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Why Do I Need A Reverb Pedal When My Amp Already Has Reverb?

Published 10 Sept 2021

Welcome to the show! In this episode we’re talking about reverb. It is perhaps the most ubiquitously available effect for electric guitar, given that it comes included in a great many guitar amplifiers. But therein lies the ‘problem’ Your amp has reverb, so why would you use a reverb pedal as well? In fact why use reverb at all?!
The most obvious answer – and the one we discuss in the video – is that not all reverb is the same. Far from it! With that in mind we explore some of the many and varied reverb types that will hopefully inspire you to give it a go. Come on, let’s get into some space!

Enjoy the video…

Pedals & stuff in this episode…

• TheGigRig Three2One

• Sonic Research ST-200 Turbo Tuner

• Lauren Audio Mustang

• Echoline Roadrunner

• JHS 3 Series Reverb
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• Boss RV-6 Reverb
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• Source Audio Collider Delay+Reverb
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• Gamechanger Audio Light Pedal
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• EarthQuaker Devices Astral Destiny
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• Dunlop Mini Volume X (used as expression pedal)
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• TheGigRig G3

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Interesting bits and go-to sections…
0:00 Intro playing
3:05 Today’s questions and topics
3:45 Today’s amps (with reverb)
5:45 Tone King spring reverb tone
7:32 Victory digital reverb tone
9:41 Setting up the amps with a base level of reverb
12:50 Why add more reverb from a pedal?
14:55 JHS 3 Series Reverb
17:10 What is pre-delay?
19:54 Adding plate reverb to spring, Boss RV-6
21:16 Plate reverb sounds
22:36 Adding overdrive with plate reverb
25:40 Increasing the time with plate reverb
28:05 Small room reverb discussion
29:12 Source Audio Collider, room mode
35:45 Adventurous reverbs discussion
36:38 Gamechanger Audio Light Pedal
41:05 EarthQuaker Astral Destiny
44:58 Astral Destiny & expression pedal
47:30 Octave up and down verbs
51:06 Overdrive before and after reverb
53:33 Closing thoughts

Guitars in this episode:
• Fender American Original ’60s Jaguar – no video yet
• Fender American Vintage ’59 Stratocaster (2012) - no video yet
• Fender Custom Shop ’63 Telecaster (2001) - Dan’s video here:

Amps in this episode
• Tone King Imperial MkII & 112 cab
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• Victory VC35 The Copper & VC212 cab with 1 x Celestion G12 Greenback and 1 x Celestion G12H Anniversary
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