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Reverb pedal output help

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by nononsensestyle, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. nononsensestyle


    Jul 5, 2012
    Hey everyone,

    Long story short, I need a reverb pedal that doesn't cut the output level. :help:

    During tracking a record, our producer was messing around and threw some spring reverb on the bass. It ended up sounding excellent (in specific doses,) so I elected to buy a reverb pedal and recreate this sond live.

    He recommended a Malekko Spring Chicken. Unable to find one, I picked up an Electro Harmonix Holy Grail Nano.

    The pedal sounds fine, but has an output problem.

    I need the pedal at around 2 or 2:30 to produce the level of effect I want (Spring reverb setting) but after 12 o'clock the pedal begins to cut the output. What would be the best solution to this problem?

    I am new to the use of reverb on bass, so instinctively I figured I could get a clean boost pedal and put this in front (or after?) the reverb pedal. However, I'd have to switch on two pedals every time, which would be a hinderance.

    I've also considered using an A/B switcher for these pedals (reverb and boost) so I would only need to switch on one button to get the desired effect. However, this seems like such a roundabout soultion! :rolleyes:

    It would be much more simple to get a better reverb pedal that doesn't cut the output, but I am unsure this is even possible and wouldn't know where to begin.

    Thank you for taking the time to read this post and I look forward to your suggestions!

  2. LSMFT6

    LSMFT6 We brake for nobody Supporting Member

    Aug 16, 2006
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  3. DannDubblewe

    DannDubblewe Knob Wrangler

    Apr 3, 2009
    I've only tried one and it was incredible - the Iron Ether Nimbus. I experienced no output problems.

    Also, another solution from the A/B would be a single loop true bypass pedal. That way you can put them both in a loop and use one stomp to activate them simultaneously. That's still kind of a hindrance what with having 3 pedals for one effect, so I strongly recommend searching for/ checking out the Iron Ether Nimbus.
  4. The Nimbus is a great reverb, Taylor from IE makes killer stuff.

    The TC HoF did sound pretty good too for the little time I had to try it.

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