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

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  1. Random1643

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    Reverb definitely at gigs. I like to think I'm sizing the overall (sound system) reverb to the room I'm in, altho this is pretty intuitive. I'm too inept to manage delay in a live situation. I use it - listen to the soundcloud link in my signature - but arriving late in life to the use of guitar effects I keep things very simple at the gig. I've got some set & forget trem and OD settings I turn off depending on the song, and I change pickup settings, vary picking/playing style, etc.
     
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    Yep. They're like salt and pepper.
     
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    I usually use two Boss DD-3's delays live. One set for slap and the other for long delays. I keep the reverb to a minimum unless there is a song that demands it.
    While I love analog delays, I like them with a clean rig. I like digital delays with a dirty rig.
     
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    Reverb always. Delay on a few songs. Delay has reverb always. Over 50 years there have been a few instances when I turned the reverb off due to room echo.
     
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    I got both.. I turn Reverb or Delay off sometimes for different songs, sometimes I turn them both on.. it really depends on the song if I need something to add some depth to my delay, I add reverb..

    Reverb is always on when I'm soloing.. Delay, not so much.
     
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    Thanks a lot, very helpful.
     
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    That's what i feel too sometimes....
     
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    Thamks a lot.
     
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    Thanks, that's what many people say, i always thought that the natural reverb was never enough, probably i was wrong many times.:):):)
     
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    Thanks a lot, i'll listen to the link.

    ----I keep things very simple at the gig-----

    That's a good thing, what can be cool or good when playing at home by yourself in a live situation it can be a disaster. :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    I hardly use much reverb unless I’m playing a surf tune. I mostly use delay live.
     
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    No, nothing, NEVER

    First thing I ask to the FOH or PA tech when testing in a gig is "Please, NO REVERB at all". None of the band wants any reverb or delay, please. They always say.... but is going to sound quite raw. That's it!!!.

    Please, no reverb or delay for me or my band. At least, do what you think but if I feel some reverb I will ask you to turn it down

    I have a pedal with some slapback for the rockabilly thing and that's the only time I can use it
     
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    Thanks, i don't get any effect from the P.A. when i'm mic'd up, evrything come from the pedals, i don't like playing all wet, i want some reverb o delay, especially for solos, i 'll try some slap delay. :):)
     
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    It depends on where and what I'm playing.
     
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    They both sit on top of the amp.
    Delay with only one repeat at a level lower that the original signal, tiny little smidge of reverb, both on all the time.
     
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    I hate reverb.
    My delay is always on though,tap tempoed to the song's tempo ,with a 30% mix and around 50% repeats.
     
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    In the mess of sound that happens in most gigs, reverb is just one more thing to muddy the water.

    Delay can be handy, especially for slapback in specific types of music, as long as it's a small band.

    But I generally use neither. They just make a messy sound messier.

    Pedals in general - the more you add to your signal, the less it sounds like a guitar, and the less you can make out anything at all.

    The last gig I did I stepped out for a few songs and asked the engineer to turn up the lead guitarist. He said that he couldn't get him any louder from where he was, as his signal was so saturated that it was just mud. I wasn't surprised. My heart sinks whenever I see I packed pedal board.
     
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    I like a bit of one or the other, i don't like a completely dry sound but what you said is true, the more you add to your signal the more mess you can make. :):)
     
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    So, to sum up:

    Always. Never. Neither. Both.
     
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    Indoors, no or very little reverb. Delay is a more specific effect so it depends on the song. Also, the larger and louder the band, the less reverb. It's too easy to create mud and loose focus.
     
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