The term ‘game changer’ has been tossed around a lot, and NAMM 2011 has had its fair share of game-changing claims (Music Man even named its new pickup switching system the Game Changer!). But every now and again a product comes along which deserves the status, and like Line 6’s DL4 did in 2000, Strymon’s TimeLine pedal may well have achieved it in 2011.
Strymon set out to create ‘the most spacious, lush, creative, and tweakable delay effects pedal ever heard’, and from what we witnessed at the show, it's not far from reaching its goal. TimeLine features 12 different delay machines, all editable, with over 200 presets. And is, as the press release so eloquently puts it, “ridiculously powerful.”