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TA22GTTA22GT Frets: 318
It's been a very long while since I have used reverb. My amp reverb is awful and I prefer delay anyway, but I am looking for a simple pedal that I can find a useful reverb setting and forget it.

I don't need presets, just looking for perhaps a few decent settings that I can alternate between. Spring/Room/Plate would be enough. I also don't want to go exotic, just something I can pick up easily because it might end up not being used!

Thanks for your help.
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  • Digitech Polara.

    Inexpensive, quite a few modes, sounds really good. 
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  • Winny_PoohWinny_Pooh Frets: 2923
    Marshall Reflector or Strymon Flint if you're flush.
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  • JD50JD50 Frets: 273
    Behringer RV600
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  • ZoolooterZoolooter Frets: 288
    Talisman (plate), set and forget. Sure there is one for sale on here.
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  • boogiemanboogieman Frets: 5107
    TC Hall of Fame. 
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  • TeyeplayerTeyeplayer Frets: 696
    +1 for the polara, very useable sounds and not as expensive as the flint. I believe I saw a used one in the classifieds for £80 last week. Another alternative is the Mosky Spring reverb (it’s not quite a traditional spring reverb, more 50s verb-delay), it’s a copy of the malleko omicron reverb and is cheap and works a treat.
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  • joetelejoetele Frets: 98
    I've got a Digitech Digiverb I could part with for £55 - it's not the newest or the best but it does the job for sure. All the options you need plus a few more. 
    Pedals. 
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  • FuengiFuengi Frets: 606
    The Flint does everything you ask for, plus it's got three killer tremolos. But it's £200 used. 

    I'd probably look at Boss RV series for what you want. If you can pick up a RV-6 for around £85 I'd get it. You'll sell it quickly if you decide to move it on. Really good reverb pedal. 
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  • TA22GTTA22GT Frets: 318
    Thanks for all your suggestions guys. Appreciated.

    I think the Flint is perhaps more than I need and I don't want to spend that much really. Lot's of different ones, I thought there might be a strong consensus on one pedal which would make it easier!

    The Boss seems to be in the ballpark and is easy to pickup, even from my local shop. The studio/room where I play is quite dead sounding so when I turn delay off it sounds flat. Just need a bit of sparkle adding.
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  • It terms of simplicity, with its one knob operation you cant really beat the TC Electronic HOF Mini. With the Toneprint option you can make it as simple or complex as you choose.
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  • oktorocktooktorockto Frets: 13
    Zoolooter said:
    Talisman (plate), set and forget. Sure there is one for sale on here.
    I have one - it really is a lovely pedal and the ability to limit how much low frequency goes through the reverb, along with a pre-delay settign is very handy. IT can also add a really good amount of drive if you want it to.
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  • BeexterBeexter Frets: 302
    Another vote for the Talisman. As well as sounding great, one of its key strengths is how well it works in front of an amp.
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  • WazmeisterWazmeister Frets: 3912
    Top 3 for me personally;

    1.) Talisman

    2.) Big Sky

    3.) Polara
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  • TA22GTTA22GT Frets: 318
    Cheers guys. I will check out the Talisman because it will have to go in front of my amp as the loop is as bad as the reverb on it.
    It will mainly be used clean anyway.
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  • jdgmjdgm Frets: 115
    Another vote here for Marshall Reflector.
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  • FuengiFuengi Frets: 606
    My Talisman robbed some tone where Strymon and Boss absolutely don't. Otherwise a brilliant pedal.

    Anything by DigiTech is good but never actually tried the Polara. 
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  • schrodinger1612schrodinger1612 Frets: 68
    edited October 7
    Talisman doesn’t “rob tone” for me, it all depends on your setup - cable length & quality, placement etc. One thing which pisses me off about it though is the distortion that occurs when the high pass knob is set below 12 o clock position or so. At first I thought it was a matter of headroom but the same occurs at 18v. Anyone else experience this?
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  • TA22GTTA22GT Frets: 318
    Cheers guys! 

    Been dun up like a kipper thanks to FB!

    Never heard of a Talisman but a few of you recommended it so I thought I had better check it out.

     Didn't have to go far, one reviewer said it was a great pedal for Albatross. Decision made instantly. I have to tell you that apart from Peter Green nobody plays Albatross better than me!!

    And then serendipity happens, truly amazing, right out of the blue, and a FB seller sends me a message saying he just happens to have one for sale.....Hmmm....he must have  a lot of mates in this thread!

