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    The Reverb Thread

    No, not the store....


    the blissful ambient and dead-space filling pedal.


    I've been eyeing a strymon big sky for years. Can't justify the cost.
    The rv500 is also really appealing but it lacks a few things i want in the strymon.

    I have a talisman and it's pretty good but is a bit of a 1-trick pony (plate).


    Is it worth it to spend a ton of money on a reverb pedal? for a few bucks more, i can basically get a whole HX stomp. lol It's hard to justify and i know I just said the L-word, but for real, i've heard the verbs in there and they aren't half bad.



    #2
    For me, I'm not into classic reverbs like plates and halls as much as most guys. I like them, and they have their place, but I am always on the lookout for crazy huge digital reverbs that just sound otherworldly. For me, I tried out a few of these, and found the Specular Tempus. I had it for a little over a year, and I think it's just a top-tier reverb. The only downside to it was that I really had to use the app to modify a preset on it, as it was just not possible to get to all the parameters on the screen. Many of the parameters were only accessible via the PC app.

    To this day, it's the best of the huge reverbs I've used, simply massive sounding.

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      #3
      Get a lexicon rack unit

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        #4
        Am I the only one here who doesn't particularly care about reverb? I want some, but just enough to add a little bit of depth and space around an amp tone. For the most part, though, when I want ambience, I want delay.

        And, on that note, you absolutely should buy a Strymon Timeline.

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          #5
          What does a fractal fx8 cost vs a big sky?

          I had a bigsky and it was awesome. Didnt miss it with my fx8, or my timeline.

          Gotta throw empress reverb and dr scientist atmosphere in the ring here too.

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            #6
            I just found out about this thing.

            https://reverb.com/p/anasounds-element-spring-reverb
            Leon Today at 7:59 PM: Ripping farts is heaven

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              #7
              Originally posted by Drew View Post
              Am I the only one here who doesn't particularly care about reverb? I want some, but just enough to add a little bit of depth and space around an amp tone. For the most part, though, when I want ambience, I want delay.
              Agreed, and that comes from someone who owns multiple reverb pedals. I'd only go full on with them in the studio, but live, a dual delay does me fine.

              I've noticed the Strymon Bigsky prices have gone up significantly (900 AUD here), hell their new NightSky is cheaper right now. But it is a great premium pedal after all.

              For alternatives, there's the Meris Mercury 7, Source Audio Ventris (dual reverb) or Collider (delay/reverb), Free The Tone Ambi Space, Dr Scientist The Atmosphere, or the new Eventide Black Hole. All top tier reverbs at a lower price than the BigSky, some not by much but still.

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                #8
                I like a big plate but I know its not for everyone. Its on all the time for my main church patches.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Drew View Post
                  Am I the only one here who doesn't particularly care about reverb? I want some, but just enough to add a little bit of depth and space around an amp tone. For the most part, though, when I want ambience, I want delay.

                  And, on that note, you absolutely should buy a Strymon Timeline.
                  Yeah, I’m not into reverb. I’ll through a touch on turn guitars, since totally dry doesn’t work, but let’s get delay. I love delay.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by noodles View Post

                    Yeah, I’m not into reverb. I’ll through a touch on turn guitars, since totally dry doesn’t work, but let’s get delay. I love delay.

                    Same. I leave it on, barely audible until you turn it off and hear the difference, on my amp, though I do try to remember to turn it off when recording, but definitely not pronounced. I also do almost always add a little reverb to guitar tracks in the mix (main reason I try to turn it off at the amp when recording), but that's mostly just to give some space to close-mic'd guitars in a mix, and again its a matter of "if you can hear it, it's too much." When I want ambience on leads, it's delay.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Drew View Post


                      Same. I leave it on, barely audible until you turn it off and hear the difference, on my amp, though I do try to remember to turn it off when recording, but definitely not pronounced. I also do almost always add a little reverb to guitar tracks in the mix (main reason I try to turn it off at the amp when recording), but that's mostly just to give some space to close-mic'd guitars in a mix, and again its a matter of "if you can hear it, it's too much." When I want ambience on leads, it's delay.
                      That is the total opposite of me haha. I don't know what it is but I'm not crazy about the feel of delay, and get distracted by it easily. I either can't hear it, or I find it overbearing. Reverb for me can still get huge and washy, but it seems to stay out of the way of my dry tone a bit better.

                      I'm the same with always-on reverbs as I am with delay. If it's a subtle hall or plate, I either can't hear it, or it's too much. When I go for reverb, it's usually a big, ambient, effect-y type of sound.

                      One thing though is I'm hardly playing leads, and usually use that kind of tone for slower stuff with more room for ambience. My only pedals in my teens and early 20s (when I was actually in bands) were a Tubescreamer and an NS-2, so I guess I just got used to playing everything super dry.

                      Anyway, I've got a Walrus Slo and really like it. It only does a handful of things, but it does them really well.

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                        #12
                        I don't use reverb for 90% of what I play, but when I use it, I like to use the good stuff. I've got a handful of Earthquaker reverb pedals for those occasions.

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                          #13
                          I use a tiny bit of reverb on everything, because on the Mark IV the reverb knob is on the back of the head But I prefer a little delay from the AX8 as well.

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