#1
I'm using a Crate VTX212B.

It seems on the clean channel, reverb is a wonderful thing. Nice warm tones. As good as a solid state/digital reverb gets IMO.

But on the second channel, it seems gain and reverb just don't play well together. At least, not when certain combinations of notes come into play. Single notes, fifths, octaves, etc. all sound great, but when you throw in a 4th or a 7th, it doesn't hum as smoothly as I'd like (maybe I'm just being picky).

Is this something between gain and reverb in general, or is it just a limitation of my amp?
    #2
    I think it's just you being picky or it's just a limitation of your amp.
    normally reverb and gain go together pretty well.
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    #5
    get better at guitar and you'll find yourself in a venue with its own reverb
    Get off this damn forum and play your damn guitar.
    #7
    I've got a Crate Blue Voodoo and reverb is great on both Channels.
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    #8
    Eh. I personally can't stand reverb with distortion. It's all preference.
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    #9
    Gain and reverb sound great together, especially for solos and leads. As long as you dont have too much reverb, which may be the problem, it shouldnt sound bad.
    #10
    it most likely your amp

    vtx has digital reverb, right?

    thats most like the cause of the poor reverb
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    #11
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    Eh. I personally can't stand reverb with distortion. It's all preference.



    Yeah, on this head I'm playing now, it's the best reverb I have ever played, but if I crank the gain any, it just makes me hate it. haha
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    #13
    Eh...it may just be me then. Doing certain things it sounds good, like soloing, but some chords just get warbly/muddy (hard to explain). I'm much more of an acoustic/clean channel player, and I'm still having trouble finding gain sounds I'm truly happy with.
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      If it sounds so good on the clean channel, I doubt the problem is the reverb - maybe it's just that solid state distortion sucks ;D
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      #15
      maybe its just too much reverb. try using less.
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      If it sounds so good on the clean channel, I doubt the problem is the reverb - maybe it's just that solid state distortion sucks ;D


      You know, actually, the gain sounds great when it's GAIN!, but when you just want a little crunch (like what I"m going for), it's just...not there. I probably just need to find a good pedal, but....budgets and all. MXR's Overdrive seems like a good one.
        #18
        The kustom I had had great reverb with the gain turned up. Might be you could be the way the reverb is set up in the amp.
        #19
        maybe instead of playing with the reverb...you put on some slight delay. nothing big just a wee bit. always sounds better then reverb like that anyways IMO
        #20
        Quote by xXMetal-HeadXx
        maybe instead of playing with the reverb...you put on some slight delay. nothing big just a wee bit. always sounds better then reverb like that anyways IMO


        Not a bad idea. I'll play with it.
          #21
          I love some plate verb with high gain tones on my engl and evh
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