Strymon blueSky Reverberator Pedal (Discontinued)

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GEARANK
97 out of 100. Incorporating 950+ ratings and reviews.
$299.00
Strymon

Gearank High Notes

Cons

  • A bit pricey for its feature set
  • Bulky and heavy

Pros

  • Expansive echoes via shimmer mode
  • Three reverb types
  • Premium build quality
  • Great for use with clean tone

The Strymon blueSky pedal is the smaller and more affordable sibling of the popular Bigsky. And like its big brother, it is doing very well in the market with its highly tweakable and expansive reverb effects.

Speaking of tweakable, it features three modes, plate, room, and spring. And it has a variety of controls for personalizing your reverb sound. It has high and low damping, dry/wet mix, decay, pre delay, mix, and dedicated switches for modes and reverb type.

What makes the Strymon blueSky special though is its mode switch. This lets you add modulation or shimmer to the echoes. And this in turn makes the resulting sound larger than life. And it does so without compromising clarity and sonic integrity. It sounds great when used with clean tone, but it adds a bit of mud when used on an overdriven signal. The Shimmer mode emphasizes the highs of the sonic reflections, which results in expansive echoes.

While it does sound good, the features it provides are still limited given its price tag. It’s also quite bulky for a reverb pedal with three modes. Still, it’s hard to deny its premium build quality, everything about it feels solid.

If price and space are not an issue, then the Strymon blueSky’s boutique quality sound is definitely worth taking a closer look.

Specifications

  • Three Reverb Types: Plate, Hall, Spring
  • Controls: Decay, Pre-Delay, Mix, High Damping, Low Damping, Mode (Norm/Mod/ Shimmer) switch and Type (Room/Plate/Spring) switch
  • Input: Stereo (2 x 1/4″)
  • Output: Stereo (2 x 1/4″)
  • Power: 9V DC 250mA power supply
  • Bypass Type: True Bypass
  • Other: SHARC DSP
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 4″ x 4.5″
  • Weight: 1.19 lbs

Gearank Recommended

The blueSky Reverberator first appeared on our recommended list for Reverb Pedals in October 2018 and its high ratings have kept it on that list for every subsequent edition.

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YouTube Devan Bishop 94/100
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