NPD: More cowbell...er, reverb

Discussion in 'Pedal Pushers Forum' started by dougmon, Jul 2, 2020.

  1. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I want that .......
     
  2. GlenP

    GlenP Synchromatic

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    It’s always fun to get those pedals dialed in just right, that why I recently got a DITTO looper, so I can put that at the front, play a few things and let the loop play while I experiment with the pedals, dials, and order, and the amp.
     
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  3. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

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    Now you e opened a can of worms. :)
    Did all that thinking give you a headache? :)

    Sounds like me with reverb pedals. I try to count them, but it’s hard to concentrate with the echo in the room, and all. :)
     
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  4. dougmon

    dougmon Gretschie

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    When I was looking for a reverb pedal, I must have considered about thirty of them. There's so many and so many of those do certain things incredibly well. Keeley alone has ten reverb pedals, though some of are combo pedals. I'm still tempted by the Keeley Memphis Sun -- specialized, but pretty cool. Sadly, my wife has requested that I don't buy too many more pedals.

    Today I moved the Oceans 11 and the Aurora to the effects loop of my amp (which I wasn't using at all before), and it may be a placebo effect, but I would swear they sound better.
     
  5. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

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    There are a lot of them out there, these days. It's quite possible to get somewhat caught up in it all.

    If you really want a Swiss Army Knife to play with, look no further than the Stanley Blue Nebula. It has a great plate reverb emulation, all sorts of delays, including accurate models of the delays used by The Shadows and there are other effects which can be programmed into it. If you have even the most basic skills with configuring computers, this pedal will do amazing things. Without the programming skills, it's still excellent, but you just have to twist knobs and save your work directly into the pedal. You can even setup Set Lists in it and it displays the songs on a screen, so you can go through them at a gig.
     
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  6. dougmon

    dougmon Gretschie

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    It does look pretty cool. I heard the "Wonderful World" demo at the Stanley site.

    Where did you find one in the US?
     
  7. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

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    You have to order directly from them.
     
  8. Sid Nitzerglobin

    Sid Nitzerglobin Country Gent

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    Congrats, that a good one!
     
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  9. Teledriver

    Teledriver Gretschie

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    Does that need a dedicated power source or will it work in the chain with my OneSpot?
     
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  10. Teledriver

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    I got a Nux Atlantic a few months ago and also has spring, plate and hall. It also has a separate delay effect, and with a press of afoot switch when you power it on you can change the order of which comes first, which is very handy.
    For the past 30 years reverb to me was from a spring tank in the amp. Reading on this forum about reverb pedals led me to look around and investigate. I really had no idea about the differences! It’s great to cover all the bases, isn’t it?
     
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  11. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

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    One Spot has a model that comes with a trained gorilla, as an optional extra. It works well, and the gorillas have great timing, but the cost of the bananas adds up quickly. :)
     
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  12. Teledriver

    Teledriver Gretschie

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    Well, I was looking for a digital pedal. I can’t stand the sound of analog or tube or any of that antique stuff. ☹️ I only bought my Electromatic 5120 because the screws are metric, for superior tone.
     
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  13. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

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    Thanks for introducing me to Nux. That looks like some great stuff. I looked into their line and there’s some great bargains. I noticed that a lot of their pedals are switchable between true bypass and buffered bypass, which is something I think is a great way to go. True Bypass can be a good thing, but sometimes buffers are important.

    Well, there goes another month’s pay, as I have to swap everything to metric screws. :) Any price for TONE. :)
     
  14. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

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    Metric but they must also be titanium for true uncolored clarity and sustain.
     
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  15. dougmon

    dougmon Gretschie

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    The whole thing about the metric screws giving better tone is partially a myth. You have to find the metric screws that were made in Eastern Europe during the sixties or seventies for them to actually make a difference.
     
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  16. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

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    Make that three month’s pay.
    Ok, make it six month’s worth. Anything for TONE. :)
     
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  17. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

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    Have you tried metric screws with imperial nuts? They complement each other perfectly for that old timey, roots feel. Sure it rattles but that is old feight train mojo.
     
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  18. dougmon

    dougmon Gretschie

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    And just like that, we have a new band name: The Imperial Nuts.
     
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  19. Teledriver

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    Metric and imperial together....So is that an “out of phase” effect? May have to look into that!
     
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  20. gtttrrr

    gtttrrr Country Gent

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    Anyone have experience with Walrus Audio SLO or Fathom Verb pedals? Seem really cool, online.
     
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