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I'm currently using a Boss '63 Fender Spring Reverb pedal, and while I really like it, I'm a little bored with it. So I thought about adding the Boss RV-5 Digital Reverb, but like most pedals there are a gazillian to choose from.

 

So with a budget of around $125 to $150 what are my choices of a "quality" pedal? I'd like the options of plate, room, tile, etc.

 

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I'm using a Line 6 M13 for digital effects; the reverbs and delays are pretty good IMO...though I'm mainly using large reverbs with an expression pedal for ambient stuff.

 

For meat and potatoes 'verb I'll dial up a little on the amp and leave it on.

 

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http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/MustangFLR?adpos=1o1&creative=55282474801&device=c&matchtype=&network=g&gclid=CNe4pZLsn8ECFSyCMgodpSsAFA <--- I use my Fender Mustang Floor. At $199 it doesn't cost much more than your budget...I turn the reverb down/off on my amp and/or go straight to the PA with no effects on my guitar channel. I like to kick on/off the delay as it really compliments the verb... :cool:
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I've either been using the tube/spring reverb on my amp- a Carvin Vintage 33- or a Strymon Flint tremolo and reverb pedal.

 

The amp's reverb is nice and smooth, and the tube I have in place for the reverb-driver doesn't drive it terribly hard, resulting in a little less "dwell" time and a warmer, less splashy, brash and brassy reverb than it is with a stronger tube; so I am keeping that tube in place. As it is, it warms and fattens my overall tone, as well as adding reverb.

 

 

The Strymon Flint sounds and feels fine placed in front of an amp, between the guitar and the amp's input; but it's even better still connected in the amp's effects-loop, which is where I place mine.

 

The Flint offers three flavors of electronic reverb- " '60s Tube-Spring", " '70s Studio Plate", and " '80s Rack Hall".

My favorite of the three types is the '70s Plate; smooth, clean and clear, without cluttering or muddying the overall sound. All three are good and useful, on their own or in conjunction with the pedal's three vintage amp tremolo types.

 

Between those and the Reverb's extremely wide ranging Mix, Decay, and Color controls, a LOT of varying reverb sounds can be had. Full-up 100% wet/0% dry Mix can yield some cool, unusual effects, as well.

 

The Reverb Bypass stomp-switch offers the option of either true-bypass/hard-off or buffered-bypass w/ reverb-trails; I like the latter.

 

Will pedals give you that "crashing" sound like the AMP does when you kick it when the reverb is on?

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I don't use reverb on live gigs - I feel it takes some of the balls/presence and projection away from Lead Lines and isn't required for rhythm.

 

Most venues are hollow-sounding and I seem to get better tone going dry. I do however split my sound through a Boss Chorus pedal and play stereo through 2 amps...which usually makes a huge difference when working trio plus singer.

 

Maybe when playing surf or at home but that's about it for me - never on stage.

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Most of the time, I'm using my Boss GT-3 or GT-10, with the Boss Reverb built in; it's probably not much different from one of the Boss RV pedals. I don't use it for Guitar-on-a-mountainttop 'verbs: It may sound impressive through headphones, but in a mix, your sound becomes a ghost in the background. Mostly, I use it to add a little 'air' to my Delay tails.

 

For more serious recording, I have a Lexicon MPX100. It's no PCM90, but it was cheap, and the sound is pretty good. I see them MPX-series boxes showing up, used, at GC for anywhere from about $50 on up. If you don't need, or want, another pedal, I'd start looking for one of the Lexicons.

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I don't use reverb on live gigs - I feel it takes some of the balls/presence and projection away from Lead Lines and isn't required for rhythm.

 

Most venues are hollow-sounding and I seem to get better tone going dry. I do however split my sound through a Boss Chorus pedal and play stereo through 2 amps...which usually makes a huge difference when working trio plus singer.

 

Maybe when playing surf or at home but that's about it for me - never on stage.

 

I know whatcha mean! Sometimes a good amp with a very dry tone with no reverb or echo- other than what the room you're in offers- is just the thing! Sometimes a dry, crisp amp seems like an effect in itself! I vary whether I'm using reverb, echo, both, or neither throughout an evening, sometimes even within a given tune. :cool: It depends on the mood, the vibe, the color I'm looking for.

 

Tremolo almost always sounds better with reverb feeding it. :2thu:

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When it comes to pedals, I am a junkie. I actually started buying pedals a few months before I had an electric guitar.

 

There are 3 kinds of pedals: ones I own, ones I want, and ones that I don't want.

 

Right now, I own these:

 

Line6 ToneCore Verbzilla

www.ebay.com/itm/like/271615307037?lpid=82

 

 

Boss RE-20 Space Echo

www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/RE20pedal

 

 

Red Witch Titan

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/TitanDelay?adpos=1o1&creative=55282474801&device=t&matchtype=&network=g&gclid=CKyFm4PHocECFe0-Mgod7VcAWw

 

Here's the ones I'm looking at right now. Yes, I know that only a couple of them are in your price range, but hey! You might decide to save up for one of the big boys.