    So it is winging its way to me as we speak.

    Cheers guys.
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  • TA22GTTA22GT Frets: 318
    Re-robbing tone. It will be in a loop of a G2 so will be isolated from cable runs etc. 

    I'll let you know how I get on!
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  • ZoolooterZoolooter Frets: 288
  • TA22GTTA22GT Frets: 318
    Zoolooter said:

    Thank you so much for that. I don't want a pre-amp on or any gain. I just want ONE good reverb sound and that's it. 

    cheers mate.
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  • clarkefanclarkefan Frets: 444
    TA22GT said:
    Re-robbing tone. It will be in a loop of a G2 so will be isolated from cable runs etc. 

    I'll let you know how I get on!
    Cool that'll be of interest :)  The Talisman is supposed to be a plate reverb, if it sorts proper Greeny spring as well I'm finding one :)
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  • TA22GTTA22GT Frets: 318
    clarkefan said:
    TA22GT said:
    Re-robbing tone. It will be in a loop of a G2 so will be isolated from cable runs etc. 

    I'll let you know how I get on!
    Cool that'll be of interest :)  The Talisman is supposed to be a plate reverb, if it sorts proper Greeny spring as well I'm finding one :)
    I'll give it a workout on Albatross and Black Magic Woman and let you know!

    TBH I like that it only has one reverb function because I will find a sound and forget it. Saves option paralysis.

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  • ZoolooterZoolooter Frets: 288
    Fuengi said:
    My Talisman robbed some tone where Strymon and Boss absolutely don't. Otherwise a brilliant pedal.

    Anything by DigiTech is good but never actually tried the Polara. 
    Did you turn the internal pre amp switch off so it's in true bypass mode?
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  • TA22GTTA22GT Frets: 318
    The Talisman arrived yesterday and I got to play with it today.

    It is noisy when it is engaged. I flipped the switch to true by-pass but no different.  It's not intrusive because you can't hear it when you play but it is there in the background when you stop playing. My delay pedals are all silent in the G2 loops.

    My Polytune 2 is MUCH nosier than the reverb pedal when you select the tuner out to tune. 

    Love the sound! Takes a few minutes to twig what's going on with the controls but it does sound very natural and not like something sitting on top of the sound. It becomes part of the sound.
     
    When I added delay it was like, oh I'm going to have a lot of fun here!

    Thanks for the advice guys.
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  • ZoolooterZoolooter Frets: 288
    edited October 10
    I get zero noise/hiss from mine. This is one of the reasons it was a keeper.
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  • No noise when I used it either - sounds like a power or rest of rig issue. Glad you are enjoying it regardless
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  • breadfanbreadfan Frets: 202
    @TA22GT ; Does it impact your core tone at all? Does it sound any different in true bypass & buffered mode? Also, have you tried it at 18v?

    I have a Hardwire RV-7 which has served me well but, since I pretty much exclusively use the plate setting, I'm thinking I'd maybe like to try a Talisman too.  :)

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  • TA22GTTA22GT Frets: 318
    breadfan said:
    @TA22GT ; Does it impact your core tone at all? Does it sound any different in true bypass & buffered mode? Also, have you tried it at 18v?

    I have a Hardwire RV-7 which has served me well but, since I pretty much exclusively use the plate setting, I'm thinking I'd maybe like to try a Talisman too.  :)
    It doesn't impact my core tone at all.
     I lose no high end with or without it on either in buffered or true bypass mode.

     It is in a isolated loop of it's own with no other pedal being able to effect it in any way. It is powered by an isolated GigRig power supply and the distributor that feeds it is also isolated. Swapping it with a delay in the same loop results in silence so it is the pedal. Maybe there is a gain trim pot on the PCB that is turned up too high?There is not one showing because the PCB is upside down.
     
    The noise is the same if it is in buffered or true bypass mode. The noise is not loud but when you are used to total silence it can be heard. Your silence may be different to mine! It doesn't bother me.

    I will double up the power supply and try it with 18v to see how it sounds.

    I like the sound of it and it is all I need. It's very natural unless you go over the top. I just need it to stop my clean sound from being too dry. I used a little delay before but this sounds nicer.
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  • Take a look at the two knobber Neunaber Wet, stunning sounds and very easy to dial in.  Does a nice room to  spring reverb but can also do the lovely ambient stuff. And only two knobs!!
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