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If you can only choose a Strymon Big Sky or Mobius, which one ?

lhama

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Mobius. The autoswell, vibe, phaser and vintage trem are very usefull, and having that in one package is more usefull, than having a 300 patch reverb rumble. If I was doing straight ambient, thenI would reconsider.

...but it is really apples and oranges.
 

rck

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No sir they are not very very close cousins (I'm from Arkansas, I should know the definition).

The Mobius is a super duper MODULATION pedal with many, many "machines", e.g. Swell, Formant, Flanger, etc..etc..

The BigSky is a super duper REVERB pedal with a gazilliontrillion REVERB "machines".

I can say that the Mobius is the best purchase I made in several years...but that's b/c I needed a super duper MODULATION pedal to cover a ton of my MODULATION needs.

I don't need a super duper REVERB pedal ala The BigSky...I think...so I say---->Mobius!
 

parkhill

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Jeez guys thanks for making it easy...not...lol

Am I to understand they are very very close cousins if you will.....
Depends what you mean by cousin I guess. They're both made by the same company obviously. They aren't designed to cover similar needs at all though. They're completely different in that regard. Have you had a chance to watch demos on the strymon website?
 

lightningblues427

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No sir they are not very very close cousins (I'm from Arkansas, I should know the definition).

The Mobius is a super duper MODULATION pedal with many, many "machines", e.g. Swell, Formant, Flanger, etc..etc..

The BigSky is a super duper REVERB pedal with a gazilliontrillion REVERB "machines".

I can say that the Mobius is the best purchase I made in several years...but that's b/c I needed a super duper MODULATION pedal to cover a ton of my MODULATION needs.

I don't need a super duper REVERB pedal ala The BigSky...I think...so I say---->Mobius!
Thanks man, very compelling argument there....
 

Empros

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Mobius for me. I don't need tons of reverb patches because I use a very simple, basic reverb sound. I don't do the ambient thing. Mobius has tons of cool sounds I could use for little one-offs in songs.
 

Jumi

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Big Sky. The Mobius doesn't sound really good (well, most of its modulations)
 

S. F. Sorrow

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Mobius. There is a lotta stuff in there. Like scores of pedals. More versatile than a Big Sky.
The flanger alone has 3 different classic models PLUS tape flanging.
Sure beats dragging a Leslie around too.
 

warren3333

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Big Sky. Full stop.

One of the most amazing, creatuve pedals i've ever encountered. Don't call it a REVERB pedal....

Think of it as the creater of a hundred colourful shades...
 

rck

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"Thanks man, very compelling argument there...."

Sorry, a little over the top there with my reply.

big Mobius fan here though
 

dirk_benedict

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100 flavors of Reverb can be a lot of fun to mess around with when you have control over the dynamics of the situation (either of the physical space or the players you are playing with, or both). As soon as you get to play in a room with any natural reverberation and at any volume whatsoever, the nuances between reverbs tend to get washed out real quick.

That said, I've never played a Big Sky, but I have a Mobius on one of my gigging boards and I've been very pleased. I use about 25% of it's potential, but like knowing that almost any modulation sound I can tweak up is there if I want it.
 

lightningblues427

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"Thanks man, very compelling argument there...."

Sorry, a little over the top there with my reply.

big Mobius fan here though

Not at all , I thought your reply was very convincing and I think its an accurate description, much appreciated.
 

warren3333

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100 flavors of Reverb can be a lot of fun to mess around with when you have control over the dynamics of the situation (either of the physical space or the players you are playing with, or both). As soon as you get to play in a room with any natural reverberation and at any volume whatsoever, the nuances between reverbs tend to get washed out real quick.

That said, I've never played a Big Sky, but I have a Mobius on one of my gigging boards and I've been very pleased. I use about 25% of it's potential, but like knowing that almost any modulation sound I can tweak up is there if I want it.
Yep, I agree Normally...

The Big Sky is the first pedal that has reverb that 'cuts' through the mix. Not all of the settings are true 'reverb'... Eg.) the swells. And, I'm not much of tweaker. The Big Sky worked straight out of the box...

Actually, for my live performances, I find modulation more difficult to integrate into a band setting.

But as ever, ymmv...
 

paulomatos

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Mobius all the way.

The greatest part of it is that everything is there. Our taste is constantly changing, so you may not like a certain modulation now, but then you listen to a beautiful guitar tone using that effect, and by the time you realize that you actually have the effect on your board is awesome.

That's exactly what happened to me, now I love phaser.
 






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