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Strymon Flint V2 Tremolo & Reverb

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Flint V2 Tremolo & Reverb effects pedal

A Perfect Gentleman

The magical combination of tremolo and reverb is the earliest example of a perfect guitar effectsmarriage. First pioneered within historic amplifiers of the 1960s, this harmonious coexistencehas made its way onto countless records and performances from early surf, swampy bayoublues, spaghetti westerns and film noir soundtracks, to modern day indie rock. As music movesforward, guitarists continue rediscovering the inspiration provided by this perfect pair.

Flint is a studio-class effects pedal that delivers this classic combination. We carefully studiedour favorite classic tremolo and reverb circuits, examined the sonic complexities and faithfullyaccounted for every detail in our hand-crafted algorithms. Flint is essentially two pedals in one,with tremolo on one half and reverb on the other.

From A Classic Era

Flint gives you the pulsating, soothingly hypnotic effects pioneered in vintage amplifier tremolocircuits, along with three classic and completely unique reverb algorithms. On the tremolo sideof the pedal you can choose between the sonically complex 61 Harmonic Tremolo, the swampyand sultry 63 Power Tube Tremolo, and the sharp and balanced 65 Photocell Tremolo. On the reverb side you can select the classic 60s Spring Tank Reverb, the inventive 70s ElectronicPlate Reverb, or the nostalgic 80s Hall Rack Reverb.With nine parameters to tweak, you get extensive control over the tremolo and reverbcharacteristics. Go from splashy, pulsing twang, to throbbing, swampy blues, all the way toambient, trembling, and serene reverberated pads. Couple that with true bypass, and apremium quality analog front end and output section, and you have the history of tremolo andreverb in a pedalboard friendly format.

Vintage Sound, New Features

Our second generation Flint gives you the same gorgeous tremolo and reverb sounds from ouroriginal and adds significant new features, incorporating technological advancements, hardwareimprovements and design enhancements to give you additional flexibility, power, and ease ofuse on stage and in the studio.

Extended Control - Love slow tremolo The Speed knob range has been expanded toslow the tremolo down to nearly 1Hz at its minimum setting. On the reverb side,pre-delay time is now adjustable.

MIDI - Full MIDI implementation means you can control just about every switch, knob,and setting remotely by sending MIDI commands from your controller or DAW via ElFlints EXP/MIDI jack or USB-C connection. Tremolo speed can be synchronized viaMIDI Clock Sync, and the sync setting can be saved for each preset. 300 MIDI presetlocations are available for loading and saving your favorite settings.

Hardware Improvements - A premium analog JFET input circuit ensures superbresponsiveness to your playing, and you can select mono or stereo input with the flick ofa rear panel switch. All this, plus a new ARM DSP chip provides more processing powerfor every sonic nuance, with less energy consumption on your pedalboard.

Sound Design

61 Harmonic Tremolo

The 61 Harmonic Tremolo is somewhat rare due to its very short period of availability in tubeamplifiers in the early 1960s. It gets its signature sound through a dual-band filtering effect thatalternately emphasizes low and high frequencies. The end result is a soothing pulse that hasshades of a mild phaser effect combined with tremolo, due to the nature of the frequency bandsthat are alternated.

63 Tube Tremolo

The 63 Power Tube Tremolo utilized the LFO signal to directly influence the power tube bias ofthe amplifiers push-pull output stage. The power tubes are biased into lower and higher idlecurrents, creating the fluctuating gain that produces the tremolo effect. The effects of crossoverdistortion at low tremolo volumes, increased power tube harmonic distortion at maximum tremolo volumes, as well as the influence of power-supply sag, all add up to the boggy and dirtynature of this tremolo circuit.

65 Photocell Tremolo

The 65 Photocell Tremolo is a faithful recreation of the classic photo-trem circuits found inmid-1960s American amplifiers. Those classic circuits used a light-dependent resistor (LDR) toattenuate the input signal, coupled with a miniature neon bulb that is connected to the LFO. Asthe LFO oscillates, the bulb gets brighter and dimmer which in turn varies the resistance of theLDR. The varying resistance works with other circuit impedances to change the signal level,which produces a characteristically hard sounding tremolo that moves between two levels,reminiscent of a square wave.

60s Spring Tank Reverb

'60s Spring Tank - The 60s Spring Tank Reverb is our faithful recreation of the full-sizetwo-spring tank that was commonly used in vintage amps. The two-spring tank uses springsegments of differing delay times, which adds to the complexity of the reverberated sound.Contributing greatly to the sound are the input and output tube circuits which convert theelectrical guitar signal into a mechanical signal and then back to an electrical signal.

70s Electronic Plate Reverb

The 70s Electronic Plate Reverb pays homage to one of the earliest digital reverbs evercreated. The astounding hardware-based algorithm used multiple delay-lines configured inparallel, with each delay featuring multiple output taps and filtered feedback paths. The result isa rich, smooth reverb with a very quick build-up in density due to the summation of the manyparallel output taps.

80s Hall Rack Reverb

The 80s Hall Rack Reverb is our rendition of the now-nostalgic digital microprocessor rackreverbs from the late 80s. The limited processing power of the day led to the implementation ofefficient regenerative series loops of all-pass filters, delays, and low-pass filters. Modulatingdelay lines were used to increase the reverb density and add warmth. This reverb provides thesignature sound of distinctive early reflections followed by the slowly-building density of the latereverberation.

Effect Order

Want to run your reverb intro tremolo like your favorite vintage tube amps did Or do you prefermodulation before reverb for a cleaner, modern tone Flint gives you options for both with anEffect Order secondary function that lets you choose exactly how you want your reverb andtremolo routed for ultimate tonal control. This setting is accessible as a Live Edit secondaryfunction and is savable per-preset.


