Recommend a reverb pedal. Holy Grails keep breaking

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by KeithC, Jun 29, 2006.

  1. KeithC

    KeithC Silver Supporting Member

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    I like the Holy Grail. It works for the little bit of reverb I use but they are so unreliable.

    Any ideas for something else that's not too expensive and not a big footprint?

    Thanks
     
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    cbpickin Tweed Supporting Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Search TGP, lots of discussion on this. I would suggest the Line 6 Verbzilla.
     
  3. Enjoyer

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    In my humble opinion, no pedal really does reverb. Please consider a Fender RI tank, Uncle Spot Reverb Tank OR an original Fender Reverb tank.
    There's no going back.
    I have no qualms in making this recommendation.
     
  4. mezcalhead

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    I'm a huge fan of the Fender reverb tanks .. have an original '65 and love it. The sound is worth having a huge box that is expensive and sometimes temperamental.

    But KeithC say he only uses a little bit of reverb, and wants something inexpensive and robust with a small footprint. I don't think a reverb tank is what he's after.

    Marshall have got a reverb pedal in their new lineup, the RF-1 Reflector. I was playing one in the shop the other day (I wanted to check out the reverse reverb) .. the sound isn't too bad, and it would fit your price and size criteria .. as to reliability, my VT-1 trem pedal has been okay for a couple of years so far.
     
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    Keith, you owe it to yourself to check out the EBS Dynaverb. I searched and tried so many pedals, really didn't like the lack of control on the reverb tails with the HG, and also that it had to have its own power supply, non-standard, and the size. The EBS is near the size of a boss in width and depth but lower in height. It has way more settings and I use it instead of my amps built-in.

    I've had mine for a couple of years now. Works great!
     
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    ...another vote for the line six verbzilla.

    -dh
     
  8. CBeeper

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    I like the Verbzilla also. Stupid name cool pedal.
     
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    you can snag a digiverb for about 50 bucks I think. It's done well for me. It's not the best ever but it's reliable and decent and small.

    The EBS Dynaverb or Verbzilla are maybe your best options in that range if you have a bit more cash.

    Reverbamate is a bit more pricey but solid. I was wholly unimpressed with Little Lanilei but that might have simply been a bad unit that circulated on Ebay. Really, over 200 bucks though I'd just spend another 150 or so and get a tank.
     
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    the Digiverb by digitech really is reliable and won't cost you more than 100 bucks. they are always transparent to your signal as well.
     
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    Hi,

    I've had the opportunity to try the T-Rex Room Mate and found it excellent.

    Should be out any time now!


    Cheers,

    Mats N
     
  12. JayDA

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    +1 on the EBS Dynaverb, works great for me
     
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  14. theelectic

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    Just curious, what are you doing to these Holy Grails that they keep breaking?!
     
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    Try the Boss stuff, RV-2 and RV-3 are acknowledged classics. I even like the RV-5!
     
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    Platypus not in rivers, but in drops Supporting Member

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    They're notorious for breaking.. either that or developing a high pitched squeal.
     
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    T-rex has the Roommate....very soon available.

    It's stereo and has a tube! hmm....sounds intresting...

    Vinni
     
  18. theelectic

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    Yeah but WHAT breaks on them exactly? The pot? The footswitch? The jacks?
     
  19. longgonedaddy

    longgonedaddy Supporting Member

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    Boss RV3 for sure. Unless you're after spring reverb specifically. I don't think it can be recreated by a bunch of chips and wires. You need springs for that, like the Little lanelei or the dano spring king.
     
  20. KeithC

    KeithC Silver Supporting Member

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    Thanks for all the recommendations.
    I don't' think I am doing anything out of the ordinary as all my other pedals survive pretty well.
    I have only had two and both ended up making really bad distorted noise and would sometimes just quit working. And sometimes the signal would get really weak.
    I guess I just don't want it happening at gigs.

    I'll check out the ideas here.
    BTW...I would love to have a full size Reverb unit but don't have the room etc.

    As always, thanks for helping a guy out!

    PS: as to what breaks on them I do know the jacks go ginky for sure as I can move the cord a bit and get it to start or stop what ever it is doing.
    And yes, I have tried other cords! ;)
     

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