb characteristics. Go from splashy, pulsing twang, to throbbing, swampy blues, all the way to ambient, trembling, and serene reverberated pads. Couple that with true bypass, and a high quality analog front end and output section, and you have yourself the history of tremolo and reverb in a pedal-board friendly format.
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The Strymon Flint Tremollo and Reverb an awsome pedal that I had the pleasure to acquire. Very well made and durable shape, very smooth switches. Super usefull pedal that gives you a lot of possibilities each of the pedal's function are very diverse and with the right time and creativity you can sound incredibly awsome with this pedal. Ps: the functions of this tiny and powerfull box go beyond than the name really says ( Tremolo and Reverb ) using the 80's Verb and the right settings you could almost kind of an ambience delay The Expression pedal just makes this little baby even more cool. The Stereo output is a good tool. One of the ways i use the stereo output for is for using distinct channels of my 46 YO Fender Pro Reverb activatin the amps tremollo on a completelly diferent speed than the speed settinngs on the Flint so, i make king of a crazy pattern tremollo. Awsome!!! Just got it today and discovered a lot of stuff. PS: If u use well the 61 harmonic tremollo you can get a kind of univibe tone. No regrets!!! If you can afford it, get it
money. we all want it, work for it and then reluctantly spend it on things we find we have to own at some point or other. I paid £249 for my flint but if I had to pay the full asking price of £299 (usually) I would in a heartbeat. the reverbs are incredible. especially the haunting 80s one. the trem is super too. simple as hell to dial in and small enough to fit on any board. this is going no where, and if it broke tomorrow id easily sell one of the kids to replace it.
There are nights when I don't turn this pedal off. The reverb is very well suited for guitar and the harmonic tremolo slays me. I keep trying to find more uses for it, and it keeps making itself useful.
I won't go into all the details of what this pedal can do, as it's actually a very well rounded device.
I will say though, that it is one of my favourite piece of gear. It has a kind of magic that is rare to find. 30 seconds twiddling knobs will find you a great sound, no matter what you are looking for. It does sparkly, crisp tremolo, smoothly modulated moody swirls, short twangy 50s sounding sloppy reverbs to hugely, majestically sweeping ambient sounds that will have you hanging off your fretboard. The three voicings for each side mean you can dial in any sound you can think of, with ease. One of my favourite amps is a late 60s fender vibroverb and this pedal nails that sound perfectly. And it's digital so you don't need to have the worries of tubes and tanks. Almost maintenance free and so versatile. Use the colour dial to make it work with any amp and rig.
The case is maybe a little dull and if I had to be picky I'd say the buttons could be a touch closer, to activate both sides with one click (really picky - it's doable) but otherwise a fantastic pedal and expandable with a secondary switch for preset recollection.
Will always be on my board.
This pedal covers all the classic vintage types of Tremolo and Reverb extremely well. A great replacement for those classic effects in a small affordable package.
I will admit, I bought this because it is also used by Mike Kerr, and replicating his sound is one of my pet projects. But at first I was simply not interested in this pedal, feeling like reverb and tremolo were not that important. Well, as I expanded my musical horizons, the ubiquitous utility of these 2 effects became more obvious to me, and I realized that I did not want to rely on having those effects coming from my amp. And I actually started searching for separate pedals when it finally dawned on me that I already knew the exact pedal I wanted. The last step was convincing myself to pay the uber-premium that this pedal demands, even used... But at the end of the day, I realized that I simply would not be happy with anything else. And the pedal delivers with tons of tasty reverb and trem options. I would've liked even a few more technical options (e.g. square vs sine for the trem) and the price is still hard to swallow, hence the 4 stars. But it definitely gives me the consistent and musical sound(s) I was looking for in a single enclosure, so it's still a huge thumbs up.
This is a solid 4.5+/5 star pedal. The tremolo settings are dead accurate. The 70s and 80s reverbs are very well designed and executed. The only issue- not just with mine but with a big consensus of Flint owners- is that the 60s "Spring reverb" setting is missing the "splash" that you hear on a Fender blackface amp with the reverb turned over 5/6. Many people claim you can't get "drip," but turning down the decay to 9 o'clock and turning the mix to o'clock should do the trick. If it weren't for that splash, I'd give the Flint a perfect 5/5.