When you brought your amp, how much attention did you pay to the reverb? Did you just turn it up a bit, heard it was there and then concentrate on the tone of the amp itself? Don’t worry, you are not alone, most people do that. We’ve all done it.
Once you got your new amp home, head over heels in love with it, was it then you noticed that the reverb sounded not quite as good as it could... Or maybe did this happen when you turned it up really loud, or taken it to a gig... It happens. Maybe your dream amp is one of those that are being designed without reverb to ensure that the signal path remains as pure as possible. That’s a great idea, but playing without reverb...? Not an option for most of us.
You can buy any number of reverb pedals these days that sound like everything, they give you plates, halls, springs, rooms, gates, reverse halls... even reverse plates - who needs a reverse plate reverb? So many options that in all honesty, you will never use. It may be great to play with at home but would you ever use them..? Probably not.
Guitarists love a really good classic spring reverb sound. You know; those fat watery tones that could make your mouth water. Reverb that has tons of character and added a real juice to your sound, not like the new breed of digital coldness that seems to be everywhere these days. Step up to the plate (or more accurately, the spring) the Faux Spring Reverb by Wampler Pedals. The only pedal that gives you that consistent spring reverb tone that just hasn't existed in amplifiers for years, or any ultra powerful effects unit, ever.
The great thing about the Faux Spring Reverb is that it retains the Analog base tone, doesn't send your signal through digital/analog converters and back again (wrecking your tone completely) allowing you to be as springy as you like without your sound becoming lifeless, dull and... well, bad. With the tone control, you can control your sound completely and have your reverb be as bright as day, or dark as night... As lively and bright as a small hall, or as deep as the biggest cathedrals.
• Hand made in the U.S.A.
• High grade film capacitors and resistors picked for their superior sound and response
• Completely true bypass
• 9v power jack (barrel plug like Boss) Please note: You cannot use a battery with this pedal.
• Power draw: 78mA
• Controls: level, tone (brightness of reverb, doesn't affect base tone), depth
• 2.8s max reverb time
• 3.5" x 4.5" (63.5mm x 114.3mm)
Starting with the Ultimate Speaker Demo, an ever-increasing number of the GearTunes audio clips are being tracked using the Radial JCR Reamp. The Reamp was invented by my good friend and colleague John Cuniberti who engineered/co-produced many of Joe Satriani's most infamous recordings.
For GearTunes, reamping allows me to record a track where the guitar "hears" the amp in the room, but initially only the guitar or guitar and effects signal is recorded. This allows me to spend additional time perfecting amp tones and mic placement once I have the performance I'm looking for. One of the byproducts of this process is the creation of GearTunes DI Clips which enable you to play select guitars and effects through your amp by using your mobile device or computer as a reamp device.
For GearTunes DI Clips - and Gear Tune DI Clips ONLY (always found under the DI clips tab for gear that has one), you can play our guitar and effects through your amp. Simply use an unbalanced cable that terminates with an 1/8th inch jack on one end and a 1/4 inch jack on the other. Connect the 1/8th jack to the output of your mobile device or computer and the 1/4 inch jack into the front of your amp. Start off with your amp volume at zero and your mobile device (or computer) volume all the way up to ensure you hit the front end of the amp with enough signal, and then gradually increase the volume of the clean channel on your amp until you reach a level that is not capable of causing damage to your ears or equipment. GearTunes accepts no liability for the use, abuse or misuse of these clips, and playing them into your amp is done exclusively at your own risk.
I am tremendously excited about being able to share GearTunes DI Clips with you as you journey on your quest to find right gear for the music you play! Cheers ~ Doug:)
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