Strymon Iridium review

Get the sound of an amp in a room for your pedalboard with Strymon's take on amp modeling

Strymon Iridium review
(Image: © Future / Phil Barker)

Guitar World Verdict

Strymon serves up three classic amp models plus cabinet simulation in a compact, easy-to-use format that's a potential game-changer for gigging and recording.


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    Pedalboard-friendly form factor.

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    Three classic amp sounds expertly rendered.

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    Choice of highly realistic cabinets.

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    IR loading.

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    MIDI control.

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    Onboard Favorite preset.


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    Needs a high-current (500mA) supply.

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Strymon’s Iridium is an amp and cab modeler with added room reverb, designed to deliver the sound of an amp through a cab in a room.

While it can be an integral part of your pedalboard, its role is to be connected directly to a PA for live use or to recording equipment. It also has a headphone output so you can use it for silent practice.

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Trevor Curwen

Trevor Curwen has played guitar for several decades – he's also mimed it on the UK's Top of the Pops. Much of his working life, though, has been spent behind the mixing desk, during which time he has built up a solid collection of the guitars, amps and pedals needed to cover just about any studio session. He writes pedal reviews for Guitarist and has contributed to Total Guitar, MusicRadar and Future Music among others.