Reverb pedal recommendations?

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  1. schenkadere

    schenkadere Friend of Leo's

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    I had a Lee Jackson Mr. Springgy which was probably the best spring type I've used. Got it for a steal and flipped it for profit. Don't really use reverb. Looks like they've held their value...they ain't cheap either.
     
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    The newer one adds the ability!
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    I've used most of the ones listed here and many others. Strymon Flint is my keeper.
     
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    Good to know, that's another one I was considering.
     
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    While I'm on the subject, any JHS Spring Tank users out there?
     
  6. blowtorch

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    Behringer Reverb Machine

    You can spend more money, but this pedal does everything that any other reverb pedal can do, just as well, I think. And, it probably does a lot of things that a lot of them don't.
     
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    Count me as another happy Digitech Polara user.

    I use the Spring mode 99% of the time, but pretty much every mode sounds good and is easy to dial in (except reverse... WTF with that one). Whether or not it's a perfect emulation of a particular spring tank it always sounds great. The liveliness control that Digitech puts on their Reverbs is very nice.

    I think unless you're going for Surf tones most of these pedals do a good job when it comes to spring. The real gotchas of a great spring emulation algorithm mostly seem to come into play when you're using pretty extreme settings. I do sometimes dial up a surfy sound with the Polara and it keeps me happy.
     
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    Yep, but one needs to be a Disciple of Drip to appreciate the commitment :)

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    I picked this one up on Reverb a lot cheaper. Looked like new, box and everything included. The plate setting sounds amazing. I’ve been kicking it on some Pink Floyd stuff for some cool spacey sounds. It’s not true to the original versions, but sounds good.
     
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    This. Three distinct reverbs and three tremolos.

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    MOD Kits diy Verb Deluxe.
    It's a kit, have to build it yourself.
    Works for me.
    Sounds amazing for what it is.
     
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    I have been playing a Wampler Faux Spring (original, not mini) for years and love it. I compared it against a reverb tank in a Fender combo and it’s amazingly close. Sounds good in front of an overdriven amp ( with the mix lower) as well as clean. True bypass, analog drythrough. The preamp even sounds great on its own (with effect mix on zero). Haven’t tried anything else since I got the Wampler. The mini looks good too


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    Hi.

    In the time honoured tradition of the internet, I'll offer up the notion that you should get the reverb pedal that I own. :)

    There, now that that's out of the way, I'll seriously suggest considering something other than spring reverb, namely, plate.

    Spring sounds great, sure, and traditionally has been used in amps. But, as far as I'm aware, that's because in the world of mechanical reverb, spring is the only thing that is small enough. But, the fact they have big rooms is not the only reason studios had plate reverb.

    And, although I don't have the real world comparative experience, from what I've read, it seems to me that most people are quite happy with the digital emulation of plate, but not always so with the emulation of spring.

    So, I'd suggest at least be open to the idea and maybe explore it a little.

    Now, also in the time honoured tradition of the internet, someone please jump on me if I've gotten this wrong. :)

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    Good plan. I always look at used first, too.

    Best reverb I've used, by far, onboard or outboard: the original version of the Hermida Reverb. I see 'em at Reverb a lot:

    Hermida Reverb v.1

    One knob, one switch! Doesn't color your sound at all. What could go wrong? Nuthin! Ideal.
     
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    CATALINBREAD TOPANGA!!! Simple to use and sounds great. I've tried a bunch of reverb pedals and the Topanga is the best! IMHO!
     
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    Neunaber Wet, good for more subtle reverb effect.
     
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    I remember when this and the Hermida Reverb were the go to for a reverb pedal.
     
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    Nice surf green Mystery Brain! (from the owner of a Roland Olive Green one)
    I've been trying to coax a tremolo-esque sound out of mind, using the modulation, with carying degrees of success
     
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    Beautiful board! At one time I was rocking a surf/aqua themed rig.
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