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A friend of mine brought his roommate reverb pedal over and I loved...actually liked it as much as the reverb on my Bruno Ug30. So, I'm thinking of picking one up - are there any other reverb pedals I should consider?
03-09-2008, 07:38 PM
The Behringer Reverb is excellent for 'basic pure reverb' effect, with 2 caveats.
First, the more off-beat (gate & modulate) and long-delay settings are pretty weird and not too useful to me - I generally dial in basic spring / plate settings and leave it at that. But the reason I have it is to use with my vintage tube amps that don't have reverb, and so 'imitation vintage' is all I'm looking for and it's great for that.
Second, as essentially a cut-back version of a stereo rack reverb in a pedal, it is a power hog. Don't even think about using it on batteries - power adapter a must.
Guyatone MR 2
if you can find one
03-09-2008, 08:27 PM
I had a Room-Mate and while it did sound good, I had two problems with it:
1. No dwell adjustment - what were they thinking?
2. Mine got noisy and I'm pretty sure it was the tube gone bad, which apparently has to be replaced by a service person.
I'm not big on reverb, but I've since gotten the Tech 21 Boost R.V.B. and I like it a lot. Sounds great and it's very tweakable. Only $149!
03-10-2008, 08:28 AM
if you loved it, get it. i'm finding more and mroe, that i'm better off sticking with something i love than constantly trying to find something that sounds like it but slightly better. that said, if you're dying to AB it next to something else, the dr scientist radical red reverberator is quite nice.
A friend of mine brought his roommate reverb pedal over and I loved...actually liked it as much as the reverb on my Bruno Ug30.
if you loved it, get it. i'm finding more and mroe, that i'm better off sticking with something i love than constantly trying to find something that sounds like it but slightly better.
Agreed - sometimes there's no need if you find something you like, so I'm going to take your advice and just get it.
03-10-2008, 03:08 PM
I've used the RoomMate for a little more than a year now and while I was considering getting the Nova Reverb because of it's stereo input, I just don't think it'll sound a lot better. Certainly not enough to justify having to sell the RoomMate in order to buy the Nova. I like the simplicity of the RoomMate and what it does to my sound as a whole.
I did find it a bit odd that it has no way to control decay or predelay, but then again, the spring reverbs of my Fender amps never had that to begin with... also, decay usually dies in the mix when playing with bands.
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