#1
I heard it makes your playing sound more natural from a guy that goes to LA Recording School.

I didn't used to pay much attention to it, but now i'm using it more. Suggestions?

Do other players just don't it at all?
#2
I don't use reverb on my amp, and i believe that the only "more natural" tone is the tone on your amp
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#3
I use it because it sounds awesome.

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#4
Reverb is the effect when you play guitar in a large room. It's good for recordings and home playing, but I wouldn't use it live.
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#6
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Reverb is the effect when you play guitar in a large room. It's good for recordings and home playing, but I wouldn't use it live.


Very true. Reverb can be used as a cool effect for live playing if you can find a way to experiment with it. I know that Neil Young will often use a pedal with the reverb set to max to give him a special sound during some of his solos.

As for me, I generally use delay more than reverb. I find that by putting a very small amount of delay it gives you a fuller sound than I can get with reverb. Still, to each his own.
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#7
Reverb is useful in certain situations.

For example, boatloads of reverb is totally acceptable, if not encouraged, for basically any instrument and vocals in shoegaze music, but would sound out of place in a tight metal riffing.
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#9
^^^ yeah.....play with the delay first and make it sound bigger with juz a little reverb, beautiful....
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#10
Reverb is overused a lot. It's best used when it's just barely in perception. As in, someone listening to it wouldn't say 'hey cool reverb!' because they wouldn't notice it. It would just sound natural. No reverb sounds pretty dead.
#11
I respectfully disagree. i have read that the studio "trick" is to use barely audible reverb, but I am a fan of big, and reverb makes everything big.
#12
I use a decent amount when I play out with my acoustic group but never with electric....

I used to have a eh holy grail and used it for some lead tones sometimes but I got to where I used used other things like delay and flanger

I use some global reverb when mixing on the pro tools though
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Reverb is overused a lot. It's best used when it's just barely in perception. As in, someone listening to it wouldn't say 'hey cool reverb!' because they wouldn't notice it. It would just sound natural. No reverb sounds pretty dead.


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#15
On guitar: No.

On vocals: Yes.

On anything recorded: almost always.

I would only use it for vocals because when you mic them up you lose the ambience of the room- like the natural reverb. Recordings need reverb for the same reason.

I'm really not a fan of reverb on guitar at all, but I guess thats just personal taste.