In this review, we are going to have a look at the Strymon Blue Sky Reverb. It is a high-quality reverb effect that will add an extra dimension to your sound.
Across the years, amp producers tried to add this functionality to the amps in the form of the spring reverb or more recently the digital reverb. These effects are sometimes integrated with amps, but there are still plenty that don’t have this effect built in, so the Strymon Blue Sky might be the pedal that can give you the desired reverb sound you are looking for.
There is an abundance of reverb pedals on the market, so I guess you have to go with what you like and what you can afford. Strymon Blue Sky Reverb is a high-quality Boutique pedal, kind of like a top shelf item. The sound you can produce from this unit is awesome. It has a studio quality effect and will really turn your amp into a super reverb machine.
There is so much you can do with this unit. From plate reverb sounds, through to room and spring reverb. You can recreate almost any reverb scenario you will ever need. You can also save your favourite set up and recall it anytime by pressing the “favourite” button.
In my experience, I have noticed that in a band situation, less is better. If you have too much reverb, it may affect how your guitar sounds in the mix. Too much reverb can mask your guitar so try to find a good balance between the reverb and visibility of your instrument. You may lose some clarity if you add too much reverb to your sound. But at the end of the day, it is about you and your sound, if the sound that you hear is what you desire, go for it. Maybe you will become the next guitar innovator/influencer!
One thing to remember is that the best place to set this unit is in the loop section of your amp. It needs to be placed after the overdrive section. If you own an older amp which doesn’t have a loop feature, make sure that you balance your effect in a way that still sounds natural. You may need to turn it down