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Boss RV-200 Reverb

Multi-mode Reverb Pedal By Paul White
Published April 2024

Boss RV-200 Reverb Multi-mode Reverb Pedal

The RV‑200 Reverb offers 12 different reverb types, including an intriguing new algorithm called 'Arpverb'.

Boss’s 200‑series pedals strike a good, practical balance between their simpler compact pedals and the larger, more sophisticated 500‑series pedals. The latest addition to the 200‑series is the RV‑200 Reverb, which offers 12 different reverb types, including a new algorithm called 'Arpverb'. The pedal can run from either three AA batteries (included) or an optional 9V power supply. Stereo inputs and outputs are supported, as well as mono, mono‑to‑stereo and stereo‑to‑mono.

It’s a digital pedal, of course, and this one employs high-quality 32‑bit A‑D/D‑A conversion, while the reverb is generated by a DSP [Digital Signal Processor] using 32‑bit floating‑point processing running at a 96kHz sample rate. All the expected reverb types can be found here — there’s a Room, a Hall, a Plate and so on — but there are also some lovely ‘special’ reverb treatments too. These include Shimmer, the slow‑attack SlowVerb and the new Arpverb, which imposes a shifting sequence on the reverb tail.

127 memories are available for saving patches and as well as the dual onboard footswitches, which can be assigned to different functions, there’s support for external switches and pedals if you need additional real‑time control. Directly from the front...

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