Another Reverb Thread!

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by buzzp, Feb 26, 2015.

  1. buzzp

    buzzp Member

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    So I know I will use spring... A LOT, but I want to have some experimental type sounds in the box so I'm considering:

    Hardwire RV-7 / Polara
    Hardwire Supernatural
    Subdecay Super Spring Theory

    Would like to keep whatever I get around $100 (used)
     
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    Cusack Sweet Verb. Sounds like a '63 Fender.
     
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    I thought the Spring in the Hardwire was one of the weaker points in the pedal. (it does have other verbs in there that are enjoyable)

    Not many great spring options out there in the $100 category from my experience.
     
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    Damn that does sound good, really good. I might have to get that.
     
  5. buzzp

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    Ok, let's remove the $100 budget on the spring, I want a REALLY good spring reverb pedal.
     
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    The RV-7 has a great spring reverb setting and it's actually my favourite at the moment. The Supernatural has an even more authentic spring tone but it's a bit over the top, which is to be expected as it's more of an ambient reverb pedal. I have not tried the super spring theory but I do currently own the Topanga. For whatever reason I just could not bond with it.
     
  7. buzzp

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    I currently see a couple RV-7s for ~80, I might snag one of those.
     
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    Van-Amps Sole Mate

    Demeter RRP-1
     
  9. buzzp

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    Let's not go crazy, my initial budget was $100 after all haha. Looks like there is a sole-mate jr out now, is that worth considering?
     
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    I haven't used it. (but if you can try it out locally, say is worth considering given my experience with the bigger brother)

    I've had the Sole-Mate.

    The RV-7 at $80 shipped would be worth a try, IMO. The thing is spring isn't a "natural" sound of sorts. It will depend on what your ears want to hear. I didn't love the RV-7s interpretation - but some like it. I thought the plate on it was fun, but would have been cooler if it went more "wet." One downside to the RV7 is the fact it doesn't have more extreme ambient settings, never gets super wet.

    Spring is a difficult one in the digital realm, there seem to be quite a bit of variation on what it "should" sound like...which isn't surprising since real spring tanks have a broad range of characteristics. As I've had a few built into amps over the years.
     
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    Get a Supernatural. It does a great spring mode and also awesomeplate, plate mod, and other ambient reverbs
     
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    I love the Spring Theory. I don't know what it is with that pedal, just sounds amazing! Only issue is that it's mono :/ If you need stereo, go RV7 :)
     
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    I prefer the Hardwire Supernatural over the Hardwire RV-7, although both are great. I like the fact that the Supernatural has fantastic Plate and Spring settings and then a whole bunch of weird, but useful, stuff.
     
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    The Cusack is very small, so it saves real estate on your board. Dry & Wet knobs, along with a tone knob and size (emulates the size of the room) knob. It's very good.
     
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    look at the TC trinity 2 R2
     
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    Catalinbread Topanga.
     
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    TC t2 for experimental verbs.
    Boss 63 reverb for the spring tank verbs
     
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    Is the boss 63 verb good compared to the subdecay spring theory, CB topanga, cusack sweet verb, etc? Or is it just good for the price?

    Eventually, I'm going to buy a real deal reverb tank, but can't swing that cash right now.
     
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    Going with the RV-7 for now... will buy something more expensive later.
     
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    Do mean the Fender Reverb Unit? Regardless, the Cusack doesn't like one at all. You can't hear individual echoes on the fender and the Cusack has absolutely no drip or splash.
     

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