Strymon teases new pedal - could it be the successor to the BigSky?

Strymon new pedal teaser
(Image credit: Strymon/Twitter)

Strymon, ever masters of the social media stompbox tease, is hinting towards a new release on Thursday, September 17 – and all signs point towards a reverb pedal.

First, the company shared an image of a starry sky – as you’ll recall, Strymon’s superlative reverb pedals, the BigSky and BlueSky, both feature ‘sky’ in the name, grinding the rumor mill in that particular direction. Other theories point towards a space theme. Which, to us, also indicates reverb.

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This was followed by a shot of the new pedal’s enclosure, which looks to be distinctly BigSky-proportioned, with a quintet of jacks (inputs, outputs, expression, perhaps?). This was followed by a shot of the new pedal’s many, many LEDs.

The BigSky created something of a template for the reverb pedals that followed, so we’re intrigued to see what Strymon bring to the table this time. It could, perhaps, adopt a more vintage-voiced approach, as the Volante did for delay, when compared with the similarly proportioned TimeLine.

Of course, we could be completely and utterly wrong on all counts. We’ll find out when Strymon announces the new pedal on Facebook (opens in new tab) Live at 8pm PT on September 17.

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Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar (opens in new tab), Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as the best part of 20 years performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe (opens in new tab).