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Boss FRV-1 '63 Fender Reverb
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Boss FRV-1 '63 Fender Reverb
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Publié le 04/19/11 à 18:58
Boss Reverb format. Digital sound processing. No surprises.

UTILIZATION

I honestly have not looked at the manual, which is also what I put?
Editing the sounds is very simple and it is easy to find the desired effect intuitively. The three parameters are fairly interactive, for example increase the brightness (tone in the sense of clockwise) will increase the dwell, the resonance of the reverb. can also play on the intensity of the effect with that famous or dwell knob mix

SOUND QUALITY

I did not compared to the original Fender tank but what comes closest: reverb built my dear Peavey Delta Blues (Combo 15 "tube) by plugging in a bass (yes!) Hagstrom vintage 70s (passive and timbre rich medium). The Boss is very convincing and realistic reverb with a color quite distinctive, brighter than the amp. Similarly the chirping characteristic of springs that s 'collide is returned. The advantage of the pedal from the reverb of the amp, it also slips into a pocket, is that it offers a wider variety of settings, especially the tone s' proves very effective. For cons, its very bright because it tends to eat a little low, certainly compared with what makes the reverb of Peavey. It contributes to the character of the reverb springs and pedal format should not be too embarrassing to the guitar even if it is to be avoided with a bass in a "normal" use (low and agreeing reverb anyway "normally" rather badly). For those who wish, on the other hand , this instrument can replay the credits of Twin Peaks and it's very very nice. In addition to a delay set very short (slapback) found Misirlou by Dick Dale, always low.
Plugged into an amp more neutral than the Peavey (Acoustic Image + MarkBass 500W speaker) or in a small transistor amp (Kustom 10W), the pedal retains its character and color of each amp. We like it or not but the sound is very characteristic.
Note that the pedal quite nicely simulates the saturation of the big Fender tube reverb. We are not talking about distortion, that's be clear, but an addition of grain in the mids treble if you return a signal with a lot of gain. A big "clean boost" and does not make an aggressive or unpleasant distorted and reverb Boss behave as well as input from the amp in the effects loop.

OVERALL OPINION

So yes, keeping a promise: we find a good reverb sound of vintage surf music oriented or spaghetti western. And it's really a simulation in that it strongly stained the sound of the instrument and the amp. Used as an effect because the record is therefore in my opinion too typed to be part of the style of a musician even if the tone control brings an undeniable versatility.
For rough terrain, I prefer the reverb on my Peavey respects better (obviously) the sound of the instrument torque / amp and there is much more neutral reverbs on the market (the Boss RV for starters).
For aficionados of surf sounds, it will not replace a real Fender tank, do not be fooled although I think the spirit of the original is (very) well respected. In any case, the idea that I was doing his Fender.
If you want to sprinkle your typed play these sounds, go for it. Even better: for those who do not have reverb combo in their lamps, the Boss will be very convincing for the interim.
Comparing with the competition (EHX Holy Grail Reverb Malekko Chicklet) the 129 € are not stolen. It remains in the same price range and performance are at least equivalent. As usual at Boss, it was material that does its job: it is pro, no frills and it meets expectations if one does not expect the impossible that we want to swallow marketing. In its specific niche (SIMULATION spring reverb) this pedal is perfect.
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