Black Magick Reverb

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by oneleftnut, Feb 7, 2018.

  1. Serenity

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    Probably the head. I'd like to run it with 2 2x12's.
     
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  2. zum

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    Got mine yesterday, returned it today. Everything sounded good, but the reverb. The tail was just too noticeable where I felt it got in the way of the playing.... then today, the reverb stopped working altogether. So, I’m not sure if I just don’t like the reverb or maybe I just got a bum one. I wouldn’t mind taking a chance on another one, but I have my eyes on some other gear so I’ll just get a refund for now.
     
  3. Blcklab666

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    I think the speaker is the secret sauce. Selling my NMV version to fund the new version of the combo

    Played mine through my Weber attenuator last night and what tone
     
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  4. 70' s Tone

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    They are sweet. That's for sure.
     
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  5. hdspringer98

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    I bought a BM Reverb combo. Gave it a shot for just under 30-days and returned it today within the return window.

    I really wanted to like it but I just couldn't dial in a tone that I enjoyed hearing. To me it sounded very brittle/unpleasant/harsh on the high end and actually fatigued my ears quickly. Dialing that out made it sound lifeless. Bought it because I watched many many YT demos and really loved what I heard. I just couldn't get those same sweet crunchy/chewy tones. Even matching up the knobs to the videos it wasn't even close. Tried other speaker cabs with it too, it helped but still not a winner for me.

    I very much disliked the reverb. The trail is not adjustable, only the amount of reverb you can hear. Big design miss there.

    What I did like was the cleanish to just beyond edge of breakup sounds but I wanted those great crunch tones I expected.

    I know plenty of folks love 'em and make them sound great, I'm not one of those apparently.
     
  6. zum

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    Glad to know I wasn't the only one crazy about the reverb.
     
  7. zombiwoof

    zombiwoof Supporting Member

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    If you don't like the built-in reverb, just don't use it and run a separate reverb unit or pedal. That is, if you are satisfied with the amp other than that one feature.
    Al
     
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