Which version Boss reverb? (Leave out RV-2. Too hard to find.)

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  1. Pax

    Pax Silver Supporting Member

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    Looking for a budget friendly reverb that's quite. Used is fine. I know what's out there for the high end stuff. Seems Boss does a good job for affordable stuff (or maybe just a good job, period). What version do you suggest?
     
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    I'm a big fan of the RV-5's modulated reverb, which is what this pedal is really good at (if you like ambient reverb sounds). The other reverb modes on the RV-5 are kind of mediocre, but the modulated mode kills.
     
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    Pax Silver Supporting Member

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    Hmm. Interesting that it does the mod/verb well. Really need some traditional verb sounds too though. Is it going to get me there?
     
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    if you need traditional sounds you might be better off with another verb, I am an avid RV-5 user but only the mod verb. You might be better off with one of the TC electronics reverb pedals or a line 6.
     
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    Pax Silver Supporting Member

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    Ok, very helpful. I now get that the RV-5 has a huge mod/verb following. Cool stuff, just not sure how I'd work it into my playing.
     
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    dshobe Rocky Mountain Way Silver Supporting Member

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    For traditional Fender spring verb the FRV 1 is very nice. Around $100 used.
     
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    If you're open to other options, the Hardwire reverbs would seem to fit what you're looking for.
     
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    If you're just looking for something cheap, you should look into the TC Electronics Hall of Fame reverb. It's less expensive than the RV-5 (new vs. new) and is customizable with the tone prints.


    Otherwise, go with the RV-5 and call it a day.
     
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    Pax Silver Supporting Member

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    Yes, I'm looking for something affordable, but also quite and usable. Seems like with reverb I should be able to get something decent for the money.

    FVR, Hardwire, HoF all seem like they would fit the bill. Not seeing a whole lot of used FVRs for $100 on a quick search. Hardwire seems fine, but has the largest footprint. I always try to go with the smallest footprint all things being equal. HoF might be the one.

    Thanks guys for the great feedback.
     
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    FWIW I've only ever heard good things about the HOF, and TC just released the toneprint editor as well.
     
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    Well that isn't very punk, is it?
    What each is best at:
    Boss FRV1 - Spring Reverb
    Boss RV3 - Plate Reverb
    Boss RV5 - Mod Reverb
     
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    I use an RV5 for light Hall reverb with my El Capistan. The Stymon Flints is a reverb/ vibrato that is great ... but a lot more money.
     
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    I use a RV-5 on modulate to fill up space sometimes and I think it sounds great
     

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