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Old 08-28-2011, 03:05 PM
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Any love for Boss RV3?

Man, I took a flyer and picked up one of these pedals and it is sweet! Lots of options--reverb, delay, reverb-delay--very simple and I know, same as delay pedal + reverb pedal, but unless Boss just wanted to be able to sell twice the pedals, I can't figure out why they quit making this...I LIKE!
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Old 08-28-2011, 03:26 PM
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Yeah, that seems to be most everybody's reaction. The RV5 just isnt the same...
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Old 08-28-2011, 05:48 PM
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The Verb+Delay setting is great - slightly gritty digital ambient sound. Instant early Coldplay. Must hunt down another one.
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Old 08-28-2011, 06:37 PM
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I have no use for it in my current band, but it's the only pedal I won't sell even if I'm not using it.
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Old 08-28-2011, 06:40 PM
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Ive got one. Not on my board but it sounds awesome... The fender 63' reverb is great too
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:27 PM
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I had one back when they first came out. Back then my rig was just a Tremoverb, '83 TS9, and the RV-3. I sold the RV-3 for some reason years later and regretted it. I got another one a year or so ago and it was nothing like I remembered. Much more digital and colder sounding than I remembered - funny how tastes change because I could have sworn I'd love it. But alas, tastes do change and when I got the second one, it was nothing that sounded good to my ears.

I finally settled on the El Cap and the Skrecho.
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Old 08-28-2011, 09:29 PM
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I freaking love my RV2. Id take it over an RV3 or RV5 anyday
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Old 08-28-2011, 09:57 PM
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Love mine. Sooo glad I didn't sell it last year when I was searching for other reverbs. Got it for $35 two years ago and it's only left my board for a week when I was being blinded by GAS.
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:49 PM
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I have two.

Good enough for EITS, Radiohead, Sigur Ros, etc.
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Old 08-28-2011, 11:41 PM
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Yeah, that seems to be most everybody's reaction. The RV5 just isnt the same...
Well, almost. The RV-3 is a fantastic pedal, nice huge hall/plate verbs. The RV-5 can't really compete with it there. BUT. The RV-5 has Modulate, which has pretty much become a benchmark sound. Most people with an RV-5 on their board basically only use the Modulate setting. It's worth it just for that one sound. Plus the RV-5 has stereo INs/OUTs.
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Old 08-28-2011, 11:44 PM
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I could only find one setting on the RV5 that I liked, nothing else worked for me, so I pulled it and switched.
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Old 08-29-2011, 11:12 AM
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the modulate is pretty rad
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Old 08-29-2011, 12:56 PM
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I don't like the rv3
I do like the rv5
That is all
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Old 08-29-2011, 03:53 PM
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Any love for the RV3? Lots. It has this "cold", slightly metallic tone that is fantastic for certain uses, plus it has the Tone knob for small adjustments. Works beautifully on short and huge reverbs as well. Won't get lost in a mix. Famous users: Isis, Radiohead, Sigur Ros (not 100% sure on that) etc etc. I've written more impressions on lots of past threads. Got mine for a good price from local ads, and have zero GAS for any new and sexy TGP darlings.
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Old 08-29-2011, 11:52 PM
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I like the RV3 for extreme ambient sounds.
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