Strymon Mobius

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  1. panchai

    panchai Senior Member

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    Waiting for more news on this one. heard it will be out on Nov/Dec

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    they have to wait until i have enough money to buy it. :D
     
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  3. panchai

    panchai Senior Member

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    I was gassing for a flint, but now I'm passing out and waiting on how good this will be.
     
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    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!

    RichBrew
     
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  6. zontar

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    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.
     
  7. Tevilspek

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    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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    Looks like it'll be out December 4th or January 24th.
     
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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 ;)
     
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    That's why I want to win one...
     
  11. RichBrew

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    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.

    RichBrew
     
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    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.
     
  13. StandingWave

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    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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  14. StandingWave

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    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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    well I'm screwed

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fO4qp5SUD3U&feature=g-all]Strymon Mobius - Destroyer Machine audio demo - YouTube[/ame]
     
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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... :D
     
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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.
     
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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
     
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    and keep my RT20 and the BF-2, i mean.
     
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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., except for wanting to add an expression pedal.
     
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