Strymon Blue Sky Reverb Pedal Review

9.9

When it comes to finding a reverb pedal that has the classic spring reverb sound with creative controls like modulation and decay, this is a guitar pedal that delivers above and beyond.

$378.99
Last Amazon price update was: January 27, 2023 10:06 am
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Review by Bob Lanzetti / Guitarist, Snarky Puppy

One of the things I often look for in a pedal (and best guitar pedals) is its ability to replicate effectively whatever sound it attempts to recreate and when pushed to the extremes it performs wild and crazy things. Only one such pedal is the Strymon Blue Sky Reverberator.

Blue Sky Reverb Features:

  • Decay controls with settings for small rooms, plates and short springs as well as huge arenas, massive plates and enormous springs
  • Low and High Damp Controls for damping the reverberated signal.  
  • Pre-Delay for accurate and pleasing reverb.
  • Mix controls for balancing the analog dry signal and the wet signal.  
  • Multiple Reverb Modes
  • Normal Mode is unmodified
  • Mod Mode adds modulation
  • Shimmer Mode adds regenerative pitch shifting

I’ve been using this pedal for several years now and I don’t see it falling off my board anytime long. It can recreate classic spring reverb sounds found in ’60s Fender amps very convincingly, while also giving you the option to get an endless reverb bed, change timbres, and even change pitches with a knob twist. Perhaps not the most important pedal on my board but a favorite of mine.

The reverbs on this guitar pedal are lush and majestic.  The processing is exceptional


 

9.9 Expert Score

Stymon Reverb Pedal

One of the things I often look for in a pedal is its ability to replicate effectively whatever sound it attempts to recreate as well as perform wild and crazy things when pushed to the extremes. The Strymon Blue Sky Reverberator is just one such pedal.

For some years now I have been using this pedal and I don’t see it falling off my board anytime long. It can quite convincingly recreate classic spring reverb sounds found in ’60s Fender amps while still giving you the option to get an endless bed of reverb, change timbres, and even change pitches with a twist of a knob. Perhaps not the most important pedal on my board but one of my favorites.

Sound
9.9
Build
10
Value
9.9
PROS
  • Truly a one of a kind guitar pedal
  • Classic spring reverb sound is perfectly crafted
CONS
  • Not necessarily a stand alone guitar pedal

Price history for Strymon: blueSky (Blue Sky / reverb machine)
Latest updates:
  • $299.00 - December 6, 2022
  • $378.11 - November 29, 2022
  • $299.00 - November 26, 2022
  • $378.11 - November 23, 2022
  • $299.00 - October 30, 2022
  • $378.11 - October 28, 2022
  • $299.00 - October 21, 2022
Since: September 23, 2022
  • Highest Price: $378.11 - September 23, 2022
  • Lowest Price: $299.00 - October 7, 2022
Price history for Strymon BigSky Reverberator Effects Pedal
Latest updates:
  • $479.00 - January 17, 2023
  • $636.79 - December 6, 2022
  • $479.00 - September 29, 2022
Since: September 29, 2022
  • Highest Price: $636.79 - December 6, 2022
  • Lowest Price: $479.00 - September 29, 2022