Reverb

  • The Fender Vibroverb was a 40-watt combo guitar amplifier originally manufactured in 1963 and 1964. It was the first Fender amplifier to incorporate on-board reverb which became a standard feature on many high-end Fender tube amps during the 1960s and 1970s.

  • Aracom Amps Custom 45R Summary – A great take on the classic Marshall JTM45, with some extra goodies like tube-driven spring reverb, a fantastic master volume (post phase inverter), half power switch (40 to 20 Watts), and bright and bite switches to add hi and hi-mid EQ bumps for more tonal contouring. Pros – Very versatile amp

  • Joe Walsh opened up his last studio album with Analog Man,, a track airing his grievances of the new-fangled digital lifestyle. While Im not on Walshs level of cool, experience or guitar skills, I sympathize with some of his digital hesitation.Biyang fashioned the Livemaster to warm skeptics up to a modernized pedalboard. It keeps the familiar knob-twisting and switch-stomping experience of a classic pedal setup while tucking individual effects or modules into a tidy controller, eliminating excess power and patch cables.Thus far, Biyang has released 40 effect modules that can be placed in any order in the Livemasters controller or mainframe. The company creates both their own sounds as well as doing a good job of cloning other famous pedals.Some of the modules offer multiple voices. The Distortion module, for example, offers three different sounds marked A, B and C. The mainframes are available in 3 sizes that can hold four, seven or 10 effects. I reviewed the LM-7, which holds 7 effect modules. Its dimensions are 13 x 5, and the effects snap into the mainframe and have a numbered on/off switch. Once you tweak and find a combination of pedals you like, you can save that preset by holding down any of the lettered switches for a few seconds.The LM-7 will store 8 presets. Theres also a Tap/Tempo button that works with the Delay/Reverb module. For my review I tried out the Compressor, Loop, Distortion, Chorus, Delay/Reverb and Boost modules. The Loop module allows you to run and power other effects through the Livemaster.Since Biyang currently doesnt offer a wah pedal, I ran my Vox wah through the Loop. For both clips I used various guitars (Fender Tele, Fender Strat and a Gibson SG) and played a Wangs Mini 5 tube amp into an Ear Candy 1×12 cab loaded with an Eminence Alessandro speaker.Clip 1 – Its a long one! I went right down the line – Compressor, Distortion (all 3 voices), Chorus (Fast and Slow) and Delay/Reverb (starting with Delay and ending with the Room, Spring and Hall Reverb settings).Clip 2 – Its shorter I swear! Heres my Vox wah plugged into and powered by the Loop module. I fattened it up with the help of the Distortion and Boost modules.For more on the Biyang Livemaster, stop by biyang.com. The street price of the mainframes runs from $59-$129, while the Effect Modules run from $21-$69.

  • Click on the picture to see an enlarged view. BOSS RV-5 Digital Reverb Summary – No, it isnt the be-all end-all in reverb pedals, but for what it offers as a nice, subtle reverb to add some spaciousness to your sound, then the RV-5 really excels. Pros – Plate reverb is excellent on this pedal – especially

  • Since 1978, Boss has been one of the most widely recognized and respected stomp box manufacturers in the industry. In fact, some of the companys most popular pedals, like the DS-1 Distortion, still sound remarkably fresh and perform flawlessly, more than 30 years after their introduction. So when Boss releases a new pedal, you can count on it being groundbreaking for its particular effect.

  • Back in September of this year, DigiTech released a line of high-end pedals under the, Hardwire, brand. These are high-quality, true-bypass pedals, and I have to say that Im very impressed. Traditionally, DigiTech hasnt been known for really high-end pedals. Theyre typically priced at the mid- to low-end, and have always had reasonable quality. Nothing

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