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    Strymon Sunset Dual Overdrive



    https://www.strymon.net/products/sunset/

    Anyone here have one? Like it? Three bills is a bit steep for an OD but I've had some of their stuff in the past and it was really top notch.

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    Strymon stuff is awesome, but it kills productivity. They pack so much shit into every unit there is no way you can make any kind of decision on how you actually want to use it. Strymon makes pedals for people who actually know what they use the very large prime numbers they are always so keen on discovering more of are actually used for.

    Pros of buying a Strymon unit:

    -Their pedals are really kickass

    Cons:

    -"This is too nice to step on. Also too nice to put velcro on the back of."
    -"These routing options are too intense."
    -"There is just too much here for me, I'm not worthy."
    -"This brushed aluminum enclosure makes all my other pedals look shitty"

    Also, you are going to have to spend another $50 to get their favorite switch with most of their pedals, so you can switch between two modes on the fly. It also has an out for an expression switch.

    Strymon gets an A+ for quality but an F in terms of "right tool for the right job".

    Buying a Strymon overdrive is like having to hammer in a nail, and instead of buying a hammer, you first go to school to get a PHD in hammers.

    There is never a time when a Strymon pedal is the fastest way to get from Point A to Point B. I've never even talked to a Strymon owner who had any clue what half of the knobs and switches and menus on their units actually do. You just read the features list and nod to pretend like you understand what it means.

    (directly from their product page)

    "Series, reverse series, and parallel drive circuit stacking via Config switch"

    "Ah yes, Reverse Series mode, I'm going to use that all the time"

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    I'm always calling this pedal the Sunset Overdrive, but this pedal is better than the game.

    Tried it, yeah it's good OD with plenty of options and certainly will satiate the drive gas for a long while. I liked it better than the Riverside.

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    Nice pedal with several uses. My problem would be liking enough combinations to have to constantly reach down flipping switches - I could likely set the controls for useful in-between values.
    a device this flexible should have some semi-programmable control-change-like switches.
    A MIDI capable version with just limited programs + a MIDI mapper would be quite useful.
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    But it's buggy! - It's software, dummy, it's a feature..

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    You should pick up a Plumes instead. Its only a hundo and is amazing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vansinn View Post
    My problem would be liking enough combinations to have to constantly reach down flipping switches - I could likely set the controls for useful in-between values.
    a device this flexible should have some semi-programmable control-change-like switches.
    A MIDI capable version with just limited programs + a MIDI mapper would be quite useful.
    I'm actually surprised that Strymon haven't implemented a midi capable drive pedal yet. I suppose that's something that'll happen down the line.

    Come to think of it, there aren't many Drive pedals with midi capability. There's the Elektron and the Source Audio Soundblox units. The Elektron Analog Drive Distortion was a surprise since it's pretty affordable and actually sounds really good.

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    The thing I like most about the pedal is that instead of writing "Germanium" they used the symbol from the periodic table of elements. Like people looking for ultimate Texas Blues tone know the periodic table of elements off the top of their heard.

    Although I'm offended that the "texas" mode is below it and not even capitalized.

    I demand a limited edition of this pedal where every control reads "TEXAS".

    I would even take a limited edition which pares down the controls to one giant knob that reads "TEXAS".

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