reverb or not...

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by peterjcb, Feb 10, 2018.

  1. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
    Love reverb!!
    Always use it!
    I use the amp’s reverb.
    I’m not big on effects i just use an Atomic Brain, Tremelo & slapback echo on my small board.
    I like my guitar to sound like a guitar ;)
    But a huge YES for reverb..
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  2. Wulfgang

    Wulfgang Synchromatic

    May 22, 2009
    Seattle WA./Omaha NE
    For those on a budget you cant beat the Hof or mini Hof paired the with the TC Gauss tape echo going for $60.
  3. Robbie

    Robbie Country Gent

    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
    I prefer/want a little reverb. There is an "ambient" reverb level I want to hear when I play. The acoustics of a Venue determine how much reverb I use on my amplifier. My favourite Venues are the ones that are so Live that I can shut my reverb off.
  4. GreTschocaster

    GreTschocaster Gretschie

    Feb 11, 2013
    Got to have some reverb. The only time I may turn it off is when I use my delay or tremolo.
    Plus it makes my crappy playing sound better.
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2018
  5. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    I'm a purist too. I had a reverb pedal but it sucked the tone of my guitar and it sounded less Gretsch-like. And I use to have a compressor on constantly. But a lower powered version of my favorite amp solved that, along with natural and sweet compression I get from the speaker.
  6. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    I have the best tube spring reverb I've ever heard on 2 Mesa Boogie amps :)
    Reverb imo has a good place for the right tone on the right song.
    I don't use it much for mid to high gain tones and mostly do for clean.
    Many big name stars never used it and some do.
    ACDC for example never use it and Setzer always.

    For gigging I use it sparingly cos the room often gives all you need.

    I also have a n excellent TC electronic reverb hall of fame pedal I only use for maximum wash out effects.
    But Reverb pedals are like all pedals - some good, some bad, some are tone suckers, true bypass are not
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2018
  7. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh Country Gent

    May 14, 2013
    Initech, Inc.
    I use verb so often that when I don't have it, it sounds weird.
  8. Mal Belford

    Mal Belford Gretschie

    Apr 4, 2016
    Me...i go clean, just straight in to two Marshall 1959s NM and two straight cabs...
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  9. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    no reverb, no life.. Know Reverb, Know Life
  10. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Speaking as a sound engineer, reverb is an indispensable tool for creating space around your sound. I use so many reverbs in my work going right back to the EMT plates, echo chambers, spring reverbs, digital reverbs etc. So many variations are possible with modern sophisticated algorithms and adjustable parameters, literally anything is possible including sampling real-life acoustical environments which can be recreated as totally realistic simulations in a studio situation.
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  11. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    I use a very light always on reverb (springs in my amp). For me it's a don't notice til it's gone thing. Only certain songs do I use the flint reverb for something more wet or atmospheric - like gain, I find blending it with the natural spring reverb from my amp helps it sound not too weird or jarring.

    Imo I'd you're noticing reverb in a negative way, it needs to be adjusted(maybe just less wet) or you may have the wrong reverb for your ears.
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  12. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    I don't mind a hint of reverb.
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  13. gtttrrr

    gtttrrr Synchromatic

    Dec 7, 2011
    United States
    Gots to have it,, currently using the verb from el cap, but have HOF as well.....
  14. russmack

    russmack Country Gent

    May 1, 2017
    ballina australia

    Tape echo especially. Okay it has it's quirks but what the hell.

    I know I'm eventually gonna get one.

  15. filtersweep

    filtersweep Electromatic

    May 27, 2012
    Agree. Reverb can make things sound very far away.
  16. rich724

    rich724 Gretschie

    Apr 16, 2013
    Linden, MI
    Always just a touch to add some space. For the amp that doesn't have it I velcro a mini Hall of Fame Reverb to the top of my amp.
  17. Gretschtim1

    Gretschtim1 Country Gent

    Dec 4, 2012
    Dundalk, Md
    [QUOTE="audept, post: 1025759 sampling real-life acoustical environments which can be recreated as totally realistic simulations in a studio situation.[/QUOTE]
    Yep Altiverb is fabulous for that as well as the free one SIR. I have used them quite a lot in the studio over the past 10 years.
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  18. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2011
    Usually play with it at home.
    When i was playing out i never used my amp reverb.
  19. MrMajstyk

    MrMajstyk Electromatic

    Dec 3, 2011
    los angeles
    LOVE my Earthquaker Ghost Echo...which is actually a very lush reverb! From mild to wild! Sounds great on electric and just a dab on the acoustics too!
  20. Uncle Daddy

    Uncle Daddy Country Gent

    Jan 19, 2012
    Maldon UK
    I hate the way the reverb springs bounce around when you drive anywhere with your amp. It sounds like the amp is being shaken apart.