JHs Alpine Rverb. Worth it?

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  1. eclipseall

    eclipseall Member

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    It seems very subtle from the demos. Is it woth it considering that its not cheap?
     
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    IDK but I just picked up a Sky Pedals Cloud 9 reverb and its realllllly good. Can do subtle all the way to huge room/plate type sounds. Its not the most spacey reverb unit but it can definitely do more than subtle.

    (The Alpine is based on the Cloud 9)

    FYI There are a few Cloud 9's for sale for about $70 less than the Alpine.
     
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    It's one of the better subtle, always-on reverbs I've played. But for my setup, it was to subtle, as I find the spring reverb in my Princeton amp to be great for always-on. But if my amp didn't have reverb, I would have kept the Alpine.
     
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    I think you can get a more versatile pedal for a cheaper price.
     
  5. eclipseall

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    i went with the walrus audio audio descent. thats one sick pedal
     
  6. PurpleJesus

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    Agreed. Princeton w reverb set at about 2-2.5 always on is sooooo money. The more amps I play the more I realize how amazing that amp and it's reverb are.
     
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    it can be subtle or not subtle at all
     
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    I'm a huge fan of reverb, but this is the one reverb that hasn't tripped my trigger. Not spring-y, but not smooth...it's a very unique sounding reverb and I'm sure some people love it. It's just not for me. Seems fairly overpriced as well. If you want subtle reverb, I would recommend the TC HoF- it's cheap and very versatile.
     
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    Bought it and sold it immediately. Maybe mine was defective? I could not get more than a 2-3 second tail which makes the fx loop useless. No oscillation either. Bummer. I was looking forward to trying different things in the loop but it doesn't ring out long enough to make a good shimmer or to modulate the tail. Big disappointment.
     
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    I'm a reverb nut, but I've never felt even a little tempted by this one. Just my $.02.
     
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    I didn't love the Alpine. I ended up with a Catalinbread Topanga on my small board, and a BigSky on my big board.
     
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    A TC HoF fits all my needs, and that's because i'm not too picky about reverb, just need a good space and tone control.

    Of course when I have a Twin or Deluxe Reverb or a Princeton i'll be sure to use those.
     
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    Bought it. Hated it. Returned it.

    Mine had a strange defect, too. If the pedal settings were maxxed out, the reverb would still be faintly audible when the pedal was bypassed. Since my amp had amazing reverb already, I was looking at pedals for more extreme effects. Ad others have said, this is not that type of pedal.
     
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    I couldn't agree more. The Princeton is light, plays well with pedals, has great reverb and tremolo, and has nice breakup tone, too.
     
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