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StephenDoigMusic



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Reverb Pedals new
      #951002 - 02/11/11 05:32 PM
Hey guys, looking for a new reverb pedal, i have a marshall reflector that im using just now but looking for something a bit better..(was also using in built amp reverb but my new Marshall JMP2 doesnt have any)..... Looking for something that will do all kinds of music from blues to heavy rock (might use it with my acoustic too) ...very clean to very dirty without altering the tone of the guitar too much.

Ive been looking at the TREX tonebug reverb or the Malekko spring chicken(which they dont make any more but ive seen a couple on ebay)but am looking for any suggestions/opinions/reviews into these or any others.

So basically something simple like the spring chicken and transparent as far as tone goes but that will sound good with various styles.

Thanks in advance
Stephen


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Re: Reverb Pedals new [Re: StephenDoigMusic]
      #951003 - 02/11/11 05:42 PM
Electro Harmonix 'Holy Grail'?

I have a few gitwrist chums who rate it highly.

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Kiwibu



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Re: Reverb Pedals new [Re: StephenDoigMusic]
      #951006 - 02/11/11 05:55 PM
I recently purchased a TC Electronic Hall of Fame reverb pedal with the downloadable tone print feature. It is VERY natural sounding and has essentially replaced my "highly rated" Tech 21 Boost RVB. Might want to give it a listen.


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Re: Reverb Pedals new [Re: StephenDoigMusic]
      #951010 - 02/11/11 06:14 PM
I really like my Boss FRV-1

However, I was specifically looking for the Fender reverb sound to be used with my JCM 800.



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Re: Reverb Pedals [Re: Wimek]
      #951141 - 03/11/11 12:17 PM
Quote Wimek:

I really like my Boss FRV-1

However, I was specifically looking for the Fender reverb sound to be used with my JCM 800.





Better still, buy the real thing, although it is rather pricey.


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Re: Reverb Pedals new [Re: StephenDoigMusic]
      #951144 - 03/11/11 12:38 PM
I reviewed the Demeter RVB1 pedal for the December issue of SOS — it's an actual spring pedal! Rather nice it is too, but also quite expensive.

Cheers!

Chris


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StephenDoigMusic



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Re: Reverb Pedals new [Re: The Korff]
      #951560 - 05/11/11 02:22 PM
Hey guys, cheers for the replies, i had looked at the frv1 and it sounds good but wasn't sure if it had enough diversity but ill keep it in mind anyway...

im sure i read something about the holy grail being pretty noisy? ive never seen anyone using one so i don't know how true this is... do you have any information on this?

the hall of fame looks good looks like its got loads of features in it...

jst took a look at the Demeter RVB1 looks pretty good too, gonna look more into it!

Im building my own pedal board....gonna get myself a gigrig pro 14 (or an octaswitch...anybody know how good these things are?) so looking for good pedals that are going to compliment each other well.. dunno if you guys have any other must have pedals that you think i should take a look into.... looking for a bit of everything like i said before...kind of a once in a lifetime chance to get the pedals i want (obviously price is a factor) but im wanting one pedal board i can use for all my gigs(i have 3 just now and its too much hassle) so any other ideas you got (distortions/overdrives/reverb/trems/delays, etc , etc.)
give me your ideas and ill take a look.... also power supplies, accessories ,etc... help me make an awesome pedal board!

Cheers for all your help again
Stephen


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Re: Reverb Pedals new [Re: StephenDoigMusic]
      #951595 - 06/11/11 06:36 AM
+1 on the TC, anything TC actually. If you're not adverse to rack, there are some great deals on secondhand rack reverbs, TC, Yamaha, Roland that can do a lot better than most pedals.

I had the Holy Grail but it was an awfully digital sounding pedal, to me at least. My first suggestion would be the TC Nova Reverb if I am going the pedal route. I might go with the Nova system or G-System overall if I need more fx.

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Re: Reverb Pedals new [Re: StephenDoigMusic]
      #952484 - 10/11/11 10:30 AM
I wasn't going to post in this thread because I had nothing to offer. I haven't been in the market for a reverb pedal. No need I thought, my amp has a full sized spring tank (which I love). However, I am in the process of having a new pedal board put together and yesterday dumped my pedal collection on the guy who's building it for me. "That's it" I said "everything I will ever need except a Redwitch Moonphaser (on order but yet to materialise)". "Er... you might want to try this" he said, handing me a Strymon Blue Sky Reverb

I couldn't believe it. Personally I'm not bothered about the spring voicings, obviously, although they are great too, but there is so much more. It's gone straight on the board!

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Re: Reverb Pedals new [Re: StephenDoigMusic]
      #952487 - 10/11/11 10:36 AM
Yeah the Strymon is the one at the moment unless you want to go with a rack. The problem with almost all reverb pedals is that the conversion imparts a slightly pingy quality to the sound which was what put me off the eventide and the tc nova. The racks are rather better in that respect but inconvenient. The Strymon stuff sounds frankly amazing for what it is. The El Capistan pedal is also worth a look.

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Re: Reverb Pedals new [Re: StephenDoigMusic]
      #952652 - 10/11/11 08:11 PM
My thoughts on verb is that it gets lost in the mix, especially when you play decent sized venues. I prefer delay for stage work and have abstained from using reverb, unless I've done a two amp settings, one dry and one effected.

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