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    none of my amps have reverb...played through a Princeton Reverb 65 reissue this weekend and hooked on reverb...any suggestions appreciated.

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    Default Re: need good reverb, help please

    Well, yeah! And it is just released, too: The Silver Lake Dynamic Reverb.

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    You owe it to yourself to try a Strymon Flint. It pushed all my previous reverbs onto the shelf.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mincer View Post
    Well, yeah! And it is just released, too: The Silver Lake Dynamic Reverb.

    DAMN YOU!!!! now I want this!!!

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    Default Re: need good reverb, help please

    There are dozens and dozens of reverb solutions up to a stand alone separate unit such as THIS. Unless you're going to do "surf" numbers, you'll only need a simple pedal for $150 max. Boss.....AND if it's a fleeting thing, THIS el cheepo for $40.
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    Default Re: need good reverb, help please

    I almost went with the TC electronic hall of fame mini when looking for reverb, looks really versatile, cheap, small. The toneprint thing looks cool
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    Quote Originally Posted by FuseG4 View Post
    I almost went with the TC electronic hall of fame mini when looking for reverb, looks really versatile, cheap, small. The toneprint thing looks cool
    It’s a great little pedal - mine has my own toneprint, that goes from dry to cavernous, and I can adjust it with my foot.


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    Quote Originally Posted by FuseG4 View Post
    I almost went with the TC electronic hall of fame mini when looking for reverb, looks really versatile, cheap, small. The toneprint thing looks cool
    I have the regulars size HOF and while it’s certainly a good unit, my buddy’s Strymon Blue Sky blows it away.
    But, it gets the job done.
    My next unit will absolutely be a midi capable unitNaomi can have multiple choices without having to make direct adjustments on the pedal itself at gigs/rehearsals.

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    Does a SS reverb unit mess up the sound of a tube amp???sorry but am one of the old tube amp hold outs...

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    The Biyang Tri Reverb is a lush inexpensive clone of the HOF

    There was one that was a trick reverb that was just unreal
    I think it was this one

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    Default Re: need good reverb, help please

    Quote Originally Posted by justFred View Post
    none of my amps have reverb...played through a Princeton Reverb 65 reissue this weekend and hooked on reverb...any suggestions appreciated.
    You appear to want something that sounds like a spring reverb, so I'm going in that direction with my answer. If you're looking for room / hall options, the Boss RV-6 is dirt cheap and sounds pretty good. You could also drop for something like a Strymon BlueSky, but that's overkill for many players.

    Quote Originally Posted by VinceT View Post
    You owe it to yourself to try a Strymon Flint. It pushed all my previous reverbs onto the shelf.
    I have a Boss FRV-1 on my board, but I picked it up before they were discontinued and the prices went insane. At the $70 I paid it was a bargain, but the $180+ they go for these days, not so much. If I had to buy a reverb pedal today I'd probably buy a Strymon Flint. I admit that I'm almost curious enough to buy one even though I don't really need it.

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    Does a SS reverb unit mess up the sound of a tube amp???sorry but am one of the old tube amp hold outs...
    No. In fact I seriously doubt anyone would be able to consistently determine which was which in a blind test.
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    Default Re: need good reverb, help please

    For a really simple, cheap and great reverb, it's hard to beat EHX Holy Grail.

    It's not versatile, only does two things: Classic spring reverb thing and bigger hall reverb, bothcontrolled by single knob. But they sound consistently really good. If you just want to add reverb to amp that doesn't have it, it's perfect.

    (It also has that flerb mode, but it sounds like useless gimmick to me)
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    For spring-flavored reverb, I like the Catalinbread Topanga. The discontinued Boss FRV-1 is similar and maybe a bit splashier.

    The TC Hall of Fame is very flexible, especially with its extensive computer-based editing software. I also found it more musical than the Boss RV-6.

    That EHX Cathedral is wild; I came pretty close to buying one.
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    Default Re: need good reverb, help please

    I’ve had a few, I settled on a simple Nuenaber Wet mono.... ended my search. Simple 2 knob pedal with a lot of control, from subtle to deep and spacey.

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    Default Re: need good reverb, help please

    Hall of Fame - Never a bad choice
    Holy Grail - my personal very organic favorite
    Verbzilla - great choice and flexible
    Digitech Hardwire - probably available on the cheap

    I'm not into the latest newest toys.

    However - the high holy cabala of reverb - if you dig tubes - get a Peavey Valverb.
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    Peavey Valverb...awesome reviews and demos...also absolutely unavailable...

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    Quote Originally Posted by justFred View Post
    none of my amps have reverb...played through a Princeton Reverb 65 reissue this weekend and hooked on reverb...any suggestions appreciated.
    Since it was the Princeton's reverb that hooked you, keep in mind it is quite simple (although it has a tank) with only one adjustment. Keep your pedal selection simple as well....no need to buy a $200-$300 or more pedal. That is unless money is no object and you love to 'tinker'.

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    Default Re: need good reverb, help please

    for my hard rock and metal i just want a little body to my sound so I use a Catalinbread Talisman plate reverb set very slightly.

    If I were to use other reverbs for different styles, I would get a Holy Grail (Hall, Spring, Plate) or a J Rockett Boing (Spring) or even a Donner Yellow Fall (Spring)
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    I had a holy grail for about 10 minutes. I found that it was just way too much reverb no matter the setting.

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