VanAmps Reverbamate (miracle reverb)

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Had to post this out of sheer excitement due to tonal bliss.
The VanAmps Reverbamate reverb pedal is IMO without a
doubt the best thing to happen to non reverb amps ever. This
pedal will give any 2 input or 2 channel amp one of the most
gorgeous reverb sounds I've ever heard. It's an analog spring
reverb based pedal and I've just ordered a 3rd one. I urge
anyone looking to add reverb to a non reverb amp to try this
pedal. This is the holy grail for reverb pedals.

I've been getting them from Musictoyz.com, whom I just ordered
another from moments ago.

I would have to say that this is my favorite pedal of all time.
 

ericb

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Originally posted by CliffC
Had to post this out of sheer excitement due to tonal bliss.
The VanAmps Reverbamate reverb pedal is IMO without a
doubt the best thing to happen to non reverb amps ever. This
pedal will give any 2 input or 2 channel amp one of the most
gorgeous reverb sounds I've ever heard. It's an analog spring
reverb based pedal and I've just ordered a 3rd one. I urge
anyone looking to add reverb to a non reverb amp to try this
pedal. This is the holy grail for reverb pedals.

I've been getting them from Musictoyz.com, whom I just ordered
another from moments ago.

I would have to say that this is my favorite pedal of all time.
Hey Cliff, are these basically like most reverbs which (TO ME) can't be in front of HI-GAIN amps? Keep in mind , I've owned a Kendrick Tank, and a Realtube 12 spring reverb, (still have a BOss RV2) , and have lots of studio rack pieces. I have never found a delay or reverb I can use in front of HI-GAIN amps.. (Obviously 1 man's hi-gain is another man's lo-gain) but I think you know what I mean. Are these basically the same or would they work at full rock -bar-band volume in front of a gainy amp. Or are they best as most are in front of lower gain amps , or post-preamp-gain in fx loops? THanks for any info.. That's great that you're loving them ; they look great! ERIC
 
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Worked so well in front of my Tophat Emplexador 50 that I
bought 2 more. The trick is that you put the wet output into
a separate input or channel and then blend the amount of
reverb from the pedal. I have found the reverb output control
to be sensitive enough to work with high gainers. If you plan
on channel switching, than you would run into the age old
problem of having too much effect on the high gain channel
if the effect output was originally set for the clean channel. Any
front end pedal will have that problem, but if you are just using
this pedal on a dedicated high gain channel, the output is
sensitive enough to give you a nice area to play within.
 

duckbunny

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I use one with my Victoria 35310, and it's absolutely wonderful. Can't say enough positive things about it.



-db
 

ericb

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Originally posted by CliffC
Worked so well in front of my Tophat Emplexador 50 that I
bought 2 more. The trick is that you put the wet output into
a separate input or channel and then blend the amount of
reverb from the pedal. I have found the reverb output control
to be sensitive enough to work with high gainers. If you plan
on channel switching, than you would run into the age old
problem of having too much effect on the high gain channel
if the effect output was originally set for the clean channel. Any
front end pedal will have that problem, but if you are just using
this pedal on a dedicated high gain channel, the output is
sensitive enough to give you a nice area to play within.
Thanks for the info Cliff. I appreciate it! ERIC
 

Seegs

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Can you use it with only one channel of an amp...or would you always have to use a 2 channel/input amp and blend the two channels/inputs together...??

For example...I have a 64 BF Deluxe where the channels are in phase so I could blend it by combining both channels but I don't always want the hotter tones that blending both channels gives me and I end up using one channel more than the other or both together...

I also have a Fargen Dual Classic with 2 different channels which are externally switched by an A/B/Y pedal so if I understand right I can only use the reverb on one channel but not on both...is the only way I could use this pedal with this amp by blending both channels or can I just use the wet output and connect it before the A/B/Y pedel so I can have reverb on both channels??

