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Looking for over the top Reverb Pedal.

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by mnutz, Nov 30, 2017.

  1. Ira7

    Ira7 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Jan 8, 2008
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    I've wanted one for a long time, but I don't have the board real estate for it.

    When you get it, can you reply to my post here so I'm alerted, and can hear your review?
     
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  2. Strato50

    Strato50 Tele-Holic

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    I tried the trick on the Topanga....but really didn't notice any difference...but I did switch it to buffer...now it has a clean boost I can use all the time.
     
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  3. Doctorx33

    Doctorx33 Tele-Afflicted

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    Jun 8, 2014
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    I have a TC Electronics Arena pedal. It crapped out on me even though it had had practically zero use.

    Don't buy one.
     
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  4. crossroader

    crossroader Tele-Afflicted

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    I have the Digitech Hardwire RV-7, which they discontinued when the Polara came out. I think the Polara is, essentially, the next generation RV-7. Same Lexicon design base.
    I can't imagine you'd be disappointed by the Polara.

    What really impressed me about the RV-7 was it's ability to do a completely whacked out "surf 'verb" without the harshness and "clanky" sound that most digital reverbs get when you use extreme settings.
    Those Lexicon algorithms really do result in some amazing sounds.
     
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  5. mnutz

    mnutz Tele-Afflicted

    Still haven't made a decision, but I'm leaning more to the MXR M300 now. Seems to be a good mix of over the top, and realistic.
     
  6. sammy123

    sammy123 Tele-Meister Gold Supporter

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    I am really enjoying the Keeley Caverns v2. Great pedal. I got it when it first came out and always use it. It has three delay modes; space/shimmer. spring, and modulated. They all sound great. Having the delay on board really turns it into an ambient monster.

    Other pedals that I'm interested in are the Earthquaker Afterneath and the Midnight 30 Serenity (more of an always on reverb). I have also been looking for a cheap Polara.
     
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  7. Strato50

    Strato50 Tele-Holic

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    If you want a killer verb pedal the Topanga is one of the best...it will drive an amp...and works as a good clean boost..good reverb pedals should drive an amp...like old Fenders do. I have a on old early 3 knob Fender Reissue with a 6K6 in it...its great ..but the Topanga will do what it does and a little more...and its a pedal.
     
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  8. King Creole

    King Creole Friend of Leo's

    Jan 24, 2011
    Colorado
    I recently put my TC Electronic Hall of Fame back on my board to use with my violin. Most of the reverbs are pretty tame, but I installed the "Church of Andy" toneprint and it's a huge, dark cathedral reverb that I quite like. There's also a toneprint by Jonsi from Sigur Ros that's really wild.
     
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  9. beninma

    beninma Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

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    Mar 17, 2017
    Massachusetts
    I have a Polara and love it as others have mentioned.

    But about 90% of the time I use it as a Spring Reverb setup with the surfy settings as recommended in the manual. It's phenomenal the way it drips on muted strings.

    Throw a delay pedal in front of it and max out the feedback and turn the delay to a short time IIRC and you're right there for ambient swells and stuff with the cathedral/halo/modulation settings. I don't really do that kind of stuff and don't even have a volume pedal but it definitely works just using the volume knob on the guitar.
     
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  10. ukepicker

    ukepicker Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 15, 2013
    East Texas
    I had a polara. GREAT reverb sounds. Very nice algos, as has been said.
    But I didn't find it to be "over the top" at all. I thought it was rather conservative. I traded it for a Boss RV6 and found the RV6 to have about 3X the 'verbs. Bigger, longer, darker, brighter, swirlier. You name it.

    I'm currently using a Context that I'm not sure about yet. It's pretty big, too, but not capable of all the texture and swirls of the RV6. Jury's still out. (If I sell it, it'll be $150.)
     
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  11. sclitheroe

    sclitheroe Tele-Meister Gold Supporter

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    Oct 11, 2013
    Hamilton, Ontario
    Third. I have a FRV-1, a TE-2, and the Meteore on my board at all times. All three do different things, but the Meteore is the neatest, freakiest of the three. It's a fantastic pedal.
     
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  12. 24 track

    24 track Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Nov 6, 2014
    kamloops bc
    this what Im gassing for :
     
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  13. Badger06

    Badger06 Tele-Meister

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    The TC Electronic Trinity 2 reverb is within budget. It’s also wildly over the top, ambient and out there! Plus you can tweak to your hearts content with the tone print software. I had one but couldn’t handle it. It was just too wacky for me so it made way for more conventional pedals.
     
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  14. mnutz

    mnutz Tele-Afflicted

    That thing is totally cool! What the heck is it?
     
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  15. 24 track

    24 track Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Nov 6, 2014
    kamloops bc
    its made by Montreal Assembly its called "Count To 5", I want 2 of them its a looper / delay etc check them out on youtube
     
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  16. mnutz

    mnutz Tele-Afflicted



    Just found this. Anyone here have one?

    It sounds great in the demos. And it's gold, so it'll look swanky next to that Tumnus Deluxe that Santa is sure to bring!
     
  17. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Doctor of Teleocity

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    Mar 2, 2010
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    I was going to suggest the EHX Holy Grail Nano, partly assuming the desire for a nutty reverb was not a desire for a complicated superb reverb you spend hours tweaking.
    But what do I know!

    I bought one for Violin, and it works, in a suitably cheesy way, which is kind of the most I expect from digital reverb.
    Three settings: spring, hall and Flerb, with a mix knob.

    Flerb is a really dumb combo of flange and verb, not sure anyone actually uses it.
     
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  18. bakersfield2014

    bakersfield2014 Tele-Meister

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    Nov 1, 2014
    Helena Montana
    Zoom MS70CDR has all sorts of cool/weird reverbs and they sound pretty darn good.
     
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  19. popthree

    popthree Poster Extraordinaire

    i have an old lexicon mpx 100 effects processor that i use for over the top reverb sounds with my guitar. it has plate hall and room reverbs with a bunch of variations that can be dialed in, plus it has a number of modulation sounds like flange chorus phase pitch rotary and some killer delays. what i don't like about it is it's not a pedal and there are maybe too many settings. that said, it's fairly easy to dial in usable sounds.

    at one point, Bill Frisell used one. i think i heard an interview with him at some point, where he had dropped his due to it getting 'noisy' or some such. or maybe he just really got tired of lugging around a rack mount effect?

    anyway, it has this one section called "special fx" and setting (1) of special fx is this huge, over the top, near never ending wall of reverb. it's pretty glorious. i have done some cool ambient swells into it, trap them in a looper, then ebow over the top of that. it's a lot of fun to mess with. they were kinda pricey for awhile, not sure why, but you can nab one for 50 bucks or less nowadays fairly commonly.
     
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