Strymon Zelzah review

Purple phase, all around: Strymon puts two vintage phasers in one pedal

Strymon Zelzah
(Image: © Phil Barker/Future)

Guitar World Verdict

This is one powerful modulation pedal that can both conjure up vintage sounds and provide a way to create new ones.


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    Two great-sounding phasers in one box.

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    Voice knob goes beyond pure phasing.

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    Flexible output options.

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    Preset storage.


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    It would’ve been good to have access to at least one preset without having to plug in external equipment.

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Looking at Strymon’s previous output, there must have been plenty of guitar players wondering when the company would produce a dedicated phaser pedal. And here it is in the very purple form of the Zelzah Multidimensional Phaser.

Not just a single phaser pedal, the Zelzah offers two separately footswitchable true stereo phasers in one chassis: one a four-stage phaser, the other six-stage. These can be run individually or simultaneously with various stereo and mono output options.

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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.