Who DOESN'T like the Strymon Flint?

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  1. dB

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    I had one for a while. Loved the trem...I wish they would sell just the trem in a stand alone pedal. The reverb is good enough unless you simultaneously own some other quality reverb pedals and A/B them. In my case, I was on a reverb bender at the time and owned a Wet, Context, and Supermoon. They all sounded so much better than the Flint, to me.

    Sold them all, except for the Wet.
     
  2. nkt275

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    Great pedal, love mine to bits. Especially the 80's hall, and the harmonic tremolo. Two stellar sounds right there. The spring reverb is not it's biggest strength, but then again: I've yet to find a digital spring reverb that blows me away.
     
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    Hey team, I find the Flint to be a pretty great sounding pedal. I use it in the loop of a Power Station for reverb with my Marshall bluebreaker. I use the 70's plate setting and it's GREAT reverb for a loud dirty amp run that way. I also love the harmonic tremolo, it's incredible. I have vintage Fenders with beautiful trem but that harmonic trem is really great.
    I find it a touch sterile but like other posters I have never heard a reverb pedal that sounded real to me. Some sound warmer than others but they all sound a little icey to me. The Flint was the best one I had tried so I bought it.
    My problem with mine is that it seems like the board is coming loose inside the pedal. When I plug in andunplg the jacks I feel movement, so I do expect it to break at some point.
     
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  4. saltbird

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    The 80's hall reverb is actually my least favorite while I use the spring and plate all the time. The hall has a lot of low end resonance which I imagine plenty of folks really dig, but I like keeping my low end minimal and tight especially in band settings. The spring has a mostly midsy character and the plate is best for high end shimmer

    The Flint is the one pedal I own that I can confidently say I won't ever get rid of. From my perspective it was well worth the money. I think you won't have any regrets. When last in the chain it really sounds like it's part of the amp.

    Really the only part of it I don't care for or use is the photocell tremolo. Everything else virtually sounds good at any setting.
     
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  5. guitarslinger21

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    So did I!
     
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    I had one, and thought it sounded pretty good, but I just didn't bond with it. Sold it and got a Slate V2 w/ExP and a Strymon BigSky.
     
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    One of my favorite pedals, and I always called it a keeper. Only reason it wasn't in the end is that I went all-in on a Helix.
     
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    Took me too long to get a Flint, been on my radar since it came out. I'm one for three with Strymon pedals, but Flint is the one. The trems are fantastic, and (considering I like a darker plate sound) the reverb is great also. Very fairly priced for three trems and three reverbs, saves board space, looks cool...pretty win-win across the board, for me.
     
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    Precisely the BOSS combo I have as well, and for $150 used overall they are stellar. I was on the hunt for a flint after playing a friends, but then after acquiring (and finally gigging) the RV-6, it is more versatile imho. I have not played the flint in a band context so I can't speak to it there.

    Both great options though (flint vs 2 BOSS pedals). But the the RV-6/TR-2 combo has my search over when using amps without trem/verb, hands down .
     
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    Best verbs I've ever tried in stompbox form, and I've had a few good ones. The trems are great and icing on the cake, it's extremely popular for good reason and has been for years- no hype here.
     
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    funny a lot of people say they dont like the spring reverb, yet valhalla dsp (maker of some of the finest verb plugs around) said its his favorite spring reverb in pedal format. ymmv. i love my flint, dont think ill ever want for another verb or trem. but im a simple man.
     
  13. sleejay80

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    OP here. Thanks everyone for their insight.

    Although, you guys did TERRIBLE. MISERABLE job convincing me out of it ;)

    Looks like I'm getting a belated Christmas present for myself. Thanks, guys!
     
  14. nkt275

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    That's great, mate. I think you're going to like it a lot. Cheers.
     
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    I'm a fan, and although I sold mine, I would get another if one popped up at the right price. Downsides for me were:

    - trems weren't stereo (I.e. didn't pan) which I wanted.

    - couldn't quite get the speed dialled in as I would want.

    Completely loved the the reverb though, on all settings. And the trems did sound nice. Sorry, I'm not helping am I?!

    I wouldn't agree with this, the 70s plate was about my favourite reverb with dirt out of Blue Sky, Flint and Wet.

    Interesting, I also got a Wet with EXP when I sold my Flint. I already have a Slate v1 so now I use the trem on the Wet, with the reverb (set as Wet reboot) from the Slate. I generally like this combination except for:

    1 Spring sound from Neunaber is pretty poor, and completely outshone by the Flint.

    2 I can't get it do a really choppy trem that completely cuts out the sound in the 'down' phase if you know what I mean. I think
    This is because of the way the Neunaber pedals do dry/through processing, which you don't notice in other effects.

    How do you find the trem on the Slate? Do you use it?
     
  16. Bucksears

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    Think Strymon will ever do single pedals?
    i.e. a single reverb with no favorite footswitch in a smaller package/lesser toggles? They could sell their Plate Shimmer or 80's Hall all by itself and folks would grab them up.
     
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    I don't want to like it. Does that count?

    (Yes I can't afford one..)
     
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    I don't really use trem very much. That was one of the reasons I sold the Flint. I never use the trem algo on my Slate.
     
  19. Jess 1971

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    For me the Flint was a no-brainer, as it's two effects I really like and use often but in one pedal. I wish the reverb could get a bit more extreme like on the Blue Sky, but that's not really what it's about. I feel like the Flint, especially if used in the effects loop, can give any amp the same or better quality reverb and trem that you'd find in a nice Fender. Great pedal for gigging musicians.

    That said, on my main (larger) pedalboard that I use more for recording, I have dedicated reverb (Blue Sky) and tremolo (Suhr Jack Rabbit) pedals.
     
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