Best Pre-Dirt Reverb pedal

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  1. DavidRAZ

    DavidRAZ Supporting Member

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    I want a good reverb pedal for pre-dirt uses. So my options now are the Dr. Scientist Reverberator, EQD levitation, Hardwire RV7/Digitech Polara, Boss RV3/RV6. What are you suggestions? I know is not so usual to have a reverb before dirt but for me it sounds awesome.
     
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  2. aman74

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    Don't forget the Boss RV5 with that awesome modulation mode. Lots of shoegaze guys use it pre-dirt.
     
  3. minty901

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    It's cool to do this but I would say there's not much point spending a lot of money on the reverb in this case, because the distortion will muddy the sound up a lot anyway, and impart its characteristic onto the sound. I'd go with whatever's cheapest, personally. I see no need to go boutique when you're going to be slamming the **** out of your reverb with distortion anyway.

    That's not to say it wont sound cool, because it does.
     
  4. DavidRAZ

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    Did anyone try the Dr scientist Reverberator as pre dirt?
     
  5. aman74

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    I'd just pick one you like. I'm not seeing how pre-dirt is gonna change things too much. Decide if you want pre-delay control and go from there maybe? I have heard people say they like their topangas pre-dirt.
     
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    Topanga is a pretty sweet pedal. It's designed to go in front of the amp like an old school early 60's separate reverb tank. I've not tried it yet in a loop. I"m told it's not meant to be in an fx loop. However I've been told many things on the internet and wow, they are all true. No seriously.
     

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