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Awesome Reverb Pedals For Guitar [Meris Mercury X, Poly Verbs, Boss RV-200 & EHX Oceans 3-Verb]

Published 08 Mar 2024

The ’verbs just keep getting better and better - so what’s new?

Welcome to the show. Today we’re looking at a handful of highly capable reverb units that go far, far beyond the sounds and textures of a simple spring.
Indeed it wasn’t that long ago when it would be pretty unusual to see a reverb pedal at a guitar player’s feet. Today they’re relatively commonplace, but if you need a bit of guidance and inspiration on how to get in the verb game, this show is for you!

Yes, we spend a disproportionate amount of time on the Poly Verbs. More on the Mercury X would have been good. Maybe when Dan has had chance to explore it more we could follow up.

Enjoy the episode!

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Pedals & Stuff used in this show
• TheGigRig Three2One

• Sonic Research Turbo Tuner 200

• Vahlbruch Kaluna

• Electro Harmonic PICO Oceans 3 Verb
UK & Europe:

• Strymon Big Sky
UK & Europe:

• Meris Mercury X
UK & Europe:

• Boss RV-200
UK & Europe:

• Poly Effects Verbs
UK & Europe:

• TheGigRig G3S

Interesting bits and go-to sections
0:00 Intro playing
2:07 Why are we doing this today?
2:53 From the BigSky to today’s pedals
6:10 Strymon BigSky for context
9:53 Way beyond spring reverb
13:22 EHX Oceans 3-Verb
16:00 Things to love about 3-Verb
20:50 Boss RV-200 intro
23:15 RV-200 sounds
30:20 RV-200 simple preset UI
32:30 Meris Mercury X intro
33:35 Mercury X sounds
37:03 Mercury X UI and more sounds
48:38 The fight: features vs sound vs UI
51:30 Poly Verbs intro
53:20 Longest reverb in the world?
55:30 More Poly sounds
58:35 Mick captures impulse responses!
1:08:30 Mick’s IRs - did they work?
1:13:12 Better way to capture an IR?
1:14:00 Name Drop Horn IR?
1:23:45 Our choices & closing thoughts

Guitars in today’s show
• Fender Custom Shop ’63 Telecaster - Dan’s video here:
1965 Gibson ES-345 - Mick’s video here:

Amps in today’s show
• Two Rock TS1 50-watt 112 combo with TR1265 speaker
• Mesa Boogie 50/50 Stereo Power Amp with 2 x Zilla Custom 1x12 cabs with Celestion WGS12L speakers

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