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  1. jtoomuch

    jtoomuch Strat-Talker

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    I never ever play without reverb.Not a single note.To me without reverb a guitar sounds terrible. I think 1 of the sweetest sounds in the world is a clean Strat through a Fender amp, dripping with reverb. Anyone else? How do you all feel?
     
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  2. Duane_the_tub

    Duane_the_tub Strat-Talker

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    I'm gonna go out on a limb and say you haven't been playing the right guitar(s).
     
  3. jtoomuch

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    Well, I'm on a Strat forum so...
     
  4. GuitLoop

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    For me it depends on the natural reverb in the room I'm playing in.

    My practice room has plaster walls and wood floors with no rugs so the natural reverb is pretty good so I only add a touch from the amp there.

    My band rehearsal space has wall to wall carpet and there I add a lot more verb from the amp.
     
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  5. mikej89

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    I think a Strat or Tele straight into a Fender amp with spring reverb is one of the best electric guitar sounds out there, even compared to spending limitless money on effects.
     
  6. jtoomuch

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    Me too.
     
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  7. Stratafied

    Stratafied Senior Stratmaster

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    I agree.
     
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  8. Stratoskater

    Stratoskater Fuzz Meister General Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I used to feel that way then I get a 5e3 and realized an amp with a really good ginger joined pine cab creates its own natural reverb. Now it annoys me unless it’s surf rock. Most of the iconic amps through guitar history had no Reverb, 59 bassman, 57 Deluxe, plexi, JCM, etc.
     
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  9. JB74

    JB74 Senior Stratmaster

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    Some of the best music ever created came loaded with reverb and delay.

    It's an essential tool for any artist.
     
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  10. mikej89

    mikej89 Senior Stratmaster

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    Even a touch of spring reverb annoys you?
     
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  11. Stratoskater

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    Annoy was probably an overstatement. Just been done so much it sounds so cliche to me. I use a bit if delay for some “space”.
     
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  12. jrbirdman

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    I used to think reverb was a must have but not so much anymore
    When I do use reverb it’s very little
     
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  13. Nerd

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    Same! But I can't stand spring reverb. The splatty decay gives me gallstones. Got a studio type reverb from Helix HX FX set to 30% wet on both clean and dirty. Forgot the preset name but I love it

    Edit: just checked and its Ganymede reverb, and its actually 20%. Got 30% plate reverb with tape echo on some patches, though
     
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  14. Funk McNasty

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    I feel like you feel! Only time I ever dial down the reverb on any of my amps is when I’m playing a venue that’s hall-like and has a lot of natural reverb. Even for club gigs I keep the knob at about 2 and a half. When amp shopping, I also won’t even look at/consider an amp that doesn’t have reverb on-board.

    Some like it wet.


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  15. Paperback Rocker

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    I also like reverb of some sort pretty much all the time.
     
  16. Gridlock

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    I also like my Reverb. I’ve owned some great vintage BF and SF Fender amps with amazing Reverb. My ‘63 VIbroverb RI has outstanding Reverb. I also owned a Fender Reverb Unit that was pretty good.

    I never really used Reverb with my old bands, but with my last band, and now being a mostly “At Home” player I find that I need Reverb. All my Fender amps have very nice Reverb and I use a Catlinbread Topanga Reverb pedal with my Marshall’s. The Topanga produces great Fender Spring Reverb like sounds.

    I think that it’s more about the volume levels. Lower, at home volume levels, need Reverb and higher volume levels create natural Reverb.
     
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  17. mikej89

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  18. tanta07

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    Man, same. Reverb-less is fine if I'm plinking around at home (I've spent this quarantine playing though a Fender Champion 600 all day), but if it's a gig or studio and people are actually going to hear me? Man, gotta get some reverb on there.
     
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    fattboyzz Senior Stratmaster

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    I'm a reverb junkie .

    Delay\echo is 2nd ;)
     
  20. Jason D

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    I actually haven’t used reverb for over 20 years as far as playing seriously. It just isn’t part on my sound. A good reverb is something special, but it just isn’t my thing. I love delay and wah, and I don’t use anything else for sound sculpting.
     
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