Review: Strymon Big Sky Reverb Pedal

by Chris Gill, Video by Paul Riario
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at 1:51pm

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Not too long ago, when guitarists wanted great sounding, studio-quality reverb, they had to haul around a big rack and pay a fortune for a MIDI foot controller if they wanted to access more than one preset while performing.

The only portable options were built-in spring reverb (which sounds great but is limited) or small digital reverb pedals (which are more versatile but sound grainy and unrealistic).

Strymon has solved this problem once and for all with the Big Sky reverb pedal, which places powerful, studio-quality processing into a compact pedal format, much like the company's previous TimeLine and Mobius pedals did with delay and modulation effects, respectively.