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Old December 30th, 2012, 03:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Belton Reverb Brick any good?

Think of building a new reverb pedal and I like the idea of a simple single control.
What is the verdict on these, I have been using a Marshall reflector but so many options and knobs that are hard to see this looks like it could fit the bill.
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Old December 31st, 2012, 06:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm waiting for a response on this as well.... I hope someone chimes in. I'd consider building the BYOC Reverb because it uses this brick. I find that any pedal with one knob leaves me wanting one more knob. As far as reverb, the BYOC has a Dwell control, which is pretty standard reverb fare to me. It's the one knob that most reverb amps are missing.
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Old December 31st, 2012, 09:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I built the BYOC Reverb v2 with the Belton Brick about a month and a half ago. First DIY kit I haven't had to futz with to get it to work - helped that i actually read the instructions for once. Two knobs seem just fine to me. With both at about 1/3 third it opens up the sound nicely but you can blow it on out to major cathedral echo style. I have to pay closer attention to my attack because it tends to pick up on thumps when playing the middle pickup on my Strat and pretty much anytime I get too feisty with my Thinline/Nocaster.
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I ordered the kit from Antique Electronics (tubesandmore.com) and had an easy enough time putting it together and got pretty good tones from it, but I'm not a 'verb junkie. For what it's worth, I'd recommend using it for your purposes, as long as youi're not trying to replace a '63 standalone unit or similar, you'll probably be fine.
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I'm waiting on one I ordered from Small Bear to use in a 1776 Effects' Rub-a-Dub Reverb... which is going inside of a largish enclosure already sporting a Multiplex Delay. Should be fun. I won't be able to post vids or anything, but I'll try to remember to update once it's done (could be a while, though).
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The Rub-a-dub is fantastic. Best simple digital verb out there IMHO. Kicked holy grail to the back of the closet.
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The Belton "Brick" is fantastic. I built the original BYOC 4 knob reverb pedal which uses the brick. It sounds as good as the reverb on my 70 twin reverb, and better than any other pedal verb I have heard. In understand Belton has come out with a smaller size brick, but all my experience has been with the the full sized brick.
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Old February 19th, 2013, 04:22 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I built a r-a-d recently with the medium brick, really diggin' it as much as ones on my Ampegs.
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Old February 21st, 2013, 03:18 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I should add that I also have a 67 Ampeg Reverberocket II, and I like the Brick reverb as much as the verb on the reverberocket.
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