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Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by Loambiker76, Sep 28, 2020.
^agree on the fx loop space^ @Naigewron
Yeah, I realize that, and its something I've mentioned in forums elsewhere that they should change for the next firmware update, although it probably slipped my mind when writing the OP.
Ive started using my Tube Sceamer-style pedal, instead of one of the built in drives, to free up a block as well, so that could be used for the loop.
The other part of this is I'd like to see how the Stomp compares to a Reverb pedal: others, with more experience of these things, say the verbs on the Stomp aren't good, so I'd like to try something else to compare.
I'm a huge fan of Neunaber. I have the Expanse + the EXP pedal so I can load a bunch of reverbs or chorus effects onto it, but the WET reverb is phenomenal.
Just bought a nice, clean '75 Champ, and went looking for a reverb pedal to use with it. All I wanted was something to give me that classic Fender amp spring reverb. Tried the Boss RV6 first and all the settings sounded great to my ears EXCEPT the spring. So after some internet research I bought a used but mint Topanga. Plugged it in, put all its settings at noon, et voila, there was my spring reverb. Sounds perfect.
If you place both your Tubescreamer and the reverb in the loop, you won't be able to put any blocks between them. Just in case that matters.
Surfy Bear, anybody?
The tube screamer doesn't go in the loop, it goes directly in front, just like you would with an amp.
PS. I think it looks cool, too....
Topanga. If you want only spring, it’s the answer. Short of buying an actual Fender reverb unit. Just buy it and be done. Whatever you do, DO NOT buy that Boss Fender FRV1 pedal. It sounds nothing like an actual Fender reverb. It is rather painful to hear at any setting.
I’ve got the Source Audio True Spring. Also, has a really good onboard Tremolo to boot!! It’s a fantastic spring reverb and I have finally stopped looking at other verb pedals. It does require some software settings/tweaking to get the best out of it but it’s a very convincing spring verb.
As for the FRV-1 At first I was like, niiiiice,,,,,,,,then I came to realize I could not dial out this high pitched “zing” or metallic artifact no matter what setting. I couldn’t sell it fast enough. I really wanted to like it too.
Ah, I misunderstood your post. Then all good
What about the Fender Tre-Verb pedal?
There are plenty. And you got some excellent recommendations here. The best thing to do is to go to a music store with lots of pedals and try them. Barring that, YouTube has tons of pedal reviews. Bear in mind that the videos may sound different from your rig and the way you set it. But at least you get the general idea.
A used Topanga, given the parameters.
I ordered a Digitech Polarus but it never showed up!
My understanding is that Digitech bought the Lexicon reverb algorithms. Lexicon is THE name in Reverb. It has probably been used on millions of recordings.
The Marshall Reflector actually has two different spring reverb emulations. It's a but of a sleeper, but if you get the chance to try one, it's the most versatile reverb pedal I've ever had.
I love my Topanga. I've had it for a little over a year I think and I'm still finding new uses and settings for it. For most of the first year I had it I just used it for super splashy sounds with the Dwell knob dimed, but now running it at 18v and dialing the Dwell back its really just a beautiful sounding pedal. I couldn't imagine anything else other than maybe a Strymon Flint.
It's a great one (maybe the great one), but you won't find it south of $200.
The gold standard for spring.
Sorry, I should have said that's 200 bucks Canadian, so less than 200 US. I won't get a Topanga for less than 200 CAD.