Joined: 24 Apr 2006 Posts: 10655 Location: Elland-Straße ist der einzige Ort für uns
Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:49 pm Post subject: Reverb pedal advice
The reverb handles on my Strat, Jag, and Mustang have all broken, and since I sold my Spring King I've had nothing. So, seeing how I'm no longer destitute I need advice on a new pedal. I want versatility and a step away from the Spring King, though I did like it, it felt somewhat limited, and when it was off it wasn't properly off (lack of true bypass?).
I am well out of the pedal game by now, so please be gentle and patient.
The amp I'm using is an Orange AD30 HTC.
Cost wise I'd say I'm looking to spend around £60-£80.
I'm thinking second hand Holy Grail, but there seem to be so many models I don't known where to start.
Joined: 25 Jan 2011 Posts: 6883 Location: Westcountry
Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:45 pm Post subject:
I have the tc electronics hof mini and it's great subtle spring to all out wash.
CAME IN HERE TO POST THIS. Toneprint pedals are great (and make me feel like I'm living in the future). I've got the mini, would spring for the regular if I had the cash, but only because I like tweaking (that said, you can tweak to the Nth degree with the Toneprint editor software, too). PM me your address if you want to borrow mine to try for a couple of weeks x
The TC reverbs are cool but I agree they're a little sterile, I have trinity t2 verb pedal which is cool but the spring sound kind of sucks so I'm planning on upgrading to the strymon flint when I have the money. _________________ www.gabrielwareing.com
Joined: 24 Oct 2012 Posts: 8728 Location: happiest town in america
Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 1:36 am Post subject:
Holy grail is rad. That's the one I use but in the epitome enclosure but it's basically the same with a few extra features. If the spring King is the Dan electro reverb then that's my other favorite. It's weird but very cool. _________________
I need it to be smaller or I get shitty messages from mezz telling me my junk's too big.
Joined: 04 Jan 2011 Posts: 2241 Location: Brooklyn
Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 3:05 pm Post subject:
The Polara could be good as it has most of the same algorithms as the Digitech RV-7, except the Gate reverb which is changed out for the Halo setting. The RV-7 does a really good spring and its other settings sound the closest to my rack-mounts than my other verb pedals(RV-2, RV-3, Digiverb).
You could pick up a used RV-7 in your price range.
I don't know about other regions, but the market over here is flooded with RV-7s to be found in the affordable zone, and it's not like all the charm is lost. They may be a tad "safe" but they don't really have a bad setting.
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