best reverb pedal?

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  1. shuffle

    shuffle Member

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    In your opinions - what is the best out there?

    I have been looking into the Lee Jackson springy pedal - looks awesome.

    Any others i should check out before i buy?

    Cheers
     
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    really enjoying the Hardwire reverb. lots of options and true bypass.

    but then again i go back and forth on a few different kinds of verb
     
  3. redpill

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    Best for what? There's a whole range of reverb needs out there.
     
  4. shuffle

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    valid point - i'm after the closest to spring sounding as i can. Vintaeg - Fender style.

    All my research sort of leads me to either the Room Mate or the Springgy
     
  5. NBarnes21

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    If you want just springy sounds, the Mr Springgy should work. If you want one that does a pretty great spring and a lot more, check out the Tech 21 Boost RVB.
     
  6. burningyen

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    I liked my old Holy Grail better than my current Boost RVB for spring reverb specifically.
     
  7. ruger9

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    For spring, the best 3 I found were:

    Holy Grail Plus -
    altho this one does NOT have the "drip" or "boing" so prevalent in surf music. Most natural/organic feel to.
    [Cons: have to use EHX wall wart or PP2 power supply or it's noisy.]

    Digiverb -
    I think the spring sound is great, others say it's overdone. For surf, it's great. Feels good.
    [Cons: requires about 90ma, so some daisy-chains won't work (DC Brick) and some will (One Spot). You could also get a seperate wall wart for it.]

    Verbzilla -
    very good. The only thing I DIDN'T like about this pedal was the buffer... it seemed to be a little... bright? to me? Not sure, but it just feels less natural/oraganic than the HG+ or Digiverb.

    I just sold the Digiverb... just too digital-sounding to me, kept the Digiverb on my board (super versatile), and also kept the Holy Grail +, for future use.

    If you just want "a great amp-type spring reverb", Holy Grail Plus.
     
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    That malekko sounds good. And would be good for a simple reverb. I'm not a fan of 1-knob reverbs tho... I like to have control over my decay/dwell. Which is why I like the HG+ so much better than the old HG.
     
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    Lots of good suggestions. I am not much of a spring reverb expert. I like my Boost RVB, but all I can say is that it sounds good to me for the type of music I play.
     
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    I've really come to like mine; it takes some tweaking-the controls are so wide and dynamic-but I suppose that's a good thing, letting me really fine-tune the sound...

    Still, I'm so impressed now by the Digitech Hardwire-those Lexicon algorithms are killer, and the build quality is unimpeachable.
     
  13. takakat

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    I am satisfied with E-H Holy Grail. It sounds just like Fender reverb. I use it on my piezo pickup output and it sounds like an expensive acoustic guitar.
     
  14. Birddog

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    +1, me too.
     
  15. J D Miley

    J D Miley Supporting Member

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    The Holy Grail Reverb degrades the Dry guitar signal very noticably. Unexceptable to my playing and ear.
     
  16. ruger9

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    Holy Grail, or Holy Grail PLUS? My PLUS does no such thing.
     
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    +1 Very happy with mine for my Egnater Rebel 20 effects loop. Easy to find sweet spots and blend it in just right.

    From the EHX forums, they say not to daisy chain it because it wants around 200ma.
     
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    I just recieved the Livewire a few days ago and that Lexicon plate reverb is simply awesome. It has several other nice delays on it and the quality I think is far superior to the line 6.
     
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    What's a Livewire? Or do you mean the Digitech Hardwire series. The RV-7 is a great pedal, but for me, it did not replace my Verbzilla.
     

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