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Hick81Hick81 Frets: 70
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Bought a Cornell amp recently with no built in reverb so need to buy a pedal.

Wondered what I should be looking for? 

Something cheap (£50 used max) and good. 
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  • meltedbuzzboxmeltedbuzzbox Frets: 7856
    Hall of fame mini?
    The Bigsby was the first successful design of what is now called a whammy bar or tremolo arm, although vibrato is the technically correct term for the musical effect it produces. In standard usage, tremolo is a rapid fluctuation of the volume of a note, while vibrato is a fluctuation in pitch. The origin of this nonstandard usage of the term by electric guitarists is attributed to Leo Fender, who also used the term “vibrato” to refer to what is really a tremolo effect.
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  • yorkioyorkio Frets: 8
    Another vote for HOF mini - I recently picked one up from Gumtree for forty quid and it's great.
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  • JezWyndJezWynd Frets: 2581
    Biyang Tri Verb
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  • joetelejoetele Frets: 147
    HOF mini is fantastic. Could always look for a cheap, older Boss RV pedal but that might be a bit much. 
    Pedals. 
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  • english_bobenglish_bob Frets: 2319
    Might be a little over your budget unless you get lucky (currently £90-ish brand new, should be £60-£70 used), but if you don't mind paying a little extra, Line 6 M5 has to be worth considering.

    Lots of different reverbs, all pretty decent, 24 preset slots to save them in, dead easy to use, plus a ton of other effects too.

    Don't talk politics and don't throw stones. Your royal highnesses.

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  • abw1989abw1989 Frets: 52
    +1 to the Byiang Tri Verb mentioned above. Very good for not a lot of money, especially if you can snag a used one.
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  • jpttaylorjpttaylor Frets: 335
    Might be worth checking out the Marshall Reflector - 6 modes including reverse and a really nice spring/plate mix. I've got one that I'd be willing to sell, if needed.
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  • equalsqlequalsql Frets: 3211
    I'd avoid the Byiang as it's got a poor reputation for reliability. The only pedal that's ever died on me and when I researched it, on many others as well. Pity because it does sound great.
    (pronounced: equal-sequel)   "I suffered for my art.. now it's your turn"
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  • Hick81Hick81 Frets: 70
    Cheers for the advice. Gonna have to look out for a HOF mini. 
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  • jdgmjdgm Frets: 152
    Another vote here for the Marshall Reflector; got mine off ebay new and half-price.
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  • p90foolp90fool Frets: 9317
    Another Reflector user here, they're excellent, especially at used prices. I was using various half and full rack units, but the Marshall pedal is small and tough enough to throw in the back of a combo and it doesn't mess with my signal levels. 
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  • dilbertdilbert Frets: 110
    Digitech Digiverb. Got mine for £25 and it even has the approval of The Gear Page 'sniffers. Worth every penny but if you are feeling affluent the Hardwire version gets really good reviews too.


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  • OctafishOctafish Frets: 1206
    dilbert said:
    Digitech Digiverb. Got mine for £25 and it even has the approval of The Gear Page 'sniffers. Worth every penny but if you are feeling affluent the Hardwire version gets really good reviews too.

    Yeah, great pedal. I picked one up some years ago for £35 when GAK were selling off as end of line stock. I stupidly sold it when I got a Digitech Polara, but I think I preferred the Digiverb.
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  • FunkfingersFunkfingers Frets: 3475
    Hick81 said:
    Bought a Cornell amp recently with no built in reverb so need to buy a pedal.
    Which model? Roughly how old? Does it have an effects send/return loop?
    "It's no wonder the Pacific Ocean is blue."
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  • Hick81Hick81 Frets: 70
    It’s the 10 watt version, not sure the age as I bought second hand from Richtone in Sheff. I can’t see an effects loop but I might be wrong. 
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  • LebarqueLebarque Frets: 931
    If you can reach to £115, I would personally snap up the Dr Scientist Reverberator that @KKJale is selling. I've heard great things. No affiliation.
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  • FunkfingersFunkfingers Frets: 3475
    Hick81 said:
    It’s the 10 watt version
    Romany, Vintage Brown, Rambler?
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  • £40 will get you a big box Holy Grail
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  • Hick81Hick81 Frets: 70
    Hick81 said:
    It’s the 10 watt version
    Romany, Vintage Brown, Rambler?
    Romany 
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  • valevale Frets: 1039
    what do intend to use the reverb for, mostly? that kind of dictates which might be 'good'.
    hofner hussie & hayman harpie. what she said...
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  • FunkfingersFunkfingers Frets: 3475
    Hick81 said:
    Romany 
    Given the Romany's Fender tweed inspiration and lack of a send/return loop, the obvious candidate is the BOSS FRV-1 pedal. 

