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

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  1. golfnut

    golfnut Friend of Leo's

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    I usually have the reverb on about 3. Its probably only barely noticeable by me. I also have an analog delay on a very mild slapback. Just enough to fatten it up a bit. Both effects are subtle enough that I could easily play with out them.
     
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    schenkadere Friend of Leo's

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    Definitely delay always. I use reverb as an effect not as an always on.
     
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  3. Charlie Bernstein

    Charlie Bernstein Poster Extraordinaire

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    Ditto dat!
     
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    Charlie Bernstein Poster Extraordinaire

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    Yup. Reverb is the effect I only notice when it's not on.
     
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    This could to be another whole topic unto itself. My effects, guitars change when I'm in a multi guitar band situation. I use less and/or different effects depending on the other guitar player. First thing to go is a chorus and usually anything with humbuckers. I always go for lower gain, articulate sound especially when trying to contrast another contributing guitar.
     
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  6. Paul in Colorado

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    I use a little of each always on as a baseline tone. Enough reverb to know it's on, (about 2-3 on the dial of a Fender amp) and a slapback delay with three repeats, also, just up enough to know it's there. If I want get more psychedelic, I'll turn on a second delay for echos and longer delay time.

    Most of my amps are blackface based, so reverb just seems to go with the territory. But I've played some tweed Fenders and a Vox AC-30 that were so harmonically rich they didn't need no stinkin' reverb. And I might forsake it altogether in a really live room. But most of the time I like the kind of 3D thing it adds. I don't like totally dry guitar tones at all other then rare exceptions like I mentioned.

    Another thing I like to do if the delay allows, is to use it with a reverb so it only effects the repeats of the delay. It's usually something I can only do with rack gear. It gives the repeats some "bloom."
     
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  7. bftfender

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    i use neither
     
  8. PastorJay

    PastorJay Tele-Afflicted

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    Trem. Playing through an amp with Trem I may not use any other effects. And never turn it off.

    I suppose that's non-responsive to the OP. ;)

    If I needed an amp with that much power, I'd get a BF/SF Fender with trem and reverb. And leave them both on almost all the time.

    I do sometimes use reverb, real subtle, when playing clean guitar parts.

    I've never been much for delay, except when I'm trying to really fatten up a particular guitar part. Or when I'm playing harp; then I love it. I have a friend who uses long delays, in time, on guitar. I'm not good at that.

    The tone I hear in my head now (and can't turn off) is the latest Buddy Miller rig rundown. He was using a real subtle vibe effect, reverb, and trem. I've long loved vibe, but never knew how I'd actually use one. Now I know. Darn it.
     
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    that only happens if you don't know what you're doing with your pedal board. it's another skill to learn.
     
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    Amp reverb knob at 4, always on

    Quick slapback echo with 3 repeats, always on

    Fast tremolo with low intensity always on.
     
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    i love reverb but i'm trying on delay for size. i've never used it much.
     
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