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Belton Reverb Brick any good?

Discussion in 'Burnt Fingers DIY Effects' started by stax, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. stax

    stax Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 5, 2006
    Brentwood U.K.
    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.
    Stax
     
  2. FenderLover

    FenderLover Friend of Leo's

    Jun 11, 2009
    Minnesota
    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.
     
  3. Jake's Dad

    Jake's Dad TDPRI Member

    86
    Dec 25, 2011
    Cypress, Texas
    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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  5. marshman

    marshman Friend of Leo's

    Feb 1, 2007
    SE PA
    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.
     
  6. micpoc

    micpoc Friend of Leo's

    Mar 17, 2007
    Louisiana
    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).
     
  7. Jubal81

    Jubal81 Tele-Meister

    353
    Apr 17, 2009
    Wilmington, NC
    The Rub-a-dub is fantastic. Best simple digital verb out there IMHO. Kicked holy grail to the back of the closet.
     
  8. spankdplank

    spankdplank Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 19, 2007
    Houston, Tx.
    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.
     
  9. ryan-owens

    ryan-owens NEW MEMBER!

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    Oct 12, 2012
    I built a r-a-d recently with the medium brick, really diggin' it as much as ones on my Ampegs.
     
  10. spankdplank

    spankdplank Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 19, 2007
    Houston, Tx.
    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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