In Praise of the Flint

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Re: In Praise of the Flint

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sizzlingbadger wrote: Sat Dec 18, 2021 11:37 am
jeremyb wrote: Sat Dec 18, 2021 9:36 am Every time I power up my board mine forgets it was on last time, is that normal?
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Bloody annoying!
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jeremyb wrote: Sat Dec 18, 2021 11:40 am
sizzlingbadger wrote: Sat Dec 18, 2021 11:37 am
jeremyb wrote: Sat Dec 18, 2021 9:36 am Every time I power up my board mine forgets it was on last time, is that normal?
Yes
Bloody annoying!
Maybe you should sell it.

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Re: In Praise of the Flint

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Thewilltopowerrock wrote: Sat Dec 18, 2021 12:10 pm
jeremyb wrote: Sat Dec 18, 2021 11:40 am
sizzlingbadger wrote: Sat Dec 18, 2021 11:37 am

Yes
Bloody annoying!
Maybe you should sell it.
Not until John Mayer stops using one ;-)
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Re: In Praise of the Flint

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Jay wrote: Sat Dec 18, 2021 9:41 am
Slowy wrote: Sat Dec 18, 2021 9:23 am
Jay wrote: Sat Dec 18, 2021 9:19 am So it is this one then?

https://www.musicplanet.co.nz/strymon-f ... gISYvD_BwE

That's him!
You want to try mine?
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Re: In Praise of the Flint

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oh buddy, sorry to hear that. I'm surprised doctors can be that precise nowadays :(








yeah, sorry - not sorry ;)
So, is that low alcohol or no alcohol at all? mmmm, no alcohol, do you want to try it? Noooooooooo.

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Bg wrote: Sat Dec 18, 2021 4:23 pm oh buddy, sorry to hear that. I'm surprised doctors can be that precise nowadays :(








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Re: In Praise of the Flint

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curry in the new year :)

Still not plugged in that pedal you borrowed me, bloody hand is not up to playing.

In other news, the surfybear reverb/trem I got from Kev, is now boxed. Some final touches to make and you can have a tutu through it into tweed on curry night :)
So, is that low alcohol or no alcohol at all? mmmm, no alcohol, do you want to try it? Noooooooooo.

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Bought a flint a while back and finally got to try it out yesterday - through an Iridium as I’m amp-less.

Have to say it left me a little bit underwhelmed given YouTube demos and the general reputation it has, which is unfortunate as I was so looking forward to having and using one. Felt and sounded a bit too digital, especially around the edges of the sound. The trem controls also seem a bit limited. Has anyone else thought this? Do I need to get it going through an amp to fully appreciate? Have I just provided grounds for excommunication?

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I’m thinking the iridium as the ‘amp’ must be the issue vs other peoples experience…certainly it’s magic into every amp I’ve tried it with. Will dust off the helix and try it in the loop when I get time and report back.

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Re: In Praise of the Flint

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Thewilltopowerrock wrote: Sat Jan 08, 2022 12:26 pm Bought a flint a while back and finally got to try it out yesterday - through an Iridium as I’m amp-less.

Have to say it left me a little bit underwhelmed given YouTube demos and the general reputation it has, which is unfortunate as I was so looking forward to having and using one. Felt and sounded a bit too digital, especially around the edges of the sound. The trem controls also seem a bit limited. Has anyone else thought this? Do I need to get it going through an amp to fully appreciate? Have I just provided grounds for excommunication?
Mine goes into good sounding valve amps; haven't any other comparisons to offer. To me. it improves the sound when played in isolation and I like the feel it imparts. I look no further but YMMV.
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Slowy wrote: Sat Jan 08, 2022 12:45 pm
Thewilltopowerrock wrote: Sat Jan 08, 2022 12:26 pm Bought a flint a while back and finally got to try it out yesterday - through an Iridium as I’m amp-less.

Have to say it left me a little bit underwhelmed given YouTube demos and the general reputation it has, which is unfortunate as I was so looking forward to having and using one. Felt and sounded a bit too digital, especially around the edges of the sound. The trem controls also seem a bit limited. Has anyone else thought this? Do I need to get it going through an amp to fully appreciate? Have I just provided grounds for excommunication?
Mine goes into good sounding valve amps; haven't any other comparisons to offer. To me. it improves the sound when played in isolation and I like the feel it imparts. I look no further but YMMV.
Cheers Slowy, good to know as I will eventually have a tube amp again. I knew I’d probably have to reserve proper judgment until then but thought I’d ask the question. I want it to be good!! Haha.

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Re: In Praise of the Flint

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Thewilltopowerrock wrote: Sat Jan 08, 2022 12:26 pm Bought a flint a while back and finally got to try it out yesterday - through an Iridium as I’m amp-less.

Have to say it left me a little bit underwhelmed given YouTube demos and the general reputation it has, which is unfortunate as I was so looking forward to having and using one. Felt and sounded a bit too digital, especially around the edges of the sound. The trem controls also seem a bit limited. Has anyone else thought this? Do I need to get it going through an amp to fully appreciate? Have I just provided grounds for excommunication?
I have Slowy's Flint atm and playing it trhough my Jansen amp. I must say, I agree with you. I find the Flint underwhelming too when compared to my other digital reverb.

Currently I have the Flint setup in series with my Yamaha Magic Stomp. The latter has a number of different reverb types available which can be tuned individually. I can 'tune' it to sound similar to the Flint, but actually prefer the untuned version out of the box.

I can try it on my Vox AC15 or on the Princeton if you like and let you know...

Full disclosure - my ancient ears may not be qualified to provide reviews for others.

And lastly, I am so glad that Slowy lend me his Flint as it saved me from buying one, only to be disappointed :lol:
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Jay wrote: Sat Jan 08, 2022 1:15 pmI have Slowy's Flint atm and playing it trhough my Jansen amp. I must say, I agree with you. I find the Flint underwhelming too when compared to my other digital reverb.

Currently I have the Flint setup in series with my Yamaha Magic Stomp. The latter has a number of different reverb types available which can be tuned individually. I can 'tune' it to sound similar to the Flint, but actually prefer the untuned version out of the box.

I can try it on my Vox AC15 or on the Princeton if you like and let you know...
Oh no, maybe my first impression is correct! 😐 I guess I definitely won’t know until I’m playing it through a real amp. If you do get round to putting it through those amps I’d be keen to know your thoughts.

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A result of this experience is to have instant reverb and trem gas again. Definitely like the look of the Supro trem and the Anasounds reverb…

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Re: In Praise of the Flint

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Thewilltopowerrock wrote: Sat Jan 08, 2022 12:26 pm Bought a flint a while back and finally got to try it out yesterday - through an Iridium as I’m amp-less.

Have to say it left me a little bit underwhelmed given YouTube demos and the general reputation it has, which is unfortunate as I was so looking forward to having and using one. Felt and sounded a bit too digital, especially around the edges of the sound. The trem controls also seem a bit limited. Has anyone else thought this? Do I need to get it going through an amp to fully appreciate? Have I just provided grounds for excommunication?
You got it before or after the iridium? most people seem to run it after for some reason...
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