Heat vs strymon deco?


#21

What does that do?
Is there documentation on these tricks?


#22

Yes. It’s on the quick start. Secondary function on volume boosts/cuts bass and on the saturate knob it does this for treble.


#23

The user manual & a good faq section are here:

All hidden controls are documented.


#24

I like this pedal a lot - lushesly subtle - and I think to make it really shine one has to employ the “hidden controls”.

The only thing I (really, really) wish it wouldn’t do is when using the EQ, it wouldn’t affect the original signal. I love getting heavy handed with the “bounce”, but it is totally obnoxious when there’s any kind of bass in it. I think that would be asking a lot.

Anyway. Great pedal.


#25

Oh, right, I believe I messed with those at some point. Good to underline this hidden aspect of the Deco, @Sternenlicht !


#26

First jam with my new deco and individual outs processed through other pedals. Overall happy with it although i would prefer a wet dry mix (which i could with a mixer but i like keeping things small). Gotta check out the full strymon documentation. Thanks for uploading that.


#27

Just realized that u have to remove the back to make it take stereo signal through an internal tab. Should have done it before the video. Oh well.


#28

Switching it to stereo makes a massive difference


#29

Same with El Capistan, night and day


#30

Confirmed. Night and day. The massive drop in highs is gone. Still comes down a bit but not as much. Also made sure it was in studio mode. Sounds great now.


#31

Studio mode?
Geez I really need to research my Deco


#32

I don’t even know why there IS a mono option :upside_down_face:


#33

Same reason there is a foot switch instead of a finger button.


#34

Touché :slight_smile:


#35

Finally got around to messing with the secondary controls. Definitely brought the highs back quite a bit.
The only part I don’t quite understand is the stereo widening thing. Hard to tell what it’s doing turning it left or right


#36

Yeah crazy. All this time you have been mixing to mono. So much more open now.


#37

No, I have mine set to stereo mode, definitely not mono, but not dialed in either.


#38

Oh ok. I guess you moved the tab. Really liking the pedal.


#39

You can get this with the Lag deck functions. Ensure WideStereo mode is off and with the Lag Deck engaged the blend function becomes a kind of Wet/Dry of the lag deck.

But I totally agree: a proper wet/dry mix would perfect an already great pedal. Does Strymon do updates?


#40

Been looking at something like this for a while now, someone mentioned the El Capistan was a better investment. Has anyone used both and what do you all prefer?