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Need a good reverb pedal...

mims2

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I am in a new cover band doing a variety of 60's classics and mainly doing stuff clean and with light overdrive. For the first time, I'm interested in trying a good reverb pedal. I have never had any experience with these so I don't know where to start. I don't want anything extra odd sounding.. more natural if possible. Do any of you have any suggestions?
 

jazzfromhell

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Neunaber WET
Hardwire RV7
TC HOF
Dr Scientist RRR
Strymon Blue Sky

All of them are great, just different flavors.
 

Rage

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For your needs I would assume you need a good spring reverb. I would start looking at Electro-Harmonix's Holy Grail or Holy Grail plus for added tweakability.
 

axedoc2010

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I'd recommend the TC Hall of Fame. Its cheaper than the Neunaber WET reverb, has more reverb options, sounds bloody fantastic, has a toneprint application and stereo outs. To me it is warmer sounding than the Hardwire RV-7. The T-Rex tonebug reverb is another option - just one reverb flavour but small footprint and great sound.
 

jazzfromhell

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i have the rv-7, reasonably priced...built well (with a cover to protect your settings when on your board) verbs by lexicon...true bypass...works for me, i like it...
I use the RV7 too. I love it, especially the Plate. To me it sounds more natural and subtle compared to the HOF.
 

EdMan57

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I'm really digging my Earthquaker Devices Dispatch Master.It makes me want to play with cleaner tone settings more than I did before.Having a nice 1700ms delay built in adds to the value [$185 street].


Ed
 

Heady Jam Fan

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I like the RV7 a lot - I only use stereo reverbs, so some I haven't tried. I owned an RV7, sold it, and bought another.
 

78deluxe

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i bought both the HOF and RV-7 and returned the HOF... they both sound very good....and i can't say i really liked the sound of one over the other....although i thought the "warmth of the HOF" made my guitar disappear a little....they were very equal.....but the RV_7 has that protectived cover over the knobs, so every time i closed my pedal board, the settings didnt get changed... i found the HOF the knobs were too easily movable in transportation.... and i will never use the "tone print"... that is why i bought a pedal....instead of rack gear....no programming, computers, usb etc.... just my 2 cents....

I owned both for a lengthily period of time (over a year on the RV-7 and many months with the HOF). Sold the RV-7, now own 2 HOFs. Its interesting as our perspectives are pretty much the opposite in terms of tone. The RV-7, I find dark and muddys up the tone, but the tone is fairly good.

No need to use the toneprint, if you don't want to...most of them are pretty esoteric kinds anyway. The HOF has more verbs on board than the RV-7 does. To my ears you can make them brighter or darker than the RV-7 just by using the tone knob.

The HOF also clearly has a much larger range of reverb, from subtle to very wet. The RV-7 does subtle well, but done not get extremely wet on any setting.

Also the pre-delay switch on the HOF really helps cut in a mix if you want to maintain the attack of the note.

It also has a smaller foot print.

I do agree about the knobs, though even with my extreme care of the RV-7, one of the knob covers popped off - so I experienced some durability issues with it. Nice to have the "lock" though.
 

mims2

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Thanks for the suggestions. I've seen that some of these pedals don't take batteries. Is that a general thing with reverb pedals? Also, can a reverb pedal be run through the front of an amp, or is it best to run through an effects loop?
 

78deluxe

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Thanks for the suggestions. I've seen that some of these pedals don't take batteries. Is that a general thing with reverb pedals? Also, can a reverb pedal be run through the front of an amp, or is it best to run through an effects loop?
Reverbs are digital pedals, they eat batteries for breakfast and are dead by lunchtime.

HOF adn RV-7 have battery compartments. You will want to run them off of a power supply

Reverb can be run in front of an amp. Most will say using in an effects loop is the preferred method in most instances.
 




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