Reverb pedal recommendation?

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  1. DarkestChapter

    DarkestChapter Member

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    Hey,

    I'm sure this question has been asked hundreds of times, but I am looking into purchasing a new reverb pedal and was wondering which you think is best. I am working as a guitarist in a prog rock band and I do not need a spring type of reverb. Instead, I need a reverb pedal that can produce hall/plate type of sounds with a decent amount of decay that's suitable for producing ambient sounds. Currently my favourite reverb pedal is a Dr. Scientist RRR, but it's a bit out of my price range, which is $150-$200. I do not know much about reverb pedals and I basically need a decent reverb pedal on a budget.

    Please do not recommend me the EHX Holy Grail, I had 2 of them, and I'm not really digging it anymore.

    Thanks, and excuse my ignorance!!
     
  2. monty

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    Nothing fancy but I like my RV-5. Covers everything I need.
     
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    Try the Hardwire RV-7.
     
  4. dulcetpine

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    Dr. Scientist Reverberator. Not even close.
     
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    I'm using a Hall of Fame reverb right now and I'm pleasantly surprised at how cool it is. I'm using the hall setting mostly and it's great. It has quite a few settings and most are usable, plus it also has the toneprint feature which means that you might find another setting online that you really like. It's quiet, true bypass and has minimal tone suck. And it's affordable!
     
  6. Holy Schnikes

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    HoF has been all the rage lately it seems, behind the pricey and uber-capable Space.

    RRR is where it's at for my money though, I'd save a little more and pick up one of the mini RRRs, can't go wrong.
     
  7. Shiny McShine

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    What about the tc Flashback Reverb? I'm hearing good things about that one.
     
  8. kwaping

    kwaping Guitar payer Silver Supporting Member

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    Consider the EHX Cathedral and the Strymon Blue Sky Reverberator.
     
  9. stewthom

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    Another vote for the Dr. Scientist Reverberator. Small footprint, big noises.
     
  10. Geosh

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    Flashback is their new delay. Hall of Fame is the reverb.

    To the OP: The Hall of Fame is pretty sweet. It replaced my Boss RV-5 and Strymon Blue Sky Reverberator (both excellent pedals though). For the money though, the Hall of Fame is hard to beat. Also, the WET reverb might be a good choice too, but I haven't had a chance to mess with that one quite yet.
     
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    How does the Earthquaker Devices Ghost Echo compare?
     
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    Can't go wrong w/ the RRR. HOF looks good too, but SPACE is boss for me.
     
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    I second that I got mine for $100 and its great for ambient stuff. I just wish it had a shimmer setting but for what it costs its well worth it.
     
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    Hall of Fame
    Verbzilla
    RV-5
     
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    Hall of Fame. versatile, natural tones and doesn't eff up your dry tone (and well within your budget). my experience with the other popular choices: i thought the Hardwire thinned out my dry tone a little; i found the Boss a bit metallic; the Wet was very natural & beautiful but the echoes were too bright for my me.
     
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    As a prog player myself, I LOVE LOVE LOVE my Wet Reverb. It's full and spacious, not springy, doesn't wash out the tone, AND it's super-responsive to your attack and technique. On top of that, it's only two knobs (mix and depth) that are easily manipulated by your foot. I make adjustments with my toes live all the time.

    The WET replaced a Lexicon LXP-5 on my pedalboard. It's that good.
     
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    Recently got the Hall of Fame, and it's versatile with many good settings. It took a while to "bond" with it, but now I like it. Am liking the Plate and Church settings, mostly. The Hall seems a bit dark.

    Am also interested in the Wet Reverb, after watching many video's of it. It seems more versatile than I thought with only the two knobs, and sounds very good.
     
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    i found the decay times available for the Hof insufficient for more experimental, shoegaze, progressive infintie tunnel type sounds. the Hof sounds great, but is a bit vanilla for those looking for more contemporary reverb options.

    very happy with the Neunaber Wet for mono & have a blueSky on the way for stereo.
     

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