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Reverb...finally

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by TG, Nov 24, 2020.

  1. Wulf

    Wulf Tele-Afflicted

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    Nothing wrong with pathfinders...even the little 10 watt ones..a few easy mods opens the sound right up...need to use a pedal in front though...no verb...all vox amps are great...sometimes you need to do a bit to them to unleash their potential..
    if they were killersounding out of the box no one would "upgrade" to a "better" amp...
    .use your pathfinder with pride 20121017_155513.jpg AC30VR...with a few mods...twin reverb loud and a gorgeous sounding amp...thats rig i used on M25
    run hot you can use the guitars vol to go from a nice clear clean jazzy whisper to a blizzard of nails without touching the amp...that makes it a gud un in my book...and its a very 3D sounding amp...same guitar on "all i want is me"
     
  2. Lawdawg

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    Just depends on the circumstance, even totally dry guitar tones need a little reverb added after recording to fit in the final mix. Since I bought a Volante, I've been using various delay settings to create ambience rather than traditional amp or spring reverb. It's a different type of sound of course, but that's where I've been at these days.
     
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  3. Marc Morfei

    Marc Morfei Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Reverb, just a touch, on all the time, in the background, adds a bit of dimension.
     
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  4. 24 track

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    there are 2 philosophies for the use of reverb
    1) the guitarist who wants to add abiance to their playing ( and often way too much)
    2) the audio engineer who wishes to create a sonic environment or similate a playing environment as in the case of convolution reverbs where the reflective patterns of a church or empty hall etc have been measured presicely and applied to another sound source.
     
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  5. Drew617

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    I'm an always-on reverb guy. About 2.5 on a typical BF combo if I want it "on," and 1 if I want it "off." Spent a lot of time believing in the correctness of tube-driven springs but lately have come around to digital plate verbs which I think can do a better job of adding dimension without washing out the fundamental tones and textures that are played. Springs can sound a lot more "organic" but IME that's one of the first things to wash out in a mix.

    For all the reverb chasing I see on the internet, I think speakers are too often ignored. Emphasis/deemphasis of different frequencies, and overall frequency range, make a huge difference to reverb. Most effects really, but especially reverb. The same 'verb setup can sound drastically different through two different speakers.
     
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    Never liked delay but always have a little springline reverb dialled in
     
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    39martind18 Friend of Leo's

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    Just picked up a Tone Master Deluxe REVERB (at least that's the way it sounds). The reverb in these amps has a REALLY long decay to prevent the dreaded digital reverb cutoff. At settings of higher than three, the wash of reverb is a bit much, but under three, it's nice and wet without being sopping. Fender has developed a firmware update that dials back the reverb decay a bit for those that want it, but I'll leave it as is for now.
     
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  8. Wulf

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    jackal Friend of Leo's Platinum Supporter

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    Gotta have me some 'verb.
     
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  10. Chiogtr4x

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    I'm doing good right now for amplifiers but I can definitely see getting one of these if I see one on Craigslist at a good reduced price I used to own a deluxe Reverb and I loved it I would be fine with the tone master
     
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  11. Wulf

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    "it dont mean a thing if it aint got that spring"
     
  12. Brillig

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    Reverb is best when other people say, "What, you had reverb on?"
     
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    To tell you the truth, i play with a lot of reverbs and a slapback delay with a clean sound. It replaces my distortion, because if you play sloppy, it sounds good anyway.
     
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