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Boss RV-2 vs RV-3 for bass?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by torza, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. torza

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    Hey all. Anyone have experience with these two pedals? Which do you think compliments the lower frequencies of BASS better? Thanks!
  2. necropain

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    soo i happen to use an RV-3 and it works pretty well to compliment the low end BUT the RV-2 hold low end better and is also a much darker reverb. me i use the RV-3 for playing higher up on the neck and making ambient sounds. but i also plan on getting an RV-2 aswell eventually. mainly because its does the long deep reverb better
  3. sillyfabe

    sillyfabe keeping the low-end silly since '06 Supporting Member

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    I've owned both and stuck with the RV-3 both for the versatility and because I had it modded with the hi-cut switch for darker repeats if I want. The reverb is darker on the RV-2 overall but I feel the RV-3 has a greater range. They both work great but I really dig the plate on the RV-3 for those spaced out jam sessions!
  4. torza

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    Thanks for the feedback guys! Necrofabe, darker definitely sounds more appealing. :)

    Sillyfabe, what is the difference in the plate on the Rv3 and Rv2?
  5. Bassmike62

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    I had the RV-3 for a few months and found it worked well on bass. I ended up selling it because I didn't really have a need for delay on bass and found the pedal's tone a little cold, but that's me.
  6. sillyfabe

    sillyfabe keeping the low-end silly since '06 Supporting Member

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    The plate setting on the RV-2 had less shine to it if that makes sense. The RV-3 seems to have a much bigger plate as well.
  7. torza

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    Yeah the plate thing sounds insane from the video. The rv2 is just darker and not as long?
  8. sillyfabe

    sillyfabe keeping the low-end silly since '06 Supporting Member

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    Correct. Also the RV-3's plate seemed more multi-dimensional
  9. torza

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    Wish there were some vids of bass demos on these things
  10. torza

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    this video makes the RV3 sound really REALLY rad.
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  12. torza

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    thanks skullet. yeah i heard the isis guy uses this along with the ps3(?). i'm surprised there aren't many rv2 samples anywhere. i guess because it's harder to find? or is the rv3 just better for bass?

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