Reverb pedal recommendations?

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  1. Art VanDelay

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    Love my Catalinbread Topanga for very realistic spring reverb. I'd consider the EQD Afterneath or Mr. Black Super Swell.
     
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    Had a Mr. Black Deluxe Plus, which sounded great but not being able to toggle the trem and verb independently drove me nuts. I now have a Topanga which is great too.
     
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    I prefer the Digitech Polara.
     
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    I went to sam ash and guitarcenter yesterday. I was pretty set on the Polara because of the lexicon reverb algorithms. It's a great pedal. I was also interested in the hof2, played it for 5 minutes and bought it. The mash button is no gimmick, it's a game changer. You can go from a completely dry signal to completely wet with the mash or add on full on shimmer.
     
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    Check out 60 cycle hum on YouTube. That guy seems to be obsessed with spring reverb pedals and has reviewed most of them.

    For me, the Boss FRV-1 does the trick. I also have the Oceans 11 which is nice but a bit too clean for my liking. Most people online prefer the Oceans 11 by the way.

    A few weeks ago I saw a demo of the Mr. Black Super Swell. I think this is the nicest spring reverb pedal demo I've heard. Definitely worth checking out.
     
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    I love the Polara. I have 2, actually. The hall and room settings are gorgeous.

    But, I think the spring setting is not so great. There's other pedals that are much more convincing, IMO.
     
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    I personally love spring reverb. I only like real spring though. I’ve owned the topanga and spring theory but they still sounded digital to me. I currently have the eqd ghost echo and love it. I like that it’s not trying to emulate spring reverb. If I were to get another reverb I would get a holy grail big box. I even like the flerb setting occasionally.
    I have found that some digital reverbs are noisy when used in certain settings, old basement or garage, even when using an isolated power supply.
    I say grab a ghost echo, they are reasonably priced used and easy enough to flip if you don’t like it.
     
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    Lotus pedals - Iceverb. Very natural sounding. What it does, it does very well.
     
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    I only gave up my Boss Fender Reverb pedal when I shed a few amps and bought an actual Fender reverb amp. Boss pedals are my favourite anyway, so any Boss pedal would work fine!
     
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    I’ve have used all of the above (minus Topanga) and kept SolidGoldFx Surf Rider III.
     
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    I’m smitten by a Keeley Omni. Spring, Hall, and Plate settings, sounds great in all 3. Two knobs. Cheap and easy.
     
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    A lot of reverb! :) Thank you.
     
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    Surfy Bear. Well, someone had to write it.

    It depends on how much sproing you want with your spring. Do you want a little shimmer?, the Boss is very good ( out of my price range though ). The cheap as a cheap meal Mosky does a fairly good job, but they don't sproing.

    I have a Digitech Digiverb, which has a superb set of reverbs in it, and a passable spring emulation, but it doesn't cut the mustard like a real spring does when going for some big-wave surf splash. I've tried many emulation pedals, and none do 'over the top' like a proper spring.

    I bought a Danelectro Spring-King, and it has many charms, but one huge drawback. It needs modifying to remove/control the built in pre-delay. It does have some real charm to it, and many great sounds can be coaxed from it despite that ruddy delay. Set just so, it's a treat to the ear. Set just off, and it annoys greatly. A tremolo in front of it makes delicious sounds. Caveat emptor there!.

    Room/hall/plate are all very well done in the digital realm. Only wobbly metal does the real spring thing.
     
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    I bought a Strymon Flint to use with my Origin 50 head. Eventually to scratch the itch, I bought a Mosky spring reverb, which is a direct copy of the Malekko Omicron Spring Reverb.

    Let's just say that the Strymon, while extremely tweakable and offers way more sounds than the Mosky, is sitting on the pile not doing much. The Mosky, with just 2 knobs, gives me the spring reverb I've always wanted.
     
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    Mosky spring reverb ,its a chinese clone of Malekko Omicron Spring Reverb.Cost about 35 bucks.Powered by adaptor only (its a mini pedal).Its very nice

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    Edit: like Crawldaddy said :)
     
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    I alweays liked the Digitech Hardwire RV-7. Lexicon algorithms, super solid build, lots of nice options. 91ENSDeWZVL._SY679_.jpg
     
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    Sole-Mate. Real spring reverb. Very Fendery sound. I also have a HOF that truthfully is quite adequate in a band setting.
     
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    I have been considering a verb pedal, despite there being a decent one in my amp's DSP. However, now I am thinking about the TC or Boss pedals after reading the replies.
     
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    That does look nice but $129 ain't cheap for a simple reverb these days.

    I personally never liked "room" settings. They should have filled that spot with something more interesting.
     
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    TC has great stuff, although I don't have the HoF specifically.

    A bit niche, but my reverb is currently the Mad Professor Silver Spring. Despite the name, not trying to be a spring reverb clone. It has three knobs and can go from rather springy sounds to plate-like. Most musical of the bunch when I went on my own hunt (Polara, RV-7, Faux Spring, ....). If you see a used one at a decent price, get it.
     
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