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Boss RV-2 vs RV-3 for bass?

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


  1. torza

    torza

    Sep 20, 2005
    Hey all. Anyone have experience with these two pedals? Which do you think compliments the lower frequencies of BASS better? Thanks!
     
  2. necropain

    necropain

    Aug 21, 2012
    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
     
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  4. sillyfabe

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

    Mar 13, 2009
    San Bernardino,CA
    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!
     
  5. torza

    torza

    Sep 20, 2005
    Thanks for the feedback guys! Necrofabe, darker definitely sounds more appealing. :)

    Sillyfabe, what is the difference in the plate on the Rv3 and Rv2?
     
  6. 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.
     
  7. sillyfabe

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

    Mar 13, 2009
    San Bernardino,CA
    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.
     
  8. torza

    torza

    Sep 20, 2005
    Yeah the plate thing sounds insane from the video. The rv2 is just darker and not as long?
     
  9. sillyfabe

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

    Mar 13, 2009
    San Bernardino,CA
    Correct. Also the RV-3's plate seemed more multi-dimensional
     
  10. torza

    torza

    Sep 20, 2005
    Wish there were some vids of bass demos on these things
     
  11. torza

    torza

    Sep 20, 2005
    this video makes the RV3 sound really REALLY rad.
     
  12. torza

    torza

    Sep 20, 2005
    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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