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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reverb pedal advice Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A bit of previous here: http://www.shortscale.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=61737
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the tc electronics hof mini and it's great subtle spring to all out wash.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dezb1 wrote:
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
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heard good things about the hof, but I love my Memory Man with Hazarai so much that I'm inclined to suggest EHX. I'd prolly choose a Cathedral over a Holy Grail, but they're both good choices.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 1:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Digitech Polara is really good.

I bought a Malekko Spring Reverb because I just wanted a drippy surfy reverb and not much else. It's quite good for that.

Catalinbread Topanga Reverb is pretty good too, one of my friends has that one.

I kinda hate TC Electronic stuff. Maybe they're vesatile and sound good but just something about them is just kinda sterile to me. They're not dangerous at all.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 1:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also I bought one of these the other day


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Probably not what you're after but it was $70 used and very versatile (when it comes to soundscapes and weird noises, hard to dial in any normal reverb or slapback.)
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 1:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, shit. It's a bit out of your price range, but I have to recommend the Dr. Scientist Reverberator.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5DaxU0_DGc

It's small, it has tons of reverb sounds, AND it has a volume control. If I'm going for a "set it and forget it" reverb, this is the one.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why not doing it the old fahioned way , just put an extra cabinet at the back of the stage ?

No serious , the Mooer skyverb is a good pedal for the money and it costs around 70 euros
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vanamps solemate is good, I've scored 2 for $150ish Canadian. Not "traditional" but the mr black supermoon is pretty much my go to reverb now
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 2:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, I second the Mr. Black stuff if you want shimmery shoegaze goodness. Check out some youtube.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks chaps. I've now got some solid things to research :} That Dr. Scientist one sounds effing beautiful, though.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eek, re Dr. Scientist;

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the Boss RV-5. Can be had for a reasonable price secondhand.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.



BTW, first post in the thread reminded me of the origin of the ss.org heritage OG Reverb Handle ebay post, hard to believe it's been almost 8 years: http://www.shortscale.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=14847

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 2:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Noirie. wrote:
I like the Boss RV-5. Can be had for a reasonable price secondhand.


I would recommend this if you can't find a used RV-6 (which I have and like).

I would also recommend the Zoom MS-70CDR--lots of reverb choices and and you can even combine different reverbs, if you like. It has lots of delays and modulations, too.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

aen wrote:
Well, shit. It's a bit out of your price range, but I have to recommend the Dr. Scientist Reverberator.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5DaxU0_DGc

It's small, it has tons of reverb sounds, AND it has a volume control. If I'm going for a "set it and forget it" reverb, this is the one.


+1

I won't need another verb again.
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