Strymon BigSky Reverb Pedal

97 out of 100. Incorporating 850+ ratings and reviews.

Gearank High Notes

Strymon BigSky: Highest Rated Reverb Pedal - 2022.09

Gearank Recommended

The BigSky appeared on the very first edition of our recommended list for Reverb Pedals in October 2016 and its high ratings have kept it on that list for every subsequent edition.

In fact, no other reverb pedal has out-ranked the BigSky at any time since we first published ratings for this category in 2016.


  • Steeper learning curve
  • Bulky and heavy


  • Huge and spacious reverbs
  • 12 reverb types
  • Deep control with preset management
  • Allows for more experimental and creative use of reverb

The California-based boutique pedal builder Strymon is known for top-quality effects. And the BigSky Multidimensional Reverb is one of their most sought-after products. The high ratings that BigSky receives further establish Strymon’s dominance. From recording artists to church musicians, there is so much hype surrounding the brand. With 12 reverb types to choose from, you have a wealth of virtual space options for your guitar signal. And it gives you expanded control options for deep customization. It does all this while keeping sound quality high, much like having a premium studio rack reverb, but in pedal format. All the reverb types sound impressive to my ears. But my favorites are the Hall, Cloud, Shimmer, and Chorale. They add impressive space while maintaining a clear sound.

Rating Source Highlights

WebsiteSource*Rating Value
Sound On SoundIngmar Kiang98/100
MusicRadarMichael Brown90/100
*Displayed values are prior to the Gearank Algorithm’s adjustments it makes when evaluating the source.