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Postby baward » Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:54 am

Hi,

I recently sold a spring reverb, which did only one thing, but did it really well. I am looking to replace it with a similar, modern digital reverb (stereo) pedal. I looked into some Strymon pedals, such as the Night Sky, but they exceed my requirements by about 1000 miles, as I don't need all the parameters. It doesn't need to slavishly only recreate spring reverb. I can spend up to about £300 or so. What do people recommend?
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Re: 'Set and forget' reverb padal

Postby Dave.P » Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:15 pm

My go to is the Boss RV-6 - but everyone has different thoughts of course.
The RV6 does spring, plate and hall plus some lovely ambient stuff too.

Should be about £125 new if you look around.

Built like a tank too of course.

Demo here -
https://youtu.be/kWG6e3WGIBM
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Re: 'Set and forget' reverb padal

Postby The Elf » Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:47 pm

Zoom MS-50G or MS-70CDR, depending on requirement - and hack it to pick up the effects you'd like from the other pedals in the range.

The reverbs are actually pretty good, and one of them is 'Strymon-inspired'...
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Re: 'Set and forget' reverb padal

Postby Wonks » Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:21 pm

Mooer R7 is worth a look as well at about £99. I have a Boss RV-5, (which is the same as the RV-6 less one ambient reverb mode IIRC), but the R7 gives you 7 modes, lots of tweaking (pre-delay, HF, LF, decay and level) and is programmable per mode. Modes are room, hall, church, cave, plate, spring and mod. It sounds good to me, probably better than the Boss, though you could say just a bit different. Mooer also do the A7, which is their ambient reverb version. Never heard that though.

But if you just want a simple spring reverb pedal, the Tone City Tiny Spring (£50 at Andertons) sounds decent to me. But reverbs are very personal as to what you like. I prefer reverbs to not have too many definite echoes, but others like a very ‘drippy’ reverb.

If it’s not for guitar use, then a used rack reverb unit could give you everything you want for not much money.
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Re: 'Set and forget' reverb padal

Postby Ben Asaro » Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:30 pm

TC Electronic Hall of Fame mini may fit the bill for you. Super easy to load algorithms, single knob for whatever parameter you consider most important.

Excellent sounding reverbs, too.
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Re: 'Set and forget' reverb padal

Postby Wonks » Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:40 pm

You do realise you are just going to get a list of almost every reverb pedal available, don't you? :D
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Re: 'Set and forget' reverb padal

Postby Ben Asaro » Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:49 pm

Wonks wrote:You do realise you are just going to get a list of almost every reverb pedal available, don't you? :D
LOL, truth.
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Re: 'Set and forget' reverb padal

Postby BillB » Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:37 pm

Basic question - mono or stereo output? I was just checking out Wonk's Mooer R7 suggestion and noticed the single output. Complete turn-off for me, but might well suit a single-amp gigging musician!
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Re: 'Set and forget' reverb padal

Postby baward » Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:56 pm

BillB wrote:Basic question - mono or stereo output? I was just checking out Wonk's Mooer R7 suggestion and noticed the single output. Complete turn-off for me, but might well suit a single-amp gigging musician!

Stereo outs, so that will exclude the Mooer (sorry Mooer ;-)

I'll check out the other boxes, thanks all.
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Re: 'Set and forget' reverb padal

Postby Wonks » Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:28 pm

I was just going to ask about the stereo question. But stereo input as well? My Boss RV-5 unit has that and is fed from a stereo chorus.
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Re: 'Set and forget' reverb padal

Postby Sam Spoons » Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:40 pm

Stereo also excludes the TC Hall of Fame mini but the Hof 2 full sized pedal is stereo, as is the HoF 2 x4, Trinity Reverb and Arena Reverb from TC. The original HoF is still on the TC webpage but may be discontinued, if you can find one at the right price that would probably get the job done but the Hof 2 is under £100. My main guitar combo has no reverb so I have a HoF mini on my guitar pedalboard, I found a reverb I liked, loaded it to the pedal (the mini can only have one reverb loaded at a time) and it is always on.
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Re: 'Set and forget' reverb padal

Postby CS70 » Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:24 pm

I think you can take any reverb pedal, set it and then forget about it? So long it keeps working that is :lol:
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Re: 'Set and forget' reverb padal

Postby MOF » Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:52 pm

If ‘or so’ means an extra £55 then the new UAD fx pedals could fit the bill.
https://www.uaudio.com/uafx/effects-pedals.html
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Re: 'Set and forget' reverb padal

Postby Arpangel » Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:03 am

Put simply, if you’re after a spring sound, you won’t get it with a recreation, it’s the most difficult thing to do, and they haven’t done it yet, there are so many mechanical factors involved.
Get something secondhand, vintage, it’ll cost you a bit more, but it’ll be worth it, there really aren’t any compromises, and recreations always sound pathetic, sorry, but that’s the reality of it.
If it worked so well, why did you sell it?
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Re: 'Set and forget' reverb padal

Postby forumuser931182 » Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:34 am

Strymon Blue Sky is simple yet gives you a number of reverb options.
Free the Tone also has a nice stereo reverb pedal.
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