Need a recommendation for a reverb pedal.

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  1. davebc

    davebc Member

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    I recently picked up a Carr Bloke to have a little fun with on stage, you know to change things up a little.

    Being a Marshall inspired, or as Steve describes it, "a dedicated overdrive amp" there's no reverb.

    I'm not ashamed to admit it, I love reverb. All my regular gigging amps have it. I generally hate playing without it.

    Can anyone recommend a great little reverb pedal that will do the trick which won't sound messy?

    Thanks guys and gals
     
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    I love the Strymon Flint, but it's pricey. But also has trem.
     
  4. Eldritch Tentacles

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    I hate playing without a kiss of reverb too. There's no shame in it. I generally like a dry tone, but 100% dry just seems unnatural and unkind to my ear. It's like playing in a void or vacuum.
    A question though... When you say "won't sound messy", are you planning on running the verb *before* the overdriven amp? Because, honestly, there isn't a reverb that won't be messy into overdrive.
     
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    Digitech polara
     
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    I am right here with you. Modded Marshall tones with a touch of verb and ALSO, a 550ms delay with faint single repeat! 80's rock heaven.
     
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    There is a large price range for reverb pedals so what is your price range?

    I tried a few and love the Strymon Flint. As said before, it's a little expensive but has 3 great sounding, versatile reverbs AND 3 great sounding, versatile tremolos.
     
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    The Neunaber Wet is very good.

    I like the Mojo Hand Dewdrop even better than the Wet.

    -bEn r.
     
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    Sociophile "Ignore" Button Aficionado Silver Supporting Member

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    I think the three champs are (depending on your taste):

    Strymon Flint
    Neunaber Wet
    Catalinbread Talisman

    I also want to add that I love to play with just a touch of reverb at all times.
     
  11. davebc

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    The amp has an effects loop, another feature I never use :hide

    So I'm open to anything that will sound natural.
    It's a "dedicated overdrive amp" (again according to Steve), but I'm not a high gain player,
    so I tweek the amp on the lower gain vintage side of things running the drive low. It sings without sounding messy.
     
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    wet reverb
     
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    Not too concerned about the price point. I just want whatever is a good fit for the amp.
    I considered the Fulldrive tape echo as an option versus reverb, but I pulled the reigns in on that price point..
     
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    Tough for me to go from reverb to bone dry...even with it bouncing off the back wall, and outside there is no back wall..ha ha

    I'm open to any ideas.

    I mean damn, some of the Clapton bluesbreaker record has cranked Marshall tone swimming in reverb! And it's screams. Love it!
     
  15. Purple_Plexi

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    Depends on what you're looking for! If you're into that classic spring reverb sound the Mr. Black Deluxe Plus nails it IMO and also has tremolo, pretty much a simpler and cheaper version of the Flint :)
    If you're looking for something interesting and inspiring there's the Neunaber Wet/Shimmer/Slate. I personally love the modulated reverb of the Dispatch Master, but that's also a delay.
    Can't go wrong with a TC HOF I guess. I'd also throw in an EHX Holy Grail as an option.
     
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    RV7/Supernatural/Polara (whichever is cheapest used), Stereo Wet.
     
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    What kind of reverb are you looking for? What guitar? What kind of music do you play?
     
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    I just went through the reverb search a few months ago .. listened/watched all the demos and read reviews and forums posts, etc. The safe bet seems like the TC HOF &/or the EHX Holy Grail (various versions or either.) That being said ....

    While I like pedals that have a lot to offer, I do find that I would rather the versatility come within the focused-speciality. For example --> I chose the EQD Ghost Echo because it excels in Reverb sounds but with-in that, the controls allow me to dial in a great range of the effect. I use it for all sorts of genres: rock, blues, reggae, ambient, etc ..

    So, I highly recommend the EQD Ghost Echo. EQD also just came out with a new version that has a few different features called the Leviatation: http://earthquakerdevices.com/cart_product.cfm/prod_id/81991/bk/1 I have not heard or seen any reviews for it but I would share that the Ghost Echo as is meets all of my needs and also works well with my delay pedal.
     
  19. Purple_Plexi

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    It's called Levitation :) Just came out, totally forgot about that one!

     
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    Hardwire/Digitech Supernatural is very nice. Surprisingly so. The spring sound is really impressive, IMO.
     

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