#1
I just picked up a tie dye "Hippie Blue" strat. I'm going to guitar center to pick it up tomorrow. It really has me thinking I need a nice reverb pedal. Money is pretty tight for me right now, so I'm trying to stay under 50 bucks. I understand I'm not gettinga pedal that sounds like a high-end pedal that cost a few hundred bucks, but I do want something decent. I really have to main uses for it, to bring my cleans to life with that shimmering sound, and to have that massive "arena" sound for my dirty leads. I have a Raven rg60, which I know turns a lot of you off. In my opinion they have a really nice tone, especially the cleans, but the stock speaker sucks. I'm getting a replacement soon. Anyway, I've seen some of the Behringer reverb pedals for under 50 bucks, but I can't find a lot of information. I'm gonna try to look at some when I go to GC tomorrow, but I'd like to have a direction.
#2
Go used and try for one of the EHX reverbs. I had the Digitech Digiverb and it wasn't too bad either.
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#4
I don't think that's happening for $50... lol
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#5
Based on a quick google search, they go new for well over 100, I don't think used would get it past about 70 or 80. The digiverb seems more reasonable, I'll look into that. Thank you for your input.
#6
Yeah everyone hates ravens blah blah blah. I personally like them.
#7
IMHO TS, the money you will be spending on a new speaker for that amp, could be saved, as well as the money being put towards a new pedal.

Then you could sell the amp you own to some sap and end up with a decent amount of cash for an actual decent amp
Squier Strat
Behringer Fuzz
GFT-90
#9
Quote by tas38
Have you listened to a raven through a different speaker?


Even if it does sound a bit better, in the end you will end up wanting to get rid of the thing. If you truly strive for good tone anyways.
Squier Strat
Behringer Fuzz
GFT-90
#11
You could always get an old Peavey with legit spring reverb built in. I had one and it sounded cool for surf style stuff...
Maximum volume yields maximum goats.
#12
I really only plan on spending a couple hundred on my setup for the next few years. I'm basically looking at getting a speaker, OD pedal, and reverb pedal. I'm happy with my amp in general terms, and I'm pretty sure I'll like my guitar. At least I have 30 days to find out after tomorrow.
#13
Quote by tas38
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/605979-REG/Behringer_DR600_DR600_Digital_Reverb_Stompbox.html

Any opinion on this? I can find reviews but no samples. I've heard some examples from other behringer reverbs and like it.


IMHO, save up for something other than that doorstop.

I know money is tight, but quality > quantity.

Also, you should try some different amps out.

Hell, any cheap modeller out there has plenty of effects on it, including reverb.
Squier Strat
Behringer Fuzz
GFT-90
#14
You know, I chose my raven after playing several amps trying to find something good.
#15
Quote by tas38
You know, I chose my raven after playing several amps trying to find something good.


What amps did you try?
Squier Strat
Behringer Fuzz
GFT-90
#16
I don't remember specifically. But several fenders and peaveys. Some cheap marshalls. I didn't have enough to really try any tube heads, even if i just planned on getting a 1X12 cab. I understand you don't like Ravens, a lot of people don't, but you're not going to convince me it's a bad amp when I play it everyday.
#17
i'm sure they sell toy ones for maybe around that much. i saw a "bubblegum wah pedal" (gave me some lulz) for 30 bucks one time. not sure if the same standard applies to reverb pedals, but you are better off buying a practice amp that has some presets on it. i use a spider 4 and it reverb on it (not amazing, but it is there), though don't get it if you play anything other than metal/hard rock.
Last edited by stonedhippos at Nov 10, 2011,
#18
Let me simply put it this way, I'm not getting another amp until I can afford a decent tube amp head and cab. Raven has reverb, but like most built-in reverbs it's pretty weak, and lacks any real control other than on, off, and sorta on.
#19
Quote by tas38
Let me simply put it this way, I'm not getting another amp until I can afford a decent tube amp head and cab. Raven has reverb, but like most built-in reverbs it's pretty weak, and lacks any real control other than on, off, and sorta on.


Well, if you are planning on buying a tube amp and cab in the future, compliment it with some good pedals when you do get it.

Save up more money for a good reverb. 50 dollars won't cut it.
Squier Strat
Behringer Fuzz
GFT-90
#21
there is always the option of saving your money or borrowing from a friend. it is just that for $50 you don't have a huge range of options
#24
If you're happy with how your Raven sounds, then just about anything will sound good. Find a little Digitech RP unit (Should be do-able with $50) and have fun until you outgrow your gear.
Telecasters-->Dunlop Volume Pedal-T1M Pearl-AMT Japanese Girl Wah-Line 6 M9-Ibanez DE7-EHX Cathedral-->Mesa Boogie Nomad 4x10 combo
#25
Yeah, 200 dollars is too much for a reverb really. I guess I should have been more clear that reverb isn't a HUGE priority. I'm mostly into punk rock stuff, where reverb kind of muddies up the sound when your mashing power chords into moderate-high gain distortion. 200 bucks my way towards guitar gear would either mean some very nice pickups or a nice distortion pedal.
#26
I know this is going to sound ignorant, but something really turns me off about those amp modelers. I can't explain it, it just doesn't seem right..? I haven't really given them much of a chance. Stupid I know...
#28
Quote by tas38
I know this is going to sound ignorant, but something really turns me off about those amp modelers. I can't explain it, it just doesn't seem right..? I haven't really given them much of a chance. Stupid I know...

You're not going to get anything that sounds better for $50, might as well get something with a bunch of different options.
Telecasters-->Dunlop Volume Pedal-T1M Pearl-AMT Japanese Girl Wah-Line 6 M9-Ibanez DE7-EHX Cathedral-->Mesa Boogie Nomad 4x10 combo
#29
Yeah, I know that you're right. I'll probably check out some modelers tomorrow when I go to GC. I like to be open-minded (I did pick a Raven after all, despite the negativity around them). It would be nice to also have a chorus in there. I'm not big on any effects outside of that. Phasers, flangers, tremolos, and other things like that are fun to play around with, but I don't get much practical purpose out of them.
#30
I have a holy grail, simple and sounds the biz. You will have to go 2nd hand though.

I hear the berringer pedals are almost exact copies of Boss pedals, dont quote me, and they are pretty cheap. Try looking into those mayby.

Happy hunting
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