Delay + Reverb. I like it!

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  1. RetroTeleRod

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    F3379636-6A02-4D80-B42C-9B4DED4101CA.jpeg I traded for a Boss RV-3 a while back and put it on my travel board. I really like the Delay+Small Room mode. So Sunday night on my main board I tried combining my Boss DM-2w set for Slapback with a bit of Plate reverb from my Hardwire RV-7. It sounds great! The Plate adds a little more space to the echo and also brightens it up in a pleasing way. Anyone else running both together and if so, how do you use yours?
     
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    I always run delay and reverb together, usually always on.

    Right now I’m running a pinch of modulated reverb with analog delay (all Boss), usually around 400 ms or so with about four repeats and the mix somewhat low. I get some highs and shimmery brilliance with the reverb, and some warmth added back in with the delay.

    A winning combo, makes for a really “produced” sound that is a blast to play. Very lush.
     
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    I like having that option in one pedal on the Keeley Caverns
     
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    Reverb feeding the delay....I don't think I have tried that....
     
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    I have the delay first. Haven’t tried it the other way. On my board I’m using a longer patch cord to run from the DM-2w down to the RV-7. The Shaker vibrato is last in line for whammy bar effect. I’m using the amp tremolo on my AC-15 so no pedal needed for that.
     
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    Yeah, I see it in the picture now - must look more closely next time.... :oops:
     
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    I am not a big user of delay or reverb .... but when used properly in a small room it can make a guitar or a band sound much richer.
    I have a few boards loaded with toys that I have collected over the years some useful some not so useful, The problem with reverb and delay is you never know if you need it ,,,,,, just one more seldom used artifact to lug around.
     
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    I have a Dispatch Master that I really like. It's sounds like a slightly modulated (chorusy?) and dark plate reverb paired with a simple digital delay. You can't make it sound bad. I don't usually like many sounds that the internet calls "ambient," because it often reminds me of pan flute music in a crystal shop. But I like this pedal.
     
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    Yep. I am currently reverb-less until my amp comes back from the tech, but delay into a bit of plate has worked well for me for a long time. I also have tremolo (usually, but not always on) before reverb. If my amp’s reverb doesn’t do it for me, I will consider another outboard unit, but I would rather just use the springs that Leo gave me.
     
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    That’s a wonderful pedal.

    I’m on a multi-effect now, but for single pedals that’s the one I’d recommend for delay/reverb combo (Red Panda Context is great too, can get more massive but not as shimmery as the Dispatch).
     
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    My carpeted studio sucks without delay and/or reverb. I don't have them very loud, since they are just an antidote for carpeting. I don't use them onstage.
     
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    It's also an idiot-proof pedal, voiced well enough to always sound good and sit right. I'd love to try a Red Panda Context.

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    Nice tidy little board there!

    I had mine after a Micro Amp and OCD. Covered pretty much all my bases, though the most boring colored pedal arrangement you could imagine. Sounded ace though.
     
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    I have a new green tremolo pedal on its way that will swap in for the Hummingbird sometimes.

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    Cool, I had built in trem with my last amp (Savage Macht) so I was good there with that setup. Do love a good trem.
     
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    I run delay first. I use my amp reverb always on, usually. It's an AC-10 and has a really nice sound that doesn't drown out the signal.

    I use my reverb pedal as an accent. I don't necessarily play it on all my patches, but I turn it on during certain passages when I need some space.

    Delay plus reverb rocks, but I never let reverb get out of hand. You'll lose your place in the mix.
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    What I really like most about the RV-7 is the Liveliness control.
     
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    Yep one repeat delay and some amp verb. A bit like Live at Leeds with Townshend guitar bouncing off the back wall of that small venue they played in.

     
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    The best delay/reverb is definitely a loud, dry amp in the right venue. Townsend's sound on Live at Leeds is one of my favorite guitar sounds.

    Edit to add: This website says there's tape delay on the guitar added at the PA.
     
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    I know, we can hear it when he plays clean. But I remember Pete saying that the back wall rebound was loud and it kind of destabilsed them for a minute. Made it hard to record and mix.

    And oh ... thanks for the Who tabs, what a treasure that is !
     
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