Got an H9 Max... Thinking of Selling all my Strymon

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  1. MarkF786

    MarkF786 Member

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    Before Strymon came along, I owned all the Eventide Factor pedals (and a Space). But I preferred the Strymon sound, and over time replaced all my Eventide pedals with Strymon pedals (Timeline, Mobius, Big Sky). Recently, I bought an H9 Max, thinking it would supplement my Strymon pedals, but I'm finding now I mostly just use my H9. I typically only use one mod/delay/reverb effect at a time, and it' much easier using one H9 than three Strymon pedals. Though I think Strymon has better algorithms for many effects, I'm feeling the H9 is good enough.

    So now I'm thinking of selling my Strymon pedals, maybe buying a used H9 Core for the rare occasions I want to use two effects. I'd love if someday Strymon came out with something like the H9, combining all their algorithms into one pedal; I'd buy it in a second.

    Has anyone else been down this path? Any regrets? Maybe I'm just in the H9 honeymoon phase.
     
  2. Sean413

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    I've been thinking about doing the sammme thing only mine would only be replacing a bigsky I'm just not sure if I gonna miss the 3 instant presets, the cab sim ,and the chorale setting... I'm still up I'm the air :dunno
     
  3. cbm

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    I sold my Big Sky and got a second H9 and a Neunaber Slate. Really good decision for my purposes.
     
  4. thiscalltoarms

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    Keeping my TL and BigSky with my H9. I ditched the Möbius before I got the H9, but I can say I prefer the H9 over the möbius by a large margin. The ability to have a Delay (Timeline), a reverb (BigSky), and a modulation or second delay or second reverb (H9), makes my rig as versatile as I can imagine.
     
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    That's an interesting idea. Do you find the mod aspect of the H9 better than the Möbius? or do you just like having all the H9 algorithms plus mod?
     
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    I had the Strmon "big 3" and ditched them to go H9 a year ago and I've been very happy with the results. I greatly prefer the mods and reverb on the H9 to the Mobius and BigSky, but there are things I miss about the Timeline. Overall the delays are better on the H9 though and the option for dual delays is what drove me to go H9 in the first place.
     
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    I've tried both and I really like the sounds of the H9. The Strymon pedals sounded nice but I just preferred the layout and sounds of the H9 better. Also I found being able to change settings with my ipad easy and amazing. I really find less is indeed more. Because I sing I don't have time live to be switching things off and on constantly and the average Joe in a bar isn't really going give two hoots about going from one effect to another anyway. As long as I am happy and it sounds good that's all I need.
     
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    i wanted to do the same and then i realized i did not have any Strymon pedals.
     
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    Better? Not really. I still give the Strymon the edge by a little, but I use modulation infrequent enough that I don't mind, and having Pitchfactor algos, plus the H9s delays and verbs really does allow for a ton of different ambient options. One thing I will say is that I mess around with the H9 setting much more than the Timeline. I have about 20 Timeline patches that I've been using since 2011 basically, and I've cooked up new ones, but rarely end up using them. Conversely, I am always tweaking the H9 and making new sounds at home with my iPad, but I don't rely on it to do any of my core Timeline or BigSky sounds.

    It's a blast, a great sounding rig, and really lets me focus on ambience.
     
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    Yeah I'm rocking a Timeline and 2 - H9s. I find that to be the sweet spot for me. I still use the delays on the H9 frequently. I just like having that subtle Strymon flavor on my base delays. Plus I don't use a looper enough to want a dedicated pedal for it but when I do use a looper - I like having the 30 seconds the Timeline gives me (vs 12 seconds or whatever on the H9).

    I run my Timeline in the middle of an H9 sandwich in my signal chain. It's really cool going pitch effect into delay into reverb or reverb into delay into reverb or delay into delay into delay...The possibilities are almost endless.
     
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    Was on the same boat. Thinking of selling the timeline and mobius and keeping the H9. Buying a couple of modulation pedals and a delay. But I realized it was not cost effective and having a Disaster Area DMC 8D makes it easier to store patches and with a single button my I can have my timeline, mobius and H9 engage at the same time.
     
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    Does the H9 have a pitch vibrato setting?
     
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    Yes, there is a Vibrato algorithm available.
     
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    an H9 and a Neunaber Slate sound like a great idea!
     
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    Just got my H9 for Christmas and I'm seriously blown away. It's all I need! Everything is covered by this unit and I can recall any sound I want in a snap. Right now I just use it for Reverb and Chorus, but I intend to get delay on there eventually. It's that good. I run it with my Memory Lane Jr and Neunaber stereo Wet. Loving the results!

    Preferred the H9 to everything Strymon by a fair margin. I preferred the way the Eventides sound.
     
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    Recently got an H9 MAX and am really impressed with its versatility and sounds. I've got one more space on my board and am considering either an H9 CORE or a Strymon Timeline, maybe even a Bigsky. Never owned a Strymon, but am intrigued by the idea of having a different set of delays or verbs on my board. Still, the H9 is just so damn functional and easy to navigate with an iPad. May make sense to just get a second H9 and be done with it.

    Interested to hear others who have both the H9 and Strymon, or those who sold off their Strymon pedals for the H9.
     
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    I just recently got an H9..maxed it out.

    I can't seem to nail that sound I get from my El Capistan, so it's still on my board....for every other delay sound on the planet, I think the H9 wins.

    I think it's the tape wrinkle control on the El Cap that does it.
     
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    I would think that the benefits of having individual pedals (ie if one fails you've got another awesome pedal that can somewhat cover it)
     
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    3 H9s...love it. No need for the Strymon Holy Trinity.
     
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    Sold my El Cap and just bought a second H9 (Max this time). I just prefer the H9 sound and versatility. 2 H9s and a TC X4 sandwiched between the two should give me just about everything I need.
     
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