Reverb: Amp or Pedal?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by benjammin, May 16, 2008.

Reverb?

  1. Amp

  2. Pedal

  3. Reverb Sucks!

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  1. benjammin

    benjammin Member

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    I'm thinking about building a D'Lite 22 kit and saw that there is an optional reverb add-on which got me thinking: do you folks prefer reverb from an amp or from a pedal? IIRC, I remember a lot of people saying the Dr. Z amps without the reverb sounded better than those with, so I'm unsure if there's a tone-loss or not. However, other than the T-Rex (which is more expensive than the reverb add-on), I can't name a good sounding pedal reverb. What's everyone's take on it? Thanks!

    :munch
     
  2. rogue.guineapig

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    when I got my Classic 30 I was twinking around with it...
    just within the first few minutes with it, I noticed that the reverb
    was noisy...like it had a buzz to it.
    Hopped on here...turns out reverbs can do that a bit.
    Maybe not on a nice amp...but on most amps I can afford they seem
    to buzz a lot. The Verbzilla pedal doesn't buzz at all.
    Now I guess I understand why a lotta fellas use a 'verb pedal.
    course this is with a budget setup, not something nicer like a Dr. Z
     
  3. lxm

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    i have yet to hear a good sounding amp verb. i have an old twin verb too :roll
     
  4. DiazDude

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    My Diaz CD100 has GREAT reverb!!
     
  5. GTRJohnny

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    The Tone King built-in amp verb is the best I have heard - better than several outboard Fender units I have owned. I am looking at Mr. Springgy now, but have some doubts...
     
  6. RockDC

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    I preferred the Reverb Dr. Z... I felt the NR was less focused on hi-mids and more focused on the low mids... I liked the high better... and it was a little quitter.
     
  7. dgood

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    Just now playing a 2002 R8, loud, straight into a Carr Mercury with rich reverb. Sounds great (to me).
     
  8. waxnsteel

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  9. pulse.

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    I never use reverb
     
  10. gtr777

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    never use reverb. wheb playing live it just seems to muck up the tone. I feel the guitar cuts through better without it.
     
  11. markom89

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    NO reverb beats the Bruno UG30 reverb, IMO.
     
  12. wc8485

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    My own taste, but neither 1 or 2, wont go so far as 3. If I feel like some swoosh... delay gets it for me.
     
  13. Jay Strange

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    The verb in my TR Classic Reverb is astounding!!
     
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    I usually don't have reverb on....but when I do use it, I use it very sparingly...so a pedal works good for me. Also easy to take out of the chain that way. I use a Verbzilla and it sounds fine to me. I looked into other units, but I got the Verbzilla for $100 with an Echo Park module as well and I love it. When I want an extra delay (I normally use a DD-5), I can pop in the echo park. Works nice!
     
  15. mad dog

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    Depends on the amp pretty much. Most of my favorite amps don't have reverb, so pedal or outboard tank is the only way. Probably the best amp reverb I've heard is actually more of an outboard unit ... it's a 3 knob reverb bolted into the back of my Clark Tyger.

    Other excellent in-amp reverbs IMO:

    BF Super Reverb
    BF Princeton Reverb
    Ampeg Gemini
    Sommatone Roaring 40
    Bruno UG30
     
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    I currently have an amp with reverb and it's ok, and I guess that I like the convienience of it already being there.

    BUT - that amp is about to go to another player and I'm getting an amp without reverb.

    I'm interested to see if I even bother with reverb at this point, but I'm such a huge proponent of doing one thing and doing it right, so I think a pedal with a bit of control in terms of density and decay or delay would be great.
     
  17. SkydogFan81

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    the verb on my BFDR and my /13 EDT are surreal!
     
  18. redpill

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    I use reverb for going direct, in order to provide ambience to recordings. I might also use it for a strange, over the top effect, again while going direct. So I say pedal, because I can't think of a circumstance under which I'd use amp reverb. If I'm in a room with its own ambience, whether using an amp or going to the board, I don't need reverb.
     
  19. nic'o'caster

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    Victoria Regal tube reverb... I only use it at home (the reverb, not the amp !)
    Such a shame !
     
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    Generally I prefer a good spring reverb built into the amp. A digital reverb processor in an active parallel effects loop is also a good option for me. I don't care for pedal reverb effects though - reverb works better after overdrive.
     

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