View Full Version : Good reverb pedal for worship (Hillsong, Tomlin etc)

02-04-2013, 01:28 PM

Which reverb pedal would you guys recommend for worship? (Hillsong, Tomlin type stuff).

Want to do it on a budget so don't want something too expensive, but want a decent quality one - so not Behringer!!



02-04-2013, 01:31 PM
TC Electronic Hall of Fame, Hardwire RV7, Boss RV5. Three great options that give you the choice of ambient reverbs and more normal and subtle reverbs.

02-04-2013, 01:39 PM
Thanks! - The RV-5 and the Hall of Fame were ones I had my eye on.

Not heard of the Hardwire - searching seems to show Digitech ones...are they the same thing?

Any preference between them?

I've got a Nova Delay and Nova Mod - is the Nova reverb any good? anyone using it?



02-04-2013, 01:43 PM
yes- Hardwire is owned by Digitech, but the quality is fantastic. acouple variants to those pedals would also be the TC Electronics Trinity Reverb and Hardwire Supernatural (both PGS specials). The RV5 is a staple on alot of P&W boards though, even lots of pro's are using them.

I personally love the reverb on my Flint for my ambient/P&W needs, but unless you need a tremolo as well, i'd consider one of the pedals already listed... or you could go all out and buy a Space

02-04-2013, 02:38 PM
Why not the Strymon BlueSky? Shimmer seems to be popular amongst the P&W crew.

02-04-2013, 02:57 PM
I'd go for the TC HOF! I had one for a long time and really liked it. You can pick up a used one pretty cheap and it will cover most of your needs.

02-04-2013, 02:59 PM
Wet reverb, Rv-5, Strymon bluesky. Without a doubt these 3.

02-04-2013, 03:16 PM
I sold my RV-5 - just didn't ever completely dig the ambience of the Mod settings - which is what most guys like. It was ok - but just didn't do it for me.

I have been using the Line 6 reverbs on my HD500, and LOVE them. The "Particle Verb" is the best wash verb I've heard. Their "Ducking" reverb is unique in that it gets out of the way of your playing like a Dynamic/Ducking Delay would, and is a wonderful, pleasing algorithm. I have been using the Ducking a lot lately. "Octo" is great for Shimmer. Their standard reverbs Spring, Plate, Room, Cavernous get the job done quite well - plus they have other options.

So my recommendation is the Line 6 M5 for reverb for worship (Verbzilla leaves out "Particle Verb" and a couple others). You can find it used for $140 - $150.

That said, I also have my eye on a Red Panda Context Reverb for some other flavors.

BTW - I lead worship from guitar 3+ times per week

02-04-2013, 03:19 PM
Yup, a used Wet shouldn't be too hard to find for a good price. That would be my top recommendation. Otherwise a HOF, RV5, or RV7 are all quality units in a reasonable price bracket.

Steve Hotra
02-04-2013, 03:23 PM
Yup, a used Wet shouldn't be too hard to find for a good price. That would be my top recommendation. Otherwise a HOF, RV5, or RV7 are all quality units in a reasonable price bracket.

This... I use a HoF and it covers all the ambient that you might here on P & W tunes.

I think modulation will be the latest effect we start to hear ( mobius,etc) on new releases in 2013.

02-04-2013, 03:51 PM
Can't go wrong with an RV-5

02-04-2013, 04:31 PM
rv-5 is what daniel carson (chris tomlin's guitarist) has used for years now, tons of other popular worship guys use it too... it's pretty much a one trick pony, but the modulate setting can't be beat (or at least, few pedals come close... maybe the eventide space).

02-04-2013, 04:56 PM
RV-5 all day and night!

02-04-2013, 05:12 PM
Practically I would focus on my delay setting more, as in worship sets you rarely do songs that have zero reverb. I would rely on the mixing guy to provide it cos they have the clearest picture of how much reverb I need.

HoF is nice especially now they're going to release the toneprint editor, and you could tweak that for very specific applications. But then I'm guessing their next step would be to release pedals that have more toneprint slots, or simply make every pre-sets tweakable, so wait a bit if you're not too desperate.

02-04-2013, 05:23 PM
holy grail ?

02-04-2013, 05:51 PM
Can't go wrong with an RV-5

Jeffrey Kunde from Jesus Culture loves his RV-5. I use my on-board reverb from my AC15C1 but if I had to get a pedal I'd go for the HoF.

ACE 4080
02-04-2013, 06:41 PM
For p&w, rv5's modulate mode is super valuable. I haven't found a setting on my HoF that does that sort of thing incredibly well. You should also look into an EQD dispatch master, I have one and like it much better than my HoF

02-04-2013, 06:50 PM
Right now I use my Line6 M9 for reverb, but I'd like to pick up a dedicated pedal. I'm really torn between the RV-5 and the HOF. I'd go HOF in a heartbeat if I knew it could do the RV-5's modulated setting. I'm hoping the new Toneprint editor will open the door to creating a better modulated toneprint.

02-05-2013, 08:47 AM
Ace 4080 is right about that. The modulate mode is the best thing that pedal has going. My worship leader and i just did an A/B with his RV-5 and my Supermoon. The Supermoon is far superior. Warmer, more lush.

02-05-2013, 09:03 AM
Eventide Space!

02-05-2013, 09:21 AM
There are lots of reverbs that sound better than the RV-5 modulation, but few sound as "right" as it does in a mix.

02-05-2013, 09:25 AM
^agreed, its a Boss thing I think. They may not sound as warm/lush/whatever, but man, they mix perfectly.

Everytime I think of selling the RV5, I play it and remember what a goofball I am.

Bobby Wasabi
02-05-2013, 09:25 AM
This Mr. Black Supermoon sounds similar to the RV-5:


02-05-2013, 09:51 AM
On a budget - RV5 for sure

02-05-2013, 10:34 AM
I use a EHX Cathedral and love it. The reverse setting is really good for slower songs and it gives it a very "ambient" feel.

02-05-2013, 11:35 AM
RV5 for modulate, Blue Sky for shimmer

02-05-2013, 11:52 AM
Wet reverb, Rv-5, Strymon bluesky. Without a doubt these 3.

this guys pretty much got it. A lot of worship players really like the rv-5 I had it for awhile but ehhh.

the wet reverb sounds awesome and you can't go wrong with the bluesky or the flint.

I currently have a space but its more than I need really.

02-05-2013, 12:53 PM
Obviously cathedral

03-14-2014, 08:57 AM
TC Electonics Hall of Fame. Incredibly versatile, great for its price (not cheap, but because of its practicality its worth the price), and easy to use