Strymon blue sky
I was immediately blown away by the tones in this thing. Other pedals on my board are the Peterson tuner, Carl Martin plexi tone, mark 314 boost, and the T. rex replica. I like to keep a simple, high quality board to cut down on noise, confusion, etc. but something was missing...reverb. I did some research on boutique reverb pedals and the strymon kept coming up as one of the best. But I still wasn't sold. I contacted Ryan Sloan at sweetwater and based on his recommendation and my needs I bought the blue sky.
Nothing about this unit is subpar. Exactly the opposite. It sounds fantastic, feels and looks incredible. I was right at home with this pedal. It's inspirational. Not too many knobs but a lot of options. Switches are excellent and the pedal is dead silent. It makes me just want to play clean with this pedal, and then when you add a dose of the trex replica, that's THE tone! Their are other good reverb pedals...Tc electronics makes a couple good ones. But this is in another league. I would put the quality up against the eventide space but the blue sky gets the nod because it's not as big, doesn't cost as much, no scrolling through banks to find the right setting,and doesn't feel, look, or sound as digital as the space. It's way more reverb than I'll need practically speaking but it's nice to have those options. Comes with an adapter which I'm not using currently but is good to have. What more can I say, I'm in love with this pedal! Others may be perfectly happy with TC or other reverb pedals, for me, the strymon blue sky is THE reverb pedal. And one more thing, if you're watching YouTube videos of this pedal on your iPhone and are not knocked out by the sound well, neither was I. Experiencing the strymon first hand is what confirmed the fact that I made the right purchase.