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Reverb Basics, Amp Spring, Amp Digital & Pedals

Published on Mar 11, 2016

Please note: this video was made before we heard of the tragic passing of Nicholas Harris of Catalinbread Effects. Needless to say our thoughts and deepest condolences are with his family, friends and colleagues.

The show goes on…

In this episode Daniel and Mick take an introductory look at reverb.

They begin by comparing a guitar amp with a valve-driven spring reverb to an amp with a basic digital reverb section, offering some tips and hints about where and how you might like to use those sounds.

They then move on to two different reverb pedals – one simple and one much less simple - as a primer on the kinds of reverb effects you can achieve when thinking about reverb as a specific effect, rather than just a bit of ambience.

They also talk about how reverb can effect clean tones and overdrive tones before finally trying to see if they can make the Strymon Big Sky sound like the Two-Rock Studio Pro 35’s all-valve spring reverb.

Enjoy this video - Daniel and Mick will follow up with a comparison of some popular reverb pedals in due course.

Mick is playing his Fender American Vintage ’62 Stratocaster and Dan’s Fender Custom Shop ’63 Telecaster. Daniel is playing his Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard.

Amps are a Two Rock Studio Pro 35 and a Victory V40. Both amps are running through custom Zilla 1x12 cabs with Celestion G12H-75 Creamback speakers.

Main pedals today are:
Keeley Vibe'OVerb
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Strymon BigSky
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Thorpy FX Peacekeeper
UK & Europe:

As always, all pedal and amp switching and routing is handled by TheGigRig G2.
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