Delay + Reverb Pedal Options

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Seten, Dec 22, 2014.

  1. Seten


    Jun 8, 2014
    Columbus, Ohio
    So my birthday is in early January, and so I have some birthday money coming in in addition to christmas money, and I'm trying to decide what to spend it on.

    My two top priorities in effects are a delay and a reverb. I've narrowed it down to:

    Nebula (delay + reverb), $120


    Dimension X Delay $130

    Mr. Black Supermoon $160

    I would really like to be able to do some crazy effects (with guitar as well as on bass) for a solo recording project which is why I picked out the Dimension X and the Supermoon. However, in the band I play in (bass) I just need a basic slapback and an ambient reverb, and I don't even really need a delay. While the Dimension X and the Supermoon will do that (just dial back the sway on the supermoon and dont use modulation on the dimension x) the Nebula will do that for SO MUCH CHEAPER. And I can use the money I saved to pick up another pedal (I'm thinking maybe a copilot cubic). Or a DI. I really need one of those.

    So basically:

    Basic effects, $120


    Really cool effects that can also do basic sounds, $290

    Which would you choose?

    Also, has anyone had any experience with the Nebula or the Dimension X on bass? I've already heard the Supermoon on bass and it sounds wonderful. (Also I've heard and loved all of them on guitar, but that's besides the point.)
  2. I had a Nebula for a while, find a used Boss RV3 instead. Or better yet, find a used RV3 and a Nebula for the price of a new nebula. The nebula is super limited in that both sides are very simple.
  3. Seten


    Jun 8, 2014
    Columbus, Ohio
    Alright. That's what I was afraid of. I just really wanted to buy from him cuz I asked him a million questions about it and he was so nice and the aurora print looks so sweet :(
  4. He's an awesome dude, and the last thing I want to do is take away his business, I just think that in that price range you're better off looking at boss and other used options because you'll get more bang for your buck/real estate
  5. triviani


    Oct 23, 2010
    For just a bit more:

    -Earthquaker Devices Dispatch Master
    -Source Audio Dimension reverb
    -Red Panda Context
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  6. MothBox


    Oct 25, 2010
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  7. PJFlatts


    Sep 4, 2014
    Definitely should check out the Dispatch Master (delay and reverb).
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  8. MCS4

    MCS4 Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2012
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Another vote for the Dispatch Master. I have one and use it mainly for reverb. Don't let the single "reverb" knob fool you... if you dial the Repeats knob down to zero, the delay disengages and you have a full-featured three-knob reverb that can go from minimal to crazy.
  9. Granny1089


    Oct 15, 2012
    Saskatoon, SK
    I haven't used the Dispatch Master myself but I've heard amazing things and the EQD pedal I have is absolute top notch.
  10. Qlanq


    Jul 9, 2007
    What about the Electro Harmonix Holy Stain. Inexpensive but seems pretty cool. I nearly got one but can get what I'm after with my Vox Stomlab. I might get one next year though, ah....never satisfied...
  11. I have the dispatch master and use it just like you said you wanted: some slap back and ambient reverb.
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  12. Syxz_ML


    Apr 10, 2012
    Los Angeles
    I own the Boss Rv-3 and have to admit its awesome. I stricly use it for delay+reverb settings as I have several delay pedals but being able to mesh 2 effects in one stompbox is very useful. Have not had any time with a Dispatch Master but from what I've seen and heard its a great pedal as well
  13. PJFlatts


    Sep 4, 2014
    If money is no object, the Neunaber Stereo Wet is said to be a fantastic reverb. I want to play with one. And the stereo version allows you to load software and turn it into any one of the Neunaber stereo pedals - reverb, shimmer reverb, echo, and chorus.
  14. vincent69

    vincent69 Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2012
    Lausanne, Switzerland
    As a bass player you should try an Iron Ether Nimbus. It´s a great reverb that can go from light to really ambient spacey sounds. Not easy to grab one and over 200$ but IMHO one of the best bass reverb available.
  15. Dispatch Master.
  16. Seten


    Jun 8, 2014
    Columbus, Ohio
    Anyone tried the Supermoon?
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  17. PJFlatts


    Sep 4, 2014
    Not me, sorry. You'll want to make sure a particular reverb pedal works well with bass. I have tried reverb pedals that sounded great with guitar and offered some really cool features (like reverb tails that you could play clean on top of) that didn't work well with bass. Features that work with guitar can get way too boomy, muddy, or poorly defined with a bass. That has been my experience anyway.

    Maybe contact Mr. Black and ask about using the pedal with a bass. I've had pedal manufacturers record the pedal being used with bass to try to answer my questions. Cheers
  18. Seten


    Jun 8, 2014
    Columbus, Ohio

    This was almost good enough for me, but I wanted to see if anyone else had experience with it.