#1
Is there anything in that middle ground?

I listen to the TC Hall of Fame, and the Hardwire RV-7, and they're good on their own, but then I hear them directly compared to the Strymon BlueSky, and of course the Strymon makes them sound like toys.

Is there anything out there that's a compromise? Ideally looking for something around $100-150, used price of course.

EDIT: I guess it's important to note, I don't really care about slapback or short reverb sounds, I'm definitely shooting for huge, lush, sometimes echo-y verb sounds. Just think for ambient soundscape use, rather than more general use.

EDIT 2: Just listened to the Mr. Black Supermoon Chrome for the first time. Holy shit
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Last edited by Offworld92 at Nov 14, 2013,
#2
Alesis Microverb 4 or Lexicon MX200/300/400/500, whichever you can find at a good price.
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#3
Not looking for a rack unit in this instance. I'm keeping the tear down/setup time and cable management down to a minimum. Looking for a pedal to throw on the board.
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My band:
Fractured Instinct
(For fans of Death/Groove/Prog Metal)

Ibanez RGA42E
Ibanez S420
LTD H-301
Ibanez RG520
Peavey Predator USA
Douglas Grendel 725
Line 6 Pod HD500X
#5
Line 6 M5, or EHX Cathedral. I have both on my board (Well, I have an M9, same series just different model) and I truly consider both desert island pedals for me. The infinite sustain on the Cathedral is fun to mess around with, and the particle verb and octoverb can be quite tasty for ambient sounds.
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#6
Strymon makes a great one

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#9
The Supermoon is cool. Neunaber Stereo WET is awesome, too. I like the Line 6 Verbzilla as well. Will trade mine in for a Stereo WET someday though...
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#10
Could try the Hardwire Supernatural. Huge, lush, ambient sounds are it's thing. It can be dialed back to be more subtle as well if you need that as well.

I picked one up a month or so ago and I love it. It's got a great spring and plate settings plus a bunch of other nifty modulated reverbs. It was between the Supernatural and the BlueSky for me, I was able to try the BlueSky before and it was amazing but I could not really justify the price on it. Although the used price has come down a little bit since the BigSky was released...

I do not at all regret picking up the Supernatural without having even tried it and I don't feel that I compromised on quality by buying something for at least half the price of a BlueSky used. I highly recommend it.
#11
Yeah I did a lot more research before seeing all these replies, and I figured out that A) I want a shimmer verb, and B) The Hardwire Supernatural really seems to be the ticket for compromising shimmer tone for a lower price than a Bluesky. The Bluesky is still obviously better, but $300 is too much for me for a single pedal.

Another alternative I've found is the Mr. Black Eterna, but I'm not sure about it, the flexibility of the Supernatural seems more useful.
Spin 'round carousel when your horse isn't screwed in.

My band:
Fractured Instinct
(For fans of Death/Groove/Prog Metal)

Ibanez RGA42E
Ibanez S420
LTD H-301
Ibanez RG520
Peavey Predator USA
Douglas Grendel 725
Line 6 Pod HD500X