Verbzilla vs. RV-5?

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  1. Lt_Core

    Lt_Core Supporting Member

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    I'm looking for a decent reverb pedal to use with my Mesa F-50 and Rivera Chubster. Any thoughts on reverb pedals? Verbzilla can do some pretty crazy sounds, I think, where I think the RV-5 is more old-school reverb I think.
     
  2. semi-hollowbody

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    NEVER TRIED a verbizilla but I have an rv-5 and I love it...
    Digitech digiverb (i have one, like the rv slightly better) also makes a very nice reverb pedal...
     
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    buddaman71 Student of Life Silver Supporting Member

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    I have owned the VZ, the RV5 and the DigiVerb, and the Verbzilla blows them all away IMHO.

    Rock on
     
  4. minjason

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    definitely verbzilla
     
  5. jzucker

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    i thought the rv5 was awful. What's up with the random crashes it "plays" when you're using the spring reverb?
     
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    The trick to using any Boss reverb is to act like the spring reverb setting does not exist.

    D7
     
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    Where does the Holy Grail rank in here? I've never owned one but it seems be well liked.
     
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    Haha - I did but found it overpriced for that. The digiverb sounds similar for 1/2 the price. It's spring reverb ain't great either.

    The Lee Jackson Mr Springy sounds incredible in the clips but I've emailed them twice including emailing their ebay ad and they don't return emails which doesn't inspire confidence...
     
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    original holy grail was noisy and switches were bad. I haven't tried one in a while.
     
  10. dramaticrunner

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    i was interested in the RV-5's modulated delay, but ended up settling with the verbzilla. i leave it on "cave" most of the time, and just control the mix. and "octo" is great to have if/when you need it...and sometimes when you don't. I had a holy grail for a while, i just thought it did too little.
     
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    I tried the Holy Grail, sounded great, but it kept cutting out on me. I sent it back. Used the RV-5 for a while, but got sick of the random springy sounds that the previous poster noted. I use a Verbzilla now. Pretty convincing in a band situation. Keep in mind I only use spring, though.
     

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