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Old 01-23-2013, 08:58 AM   #1
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El Capistan or Blue Sky

Hi, okay I have the choice of buying a duo of a Strymon El Capistan with a Neunaber Wet or maybe a verbzilla or something like that OR a Strymon Blue Sky with a Memory man or any good delay like that.
Which duo would you guys suggest me?

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Old 01-23-2013, 09:25 AM   #2
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I would definitely go with the El Cap and the Neunaber - that would be an amazing combination. Plus you can add reverb with the El Cap as well. I have both those Strymon pedals, and if I had to have only one I would keep the El Cap every single time. Its amazing.
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:37 AM   #3
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But is the El Cap good for lead delay, like riffs based on the delay or just good for backing delay, like for ambiance?
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:12 AM   #4
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You can set it up for both - I personally use it for lead delay, and it sounds amazing, but I have heard it used fantastically for ambient delay. After a bit of playing around you'll figure out it can do a huge amount!
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:02 PM   #5
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El Cap and Wet
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:41 PM   #6
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Is the El Cap good with distortion or fuzz?
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:49 PM   #7
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Yep, I own one and it is amazing with everything I throw at it. Best delay I've ever heard (wouldn't have bought it otherwise, considering the price)
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:56 AM   #8
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El Capistan is a Jack of all trades (and as it seems master of many). The only delays I've played that could"handle the pressure" was Timeline and Echolution
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:49 AM   #9
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would definately go with a memory man and blue sky.

It really depends on the sounds you are after. Blue sky is an amazing verb. el cap and memory are on par quality wise just sound different. listen to some demos or if you can try them give them both a go.

or just get three great effects by getting a flint and a memory man.
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:52 AM   #10
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I don't really like my Blue Sky. Loved the El Cap I had, and loved the WET I had. Would definitely go that route, unless you need shimmer.
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:00 AM   #11
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Well, I really like the shimmer mode on the Blue sky. What I like to play is ambient music and shoegaze type of music with a fuzz and delay. So, what I heard from videos and your comments, the blue sky is real good for ambient and the El Cap goes well with fuzz. I'm still between two choices. Is the WET good for ambiance music too?
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:44 PM   #12
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Personally I significantly prefer a nice reverb over a tape echo or delay any day, a strong reason I picked up the Eventide Space was for the Shimmer mode. So blueSky over th El Cap for me.
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:37 AM   #13
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Zeta the wet is great for ambient music. Some of my friends have it and play a ton of ambient music
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:59 PM   #14
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El Cap and Wet definitely for that kind of music

The blue sky is nice sure but a wet will do the job beautifully and fit on our board much easier.

If you are really concerned about the shimmer missing the shimmer, then this:
http://proguitarshop.com/jack-devil...verberator.html

Similair to the wet, but an absolute shimmer machine
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You can download several presets for the Stereo WET, one of which adds shimmer via the delta knob. Personally, I don't really like shimmer though, and I really don't like it on the Blue Sky. Only Eventide and Fractal do it any sort of justice, and even then, it gets tiring and cliche really quickly.
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You can download several presets for the Stereo WET, one of which adds shimmer via the delta knob. Personally, I don't really like shimmer though, and I really don't like it on the Blue Sky. Only Eventide and Fractal do it any sort of justice, and even then, it gets tiring and cliche really quickly.



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Here's a link to available customizations, in case you haven't seen it.

http://www.neunabertechnology.com/gear/pedal-customizer

I like the WET much better than the Blue Sky, and regret selling mine. Only downside is the stereo is $40, but it's totally worth it both for the customizer software and the expression jack. Oh, and the stereo can't go 100% wet like the normal one. You'll always have some dry signal.
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It's pretty much good at anything.
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