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FDP Forum / Miscellaneous and Non-Fender Topics / Reverb Pedal.

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State of Jefferson

May 13th, 2017 11:04 AM   Edit   Profile  

Looking for a reverb pedal to use with a 1979 Silver Face Fender Music Master Bass amp. 12", 15W.

I would like something that can approximate the reverb on my Blues Jr.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.


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May 13th, 2017 11:47 AM   Edit   Profile  

The one reverb pedal I used and liked was a Strymon Flint. It also did trem. Pricey though.

super mario
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I am on a quest...just not sure where!
May 13th, 2017 01:11 PM   Edit   Profile  

I really like my TC Electronics Arena reverb pedal (a variant of their Hall of Fame pedal) - get all the reverb I need. One pedal that may really put you in Fender reverb land is the Boss FRV-1. It really comes down to trying some to see which gets what you hear in your head.

(This message was last edited by super mario at 06:15 PM, May 13th, 2017)

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May 13th, 2017 03:08 PM   Edit   Profile  

I recently bought a EH Holy Grail Neo. It does reverb well. In my world any ways.

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I tried to think

but nothing happened!
May 13th, 2017 03:21 PM   Edit   Profile  

I love my Fender '63 Reverb pedal FRV-1 with my Bandmaster. In fact, I might actually like it better than the built-in reverb in my other amps.

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I've got my own

double-cross to bear
May 13th, 2017 04:02 PM   Edit   Profile  

I have the T-Rex Tone Bug Reverb and I love it because it is a basic, no-frills pedal. It has the controls of a good amp reverb: depth and decay, and it has the 'poink' attack of a spring tank. It also has a mini switch that provides a more modern reverb tone.

Another great reverb is the T-Rex Creamer. It has more features than the Tone Bug, and does all the above and more.

Tone Bug


What It Was!

Fairly Unbalanced
May 13th, 2017 06:10 PM   Edit   Profile  

On my 2nd FRV-1, been thru a pile.. Holy Grail, Digiverb, Boss RV-3.. FRV delivers Fendery goodness in spades. I'm using it thru a Vox to get me back to the reverb sound I need. In this band I just wanted a little ambient Fender twang, but if I need surf-sploosh it's there, and how.

Mick Reid
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American-made in Oz!!
May 13th, 2017 06:48 PM   Edit   Profile  

Heaps of choices nowadays and for all kinds of budgets.

Hard to go past the Hall of Fame. I have one and it does way more than I "need" but it's good to have more rather than less.
If I were in the market again, I would surely consider one of the Boss/Fender iterations. They all get good marks.

If you're looking for another good "no-frills" reverb (to quote Peegoo) I can recommend the TCE Skysurfer. Under $65US. I posted recently on it below.

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San Francisco, CA

May 13th, 2017 06:50 PM   Edit   Profile  

Always have loved my BOSS RV-3.


El Californio

May 13th, 2017 08:25 PM   Edit   Profile  

I also like my BOSS RV-3 which has Reverb, Delay and Rev + Delay settings. It's hard to get a bad sound of it.

nice quick demo

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Orlando, FL

My brain hurts!
May 14th, 2017 09:59 PM   Edit   Profile  

Another vote for the FRV-1

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Oceanside, CA

May 15th, 2017 08:28 AM   Edit   Profile  


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So. Cal. USA

May 15th, 2017 09:35 AM   Edit   Profile  

It depends much on what you want to pedal to do. If you want the Fender drippy wet surf thing and everything less in a pedal the FRV-1 kills it. I quit taking my original reverb unit to gigs after buying the FRV-1.


It's not just good..

...it's good enough.
May 15th, 2017 11:54 AM   Edit   Profile  

I've got a tc electronics Mini HOF and it's very nice. It is limited to one "flavor" at a time, but the Toneprint option allows you to select and/or set one that you like.
And there are some great settings to select from.

Best-sounding reverb pedal I've heard is the Digitech Hardwire RV-7. Love mine.
Sadly, they stopped making them, but I think the Polara has most of the same algorithms in it.
And they're the reverb algorithms from Lexicon, so they're excellent.

I've never heard spring reverb so faithfully recreated in a digital pedal. Add the other options that it has on tap (Room, Hall, etc...) and it's a pretty tough unit to beat.

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Oceanside, CA

May 15th, 2017 01:23 PM   Edit   Profile  

I had the Boss FRV-1 and it just didn't work for me. The Polara and HOF are reverbs I now use.

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State of Jefferson

May 15th, 2017 03:25 PM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks again for the replies.

Steve Dallman
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Merrill, Wisconsin

Age is just a number...mine is big
May 16th, 2017 07:46 AM   Edit   Profile  

I bought a cheap ($29) Behringer almost 10 years ago (Boss knockoff) and love it. I have a lot of reverbs, mostly rack units.

I was using a pretty expensive rack unit with my Dual Rectifier in the effects loop. The Behringer sounded better.

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May 16th, 2017 08:08 AM   Edit   Profile  

Clearly there are a lot of fans of the Boss FRV-1. But like champster^ I just didn't feel the love. For me it fell quite short of expectation. So many variables though. I was using it with a VHT Special 6 and Egnater 1x12 cab for basement rehearsal. Then again I wasn't in love with the highly touted Keeley AD-9 delay I had and much prefer the good ol' Carbon Copy.

(This message was last edited by littleuch at 10:09 AM, May 16th, 2017)

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By Grabthar's Hammer, what a savings.
May 16th, 2017 11:34 AM   Edit   Profile  

The spring setting on the RV-6 is weird in stereo and doesn't do the surf thing as well as an FRV-1, but is more transparent. It sounds a little more like Fender amp reverb to me.

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