Yesterday I posted about the Strymon blueSky Reverberator, and this morning I came across this interesting shimmer shootout, where tubescreamer (andrew stephen othling) compared the Strymon blueSky, Empress Superdelay and Line 6 Verbzilla. This shootout was only comparing the “shimmer” effect where it almost sounds like there is a keyboard behind what you’re playing. Very atmospheric and something that could be used to create some pretty interesting sound-scapes.
I didn’t think this was a fair comparison with the Empress Superdelay. I mean the Empress is an amazing pedal, but I don’t think it was pulling off the shimmer like the Verbzilla or Strymon. I think a Eventide might have been good to fill that slot. Overall, I still think the Strymon came out on top between the three. What do you think? Let me know by posting a comment below.
Pedals featured in the video: