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Old 10-28-2012, 06:24 AM   #1
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Waiting for more news on this one. heard it will be out on Nov/Dec

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Old 10-28-2012, 06:30 AM   #2
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Re: Strymon Mobius

they have to wait until i have enough money to buy it.
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:33 AM   #3
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Re: Strymon Mobius

I was gassing for a flint, but now I'm passing out and waiting on how good this will be.
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:39 AM   #4
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Re: Strymon Mobius

the flint is an awesome pedal. I'd use mine alongside the mobius
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It looks promising, doesn't it? Merry Christmas!

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Old 10-29-2012, 01:28 AM   #6
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Re: Strymon Mobius

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they have to wait until i have enough money to buy it.
Maybe they'll give some away--and I'll win one...

(Well I did win a Strymon Brigadier on another site a while back--and I love it. But this pedal will sell for more than that one.)


I would love to try one out.
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:40 AM   #7
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Re: Strymon Mobius

Yeah I'm guessing this will be in the Timeline price-point. Has there been any indication yet?

But again, I don't see myself getting it. I can't fathom only being able to use one of the effects at a time.. Unless you can stack them.
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Re: Strymon Mobius

Looks like it'll be out December 4th or January 24th.
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:45 PM   #9
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Re: Strymon Mobius

Pre-orders already available at my local.
$495. The Timeline is $475.
I guess this will come down in price after the initial couple of batches.

I don't think I'll be going that direction... For now
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Pre-orders already available at my local.
$495. The Timeline is $475.
I guess this will come down in price after the initial couple of batches.

I don't think I'll be going that direction... For now
That's why I want to win one...
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Re: Strymon Mobius

Initial impressions are very favourable (Strymon website). I will need to look into it in greater depth, but I think I can safely say one will be winging its way to me in the near future.

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Old 12-01-2012, 09:06 AM   #12
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Re: Strymon Mobius

There are tons of demo vids at this link

I think they reached a bit too far on this one. I'd rather have fewer (and more useful) efx that are executed better than the tool box of mods and cryptic display they wound up with. The flanger in particular was a bit disappointing in the vid as it lacked that real TZF sputter.
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Re: Strymon Mobius

Counterpoint: Strymon gathered a bunch of effects that I'd like to have for occasional use -- but couldn't justify the price and board space for individually -- and put them all into a small, reasonably priced box. I agree that it can't be all things to all people, but one might break even if it adequately replaces two or three other boxes. While I'm not committed to the Mobius, I could fund it by selling four pedals that it would replace and have extra cash and modulation capabilities as a result.
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The flanger in particular was a bit disappointing in the vid as it lacked that real TZF sputter.
We'll all probably put the Mobius under the microscope when it comes to our favorite modulation effects and that's reasonable. I doubt that the Mobius will do Leslie as well as my Rotosphere. OTOH, the Rotosphere is a large PITA and not fundamental to what I do (but I'm still a bit picky). It will be interesting to determine where the tipping point is.

I'm no flanger connoisseur. I actually dislike it, and TZF sputter is the worst (to me) -- but the Mobius actually makes some sounds I like. I also detest pitch warble (maybe from growing up on vinyl), but that just means that I don't use some chorus and vibe settings. That leaves dozens of other useful sounds in the Mobius.

In summary, I think that the Mobius will be a mixed bag for a lot of folks. We each need to determine if it does enough good things to justify the price and board space. Many likely will need to augment it with standalone versions of critical pieces that do the job better for them. Strymon might just sell a gazillion of these, though.
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Re: Strymon Mobius

i've still not heard if their rotary has a mix control, dammit.

it's like they don't WANT my money...
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i've still not heard if their rotary has a mix control, dammit.

