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Boss RV3

Post by julien » Sun Sep 19, 2010 6:45 am

Hi,
Any user of this pedal Boss RV3?
Feel free to post your review.

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Post by digitalganesha » Sun Sep 19, 2010 4:24 pm

The absolute WORST reverb pedal I have ever played with. Metallic and shitty.

You would be much better off with a Verbzilla or Holy Grail.

OR if you want killer reverb; Earthquaker Devices Ghost Echo, Strymon Blue Sky Reverberator, EH Cathedral, etc.

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Post by digitalganesha » Sun Sep 19, 2010 4:25 pm

Apparently I don't know how to use the BOLD function either.

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Post by Klopfgeist » Sun Sep 19, 2010 6:35 pm

I have the RV-5. It sucks, but I got it for free. Actually it does have a cool modulation mode and with the stereo i/o you can patch it for feedback.

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Post by julien » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:36 am

Hi,

I speak about the Boss RV3 Reverb+delay not the RV5!
Many peoples told me that' the RV3 is quite a decent pedal :despair:

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Post by digitalganesha » Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:45 am

And again.... I found it metallic and harsh.
The Hardwire reverb pedal is Lexicon based, and it's what I use live.

I am really particular about good reverb.

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Post by dkcg » Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:55 pm

digitalganesha wrote:And again.... I found it metallic and harsh.
The Hardwire reverb pedal is Lexicon based, and it's what I use live.

I am really particular about good reverb.
I use the same pedal, bought it originally since I didn't wanna take the eventide out of the studio. For a pedal, it's got a pretty decent sound, I use it in my mixer's effects loop. Not as nice as a good rack unit, but I'm happy with it for general use.

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Post by Klopfgeist » Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:10 pm

Can the Hardwire reverb be set to 100% wet? I hate how most guitar pedals can only go to 50/50.

Digitech and Lexicon are owned by the same company, which explains why it uses he Lexicon algorhytyms.

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Post by dkcg » Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:20 pm

Klopfgeist wrote:Can the Hardwire reverb be set to 100% wet? I hate how most guitar pedals can only go to 50/50.

Digitech and Lexicon are owned by the same company, which explains why it uses he Lexicon algorhytyms.
Yup, there's a levels knob that seems to do this. I generally leave it fully wet and use the sends on my mixer.

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Post by digitalganesha » Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:52 pm

I never knew Digitech owned Lexicon! :guinness:

That pedal sounds really nice.

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Post by berfmurret » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:47 pm

i quite like my rv3! metallic and harsh is one way of saying it.. can be metallic and shimmery too!! :D

also the ability to dial out the dry signal completely helps this pedal WIN!

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Post by julien » Wed Sep 22, 2010 2:12 pm

I've just received my RV3 for cheap (40€)!!
I'm totally in love with this grey block :bananaguitar: (little bit metallic for sure but with a great delay)

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Post by digitalganesha » Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:07 pm

This is how the pedal lust starts, just to warn you.

You buy a Boss, you are happy with it, then you start getting curious about boutique pedals, the next thing you know... you own a pedal board that costs more than your modular. :doh: :love: :cry: :twisted:

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Post by dkcg » Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:34 pm

digitalganesha wrote:This is how the pedal lust starts, just to warn you.

You buy a Boss, you are happy with it, then you start getting curious about boutique pedals, the next thing you know... you own a pedal board that costs more than your modular. :doh: :love: :cry: :twisted:
If I had never learned to play guitar, I think I'd be better off financially...

I cam back full circle, started with moogerfoogers, went modular, now have pedals to process the modular.

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Post by digitalganesha » Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:56 pm

I don't play guitar at all.

I run some fuzzes and delays on the Moogs, modular and other mono's.

The huge pedal board with all the insane stuff... that's for the Electro 3! :yay:

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Post by Pockets McCoy » Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:18 am

Just to chime in on the subject, huge recommendation for the Hardwire Reverb. Everything sounds glorious, but I'm especially fond of the reverse setting. Then again, HUGE shoegaze junkie/half of what I do with a guitar.

And the reverse certainly isn't the only reason I like it, everything sounds fantastic, I just figured I'd mention reverse because it's something I NEVER see in reverb pedals, it's something I've always wanted from a reverb pedal, and it's why this one called out to me.
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Post by julien » Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:54 am

Hi i just sold a BST EA45 spring reverb and i don't regret it! much prefer my RV3 ( huge delay!)

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Post by theabsent » Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:57 am

I love both my RV-3s. Not my only reverbs or delays though.
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Post by indexofmetals » Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:06 am

I use a mix of rv-3, verbzilla & chicklett. the rv-3 sounds really good after the fulltone tube tape echo. verbzilla isn't bad but at times sounds really empty and lifeless. can't say that about the chicklett, it's straight into the bbc radiophonic workshop

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Post by b9 » Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:31 am

Necrotic Thread Resurrected simply to state that the RV3 is one of the best sounding reverb/delays in the pedalverse.

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