Reverb pedal recommendations?

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  1. JBFatFingers

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    My #1 amp is now a Marshall Origin 20 which doesn't have onboard reverb. Looking for something that primarily does a nice spring reverb emulation for an always-on effect - anything beyond that is gravy. Would prefer something slightly tweakable but don't need something with six knobs and three toggles. Don't want to spend a ton but am willing to spend a decent amount, plus I'll probably buy used anyway. At this point top contenders appear to be EQD Ghost Echo or Wampler Faux Spring - would love to hear any thoughts on these or other recommendations (maybe the Boss RV-6 or one of EHX's options?). TIA.
     
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    Boss RV-6 is terrific! In addition to the Spring you will be getting some other great modes. I love the Plate for my always-on clean tone.
     
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    Tons of pedals out there that may scratch the itch. That said, I, too, have an RV-6 that I like very much and has lots of flexibility at a mid-range price new.
     
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    SubDecay Super Spring Theory. I come from an extreme surf guitar background with very drippy reverb, but as I moved away from that, I still wanted some delicious spring. The surprise is the "room" verb in this pedal. The perfect touch for ambiance. Bonus is the "trails" switch. A lifer pedal for me and I bought it used a few years ago.
     
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    Hall of fame mini. Dial in the reverb you dig, one knob, tiny footprint. I’m currently using a zoom ms-50g for reverb, Eq and tuner in a single stomp size to save some space.
     
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    I've got the EHX Holy Grail Nano and it does everything I need, I never think about getting another reverb.
     
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    I got a TC Electronics Hall of Fame pedal a few years ago for Xmas and never played it. Would be willing to sell if you're interested.
     
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    I'm running a TC Electronics T2 in the fx loop -- not a spring sound but there are some nice deep room & plate sounds that work really well with this amp, and a gated plate that can work almost like a slapback. It also does a bunch of wacky stuff that I never use -- but it's an always-on pedal.
     
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    TC Electronics HOF - super versatile
     
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    Catalinbread Topanga is excellent and takes dirt well. One available in the classifieds too :D
     
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    IMHO, spring reverb is one of those effects that is tough to get right digitally without spending a bit of money for a good unit. Having said that, the Hall Of Fame does a pretty good job of it.
     
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    I picked up a Ghost Echo after buying a cheap reverb pedal from Amazon that was awful. The EQD can get weird, but also does a nice reasonable reverb. I wouldn't hesitate to use it over the amp reverb in my DSL40, or the Digital Reverb in my ValveKing 20MH or SCX2 heads
     
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    Hall of Fame works well, people swear by Catalinbread Topanga, Boss RV6 or any of the RV series are good. I use the MXR M300 now. I found it a little warmer. Of course, the Boss FRV-1 is a dead on Fender reverb sound but can get a little too harsh at the far end of he settings but they've become pricey since they don't make them anymore.
     
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    I tried the Boing the other day at the shop and loved it, little pricey for me though since I already have a decent reverb pedal. But I'm itching for a Boing.
     
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    Subdecay spring theory, or if you play with decay/feedback, the Caroline Meteore.
     
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    Had a HoF for my 5E3, sold it after hearing/buying a Strymon Flint. HoF can take you down a rabbit hole with all the options; in this context, EHX Oceans 11 is another alternative.
    As others have said, you kinda get what you pay for but used Flints are a little easier on the wallet.
     
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    Another vote for the Hall of Fame.
     
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    I'd also recommend either the RV-6 or Catalinbread Topanga. I had both and only got rid of them after I got a Strymon Flint, which falls into the "six knobs and three toggles" category :D Sometimes I wish I'd have kept the Topanga though... it had a built in boost!
     
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