Reverb pedal for Vibro Champ

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  1. Vibro Joe

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    I’m looking for a reverb pedal for my ‘77 Vibro Champ. I really like the Boss RV-6 and EHX Holy Grail Nano. Which one do you prefer? Or maybe another suggestion?
     
  2. El Tele Lobo

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    I had a Hardwire Supernatural Ambient Verb (by Digitech I think) that was awesome. Buddy who sold it to me wanted it back. Never found another like it.
     
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    Pricey, but the Strymon Flint is the best without a spring I've heard. Great tremolo too.
     
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    For my champ I really like the Neunaber Wet (mono) best as I use it mostly for some depth and color. Topanga Caitlandbread for spring reverb. New both aren't cheap. For budget the TC Hall of Fame mini is pretty nice and like yourself the RV6.
     
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    a couple of years ago everyone couldn't get enough of the topanga pedal, and now it's barely mentioned. It still sounds great, just... you know time. So head on down to the store, play a few and grab the one you think sounds best. It'll be more than good enough.
     
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    Flint.
     
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    Holy Grail Nano - One Knob! - just does reverb, use it with my home built "Fender" amps.
     
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    Not sure about a vintage Vibro Champ but I recently got a '57 Tweed Custom a 2019 RI. I thought I missed the vibro and reverb and tried the Flint. I found it robbed the natural reverb from the Champ! The Champ has no reverb but a natural resonance that is like it.. The Flint was like it erased the characteristics and over printed it's tones instead of enhancing. Like a completely different amp! I was confused due to the universal praise for the Flint but I shipped it back....Maybe it's just that 8" speaker....

    Weird because I had also found a Swamp Thang Tremolo and that enhanced the tone...as do my other pedals...I tried a blueSky as well and while it worked better with the Champ I still like it's natural reverb characteristics much better as subtle as they are...
     
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    I haven’t tried a lot of them, but have the Holy Grail Nano and love it.
     
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    I'm satisfied with this one;


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    Don't do the hunt and peck tremolo search like I did for years. Find the Fender tremolo sound that you like most and then find the pedal that best emulates it.

    There are three Fender trems:
    Early 60s "Harmonic"
    Tweed Tremolux "Bias"
    Blackface "Opto"

    Thank me later.

    Edit: Not enough coffee yet, so never mind.:oops:
     
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  13. Chiogtr4x

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    OP's amp, a Vibro Champ, has tremolo.
    He wants reverb.
     
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    The Strymon Flint is, IMO, the best and the one I own, but a TC Hall Of Fame will do a great job for half the price. In fact, if you get a Hall of Fame mini you can download and test out various reverbs and then load up and use the one that you like the best, for another $30 or so off the price of the regular Hall Of Fame.
     
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    I've always wanted an amp, w/o reverb just to try this pedal- forgot all about it!

    ( not that you can't use this with an amp that already has Reverb)

    Those original Fender tube outboard Reverb units are pretty remarkable with their control features - but $$$!
     
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    I like the FRV-1 a lot. Easy to use.
     
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    Oops. Need another cup of coffee to wake up. Thanks.
     
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    I have a Wampler Reflection...a very nice reverb pedal. MF SDoDs them for $100 every now and then.
     
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    I have a Boss RV6. I like it a lot. It has lots of options and is built like a tank.
     
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    For everyone suggesting the FRV-1, I used to have one and now I have the Source Audio True Spring. I’ve done several reverb pedals including the FRV-1, the RV-6, ehx Oceans 11, Digitech Supernatural and Polara, and more.

    For spring (which is all I use), the Source Audio True Spring was the winner by a mile. It’s as close as I’ve ever heard to being real spring reverb. Just amazing. Skip the FRV-1 and do the True Spring, the outboard sound on that is miles better. And I say that as someone who did like the FRV-1.
     
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