I need 1 really good REVERB PEDAL for a 5e3 clone

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  1. rouss

    rouss Member

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    I love the tone of a 5e3 so I dont want to cloud it up to much. But I would love to add some reverb. I prefere fender type reverbs . But Im just looking for some opinions
     
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    Hermida or Spring Chicken, sounds like you're looking for a simple 1-knobber.
     
  3. rouss

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    are they analogue?
     
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    1) Hall of Fame--multitude of types
    2) Boss RV5--very underated pedal
    3) WET--does "generic" reverb the best
    4) Strymon Blue Sky--multitude of settings

    I'm not sure why a Fender amp would need a particular type of reverb...
     
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    +1 on the WET. Best I've heard!!
     
  6. rouss

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    I want something that kind of has the sound of the old fender tube spring reverbs(stand alone unit). They are very nice sounding
     
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    No. Most reverb pedals will not be. Is that what you're looking for? If so, have you seen the VanAmps stuff? http://vanamps.com/
     
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    I run one of the vanAmp units in front of my cleaner Marshall. There is just no replacement for an actual spring, it sounds fantastic.
     
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    Spring theory


    EDIT: I just tried to write that in all caps and the system auto-corrected me. I recommend the Spring Theory very strongly.
     
  10. rouss

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    has anybody tried thr boss fender spring reverb emulator
     
  11. crunchman

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    I just built a 5E3, the Vanamps stuff may be the one! I like the HOF, don't know if its

    rich enough !
     
  12. Cosmogang

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    I also play a 5E3 clone. I own a WET, an RV5, an RV3 and a Hardwire RV7 (only for reverse though). Mine is 50w, but I really love the tone that each one offers.
     
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    If you want a Fender Reverb type sound, dont get a HOF. It's halls and bigger verbs are nice but the spring is nothing to write home about.
    The WET is nice, but i would not call that spring-like. I had the spring chicken and to me its more like a slapback delay + reverb. I didn't like that.
    If i were you i would look into these:

    1. Mr. Springgy
    1a. Strymon Blue Sky
    2. Wampler Faux Spring
    3. EHX Holy Grail (the big box version sounds warmer to me)


    For what its worth Ive had verbzilla, Spring chicken, Hall of Fame, RV5, WET, Holy Grail big box, Holy Grail +, Hardwire RV-7...
     
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    +1 VanAmps. There is no substitute for the real thing!
     
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    I use it, and it nails the fender reverb IMO.
     
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    Another option is the Demeter Reverbulator. It is real spring reverb and sounds amazing. Not cheap or small but it is like amp reverb.
     
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    The VanAmps is quite spectacular but it didn't play especially well with the volume. It rather thinned my tone a bit and added some high end that wasn't altogether pleasant...at least in my rig. I'd be curious to try one of those big spring heads if I was willing to deal with the extra lugging. Still want to try a WET as I'm not a spring purist, more interested in ambiant fill.
     
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    I expect the Van Amps is great but quite pricey, Boss FRV-1 is great in my opinion and not expensive :)
     
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    My 5e3 is really all I use anymore. I have been through a lot of reverbs because the 5e3 circuit always makes reverb pedals in front of it sound much wetter than a clean amp. The two best I have found are the WET and the Spring Theory.
    The WET blends seemlessly with the amp, but it is not a spring. It can provide a nice touch of that works fine though and it is super quiet (another hard thing to find in a reverb pedal in front of a 5e3).
    The Spring Theory does a pretty good reproduction of a spring reverb in a small pedal size. I like it better than Mr. Springgy, Spring Chicken, or the Van Amps.
    I am keeping both for now, but I am currently using the Spring Theory because I really wanted the spring sound for a while.
     

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