Help suggest to me a reverb pedal!

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  1. Noob

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    Hi guys! I'm looking at getting my first reverb pedal (amp doesn't have reverb or tremolo). I'm after a nice wet, surfy tone as well as more ambient, drawn out sounds heard in Of Monsters and Men, Kings of Leon, etc.

    A few multipurpose reverbs I've heard good things about:
    TC Hall of Fame
    EHX Holy Grail
    Digitech Digiverb
    Digitech Hardwire Supernatural

    I know Strymon makes top quality stuff, but it is out of my price range, unless anyone has any experience with, and can comment on the Strymon Flint Reverb/Tremolo.

    Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks guys!
     
  2. ellisvertellis

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    One pedal to add to your list: Neunaber Wet Reverb! Not everyone's thing, but me I'm hooked.
     
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    Topanga Reverb.
     
  4. DeweyPeek

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    I love my boss fender reverb (not deluxe)
     
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    Since you can't go for the Strymon, the Neunaber Wet, TC Hall of Fame, & Supernatural are all well regarded & good options. I would go with the Neunaber.
     
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    I just got a Neunaber Seraphim and really enjoy it. It allows you to switch between a shimmer effect and the regular wet reverb sound. I also enjoyed the Hardwire Supernatural I had, just hard to see the knobs on stage. The Hall of Fame is also pretty versatile. Good luck!
     
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    Hall of Fame. Very versatile and it has a shimmer/chorus setting too.
     
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    Boss FRV-1 for that drippy surf verb, but it can only do old style spring reverb.
     
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    I like my Digiverb plenty. Cheap, and sounds at least as good as most amps' built-in reverb, IMO.
     
  10. dlew919

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    Boss dd7 or ehx memory toy. Dd7 is digital with an analogue setting. The memory toy is analogue. Both are great.
     
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    The Digiverb I have has beaten out the RV-7 and Hall of Fame. I also does a better surf than the Boss FRV-1. I've owned everyone of these, including the Digitech Supernatural. I couldn't believe how subtle effect the Supernatural was. I'd rather have a Chorus, Reverb, and delay pedal separate than trying to combine them into one effect.
     
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    Wampler Faux Spring Reverb and Topanga are my first two choices. They will both do drippy surf, but with lower dwell settings will do ambient sounds as well.
     
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    I have a Digitech RV-7. I would call the verb on it spectacular. Mechanically it hasn't held up well under playing out conditions. Definitely worth it for the sound, just need to be careful with it.
     
  14. Noob

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    Thanks for the responses guys :) dlew919, I have a DD5 to run it through if that makes a difference.

    At the moment I'm leaning towards the Supernatural - the Neunaber stuff is quite expensive in Australia, and FRV and Topanga both seem to be Spring reverb only. It would be nice to have plate/hall and maybe a shimmer option. Hall of fame also doesn't seem to get as wet as the Supernatural.

    As far as the digitech stuff goes, is the quality/value proportional to the price? I can get the digiverb for around $100, RV7 for around $150 and Supernatural for just under $200. Hall of fame is around $160 for comparison's sake. Cheers!
     
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    HALL OF FAME!
     
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    +1 get you a HoF and don't look back
     
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    This is a prototype



    the amp is a victoria 5112
     
  18. dlew919

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    Final proof I'm an idiot. You asked for reverb, I gave you delay. (I can get a nice verb out if both) but my reverb is the ehx holy grail. Excellent stuff.
     
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    How are you getting a shimmer out of the HoF? I had heard that wasn't really possible. If it is I might be able to run with just my HoF
     
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    Digitech Hardwire Supernatural

    Great spring emulation, sounds perfect!
    Shimmer and Shine settings have a "choir" harmony that is quite de-tuned. Doesn't work for everything. My favorite has become the Supernova "flanger-verb" setting.

    Happy to answer any questions about the pedal.
     
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