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

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  1. schenkadere

    schenkadere Friend of Leo's

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    That's a great reverb. I had one for a while years ago. Stupidly sold it. A common tale, lol.

    Just don't whip out your Mr. Springgy in public, lol.
     
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  2. eddiewagner

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    I do. Also for tremolo. I don’t want another cable to trip over.
     
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    I have three amps: a Fender Blues Jr (1st generation, US made), a Fender Frontman 212 and an Orange Crush 35 RT. Both The Fender reverbs are just "average" (to my ears). The Orange reverb (which is digital) is rather good. But, on stage, I use a Digitech Hardwire RV 7 (it's basically a Lexicon reverb) with a light Hall setting. It sounds really "natural" to me. Since I bought this pedal, many years ago, I haven't changed that. I use the amps reverbs only at home when I don't want to use the whole set up.
    Just my 2 cents!!! :);)
     
  4. Tommy Biggs

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    I like the control that pedals offer - dwell, decay, tone that my big old SF Fender doesn't offer.
     
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    I build amps, including ones with long spring reverb. After playing through the Tex-Mex Effects Aether reverb pedal, I thought, 'why would anyone want built-in reverb?'

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  6. Bill

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    Not a pedal but yes.

    I have a 1964 Fender Reverb Unit, and used it on occasion with my reverb-equipped amps, including my 1977 Pro Reverb and 1966 Deluxe Reverb. Just because it sounded so good.
     
  7. OzShadow

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    I've never really looked at the Strymon Big Sky. All I can say after seeing the price is some people really like their reverb.
     
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    That’s true
    Agree. No foot switch and not much kick in the reverb. So I got a Strymon Flint which gives a wide range of reverb and creates the footswitch absent on the BJ. I turn the amp reverb off.
     
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    i have a 65 fender reverb unit as well as fender amps with reverb. i'll use a strymon big sky in channel one, normal, of most amps just to be different.

    play music!
     
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    Spring reverb is cool in a pinch, but that's a lot of circuit baggage with usually just one knob. I'd rather have an FX loop or put a box out front for options options options.
     
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    I don’t trust spring reverb. The wires in them are angel hair. The circuits that drive them are prone to failure.

    One amp head I had the reverb tank connections were right under the power transformer. Noticeable hum at 4 and above.

    I’d rather rely on a HOF mini that can be dropped, kicked, and - most importantly - easily replaced.
     
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    NOPE.

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    NOPE X2.
     
  14. scottser

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    The jtm 30 in my sig has a spring reverb but it's pretty weak. I don't know if it's on the way out but at half way up it's 'there's but not really effective. I use a plate setting on my biyang triverb to get what I need
     
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    it depends on the type of reverb i want, I have a dod double spring reverb 2 tanks , a behringer tube powered Memory Man deluxe clone , a boss DDL 3, an
    H9 Max and several DDLs and rack pres , some times Im not looking for the spring on the twin but something different, not just the out of the box units.

    do I use them at the same time , no it would be like daisy chaining distortion pedals and sound like crap when it got away on you!
     
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    No
     
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    Guitar players in P&W have Fender and Vox amps and Strymon Delay and Reverb pedals. It seems to be a requirement, lol.
     
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    I use my Flint into my Deluxe Reverb. I like that I have more control over the reverb. I set the reverb on the Amp really high for when I want that super drippy thing, but the Flint is my always in Reverb.
     
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    Yes. Never liked spring reverb at all, have used various other reverbs as it is generally the only pedal I use, so recently bought fenders marine layer reverb, which I love
     
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    My Music Man just sound better with the reverb off, so I use the plate setting on the HOF2 and it’s all around perfect.
     
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