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Reverb pedal for electric or acoustic?

55Junior

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I guess this is sorta my annual "I got a Musicians Friend gift certificate and I'm trying to figure out what to do with it" post.

This year, I'm looking at reverb pedals, and I'm wanting something that will work well with plugged-in acoustic guitar as well as on my pedal board with my electric rig.

What do you guys think about the TC Electronic NR-1 Nova Reverb? Would that fit the bill? I've used a borrowed TC rack-mount verb with acoustic before and liked it, but I really want something in a pedal.

If it weren't for the acoustic requirement, I'd probably just go with a Boss RV-5 or a Holy Grail, but I'm skeptical as to the sound quality for acoustic. Anybody ever use a compact verb pedal such as these with acoustic?

Another possibility that has occurred to me is the new Fishman AFX Reverb pedal that was designed specifically for acoustic. Any thoughts on how that would work for electric?

TIA,
Joe
 

Tripower455

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Check out the Verbzilla too... You will probably be surprised with it. I can't comment on acoustic use, but it sounds awesome with my electrics.....
 

jaywalker

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My experience as a 50/50 electric/acoustic performer tells me that most stock reverb pedals don't work well with both.
Try a Yammy magicstomp or UD stomp for the best editability.
I tried the verbzilla but found it too overdone for my everyday needs.
The nova was OK but a little sterile.

Here's some demos:

acoustic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLaHdcZiiy4
and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itb8DWjP1J8


electric: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GWWir6g-nE
and

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjOSyVicVzE

Both on the same unit.
 




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