it's like they don't WANT my money...
Dunno, hope so. There's the horn level, but that's probably for balance. There also are two assignable parameters, and ideally 'mix' could be assigned to one. It would be cool if 'mix' could be assigned to the expression pedal. If neither of those options are available, it actually makes the Mobius's rotary less useful than in a single effect. I put my Rotosphere in a parallel looper, but that's not the right solution for the Mobius.
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Dunno, hope so. There's the horn level, but that's probably for balance. There also are two assignable parameters, and ideally 'mix' could be assigned to one. It would be cool if 'mix' could be assigned to the expression pedal. If neither of those options are available, it actually makes the Mobius's rotary less useful than in a single effect. I put my Rotosphere in a parallel looper, but that's not the right solution for the Mobius.
random person on the facebook page says the level knob is a wet dry mix, so we can only hope i guess. honestly though, the rest of it sounds so good i'd consider selling a guitar to get the damn thing anyway
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Re: Strymon Mobius

and keep my RT20 and the BF-2, i mean.
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random person on the facebook page says the level knob is a wet dry mix, so we can only hope i guess. honestly though, the rest of it sounds so good i'd consider selling a guitar to get the damn thing anyway
Fingers crossed. I could finance 2/3 of the Mobius by selling my Rotosphere. I should be able to get enough from my phaser, chorus, and trem to buy one outright. I'd also free up space about the size of a Pt Jr., except for wanting to add an expression pedal.
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Fingers crossed. I could finance 2/3 of the Mobius by selling my Rotosphere. I should be able to get enough from my phaser, chorus, and trem to buy one outright. I'd also free up space about the size of a Pt Jr.
yeah, mine'll hopefully go where my RT20 currently lives. i run both my mod pedals in the same loop anyway, so i'm REALLY excited about this pedal, despite the cost
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The price seems more than reasonable for all it does. What remains to be heard is how well it actually does things, along with how fiddly it is operationally.
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Re: Strymon Mobius

So I hardly used my Chorus at yesterday's jam (not that I can overly hear when it's on) and the EQ pedal was off a good deal of the time... And thus I was typically only using the Phaser and Rotovibe.. So I could take the phaser, chorus and EQ off my board, and just so happen to have enough room for a Mobius.......

Hmm..

I wonder, though, if it'll end up like the Timeline and I would just skip between a couple of presets?

I really need to start experimenting with the Timeline more...
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Re: Strymon Mobius

I just heard back from Matt at Disaster Area Amps. I emailed to ask if my DMC-4 will be able to be firmwared to work with the new Mobius.

"The answer is yes, of course! As soon as we know what we can do with the Mobius we'll make all the old pedals work with it!
We'll announce anything we know on Facebook and our site."
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So yeah, anyone with one of his boxes will be able to use it with the Mobius, if you so desire.

Which has mean contemplating things I didn't think I'd contemplate....
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Re: Strymon Mobius

as soon as i heard that megaphone setting like 2 song ideas popped up in my head. Now I need one for them D:
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Re: Strymon Mobius

Lots of non-standard tunings going on in those demos.
Definitely helps make things sound more unique.

The Rotary setting made me go "Wow!".
Is that effectively the same system as the Lex? Can you get the drive sounds and all that with the Lex?

Kind of reminds me of my Rotovibe, but different at the same time. Niiiice.

Some of the other sounds are well gimmicky.. Chorus is nice though.
Hmm..
I dunno.

I'm still stuck on the one at a time thing. I reckon that'd drive me nuts.
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The rotary appears trimmed down from the Lex. The slow rotary speed was not impressive, and this is where most rotary sims fail. I'd like something more rig-friendly than my Rotosphere, and willing to consider trade-offs. The Lex doesn't do it for me, but the Mobius adds quantity and diversity to the equation.
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Re: Strymon Mobius

So I have not followed the Mobius threads at all but, like a bug to a blue light, I ordered it when the preorder message showed up in my email!! I knew it was a multi-modulation effect but now that I am actually watching videos and looking at specs...WOW!!! The absolute coolest thing is the "Pre/Post" feature! The ability to run before or after dirt is AWESOME!!! Looking forward to it and having phase back on my board!!
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Hmm.. I wonder if the Rotary setting with an expression pedal set to Speed could replace the (flaky, old) RotoVibe on my board..
From the demos I listened to, it sounded pretty freakin' cool.

But then, I use the Rotovibe and Phaser together a lot..

ARGH!!!
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i use a pedal switching system, and am having an absolute NIGHTMARE trying to work out if i can implement the pre/post feature with my setup...
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