So I got it into my head that I wanted to try the Meris pedals. Specifically the Mercury 7, and the Hedra. Mercury 7 because I wanted a verb that could do big big spaces, 100% wet sounds, but in a smaller package than the Big Sky. It sounds great. Dead happy with it.
But I wanted to try the Hedra because I have this tone:
That was done with my Helix, where I use a whammy effect, set to 30% mix, and I slowly roll the pitch up in the background whilst also sliding across the string with an ebow and brass slide. It sounds killah.
I wanted to be able to do it with the Hedra. But the Hedra, when used in this very slow sweep kind of way, has stepped pitch changes. Even when you turn on smoothing. I spent ages trying to get it to work. It just doesn't. So it's going back, and I've had to pay £15 to Andertons for the return. Joy.