Do you use reverb with distortion???

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  1. charveldan

    charveldan Senior Member

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    Do you use verb with your dirt???
     
  2. SgtThump

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    If the amp has it built-in, yes. I don't have a reverb pedal, though.

    With modellers, yes.
     
  3. Marshalls Law

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    Yes, I use it on the amp sometimes or with my Nova system and the distortion/overdrive on.
     
  4. bettset

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    always :munch
     
  5. Calaban

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    Hells yeah.
     
  6. jimbo13

    jimbo13 Supporting Member

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    I have come to the conclusion after a lot of wanting to make it work because all my amps have it built in ( Fenders from all eras) that reverb is useless with distortion and only applicable with clean tones for some stuff. Overall I think it is in the way more often than not.
     
  7. gtraddict

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    Yes i do
     
  8. ToneGrail

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    Only when playing lead to give the guitar more depth since I'm the only guitarist in the band. I also add a touch of delay. I leave my distorted rhythms bone dry though. Reverb seems to muddy them up.
     
  9. Geno_xl

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    yes, but just a small amount.
     
  10. big jilm

    big jilm Supporting Member

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    Always. If my amp doesn't have reverb (neither do) I use a pedal (Malekko Spring Chicken) to get it in there. Not much, mind you - but ALWAYS some. Just doesn't sound like me without it.
     
  11. GTRJohnny

    GTRJohnny Gold Supporting Member

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    Yep. With the built in verb, or with an RRR if not. Run it really low, though...
     
  12. vicdeluca71

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    Absolutely!
     
  13. Todd Bishop

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    I use the reverb on my G-system. Not a lot just a touch for certain things.
     
  14. motis1953

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    Just enough so it sounds like you're in the living room instead of the small bedroom closet.
     
  15. bunuel

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    Sure why not? I the more dirt the less verb tho fer me!
     
  16. Average Joe

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    All the time. I've come to the conclusion that what is needed to make a part sound huge is often time based effects - verb, delay, chorus - rather than the level of dirt.
     
  17. pennylink

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    What I like best, both for clean and dirt, is a combination of gentle spring reverb with a pinch of short analog delay. Makes for clear, 3-D, thick tone :rockin
     
  18. lowerbroad

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    depends on what you are going for...chi-lites "have you seen her" couldn't imagine without it. of course, that is more fuzz and reverb, than distortion and reverb.

    fuzz+reverb=warm fuzzy feeling. i think that is where the phrase came from ;)
     
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  19. gulliver

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    I think heavy distortion sounds more organic W/O.
     
  20. phoenix 7

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    Just a little. As with all effects, I usually find that "less is more."
     

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