Line 6 Verbzilla Reverb?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Funk Warts, Nov 28, 2005.

  1. Funk Warts

    Funk Warts

    Jun 13, 2001
    London, UK
    Hey everyone,

    I've been looking into reverb pedals to give me that 'Wembley Stadium' tone and am particularly interested in the Line 6 Verbzilla. I've had a look on Line 6's website and the sound clips sound pretty promising, in particular the 'Octo' option, and the 'ducking' option looks interesting although there is no example to download.

    However, I used to search function and found virtually no mention of it on this site. Anyone had any experience with this pedal in paticular or any of the tonecore series? I was tempted by the tap tremolo they do a while back but decided against it for some reason i can't now remember.

    Cheers for any opinions
  2. its probably pretty good, i know a lot of people on TB go nuts over the tonecore echo park

    EDIT: i listened to that Octo really like that!
  3. Joe P

    Joe P

    Jul 15, 2004
    Milwaukee, WI
    Hey - that thing's like brand-new. I know it hasn't been out for long at all.

    The Octo sound really grabbed my attention too!

    Don't forget about Boss' newest - the RV-5

    Their 'modulate' reverb sounds similarly surreal.

    I'd like to compare their stereo modes. I wonder if one is better than the other that way - I mean a big, natural, realistic stereo field.

  4. i was unable to find sound clips for the boss...i was interested in the modulate as well...
    i wonder if there is a rackmount effect unit with the same effect?
    i suppose i could play around with my nightbass to get a similar sound, the octo sounds like its a big reverb with a pitch shifter at an octave up (probably hence the "octo" name)
    i like it...:)
  5. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Always groove.... Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Columbia, Md
    I keep checking the local Guitar Center. They had one but it sold out instantly. I never thought I wanted a reverb pedal until I saw the demo for the verbzilla.

    In case you haven't seen the demo:

    ...and scroll down about half a page.
  6. syciprider

    syciprider Banned

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire
    Geetards are going gaga over this pedal. Must be that good.
  7. i wonder if that's the same reverb included with the PODs?
  8. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Always groove.... Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Columbia, Md
    In their FAQs they mention that some of the effects are based on their library of modeled effects and some are brand new.
  9. Okay I picked up a Verbzilla for a weekend shake down cruise.
    First impressions are favorable and I believe that several of the presets are very usuable.
    The Octo setting is the perverbial "Ambience In A Box" setting for solo/looping space out sessions. It has this really cool choir voicing that follows each note and builds and swells in the coolest way imaginable. Not real sure what "Live at Wembley" reverb sounds like but the "cave" preset is way huge.
    A few noise and digital artifacting issues to sort out or get a handle on.
    I'll report back on this after the weekend and let you know how I get along after the initial oohs and aahs wears thin.
  10. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    i'd like to try it.

    the octo audio demo sounds like a synth is being run through it. however, it sounds unusable to me with the guitar on the video demo.

    i guess i should wander over to for the first time in a long while to see what those picky guys think.
  11. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Always groove.... Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Columbia, Md
    I tried one last weekend with a guitar. It was a nice pedal, but the synth sound from the OCTO setting weren't nearly as nice as on the video demo. It could have been the guitar and the crappy amp that I was playing through at GC, but I wasn't as impressed as I had hoped to be. For me, reverb in general for bass tends to get very boomy unless you can cut some of the lows.
  12. Verbzilla has been returned to the store. Although many of the reverb models/patches are nicely done I can't get past the tone control. It is always on so no matter where I set it Verbzilla gave me an ugly colored tone. I wasn't sold on the tiny knob, poor graphics, and soft detents for selecting models either. The Octo setting is useable for Ambient solo work only and you have to use the wet only mix setting, octo with direct bass mixed in makes every note played process in a stacatto manner. Long sustained notes and an E-Bow sound really cool but then you reach the what else can it do point. The echo/delay stinks, sounds really cheezy. Almost every setting involves movement of every parameter knob as well as there is no memory for saving tweaks. And every model needs tweaking like most of the Line 6 toyz. Unlike geetards I prefer not spending half the gig puttzing with knobs.
    It does sound nice on the, and very well executed, '63 verb setting.
    Biggest bummer was the tone control as it was unable to clean up the models tone and make it sound like my bass with reverb. More of a "here's a model of what you are playing" than the real thing.
  13. IcedEarthWOM


    Oct 2, 2005
    might post some clips for ya....
  14. IcedEarthWOM


    Oct 2, 2005
    It's 4.5 megs just so you know.

    recorded using a 4 string bass tuned BEAD using a pick. only the RV-5, a volume and my V-Wah, Off, with the Drive Mode set to Booster, Noise Gate set to Max. The Wah is used as a noise gate only. Even with the wah off the drive is still output, so with the clean and flat booster on a little (about 9 o'clock which is about the same volume as off) the built in NG activates.

    I would have used my NS-2 but I lent it to a friend and I don't have it back yet... :(

    The RV-5 settings are described in the demo. The tone knob is always set to center.

  15. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca

    sounded like there was a little hiss.

    but otherwise, that's some delicious reverb! :cool:
  16. syciprider

    syciprider Banned

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire
    That's a nice sounding reverb :hyper: . You sound a little honky though ;)
  17. IcedEarthWOM


    Oct 2, 2005
    That hiss is my crappy bass (200 CDN) and it's pickups. I lent out my usual noise gate and haven't got it back. I used the V-Wah as a kind of noise gate like I said, but it doesn't really do to well....

    BTW the Modulate is a combo of the Plate verb and a Chorus type thing.

    I could have done it with my Death Metal growl, but I figured you would want to understand it :smug: