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Anyone use a Reverb pedal when they have spring reverb on their amp?

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by OzShadow, Apr 30, 2020.

  1. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    I pair up a DRRI with a Vox AC10, and I don't use either baked-in reverb. You should see all the lengths I go just get a reverb to both be a complete three dimensional wash out and a part of the drive/OD interaction...not to mention the percussive drip effect. lol
     
  2. telepraise

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    Yes, I keep a HOF on my board. On my DRRI, I use the left hand channel for some guitars so I need to have outboard reverb. I actually prefer the HOF to the onboard spring, which I find hard to control. The HOF is very clean with lots of control over different parameters. I usually use just a light amount of "hall" reverb unless I'm going for a big wash. The only time I turn it off is when we play in the big sanctuary at church which is a monster of a cave. Oh yes, and the "plate" setting has a nice slap back envelope which pairs nicely with overdrive.
     
  3. mugen74

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    DSL20 is current amp. Has digital reverb in it which isn’t terrible, but I also have a Topanga for spring. I have a Fender Marine Layer pedal for hall and room. And I have a Boss Tera Echo and Carbon Copy mini cause why not.

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  4. lefty73

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    Yes, mostly for a boring, practical reason - no spring splash or crash if the amp gets jostled around due to me/others jumping around near it.
     
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    Guitarteach Doctor of Teleocity

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    Yes..
     
  6. Old Plank

    Old Plank Tele-Afflicted Gold Supporter

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    Nope ... the spring reverb of the Vibroluxes, as well as the tube reverb of the PR and even the digital verb of the AC10, are all a-ok by me for gigs and jams, and one less pedal. For recording however I've used Holy Grails for some variety, including the whacky "flerb" setting for the considerably more spacey effect.
     
  7. Mark the Moose

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    Lots of folks use the amp reverb as part of their base tone, then add big reverbs over the top with a pedal when they want a more ambient tone.
     
  8. RetroTeleRod

    RetroTeleRod Poster Extraordinaire

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    I prefer Plate reverb so that's why a pedal is a necessity. I love the sound of amp spring reverb when other people do it though it doesn't seem to work for me.
     
  9. cyclopean

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    it depends on how nice the on-amp reverb is. and how important reverb is to the music i'm playing. if i'm playing surf, yeah, i'll take better pedal reverb over so so on amp reverb. right now my main musical outlet is my death rock band, and the musicman i'm playing in that band has so-so reverb. my guitar playing in that band is heavily effects driven, and i've already got a lot of competition for pedalboard space. so i'm not using a reverb pedal right now, and i'm trying to keep my reverb in check in that band because it leaves more space for other effects before my signal just turns to mud.

    if i was using that amp in a surf band, i'd probably use a pedal or my outboard reverb unit instead of the on-amp reverb.
     
  10. Switchy

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    There's more than one kind of reverb. In a pinch, the amp reverb is just fine. Amps also have gain and distortion, so why do you have a boost and distortion pedals?
    Why do you have an amp at all? An acoustic guitar has a built in amp. You guys and your questions.
     
  11. Art VanDelay

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    I use a Catalinbread Topanga on a combo amp with real spring reverb. I simply do not hear the difference and the Topanga gets more drippy than the real thing.
     
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    I'm using a Digitech Polara. I prefer it over the spring reverb in the Princeton. There's a lot more adjustment capability. I usually like something subtle and fairly short.
     
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    I prefer the spring reverb in my Eventide pedals to the actual spring reverbs in most of my amps. It lets me dial in exactly how much dwell and "drip" I want as well as how bright or dark it is, and with an expression pedal I can go from a slight touch of 'verb to full-blown sproingy surf.
     
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    My combo has a nice reverb unit that I never use. The reverb on my board fits me better with none of the spring issues.
     
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    I prefer the spring reverb setting on my Boss RV-6 to the reverb on my AC15C1. I also enjoy using the different options depending on my mood that day.
     
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    I prefer a pedal to spring reverb, which sounds fake and dated to me. Digital reverb like that in pedals or in amps like the AC10C1 sound more natural to my ears. The exception is the spring reverb in my old Mesa Boogie Studio 22 which was so smooth you couldn't even tell it was a spring.
     
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    Yes, I use this one.

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    bradpdx Friend of Leo's

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    I use both an RV-6 and the built-in reverb on my PR and DR. It allows me to set one as baseline and the other as an additional “more”.


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  19. J-bass&Tele

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    With my AC15c1, I use both my Topanga and the onboard reverb tank. One or the other or both. Three levels of reverb at my feet. Add delay on top and a volume pedal, and it's a swell time (see what I did there? #dadjoke)
     
  20. Dacious

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    The reverb on My Superchamp is a great short string reverb but occasionally I like a really liquid swimming verb - I use the 63 Spring Reverb model on my Line6 M13 to augment it.
     
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