Strymon Flint Tremolo & Reverb Pedal Reviews
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... read more
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Based on 17 Reviews
no wonder these things are dear...
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.
Awsome, Usefull and Trippy Pedal
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
Fender amps in a box
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.
Great sounding, lot of options. And two effects that really make sense to put together
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.
Get it already!
Awesome reverbs paired with lush tremolos. This is the perfect Strymon pedal in my opinion: studio-level quality yet simple to dial sound. Rather than providing you with a lot of presets, like its other brothers do, it gives you the vibe of an era packaged in a small enclosure. If you are looking for few great reverbs to give your sound context, you are at home here. It can also handle some spacey and ambient reverbs, with some little tweaking, but in that case you will find more options with the BigSky or the BlueSky. The tremolos are fantastic and organic. There is the option to switch position from the classic reverb into tremolo to tremolo into reverb and some additional hidden features to enable trails and managing boost levels, tap tempo and expression pedal. All in all it can be described with just one word: Inspiring!
Almost perfect- but missing one element
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.