 

Notable Reverbs/Delays

 

Dr. Scientist Reverberator

https://reverb.com/marketplace?query=dr+scientist+reverberator+pedal

 

 

Catalinbread Topanga

www.catalinbread.com/topanga-spring-reverb.html

 

 

Earthquaker Devices Disaster Transport Sr,

https://reverb.com/item/296810-earthquaker-devices-disaster-transport-sr

 

 

Pigtronix Echolocutuon 2

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Echolut2Dlx

 

 

Blackout Effectors Cadavernous

https://reverb.com/marketplace?query=blackout+effectors+cadavernous

 

 

Walrus Descent

https://reverb.com/marketplace?query=Walrus+descent

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68vIv0DCu0w&sns=em

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When it comes to pedals, I am a junkie. I actually started buying pedals a few months before I had an electric guitar.

 

There are 3 kinds of pedals: ones I own, ones I want, and ones that I don't want.

 

Right now, I own these:

 

Line6 ToneCore Verbzilla

www.ebay.com/itm/like/271615307037?lpid=82

 

 

Boss RE-20 Space Echo

www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/RE20pedal

 

 

Red Witch Titan

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/TitanDelay?adpos=1o1&creative=55282474801&device=t&matchtype=&network=g&gclid=CKyFm4PHocECFe0-Mgod7VcAWw

 

Here's the ones I'm looking at right now. Yes, I know that only a couple of them are in your price range, but hey! You might decide to save up for one of the big boys.

 

Notable Reverbs/Delays

 

Dr. Scientist Reverberator

https://reverb.com/marketplace?query=dr+scientist+reverberator+pedal

 

 

Catalinbread Topanga

www.catalinbread.com/topanga-spring-reverb.html

 

 

Earthquaker Devices Disaster Transport Sr,

https://reverb.com/item/296810-earthquaker-devices-disaster-transport-sr

 

 

Pigtronix Echolocutuon 2

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Echolut2Dlx

 

 

Blackout Effectors Cadavernous

https://reverb.com/marketplace?query=blackout+effectors+cadavernous

 

 

Walrus Descent

https://reverb.com/marketplace?query=Walrus+descent

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68vIv0DCu0w&sns=em

 

DANG, son! Any room left on the stage for the REST of the band?

Whitefang

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When it comes to pedals, I am a junkie. I actually started buying pedals a few months before I had an electric guitar.

 

There are 3 kinds of pedals: ones I own, ones I want, and ones that I don't want.

 

Right now, I own these:

 

Line6 ToneCore Verbzilla

www.ebay.com/itm/like/271615307037?lpid=82

 

 

Boss RE-20 Space Echo

www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/RE20pedal

 

 

Red Witch Titan

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/TitanDelay?adpos=1o1&creative=55282474801&device=t&matchtype=&network=g&gclid=CKyFm4PHocECFe0-Mgod7VcAWw

 

Here's the ones I'm looking at right now. Yes, I know that only a couple of them are in your price range, but hey! You might decide to save up for one of the big boys.

 

Notable Reverbs/Delays

 

Dr. Scientist Reverberator

https://reverb.com/marketplace?query=dr+scientist+reverberator+pedal

 

 

Catalinbread Topanga

www.catalinbread.com/topanga-spring-reverb.html

 

 

Earthquaker Devices Disaster Transport Sr,

https://reverb.com/item/296810-earthquaker-devices-disaster-transport-sr

 

 

Pigtronix Echolocutuon 2

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Echolut2Dlx

 

 

Blackout Effectors Cadavernous

https://reverb.com/marketplace?query=blackout+effectors+cadavernous

 

 

Walrus Descent

https://reverb.com/marketplace?query=Walrus+descent

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68vIv0DCu0w&sns=em

 

DANG, son! Any room left on the stage for the REST of the band?

Whitefang

 

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+1 on reverb being "the bacon of tone". Even though I've always loved Danny Gatton's sound and his playing, I have to have reverb on both my guitar and vocals. I can give up everything else. I can go from wet to dry with the click of a stomp button, but I never do so. I don't need a lot of verb unless I'm going surf and then I just add some delay and a touch of tremolo...
Take care, Larryz
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It's all good. I think that Mr. Gatton's point- made somewhat in jest- was that he could crank up a good "tweed" amp, which didn't have on-board reverb, and drive the volume of air in a room into pleasing reverberation.

 

He definitely used various effects at different points in his career, including reverb and echo.

 

I like both, all of the above. Flavors and colors. :2thu:

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Danny Gatton is wrong. Everything is better with reverb. It is the bacon of tone.

 

Well, ask any doctor.....as delicious as bacon is, it's NOT really all that GOOD for you! :hand:

 

Might want to choose another ANALOGY there, son!

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I'm doubling down in the bacon- average lifespan of an American is @67 years, right? Average Rock guitarist's life span is what...@60?*

 

Mmmmmmm...bacon. Maybe I should eat breakfast.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Guitar - Fender's or Boogie's amp spring reverb.

 

Pedal Steel - Boss RV-5

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