    You will be lucky to find one for fifty quid. In my opinion, it would be worth waiting until your budget stretches that bit further.
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  • Hick81Hick81 Frets: 70
    I’m going to do some YouTube watching tonight on some of these suggestions. I suppose a decent Spring verb is all I’m requiring. 

    Regarding the budget. I’m building my pedal board up from scratch (having sold everything a few years back) for the covers band I’ve joined. I’m going to keep things simple - OD, delay, chorus/mod,  fuzz. So the reverbs budget is low because I’ve got the other stuff to buy. 
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  • DarnWeightDarnWeight Frets: 946
    edited July 13
    Hick81 said:
    I’m going to do some YouTube watching tonight on some of these suggestions. I suppose a decent Spring verb is all I’m requiring. 

    Regarding the budget. I’m building my pedal board up from scratch (having sold everything a few years back) for the covers band I’ve joined. I’m going to keep things simple - OD, delay, chorus/mod,  fuzz. So the reverbs budget is low because I’ve got the other stuff to buy. 
    If you're after spring on a budget, there's the new TC Drip reverb, which looks like it's going for about £50 new.  The couple of demo vids I've watched sound pretty good, but looks like there might be a bit of volume drop when it's engaged.


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  • bingefellerbingefeller Frets: 5496
    edited July 14
    I will sell you a Zoom MS 100BT for a mere £75 to include postage from Northern Ireland.  It has lots of reverbs and you also get delays, chorus, amp models, overdrives etc.

    I know it's a bit above your budget but, if you can stretch to it....
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  • Winny_PoohWinny_Pooh Frets: 3067
    I have two Marshall reflectors :)
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  • valevale Frets: 1039
    Hick81 said:
    I’m going to do some YouTube watching tonight on some of these suggestions. I suppose a decent Spring verb is all I’m requiring. 

    Regarding the budget. I’m building my pedal board up from scratch (having sold everything a few years back) for the covers band I’ve joined. I’m going to keep things simple - OD, delay, chorus/mod,  fuzz. So the reverbs budget is low because I’ve got the other stuff to buy. 
    Malekko Spring Chicken Reverb Guitar Effect Pedal.



    there are clones all over ebay & amazon (usual names : donner, mosky, amoon).
    if you can't find an original malekko just check out youtube demos of those clone name lookalikes with an identical feature set until you find one that sounds right.

    this looks pretty much like it.
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mosky-Mini-Spring-Reverb-Guitar-Effects-Pedal-True-bypass-Similar-to-Malekko/222680005200

    another option is the behringer rv600 reverb machine, which is a clone of the line 6 verbzilla. that has a lovely plate & other vintage tone verbs, but plastic case & switch behringer may not be to your taste. malekko is a metal mini enclosure with a proper 3pdt metal switch. enjoy.
    hofner hussie & hayman harpie. what she said...
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  • english_bobenglish_bob Frets: 2319
    vale said:

    another option is the behringer rv600 reverb machine, which is a clone of the line 6 verbzilla. that has a lovely plate & other vintage tone verbs, but plastic case & switch behringer may not be to your taste. 
    I never particularly worried about the case of mine (just don't stand on it, surely?), but I didn't like that the mix knob was always active, even with the pedal in bypass. So if you set it above noon (more effect than dry signal) you'd get a reduced volume level when you turned the pedal off.

    Don't talk politics and don't throw stones. Your royal highnesses.

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  • I have two Marshall reflectors :)
    Marshall Infinity Mirror
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  • pintspillerpintspiller Frets: 575
    I use Danelectro FAB Echo. I got mine for £16 including delivery from America when the exchange rate was great years ago.
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  • thermionicthermionic Frets: 5075
    I bought one of those from Maplins for £8 a few years ago! It’s a slapback delay with a fixed delay time but will do a (very) poor man’s reverb. Bit pointless when you can get a half-decent reverb pedal for the price of a takeaway meal for two.

    It’s the same circuit as the Fab Delay but with a fixed resistor in place of the delay time pot. The mod is obvious but fiddly.
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