We’ll see once the UA Golden is in my sweaty mitts. It might knock the Talisman off my board.
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I have a VanAmps Solemate real spring reverb pedal. It sounds great in front of an amp, adds shimmer and sparkle. Beats every digital spring sim I’ve ever tried. But, if you place it within the loop of any amp, the magic disappears. It makes me wonder if the Solemate was designed specifically to sound best in front of an amp and that’s why it loses something in the loop.It’s great sounding pedal. Wish it worked well with effects loops.
If I had to choose between it and the Ventris I’d take the Ventris.
Yes. Good point. If the Talisman is digital but does not work well in an amp loop that would seem to disprove my hypothesis that digital pedals work well within amp loops.Isn't the Talisman digital?
I had a Google, and basically it's because the Talisman doesn't play nice with a line level signal.This is exactly how I run mine and it works flawlessly. What do you mean by "doesn't work"?
It does have a switch and I have mine set to low when using stomp boxes.I had a Google, and basically it's because the Talisman doesn't play nice with a line level signal.
I have 2 questions about that:
- Doesn't the Power Station have a switch that changes the signal going from the effects send?
- What if you have another pedal before the Talisman in the loop (eg. effects send > delay pedal > Talisman > effects return)?
And that's one thing that I wonder about.The only other pedal I run in the loop is a Digitech Luxe and that's before the Talisman. I've never experienced any issues with this setup.
I edited my post but I'm going to say that's not the case as I've run just the Talisman by itself with no problems. I wonder if it's people not setting the fx loop signal button correctly.And that's one thing that I wonder about.
Is having another pedal before the Talisman taking the brunt of the signal, thus those that run that setup don't have the issue that those who run just the Talisman in the loop have?
This is exactly how I use mine (power station’s loop) and it works flawlessly. It is last in the chain of a few pedals in the loop. Don‘t know if I’ve tried it alone in the loop.This is exactly how I run mine and it works flawlessly. What do you mean by "doesn't work"?
Thanks for that information. I’m going to try that with the plate sims that I currently own.One way to tell if your pedal plate reverb really sounds like a real plate reverb:
- Time to zero (full damper)
- Mix to full wet (no dry signal)
- Add some pre-delay if you have it. It's not critical, but it can isolate the response from the action.
Slap the strings and palm mute to create a single clear "thud". What you should hear from the amp is a nice clean single thud delayed by however much pre-delay is added. Many plate models in pedals cannot do this without exposing harsh digital artifacts and imperfections in the correct modelling of the plate reverb characteristics.