Thoughts on purchasing a reverb pedal?

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  1. ht-57

    ht-57 Member

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    Question to y'all,
    Looking to p/u a reverb pedal, but I'm a simple cave man.
    I seen some good reviews about the sound quality of eventide space.
    I have an eventide time factor delay. it sounds gr8 but its a pia for me to use. I lose all my
    mojo trying to program the thing. At times I regret not picking up the mxr carbon copy for the
    sake of simplicity.
    The tc HOF2 appealed to me for the simplicity, but seen a few reviews saying its sound is lackluster.
    Would be awesome to get some feedback from those who have some hands on /ears on time
    b4 I spend Mo Money!
     
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  2. Brocko

    Brocko Senior Member

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    Empress Reverb.

    not cheap, but there is all the Reverb you could ever want, fairly simple interface and the modulated Reverb is to die for.
     
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  3. st.bede

    st.bede V.I.P. Member

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    My thoughts are: the more control leads to the more power, and more power leads to more flexibility, and more flexibility leads to more usefulness or more originality in your tone. This comes at the price of a steeper learning curve. At points in the learning curve (when it comes to audio engineering) the information learned is deep musical knowledge, that transfers to any aspect of making music. And once past the initial head scratching, it becomes rewarding and fun. The Eventide stuff is so powerful and becomes very rewarding to use. I once limited myself to only using the PF and was surprised by how happy I was.

    The verbs are challenging to understand but I would miss them more then any other fx I use, if I lost my pedal. The reason I have two H9s is so I can run the verbs after a pitch or mod or delay fx. Originally I did not think I would really care about the verbs so I did not buy a Space pedal. I thought I was going to buy a couple verb algorithms but I ended up maxing out my H9 because the verbs are so good.

    I lived with a TF for awhile and programmed it to give me mod or verb as well as possible. It worked very well.

    No matter what have fun and find the motivation you need to become the musician you want to be. Peace
     
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  4. BanditPanda

    BanditPanda Senior Member

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    Do some research on the Digitech Hardwire RV7.
    I use one.
    Let me know.
    BP
     
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  5. ht-57

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    ty, both gonna check them out.

    I was afraid someone would say that.
     
  6. AlanH

    AlanH Senior Member

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    The Biyang Tri Reverb is incredibly tweakable and quiet if you want something that doesn't cost too much.....
     
  7. Alligatorbling

    Alligatorbling ★AstroCat★ Premium Member V.I.P. Member MLP Vendor

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    line 6's verbzilla offers a wide array of reverb tones, very tweakable.
     
  8. Zepp76

    Zepp76 Senior Member

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    Simplicity = Boss FRV-1 great sounding reverb, not a lot of money.

    Maybe even a Strymon Bluesky, simple to use, fantastic sounding but not cheap.

    I have both (I'm a huge Peter Green fan so reverb is a must!) and can say hand on heart those two I've mentioned are great pedals. I'd also say check out the HOF pedal and download the JD Simo reverb for it, it's a pretty good patch.
     
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  9. WhiteEpiLP

    WhiteEpiLP Senior Member

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    Strymon blue sky is great, the big sky is crazy but definitely in the category of complicated.
    Empress makes great pedals too.
     
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    joff Senior Member

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    Neunaber WET...i have the mono Version 4 with a tone knob...i used to have the mono Version 3 without a tone knob but it was still a great sounding reverb pedal...both are easy to use. :)
     
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  11. ht-57

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    Thank you all for your input! It gave me a gr8 baseline by which to research.
    just about all the units mentioned are highly regarded. So it was very easy to find shoot outs and/or direct comparisons of features and functionality.
    the strymon "bluesky" appears to have the right sound and feature combo for my needs.
     
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    Phil W Senior Member

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    Don't fail to consider the Strymon Flint.
     
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    Guitaraxe Senior Member

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    Digitech Polara might be worth a look.
     
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    cant believe no-one has said this already to be honest, but it really depends what you want it to do. are you looking for a bit of verb to warm up your general sound or is it going to be something more important?

    if you are just looking for cheap and chearful then get a hof mini, download a toneprint you like and get on with life. if, on the other hand, you are a recording artist into moody ambient stuff then your $400 strymons etc are more your ball park.
     
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    WhiteEpiLP Senior Member

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    You wont be disappointed with the strymon.
     
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    Get a used HOF (1st versio) for under $100 and download some toneprints. It's a great pedal.
     
  17. Dick Banks

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    +1 Strymon. Blue or Big.
     
  18. GitFiddle

    GitFiddle Premium Member

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    Strymon Flint without question. I use a number of different amps for gigging every weekend, depending on the venue. Two of them are vintage Fenders with Reverb and Tremolo (64 DR and 68 SR). The tremolo is very different between the two. I also have a Phaez with no reverb or tremolo and a Peavey Classic 30 with digital reverb and no tremolo.

    I broke down and got a Strymon Flint a few years ago. Been gigging with it ever since. Couldn't do without it. I get the same trem/reverb sound, no matter which amp I play. Its a bit expensive but well worth the price in my opinion. Good luck on your search.
     
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    Mookakian Senior Member

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    Neunaber fan here, beautiful algorithms, grab a slate and you have the option to plug it in ro a PC and turn it into a delay, chorus, and more... but their reverb algorithms are sublime and very non intrusive if you need her to be, and easy as poe to dial in once you select your algorithm (plate/hall/shimmer/erc...)

    Would love to AB with a flint, but in pretty tickled and went through heaps of reverb boxes before i settled... glad thats over lol
     
  20. northernguitarguy

    northernguitarguy SWeAT hOg

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    I don't know shit, but my Tech 21 Boost RvB is a helluva lot more pedal than I need. Excellent presets in the owner's manual. $100 used, tops.
     

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