R e v e r b pedals

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  1. bluescube

    bluescube Friend of Leo's

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    Ok, Ok, I think I am going to get a reverb pedal for my Ibanez TSA15.

    Choices I am interested in:

    New Biyang baby boom Tri reverb $60
    Used EHX Holy Grail + $80
    Used Tech 21 Boost RVB $95
    New Boss FRV-1 $118
    New Digitech Hardwire $112

    Thoughts?

    For $60 the Biyang sounds pretty good

     
  2. cynic79

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    I don't have any experience with the pedals you posted, but I do have a DigiTech Hardwire Supernatural, which is an ambient reverb. I got it for its weirder sounds, but I really like the spring reverb emulation. The regular Hardwire Reverb should have a pretty similar sound.
     
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    Been using a Holy Grail for years, currently the Nano version. I love it for a little spring reverb sound on my none-reverb amps.
     
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    I have the Biyang; it's not bad. One of the rubber feet came off and I lost it, but other than that it works fine. I kind of like spring reverb the best though so I got a Danelectro Spring King a few days ago and it's my favorite now.
     
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    I like Holy Grail a lot. A used one for $80 sounds worthwhile.
     
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    the Biyang is fantastic for the price, a little OTT at times but great non the less
     
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    Boss FRV-1 is my choice for spring verb, but that is all it can do. Anything other than spring, I would use delay anyway.
     
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    Depends on the type of reverb sounds you're after. Do you prefer a classic "spring" type reverb or a more ambient reverb?
     
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    Digitech Hardwire.

    True bypass option, or the trails can continue after the pedal is switched off (nobody does both AFAIK).
    Bulletproof.
    Stereo Ins and Outs.
    Variety of sounds (Plate, Room, Hall, Spring, Modulated, sdrawkcaB, Gated).

    Downside:

    The knobs are shiny and hard to read on stage.
    The thing is heavy (but that does increase its weaponizing capabilities).
     
  10. bluescube

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    Classic spring
     
  11. Greg.Coal

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    I have the GFS version of the Biyang and it is very fine. I prefer the range if sounds it can add to the signal when comparing to the "spring" sound from an amp. Springs sound like springs. Analog or digital reverb sounds more like room or hall ambience. I guess that is my preference.

    Greg
     
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    If you want one the offers many switchable option the a tc Hall of Fame should make the list. I see them on Ebay for $100 or less pretty frequently. There's also a mini version that allows you to download selections from their library of Tone Print options. They're quite popular so if you can get one for $100 or less it's a good deal.
     
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    I have a boss rv-3, holy grail plus and a hardwire supernatural. The holy grail is by far my favourite for spring, sounds very natural. The spring on the hardwire is good but not as good as the HG. Having said that the plate setting on the hardwire is really great. The boss will get the job done but isn't my preferred choice. I use it as my delay. I would recommend at least trying the HG. Its pretty cheap and sounds great.
     
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    Hall of Fame!
     
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    I love the boss rv-5 it has a great spring sound, but for me the hall reverb is what really does it!

    It also has gated verb which can be useful if you are doing high gain stuff, and a modulated verb thats pretty trippy.

    For me though, it would bw worth it just for the hall setting.
     
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    I prefer tube reverb on my fenders when I want reverb, but on occasions when I don't have that option I like the neunaber wet. Best one I've found.
     
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    The Boss FRV-1 nails the spring reverb thing. It sounds like what you get from a good amp reverb with a bit more tweakability. Haven't tried the others.
     
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    HOF!
     
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    Eqd ghost echo. I was surprised how it doesn't get muddy sounding like many other reverbs out there.

    I've tried the hall of fame and it sounded too synthetic for me, but again that's just me...
     
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    The HG is the best one out of your list for that IMHO.

    If you want a decent spring sound, but also want to do some spacier stuff then get the Supernatural.
     
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