How does it take to being driven by dirt or clean boost pedals...does it have enough headroom to keept the reverb/tone clear when being pushed by OD or boost pedals...

Last but not least how is the bypassed sound and how does it react with buffered pedals before of after it...

Sorry for all the questions but I think this pedal was designed for a specific purpose...two channels/inputs in phase and I don't really understand how I would use it with my setup...which is basically one channel/input at a time??

I have two amps without reverb and have been looking for an external reverb to work into my setup and have tried the following reverb units...63 RI Fender Tank...Digiverb....Little Lanilei...EBS Dynaverb...Guytone MR2 and either they sucked tone...didn't handle dirt boxes well or the reverbs weren't that convincing so I have basically gone without!!

The RM does sound interesting I just don't understand how I would use it in my setup as it does sound limiting in that it seems made for a 2 channel/input amp....unless I can just connect the wet channel before my A/B/Y switcher...??


Chow,
Seegs
 
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Unfortunately, if you only connect the wet sound, that is all you
will get, pure reverb. You need to feed 2 inputs and blend from
the reverb unit or feed 2 channels and blend from the unit & or the amp. That is the only way to make this pedal work properly.
Mind you, when blending channels, it can be set so that the
slightest bit of channel blend is introducing a substantial amount
of reverb so you can avoid having too hot a signal when combinig channels.

I only tried pushing it with an OCD and it held up very well. I
will try pushing it with a few others today and post the additional info on this thread.

The bypassed sound is transparent. I had been placing the
reverb last in the chain, as that isit's more traditional place,
but I will also throw some pedals behind it to test their reaction.
 

Seegs

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Hi Cliff thanks a lot for the info...I'll looking forward to hearing about how it holds up to the other pedals...

Chow,
Seegs
 

Bloomfield fan

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I used one for years with a Victoria champ with fantastic results. Sort of my Princeton reverb.
 

dayn

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They do make one for single input amps as well. Check out their website.
 

theHoss

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Can you use it with only one channel of an amp...or would you always have to use a 2 channel/input amp and blend the two channels/inputs together...??

For example...I have a 64 BF Deluxe where the channels are in phase so I could blend it by combining both channels but I don't always want the hotter tones that blending both channels gives me and I end up using one channel more than the other or both together...

I also have a Fargen Dual Classic with 2 different channels which are externally switched by an A/B/Y pedal so if I understand right I can only use the reverb on one channel but not on both...is the only way I could use this pedal with this amp by blending both channels or can I just use the wet output and connect it before the A/B/Y pedel so I can have reverb on both channels??

How does it take to being driven by dirt or clean boost pedals...does it have enough headroom to keept the reverb/tone clear when being pushed by OD or boost pedals...

Last but not least how is the bypassed sound and how does it react with buffered pedals before of after it...

Sorry for all the questions but I think this pedal was designed for a specific purpose...two channels/inputs in phase and I don't really understand how I would use it with my setup...which is basically one channel/input at a time??

I have two amps without reverb and have been looking for an external reverb to work into my setup and have tried the following reverb units...63 RI Fender Tank...Digiverb....Little Lanilei...EBS Dynaverb...Guytone MR2 and either they sucked tone...didn't handle dirt boxes well or the reverbs weren't that convincing so I have basically gone without!!

The RM does sound interesting I just don't understand how I would use it in my setup as it does sound limiting in that it seems made for a 2 channel/input amp....unless I can just connect the wet channel before my A/B/Y switcher...??


Chow,
Seegs
They do make one called the SoleMate that works with single channels.
 

Doug59

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I just purchased one (Solemate) about a week ago. Awesome sounding reverb. I'm using it with my Univalve.
 

JLee

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The Solemate, like every other reverb unit, doesn't work well in front of an overdriven amp unless you want very, very subtle amounts of verb. I actually prefer the Spring Chicken. The Spring Chicken isn't as bright and has more decay avaialble.
 




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