Strymon Ola dBucket Chorus and Vibrato Pedal

Stereo Guitar Pedal with Single-line/Multi-line Chorus Plus Vibrato with Speed, Depth, Mix, and Tone Controls, 3 Modes, and Favorite Switch at 24-bit/96kHz
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Dual Stereo Chorus Plus Vibrato with Favorite Switch

The Strymon Ola chorus and vibrato pedal covers a wide range of sonic territory, from barely there studio stereo richness to classic milkshake-y pedal chorus and ping-ponged vibrato, to add new textures to your arrangements. Each of these three effects types can be used in any of three modes for a traditional or an interactive experience: an Envelope mode that lets you control speed and depth with your natural playing dynamics, and a Ramp mode that lets you add after-effects to chords with an adjustable ramp-up speed. Experience studio-quality digital stereo chorus and vibrato right from your pedalboard with the Strymon Ola.

Strymon Ola Stereo Chorus/Vibrato Pedal at a Glance:
  • Two types of chorus plus vibrato to add stereo thickness to your sounds
  • Three modes to bring you new sonic textures
  • Strymon: a philosophy of quality
Two types of chorus plus vibrato to add stereo thickness to your sounds

The Strymon Ola is as simple or complex as you make it. Standard controls like Speed, Depth, and Mix will have you dialing in bossy blue LFO chorus like you know from all your favorite records. Flipping down to Multi type engages a 3-phase chorus that pays tribute to famous studio rack chorus effects, without an LFO, for a smooth and natural sound. Finally, flipping down to Vibrato type dials in a rich, warbly, bucket brigade vibrato to add meat to your chords and leads.

Three modes to bring you new sonic textures

The Ola's standard mode reacts as all your classic chorus pedals have before. But two innovative modes, Ramp and Envelope, will have you approaching your material with new tricks up your sleeve. Ramp mode lets you control the onset and release of the effect type by holding down the switch. This allows you to control when the effect takes hold and when it dies off, with a central control to adjust the ramp-up speed. Envelope mode adds faster, thicker chorus or vibrato as you play harder. This can most dramatically be heard when strumming chords, where the effect dies off smoothly with less and slower chorus for a natural Leslie-type response.

Strymon: a philosophy of quality

Strymon pedals are already an industry standard in professional-quality effects. Strymon is dedicated to offering exceptional customer service and, in their own words, making "gear that sounds better than anything you've ever heard." The California-based company uses only the highest-quality components and powerful processors in their pedals. And each design offers more tweakable parameters than meets the eye for fine-tuning your tone. This construction and dedication to quality are the reasons Sweetwater is impressed with Strymon, and why you can find their pedals on the boards of professional musicians around the world.

Strymon Ola Stereo Chorus/Vibrato Pedal Features:
  • 3 distinct effect types to add new textures to your sound
  • Includes pedal chorus, studio rack chorus, and bucket brigade vibrato
  • Standard Depth and Rate controls let you dial in sound quickly
  • Mix control works like a wet/dry knob
  • 3 modes to give you new control of your effects
  • Ramp mode lets you control the onset and release of chorus/vibrato
  • Envelope mode lets you control depth and rate with your playing dynamics
  • Remains musical at just about any setting
  • Favorite switch lets you save and recall your go-to sound
  • Stereo ins and outs
  • 24-bit/96kHZ A/D/A conversion
  • Durable aluminum chassis
  • True bypass switching
Get lush organic stereo chorus or vibrato with the powerful Strymon Ola pedal!

Additional Media

Ola dBucket Chorus and Vibrato User Manual

Tech Specs

Pedal Type Chorus/Vibrato
Analog/Digital Digital
Inputs 2 x 1/4" (left, right)
Outputs 2 x 1/4" (left, right)
Bypass Switching True Bypass
Power Source 9V DC 250mA
Height 1.75"
Width 4.0"
Depth 4.5"
Power Supply Included Yes
Form Factor Pedal
Manufacturer Part Number OLA

Customer Reviews

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Quality Chorus Pedal

I don't like Computer-based-plug-ins. I like dedicated effects units. The Ola Chorus has several very usable settings. It delivers a true thick chorus sound. I've used it on guitars and vocals. Its a good tool to have, Its a very nice Boutique Chorus Pedal.

Beyond Organic!! So great!!

I have gone through quite a few chorus pedals recently. I still have and love my Tech 21 Boost Chorus pedal. However, it is no longer my main chorus pedal. The Strymon Ola has replaced on my A board. The Ola sounds so beautiful that it is tempting to leave it on always (but don't!!) a bonus feature is the favorite setting, which allows you to store a preset. So, it's like having two chorus pedals. The vibrato pays homage to the Boss Vibrato pedal. The Multi setting is stunning. Sound quality is unbelievable. What would I change personally? I would have liked to see a pre delay setting, which is the only reason I'm keeping my Tech 21. But I am blown away by the 96k sound quality and organically pure sound of this pedal. And, of course, the excellent sale transaction thanks to Nick LaMendola!! Well worth the buck! Couple this with a blueSky Reverb and, OH MY!!!!!
Music background: Professional guitarist and professor of guitar at Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University and California University of PA

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