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best reverb pedal

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by JC JC, Nov 22, 2013.

  1. What is the best reverb pedal on the market?
    I'm looking for something that doesn't suck the tone out of my signal like my Line 6 M9.

    Something that will take a regular 9 volt connection would be awesome.
  2. icecycle66


    Feb 4, 2009
    The first reverb pedal to convince me that reverb was good, useful, and not a drain on my toanz was the Iron Ether Nimbus. It has a lot of tools that you can use to get oh-just-such-a-sound from it. It goes from tile bathroom to endless hall of caves.

    The only other reverb pedal I'll use is the DIY Belton brick based Rub-a-dub. I like it because it doesn't color tone much and is dead simple.

    both take 9v.
  3. DirtyDuke

    DirtyDuke Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 13, 2012
    guelph ontario
    Partner Southampton Pedals, Partner CCP
    Neubar wet stereo is really good too
  4. any opinions on the TC electronic nova reverb?
  5. yaksonator

    yaksonator Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2011
    Branson, MO
    I'm getting the red panda context reverb tomorrow and I'll report back. But the nimbus was excellent when I had it!
  6. huckleberry1

    huckleberry1 Supporting Member

    Jul 1, 2013
    Mesquite, Texas
    is the tc Electronics Hall of Fame considered a reverb or something else?
  7. Source audio dimension reverb. 2 presets, small footprint. Variety of tones.
  8. gregmon79

    gregmon79 I did it for the muff... Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    Chicago IL
    Never tried it but it's on my GAS list and I've heard nothing but good things about it, IE nimbus. That's my vote. As much of a vote I can give having never used it. Heard it enough though.
  9. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 16, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    John K Custom Basses
  10. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    I have the TC Hall of Fame. It works extremely well for my style of playing. YMMV.

    You might want to look at their newest HOF mini pedal which has all the power of the Hall of Fame, but without all the external control knobs. You use their software to add, tweak and save your settings via USB - so it's really more for live use. Not really a factor if you're not constantly changing or experimenting with different settings.

    In my case, I see reverb as a fundamental effect, so I spent a lot of time finding a very subtle "sweet spot" sort of setting which I use for just about everything. A little reverb goes a long way with bass. So for me the small HOF would have been just fine. I'll probably get one for gigs and leave the big brother at home when I have some spare cash.

    There's reviews of both up on YouTube.
  11. LowG

    LowG Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2006
    Milwaukee, WI
    Digitech XP-400 of course!
  12. 4StringsEnough


    Mar 9, 2008
    Another vote for the Source Audio Dimension Reverb.
  13. Just got the TC HOF Mini and it is killer for such a tiny footprint on your board. +1 for TC Electronic.

    Honestly, the mini can give you a huge range right out the box. And if you buy it new from Prymaxe Vintage, you can get it for $94. Use coupon "Gear15" for 15% off. I've been on a major GAS binge ^_^
  14. wmheilma


    Jan 5, 2010
    EH holy grail is working well for me. I have the small one so it does not take up much space.
  15. p0k

    p0k I play the bass and design things. Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2007
    Brockton, MA
    IE Nimbus is where it's at for me...simple controls and great sound. Love it
  16. neuman


    Mar 24, 2009
    Denver, CO 'burbs
    Hardwire RV-7; loved it, guitar playing son "stole" it :)
  17. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Big Dogs Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    Count me as another who "found it" in the Iron Ether Nimbus
  18. invalidprotocol

    invalidprotocol Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2008

  19. GMC


    Jan 1, 2006
    Yep, I have one of these. I've dialled in a specific 'verb patch (Arena) for a bit of extra ambience. I playing was in a church hall on saturday...the room's natural 'verb was pretty close to my pedal settings....If I switched it in or out...it sounded the same...which I thought was very amusing. I could only sumerise that the dimension reverb 2 was very natural sounding and nailed the "big hall" sound perfectly.