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

  1. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Ah, you don't have the spring lock option...........:oops:
     
  2. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

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    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    It's nothing you can't fix with crazy glue.
     
  3. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson, AZ
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    Annoying, but harmless.

    I always forget to release it at the gig, the first song always is problematic.

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    I love spring reverb, but there are some great reverb pedals out there which doa great job. My TC HOF Mini is wonderful.
     
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  4. cowmoo

    cowmoo Country Gent

    Aug 19, 2011
    North Wales
    Just got home from trading a few mini pedals woth a friend for his digitech rv7. I forgot how much fun it was to play with your guitar awash in tides of glorious reverb. I turned it to hall, whacked everything up to ten and away i went. Bliss.
     
  5. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson, AZ
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    Hall reverb is the best.
     
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  6. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    :D:D
     
  7. Lee Erickson

    Lee Erickson Country Gent

    Apr 20, 2009
    Eagan, MN
    Reverb is situational . Good for dead spaces, bad for reverb spaces. If you're playing Duane Eddy or surf, probably a little more is OK.

    Lee
     
  8. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson, AZ
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    Some of the Surf/Instrumental Rock guys of the current era seem to overdo the reverb. In the heyday of Surf, there were some pretty reverb-laden songs, but not every song was played that way. Some were pretty mellow and didn’t rely on crashing springs in a Fender Tube Reverb to get their sound. Even the vaunted Fender “tank” does not have to be setup to be overbearing, it can function nicely as a nice, calm reverb for all-around use.

    I’ve recently started listening to Hank Marvin and the Shadows. He did some amazing things with a Meazzi Tape Delay (which uses 5 heads). These are now replicated seven ways from Sunday in various DSP-based devices. Using two delay units in serial allows much the same effect to be achieved, setting a rapid, 130 ms, slap back in the second unit with a slower slap back in the first unit. However, even this seems to like a bit of hall reverb for shimmer.
     
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  9. Srellim1

    Srellim1 Gretschie

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    Feb 6, 2016
    Los Angeles
    Sometimes I like reverb because I’m a skinny black haired guy (and a lousy player). With the right reverb I can be like a Lee Marvin out on the plain. Drunk, lost, my horse about to give out on me (and also sound as though I’m playing with authority).
    I may have an unusual view these things though.
     
  10. russmack

    russmack Country Gent

    May 1, 2017
    ballina australia
    Marvin's set up has always been my set up to aspire to.

    A real analog tape echo would be my final thingy to play with.

    And the Meazzi would be perfect.

    Yeah yeah, a lot of stuffing around, but that's my ideal.

    Someone said that artists have to suffer. Some stuffing around with a cranky tape echo, I can take.

    Russ
     
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  11. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson, AZ
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    Have you looked into the Stanley-FX Blue Nebula? It’s got a Meazzi emulation, a Binson emulation and a few others built in, and you can save your work as a preset.
     
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  12. Mark W

    Mark W Country Gent

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    Jun 6, 2008
    Central Florida
    My name is Mark and I am a CHEAP reverbaholic. Love reverb on my amps and have a handful of reverb pedals. I have gone for short periods of time without the effect but it is very difficult and I don't stay on the wagon very long. First comes a little echo and the next thing I know I am jiggling my Ampeg and find myself awash in glorious...well you know what I mean.
     
  13. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson, AZ
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    Whatever you do, don't even listen to a second of a Catalinbread Topanga, or you'll binge out on reverb. Don't go to YouTube and search out sound samples. Don't turn to crime to support your reverb habit. :)
     
  14. Mark W

    Mark W Country Gent

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    66
    Jun 6, 2008
    Central Florida
    Too late Mark. The Topanga sounds absolutely sweet. I now have to take another break from purchases to play some of my acquired stuff!
     
  15. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson, AZ
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    It is a great pedal. It has a nice hidden feature as well, which is that it can be used as true bypass or with a buffer. In my case, it's right up front and needs the buffer to drive through some of what follows it on the board, so I opened up the bottom and flipped a switch so that it buffers, which really helped with signal loss across my board.
     
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  16. Mark W

    Mark W Country Gent

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    66
    Jun 6, 2008
    Central Florida
    I am currently playing with a Keeley Omni Reverb (from Sweetwater) which I like a lot. My next buy will be a Boing. The one knob draws me in like a cow pie to a summer fly.
     
  17. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson, AZ
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    I agree.
     
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  18. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson, AZ
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    Check this out, Mark.

     
  19. WannaGretsch

    WannaGretsch Gretschie

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    Oct 23, 2012
    ALASKA
    I love real spring reverb at home (not pedal verb) but I can almost never use it live. It makes an already mushy sound stage even worse. But in the right environment, lay some on me!!