#1
I confess, I'm pretty much a reverb junkie.
My first amp was a Fender Performer 650, it had reverb, and I liked it a lot.
But it made me get used to playing with reverb, I feel better with it on.

So now I use an EHX Holy Grail Reverb with my Silver Jub. and I'm happy with
it. But my friend never uses any reverb at all, while my Holy Grail is dialed about
10 o'clock, so I suppose I'm starting to get a tad selfconcious about it.

And my major concerns lies with recording, am I supposed to just record a dry
signal and add reverb in the mix? I can't help it, but I'm in love with the colour
the Grail adds to my tone, but where should the line be drawn?
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#2
Draw the line where you like it. It's your music.
I however, prefer reverb in moderation. For Gilmour-esque sounds on my Laney, I dial in reverb at about 4-6 at most. But throw in some variety.
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#3
It's always nice to have dry signals and then apply any coloring effects when mastering so that you can make adjustments and changes on the fly....

BUT, it's perfectly acceptable to record with all of your effects on the front end and just do your final EQing in the mastering, you just have to realize that if it's "too much", you have drop the tracks again.

Sometimes you won't know it's too much until you've got multiple tracks..

Reverb is definitely something that should be used sparingly and tastefully depending on the type of music you play.. It's good for adding space and seperation in the mix, but you will find that if too much is added, you lose a lot of tightness..

I'm of the belief that a little goes a long way...
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#4
I always record two takes. One with the effects loop off and one with it on.
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#5
So would 10 o'clock be a bit too much?
I suppose in a recording with just guitar tracks (overdubs, not different guitars)
it won't matter all that much? I'd just go wherever my own taste tells me to go?
But when more, and different, tracks are to be recorded I should dial it down?
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#6
Use it as an enhancement...

For example.. If you have a couple rhythm guitar tracks and a couple tracks up front, just use a tad on the tracks up front to add a bit of seperation...
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#7
Quote by Chances
So would 10 o'clock be a bit too much?
I suppose in a recording with just guitar tracks (overdubs, not different guitars)
it won't matter all that much? I'd just go wherever my own taste tells me to go?
But when more, and different, tracks are to be recorded I should dial it down?

I haven't used the holy grail much so I don't really know how much reverb you get at 10' o clock, but I know I do tend to use a ****load of reverb (like, all the way up on my 6505's reverb knob) on clean tones, and I've found that it works alright as long as you don't have that much on every track. If you've got something resembling a re-amping setup, you could always do that and reamp the track through the holy grail.
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