Pre-Delay controls the delay time before the reverberated signal appears, and is now accessibleas a Live Edit secondary function, savable per-preset.


Our new generation of Flint features full MIDI implementation, allowing you to control just aboutevery switch, knob, and setting remotely by sending MIDI commands from your controller orDAW via Flints EXP/MIDI jack or USB-C connection. Tremolo speed can be synchronized viaMIDI Clock Sync, and the sync setting can be saved for each preset. 300 MIDI preset locationsare available for loading and saving your favorite settings.

Remotely bypass or engage the pedal, sync tremolo speed changes along with your tracks,
automate knob adjustments, recall unique presets for each song on your setlist the
possibilities with MIDI are limitless.

True & Buffered Bypass

Flint lets you choose electromechanical relay switched true bypass for a 100% untouched,unprocessed signal when the pedal is bypassed (this is the default setting), or you can opt forour premium quality buffered bypass that conditions your signal to preserve its integrity bypreventing the high end roll-off that can happen due to longer cable runs.

JFET Input

Uncompromised dynamics and feel. Exceptional touch sensitivity and responsiveness. Flintfeels just as good as it sounds, thanks to a high impedance ultra-low noise discrete Class AJFET preamp input.

Stereo In & Out

No need to make compromises when it comes to signal routing or pedal placement Flintfeatures full stereo in/out capabilities.

A single TRS input jack allows Flint to keep its compact form factor while giving you the optionto use a stereo input signal. A dedicated rear panel Input switch allows you to easily set Flint foroperation with a stereo (TRS) or mono (standard TS) input source. Low impedance dual TSoutput jacks let you use Flint as a stereo effect.

Line/Instrument Level

Pedals arent just for guitarists. Flints adjustable input signal level makes it a versatile tool forendless applications from the studio to the stage.By setting Flint to line level input mode, you get 10dB of added headroom, allowing you to useFlint with bass guitars with active pickups, synthesizers, keyboards, effects loops, and more.


We all need a lift every once in a while. Flint features two dedicated +/-3dB boost/cut secondaryfunctions, one for each side of Flint. This lets you add a little extra oomph when needed, or todial things back a bit. The tremolo boost/cut ensures you can get the level you want with anytremolo depth and speed settings. The reverb boost/cut is useful for setting a solo boost whenengaging the verb, or reducing level when using huge ambient pads.

Powerful New ARM Processor

Significant developments in mobile phones and computers have led to an evolution intechnology that now allows our pedals to perform more simultaneous processes with less powerdraw than ever before. That means more processing power for every sonic nuance with lesspower consumption on your pedal board.

Controls & Routing

Switches between three tremolo types:

61 harm: harmonic band filtering that alternates low and high frequencies for a hypnotic effect

63 tube: a smooth volume pulsing created by modulating the bias point of the output tubes

65 photo: a sharper-edged volume effect achieved by using a photocell and light-dependentresistor

Controls the intensity or depth of the tremolo effect.

Adjusts the tremolo LFO frequency from slow to fast.

Engages the TREMOLO. A red LED indicates the effect is engaged.

Engages the REVERB. A red LED indicates the effect is engaged.

Switches between three reverb types:

60s: full-size two-spring tank typical of those found on vintage guitar amps

70s: electronic plate that uses multi-tap parallel delay lines with filtered feedback paths

80s: studio digital microprocessor rack hall reverb with modulating delay lines

Controls the reverb wet mix from 100% dry at minimum to 100% wet with no dry signal atmaximum. Set to 3 oclock for 50/50 dry/ wet mix.

Varies the reverb time. The 70s and 80s verbs approach infinite decay at maximum.

Varies the reverb tone from darker at low settings, to brighter at higher settings.

mono: Use with a mono input signal. Output is stereo.

stereo: Use with a stereo input signal. Output is stereo.

High impedance, ultra low-noise, discrete Class A JFET preamp input. TRS adapter cablerequired for stereo input signal.

Low impedance stereo audio signal outputs. Use OUT L for mono output.

Multifunction communication jack for external control of Flints features and functions. Use astandard TRS expression pedal for continuous control over the knobs of the pedal (defaultsetting). See complete User Manual for details about configuring for MIDI communication oraccessories such as Strymon Conduit, MultiSwitch Plus, and MiniSwitch.

Computer connection for controlling via MIDI and firmware updates.

Use the included power supply or an adapter with the following rating: 9VDC, center negative,300mA minimum.


Ins, Outs, and Switches
High impedance ultra low-noise discrete Class A JFET TRS stereo input.
Low impedance independent TS stereo outputs.
Expression pedal input allows the connection of a TRS expression pedal, MiniSwitch,MultiSwitch Plus, or TRS MIDI connection.
USB jack for controlling via MIDI from a computer or for performing firmware updates.
Dedicated Reverb On/Off & Tremolo On/Off footswitches

Audio Quality
Premium JFET analog front end
Ultra low noise, high performance 24-bit 96kHz A/D and D/A converters provideuncompromising audio quality
520MHz ARM Superscalar processor
32-bit floating point processing
20Hz to 20kHz frequency response
Audio Input Impedance: 1M Ohm
Audio Output Impedance: 100 Ohm

Strong and lightweight anodized black aluminum chassis
9V DC power supply included
Power requirements: maximum 9 volts DC center-negative, with a minimum of 300mA ofcurrent.
- 4.5 deep x 4 wide x 1.75 tall
- 11.4 cm deep x 10.2 cm wide x 4.4 cm tall
- Designed and built in the USA

*This pedal ships fully insured with signature required*