The Astronomer is a well-made, thoughtfully executed digital shimmer ’verb that—unlike many multi-’verb pedals—is very easy to use in the heat of performance and has a small footprint on your board. The Astronomer’s basic reverb voice is pleasing and versatile. There’s not a lot of spring flavor, as you might suspect, given the emphasis on shimmer tones. Instead, it has a somewhat hall/plate-like quality that dovetails nicely with basic guitar and amplifier voices when it’s the only pedal in a line, but also sounds cool on the back end of a smooth, Muff-like fuzz or a not-too-spiky overdrive. For players with ambient and atmospheric proclivities, those very celestial colors—and the ability to switch between subdued and extreme versions of those shades—make the Astronomer a very powerful study in space efficiency.Soft Touch Switching
The Astronomer is True Bypass with a soft touch Alternate Switch making it quiet and reliable. The Bypass and Alternate switch’s are set to different heights to reduce the chance of activating the wrong one and the pedal can be turned while still being able to access both switches easily.
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