Strymon Timeline

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Effect Pedal for Electric Guitar

  • Delay
  • 12 Selectable delay types
  • Adjustable delay modulation
  • Independent delay and mix level controls
  • 200 presets
  • Analogue signal path for the dry signal
  • Integrated looper with up to 30 seconds recording time
  • Loop-in path to enable further sound shaping of the delay by external effects
  • Controls: Type, Value, Time, Repeats, Mix, Filter, Grit, Speed, Depth
  • LED: Effect A On/Loop record, Effect B On/Loop play, Tap Tempo/Looper active
  • LED display
  • Footswitch: Effect A On/Loop record, Effect B On/Loop play,
  • Tap/Enter Exit Loop
  • Mono/stereo input: 2x 6.3 mm jack plug
  • Mono/stereo output: 2x 6.3 mm jack plug
  • EXP In: 6.3 mm jack
  • Midi In
  • Midi Out
  • Mains adapter connection: Barrel connector 5.5 x 2.1 mm, negative polarity inside
  • Power consumption: 300 mA
  • Power supply with a 9 V DC mains adapter (included in delivery, suitable spare mains adapter: Art.409939)
  • Switchable true/buffered bypass
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 171 x 127 x 47 mm
  • Made in USA

Note: Battery operation is not supported.

available since August 2011
Item number 261034
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Analogico No
tap feature Yes
Battery Operation No
PSU included Yes
Recording time in minutes 0,5 m
MIDI 1
Stereo 1
Incl. Power Supply 1
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A delay that covers all bases

Strymon's Timeline pedal is in a class of its own, and there is a very good reason for the enduring popularity it has enjoyed since its market launch in 2011. Versatility was the name of the game when designing this great-sounding digital pedal, which is equipped with high-quality converters, stereo inputs and outputs, and MIDI connectivity and also offers comprehensive storage options, so it can be legitimately called an all-rounder. What is more, the Timeline's user interface features eight control knobs and a rotary selector for real-time control of the delay effects, which is also possible using MIDI commands and an optional expression pedal.

Matched algorithms, not just simple effect chains

Every one of the Timeline's sounds is based on one of twelve specifically matched delay algorithms, and the pedal additionally features a looper with up to 30 seconds of recording time. The high-speed SHARC signal processor delivers a high computation depth and a 24-bit/96kHz resolution, which result in a finely detailed sound and impressive parameterisation options. Strymon has not dedicated all of this processing power to creating a chain of several successive effects, however, but rather devotes it all to a specific delay algorithm in each instance. In short, this pedal is a specialist that takes care of all your echo-related needs with top-quality results.

Way more than a simple delay effect

The Strymon Timeline is aimed at demanding musicians who want to have a wide variety of echo effects at their disposal that they can manipulate in real time if required. Thanks to its twelve algorithms, 200 presets, MIDI capability, and tap-tempo option, the pedal is equally at home on stage and in the studio and the effects can be controlled on the device, via MIDI, or using an expression pedal. The Timeline's stereo inputs and outputs also make the pedal interesting not only for guitarists but for players of other instruments. There is no question that it can compete with specialised rack delay units of past years in terms of sound quality - and in fact generally has better converters and a higher level of versatility.

About Strymon

The Californian effects pedal manufacturer Strymon was founded in 2004 under the name Damage Control and initially produced tube-driven pedals. In 2009, the name was changed to Strymon and the company began developing DSP effects, some of which have already achieved cult status. Classics such as the "Big Sky" reverb and the "Timeline" and "El Capistan" delays can be found not only on many a guitarist’s pedalboard, but also thrive in recording studios. The quality of Strymon products has become a byword and today they are also being used by keyboard players and DJs alike. Strymon has firmly established a reputation for uncompromising sound and excellent workmanship.

From slap-back to virtual analogue Dub echo

The Strymon Timeline can deliver all of the commonly found echo effects with stunning authenticity: Rhythmic sounds with varying complixity to suit the tempo of the respective song (slap-back echos for Rockabilly and Country, filter and Dub effects for club use, reverse delays, pitch delays, and even bucket brigade and tape echo emulations). The Timeline includes a modulation section as well, which puts everything from understated delay fluctuations to stunning "rise and fall" effects at your disposal. Incidentally, the effect can be crystal-clear, tastefully filtered, or enhanced with an adjustable helping of dirt, depending on the sound that is needed. Last but not least, the Timeline has a separately accessible looper with up to 30 seconds of recording time.

In the spotlight: External feedback loop

A special feature of the Strymon Timeline is the option of using an external feedback loop. In this case, the user sacrifices the option of stereo operation and uses the right input and output as an effects loop for external devices, whose signals are fed through this loop. This allows external effects such as equalisers, distortions, phasers, and filters to be integrated into the signal path. Each delay repeat passes through the external effect again, so that the latter is re-applied to the signal with each repeat. This produces some truly unique sounds that could not be achieved by connecting effects units together in the conventional manner.

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One of the best delays for Guitar / Keys
Aidodub 19.08.2019
I have used the Strymon Timeline delay since 2014 and I really cannot fault it, the quality is as expected from everything Strymon produce, awesome and the sounds it can produce are simply amazing.
I primarily use it for guitar and find the looping feature very useful for creating guitar parts and playing off them when I am playing alone. The only wish I would have is to be able to loop record for a little longer although that said, the actual looping time is no real impediment to its usefulness.
The quality and clarity of the modulated echoes are stellar and give quite a few high end rack units costing a lot more a great run for the money it costs, no doubt this is why its commonly found in so many guitarists pedalboards and racks, I also use it for recording as a send effect and I get great results with vocals as well as keys/guitars.
One of my favorite effects this unit provides (as well as echo) is the almost synth like crystalline tracking of the pitch shifted echoes, this produces in my opinion one of the best examples of this effect which I believe originated on the high end Eventide Harmonizer rack effect units and is often used by the likes of The Edge from U2
If top quality echo and ambience is your thing, you will not be disappointed with this unit, it has a wealth of amazing features and can be expanded upon by adding one of the 3rd party add on pedals on the market which can greatly expand on the already brilliant looping features.
An excellent delay effect and definitely one to have in your arsenal if you need something to sweeten your sound up and produce great ambient sounds!
10/10!
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Great sound, not fun to use
Precursor 11.04.2022
Have had this for about half a year now. It's a great sounding module. There's no way around it. It sounds pure, clean, beautiful.

However, it doesn't sound gritty, even if you use the grit button or the filters. It's just not dirty, it's clean and you can't get it to sound dirty. That limits a bit the cases you can use it for of course, but it's a great sound for specific sounds.

Unfortunately, programming it is just not fun. Using presets is uninspiring as it's hard to reprogram them. Going from scratch has the same issue, it's just totally not intuitive. Sometimes you accidentally hit or touch a button and it will skip to another program.. For instance the delay time has a dedicated button, but to finetune you have to use the value button which also selects presets. I don't know, it's just not fun to use. It's great sounding but the fun factor is low.
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Astonishing
Tom Charlwood 16.01.2022
Truly epic. I haven't even scratched the surface of what this can do yet. Bought this with the Big sky and wow, what a combo. Buy it, you won't regret it.
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Pondus 26.01.2022
Great pedal if you know how to use it
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