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Unread 01-23-2012, 04:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Wampler Faux Spring Reverb

Looking for a good reverb pedal to accompany my new AC4. I came across what seemed to be pretty much the only pedal with a nice amount of control and even sounded good with some overdrive.



Anyone else used this pedal, or know of any other good alternatives? Cheap is good, but id prefer good sound.

I would be interested to hear also thoughts on the BYOC reverb as a cheaper alternative.
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Unread 01-23-2012, 04:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Wampler Faux Spring Reverb

I tried a bunch of different ones and I was going to get a VanAmps SoleMate spring reverb tank which is the best out there. For recording I would use something like that but live sometimes the noticeable effect is not as apparent in the mix and hard justifying the double or triple price tag. All Wampler pedals kick major ass and you get what you pay for. BUT I ended up getting the TC Electronic Hall of Fame. I played it and it had pretty great sound with multiple options in case I wanted to try out some other interesting sounds. If not, I can rely on its spring reverb setting. I got it lightly used for only $90 off of the forum. You can't beat that
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Re: Wampler Faux Spring Reverb

You can't go wrong with any Wampler pedal. HIGHLY recommended!
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Re: Wampler Faux Spring Reverb

I just got a TC Hall of Fame and really like it. I started an NPD thread on it here yesterday.

Not being a spring reverb aficionado, the HoF spring reverb is more than adequate for my use. Maybe a gourmet can chime in to tell us how great, or not, it actually is.

The HoF also features plate, room, hall, church, modulated, gated, TonePrints, etc. Like the Wampler, the HoF has analog dry-through, but is much more flexible and waaay cheaper. I got mine open-box for $115 -- half the going rate for a new Wampler.
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I just got a TC Hall of Fame and really like it. I started an NPD thread on it here yesterday.

Not being a spring reverb aficionado, the HoF spring reverb is more than adequate for my use. Maybe a gourmet can chime in to tell us how great, or not, it actually is.

The HoF also features plate, room, hall, church, modulated, gated, TonePrints, etc. Like the Wampler, the HoF has analog dry-through, but is much more flexible and waaay cheaper. I got mine open-box for $115 -- half the going rate for a new Wampler.
I believe I commented on your thread yesterday. I don't want to repeat myself but I would go for the HOF. I just bought it too from a forum member for cheap. It has versatility if you want to explore but can also be used as a good spring reverb. I explained earlier that by good I mean sounds good in the mix while playing live. I can't justify paying $300+ for a sound that is slightly better in a live situation. If you are using it at home or for recording go with the Wampler. Gigging go with the HOF
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Re: Wampler Faux Spring Reverb

Thanks for good info, ill check out the HOF aswell before laying down any bucks.
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Re: Wampler Faux Spring Reverb

Although being a HUGE Wampler fan,if the HoF is anything like the Flashback Delay,then it's a no brainer for me.
The Hall of Fame wins hands down. TC are the best on the market in their price range. That Flashback pedal I have is just freakn unbelievable,so I don't imagine the HoF being any different.
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Re: Wampler Faux Spring Reverb

I think if you are looking for an authentic spring reverb tone and only spring reverb, the Wampler is the most authentic IMO. But if you want more flavors of reverb, the Hall of Fame is a great choice too. I find Wampler to authentically recreate whatever sound their pedals aim for. For instance, their Marshall pedals sound exactly like Marshalls through a nice clean Fender style tube amp. Their Reverb is no exception. But if you want Plate or other types of Reverb, the HOF would be better. That said, I know a lot of guys that gig the Wampler. I myself use old Blackface Fender tube amps so I get my reverb from the amp.
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Re: Wampler Faux Spring Reverb

I sound like a broken record, but make sure to try the Strymon Blue Sky when shopping for reverb pedals. It's f'ing amazing.
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I sound like a broken record, but make sure to try the Strymon Blue Sky when shopping for reverb pedals. It's f'ing amazing.
The Blue Sky was my first choice!!! Holy shit that thing is cool, but I couldn't pay the price right now. Blue Sky is wonderful!!
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Re: Wampler Faux Spring Reverb

I have always wanted to try the Wampler Reverb! Probably won't though. I do plan to get the new Malekko Spring if it ever comes out. I love my Chicklet!!
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I sound like a broken record, but make sure to try the Strymon Blue Sky when shopping for reverb pedals. It's f'ing amazing.
Thanks Ill check that out too!
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Re: Wampler Faux Spring Reverb

Ive had a pretty good listen to as many different youtube vids on the suggested pedals, thankyou for all of your input. The only thing that I dont particularly like about the HOF and the blue sky is that they offer so much they start to become too overly complicated for my tastes. I would rather have a good seperate chorus/delay/memory pedal.
The wampler seems to do one thing and do it well. It has a useful amount of control and sounds great

Thanks for narrowing down my search!
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Re: Wampler Faux Spring Reverb

I found the Blue Sky really straightforward to set up, but to each his own. You only really need to set the basics once and then adjust after venue and song. I was completely blown away by the Room mode (I don't care for spring reverb)!
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Re: Wampler Faux Spring Reverb

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The only thing that I dont particularly like about the HOF and the blue sky is that they offer so much they start to become too overly complicated for my tastes.
The HoF is easy: Set the selector dial to 'Spring,' then adjust FX Level, Decay, and Tone to taste. Done. The Faux Spring Reverb is similar, with dials for Level, Depth, and Tone. [The HoF has one additional dial, which selects from nine more reverb types, plus TonePrints.]
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Re: Wampler Faux Spring Reverb

Right, but the wampler seems to do spring better than the hof. Im not looking for midi sounding stuff just a nice real sounding reverb.

The wampler has all the adjustability im looking for. It seems like with the hof you get all the rejects thrown in for free. Maybe the room settings appeal, but the other ones to me seem way over the top for me.
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