Need a chorus and reverb: Hardwire RV7 + CR7 or ????

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by richpjr, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. richpjr

    richpjr Member

    Aug 5, 2008
    I am in need of both a chorus and reverb pedal for my new amp. Can anyone recommend a "better" alternative to get these two effects for the same price ballpark (list is $290 for both, can get them a bit cheaper)? I had originally toyed with getting a TimeFactor and using it as I don't go crazy with either effect, but that is more money and I already have a Hardwire DL8 (not that I couldn't use it on another amp). My only critieria is a true bypass pedal (or pedals) and it has to be foot selectable (i.e. not a knob like the T Rex Room-mate). Any suggestions?
  2. FenderBigot

    FenderBigot Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2008
    Tampa Bay
    I too am looking at the Hardwire chorus... I look forward to feedback/info.
  3. jzucker

    jzucker Supporting Member

    May 20, 2003
    Home of the ex-world champion Cavs
    don't know that there's better bang for the buck but I wasn't impressed with the RV7. I got it to add to my video demo arsenal but it didn't inspire me so I returned it.
  4. ProToneThinline

    ProToneThinline Member

    Nov 10, 2007
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I've been using the Hardwire Chorus for several months now. In mu opinion, it's well worth the money. I have half a dozen chorus pedals, and the CR-7 is by far my favorite. If I had to, I'd buy it again in a heartbeat.

    It's a very well built pedal. It's quiet, and there's no gain boost when it's engaged. It has a nice variety of choruses available, and the controls really have a meaningful effect on the sound. Before I got the CR-7, I was using a vintage Ibanez CS-9. It's a nice pedal, but very limited compared to the Hardwire. Also, it has a bit of a volume boost when engaged, which drove me nuts.

    I recently tried the DeltaLab Chorus at GC. It was cool for $59, but not cool enough to make me buy it. Sounds a lot like my old CE-2. Cool, but the CR-7 is cooler. It's also not as quiet as the HW.

    I've heard good things about the Dano CC Chorus, but I haven't played one. It's supposed to have a litttle gain boost, but not as bad as the CS-9. Try one if you can. It's about the same price as the DeltaLab.

    The Dano and DL are both decent, inexpensive pedals, but I think the smart money is on the HW.
  5. forum_crawler

    forum_crawler Member

    Aug 14, 2008
    Winnipeg, MB
    The RV-7 Is a great buy. Very nice reverb pedal for the money.

    Now I know you want true bypass, and the CR-7 sounds good and has lots of features, however I would encourage you to try it side-by-side the Visual Sound Liquid Chorus or H2O and see which one you like best.

    The CR-7 was not available at the time I got my H2O, but I don't think it would have made a difference. The H2O is a very nice chorus...
  6. nibus

    nibus Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2007
    RV7 is a great all around reverb. I love mine. I want to try an RRR sometime too. Had a Verbzilla, only cared for the octo setting.

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