Delay or Reverb or both for live gig ? What do you prefer ?

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  1. Thin white duke

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    Hi, i'd like to know what do you think or prefer about using delay and reverb in a live situations.

    What do you usually use ?

    Do you think reverb it's not so indispensable because is already in the room and it can muddy the tone ?

    Is a slap back delay a good alternative of a reverb ?

    Do you use them both at the same time ?

    I've always been an always on reverb pedal fan but sometimes i feel that a delay doesn't muddy the tone as much as the reverb.

    I'm talking about using one clean amp with all the pedals in input, no send-return, no amp's drive and most of all no wet-dry rig.

    Thanks a lot.
     
  2. ScottJPatrick

    ScottJPatrick Friend of Leo's

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    Always have the reverb on about 3 or 4 depending on the room, no problem adding a digital delay when I need it, using a TC Flashback.
     
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    Thanks, that's what i do as well but i've read that some people use a slap back delay instead so it made curious.:):):)
     
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    I see reverb as an attempt to put back something that’s s lost, particularly with a solid body, while delay is more like an effect, an attempt to change the guitar sound.

    Playing at home, I like reverb, especially if sitting outside with my 5F1.

    Live, I’ll use delay if I want a 50s sound, otherwise neither. I find that in a band, you don’t notice the reverb until a certain point, when you really do notice.
     
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    Thanks, i'll try with a 50's slap back, i never did......
     
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    I use reverb all of the time. I keep a delay pedal for occasional use when I think the song calls for that sound. I used to keep a separate delay pedal on my board to keep on all of the time for slap back, but I don't care for that sound anymore.
     
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    Noisy gigs? Delay.
    Quiet, restaurant style gigs? I might use some reverb.
     
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    Delay would be the way To go I think. If it were me....I would be taking my El Capistan. It can be so many things.....:)
     
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    This is an interesting answer. :):):)
    Thanks.
     
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    Thanks a lot, very good pedal that one. :):):)
     
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    Thanks a lot.
     
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    I've been using a DanEcho with the repeats off (1 repeat) and the delay so short you can't hear the "hit" of the repeat...it just fattens things.
    Then I like a little spring reverb along with it.
     
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    I like delay better than reverb. I have a dual analog delay pedal that I set one side to a pretty short 3 repeats--it gives a little bounce to the notes, kind of like a little spring reverb, but clearer. The other side is set a little longer with more repeats (4 or 5?) but the mix is lower so it doesn't overwhelm the dry signal. It gives a smeary fatness and the illusion of sustain. Great for slide and atmosphere.

    Some gigs, like if I'm playing just old school soul music, I'll use only a little spring reverb and no delay.
     
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    I've been off delay for a while now and haven't looked back. I just find that it's not that important to my sound and gets lost with the full band. Reverb is always on so it doesn't feel so dry.
     
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    When I use reverb in the band mix it just seems to muddy things up. I seldom use it. Delay seems a little more distinct and controllable. not a big user of either though. Some delay on certain leads is nice...
     
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    My amp has a reverb so that goes on, and then delay. Usually slap back.


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    I use delay in small rooms ... It helps fill the room without getting too loud. If used sparingly it can really help.
    I went out to hear some friends of mine play a while back ... between the delay and the reverb you had a jumbled up mess. I prefer delay when the entire band is using a single effect thru the board. Otherwise everything is a jumble
     
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    I use delay in small rooms ... It helps fill the room without getting too loud. If used sparingly it can really help.
    I went out to hear some friends of mine play a while back ... between the delay and the reverb you had a jumbled up mess. I prefer delay when the entire band is using a single effect thru the board. Otherwise everything is a jumble
     
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    I have no use for reverb in a live setting - that's what the room is for. I hate it, in fact it drives me crazy if it's used as an always-on and it's not a part of the sound or style intended. I used slapback delay as an effect, not on every song. Mostly I'm happy to go straight in.
     
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    I gotta have a little of both.
    Just a little.
     
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