looking for a Reverb pedal.... Eventide H9 or Strymon Big Sky?

jazzyguy

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hello guys i have an Eventide H9 max which is moving from electric guitar pedalboard to my acoustic guitar pedalboard, so i will need a reverb pedal for my electric guitar pedalboard and i don't know if buy another Eventide H9 core and pass to the pedal all the presets from my H9 max or to get the Strymon Big sky; in the past i had the Strymon blue sky but for some reason it didn't feel right and i didn't know the reason why i couldn't get the sound i was looking for. in the other hand ive been listening videos of the big sky and sound great and has so many options,and reading about the big sky great things; unfortunately and ca not try a big sky in town.

which reverb pedal should i buy??? o_O
 

Imperial_Tone

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I personally run both. I use the BigSky more, but some presets on the H9 are more fitted to achieve different sounds. Imo, I would just get a Core (if you like the verb sounds you already have with the Max). The BigSky is great as a stand alone pedal, but most often then not I rarely use more than 8 different verb algos.
 

Squatch57

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I recently bought a Big Sky to go with my Timefactor but if I had an H9 max I'd look for a deal on a Core for value
 

cbm

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Where there's overlap, I like the Eventide verbs better than the BigSky verbs. They each do things the other can't in the verb category, and of course an H9 has all those non-verb algorithms. My "vote" = H9.
 

tremolo3

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If you already have an H9 Max, then getting a Core is what I would do. But I'm probably biased since I've had both and BigSky was pretty meh compared to Eventide's reverbs.
 

TheoDog

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You are familiar with the H9 tones and already own all the algorithms. I say get the H9 Core.

The wireless/Bluetooth management is so far above the Strymons in my opinion. Plus, smaller, on board Tuner.
 

jazzyguy

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You are familiar with the H9 tones and already own all the algorithms. I say get the H9 Core.

The wireless/Bluetooth management is so far above the Strymons in my opinion. Plus, smaller, on board Tuner.
yeah i like about the Eventide H9 that has a tunner and the wireless/bluetooth option to modified the settings on the fly
 

earwax

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I have an H9 max and had Big Sky for a couple of years as well. Recently sold the Big Sky and replaced it with a Flint because I sometimes I want to use the H9 into a reverb. I don't really miss the Big Sky too much. Loved the cloud algorithm but you can find some great modulated reverbs on the H9 as well and I find the Eventide to be more useful given all of the things it can do well.
 

jazzyguy

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If you just need one reverb sound at a time or even one per show then IMO the H9 and bigsky are extremely overkill. Grab a digitech polara or Boss RV-6 and be done.
the Boss RV-6 is one pedal that i had in mind, some said that its an excellent reverb pedal
 

CaptainAwesome

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Given a straight-up choice between the Eventide Space and Strymon Big Sky, I'd take the Space. Because you have an H9 Max, the Core is a great option that is cheaper than the Space and Big Sky, so that makes this a win-win regarding cost and sound.
 

TheoDog

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With a core/max, you get a Reverb. But there is looper, delays, chorus, just so many options beyond the Big Sky choices. Reverse Reverb.
 
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With a core/max, you get a Reverb. But there is looper, delays, chorus, just so many options beyond the Big Sky choices. Reverse Reverb.
Just for clarity's sake, BigSky does have Reverse Reverb (with 3 sub-modes) with the NonLinear algorithm.

To the OP, I can't comment on the H9 but I would say to the OP that the BigSky has quite a few different sounds than the BlueSky. I wouldn't be dissuaded from the BigSky solely because of the BlueSky sounds.
 

TheoDog

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I agree with @ThinPaperWings about the idea the Big Sky has tones that are beyond the Blue Sky. Also, some sounds in the Big Sky just can't be made with the H9/Space, but the inverse is also true.

Reverse Reverb is pretty darn neat. One of my faves these days.
 




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