All user reviews for the TC Electronic Hall of Fame Reverb
It is housed in a small rugged enclosure that is only 3.5” x 5”, which is great for saving space. It has ten different reverbs available plus a spot for a TonePrint. If you do not know what TonePrint is, it is a way to custom tune the pedal. There are plenty of TonePrints available, plus with the TonePrint Editor you can make your own versions of the different reverb types. Finally, there are only four knobs to dial in your desired sound, they are: decay, tone, fx level, and type, plus a mini-switch to go between long and short pre-delay. So simple even I can navigate those controls without too much fuss. The tone knob works very well to make adjustments that can help dial in your sound.
I thought the pedal sounded better than the Boss RV-5, and was more versatile than the Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail. The e-pedals on my iStomp did not have as many choices for reverb sounds as the Hall of Fame has preloaded. I also had a need for a gated reverb that was not available on the Holy Grail and iStomp. The TonePrint aspect of the Hall of Fame was really the deciding factor. The TonePrint Editor is fun to mess around with, but I haven’t made anything better than what I have heard from the professionals.
The Hall of Fame is not a perfect pedal, but my problems with it are pretty minor. I wish it had more slots for TonePrints, I like those sounds much better than some of the preloaded reverb types. Although it is an option, do not run this pedal on batteries. It will eat through a 9-volt in a little over an hour. This pedal is a bit of an overkill for what I use it for in my rig. It isn’t even on my pedalboard, but sits on my amp head. I thought I would be switching through the different reverb types throughout the set, but I pretty much set and forget. I adjust the settings at sound check, then leave it on until tear down. I probably should have bought the mini version of the pedal, but I think that might be too dumbed down with the one knob control.
As a pedal in a live situation, it works really well. I believe it shines a bit more as studio/recording tool. Being able to change the TonePrint as you want would be fun, and allow to create some very unique sounds. The reverb effect leaves the core of your tone alone, and adds the lushness of reverb very organically. I like the “Room” type of reverb best, but I think it captures the other types very well, too.
This is a very good pedal with a couple of minor glitches. The Strymon Big Sky may be more versatile, but for the price point the Hall of Fame is an excellent purchase. Depending on how you use it you may want to get the mini version of the pedal, but I worry that you lose too many features that make this pedal shine.
iamqman's review"Cool pedal"
TC Electronic Hall of Fame Reverb Guitar Stompbox Features at a Glance:
10 reverb types give you a wide range of reverbs for a world of inspiration
TonePrint gives you instant access to custom pedal tweaks made by top guitarists
True Bypass preserves your tone
Analog-Dry-Through maintains the tone of your dry signal
Decay, Tone and Level controls
Easy single-screw battery access
Small footprint saves precious pedal board space
Made with high-quality analog and digital components
Road-ready ultra-tough all-metal chassis
You have a lot of different features that you can get with this pedal. You have basically 10 reverb types that have a larger range of different tones that can give you pretty much any type of reverb setting that you require. This pedal is also true bypass pedal, so it doesn't degrade your guitar tone in anyway. This pedal has a small MXR type box which fits nicely on your pedal board as well. Overall the tone of this pedal is a very high-quality analog and digital component pedal. if you have the tone that needs some nice reverb than this is a great priced pedal and great sound as well.
At new you can pick find this pedal for right around hundred and $150. That is a great price for a great sounding pedal that has a load of features and options. If you're looking for a inexpensive pedal for missed my beard go to reverb pedal. There are a lot of pedals out there and it can be hard to choose the right one. You must know that TC always does things very well and with a great attention to detail. They have a sound that is respectable and you can count on getting a great product every time with every unit.
James...'s review"10 for the idea, 7 for the execution"
Obviously these are going to be compared to the Eventide factor series which is a bit more costly. But the same idea.
You can't really make it simpler. As far as small pedal reverbs go this is the most functional and intuitive control wise. I think if you're trying to get a hifi sound from your reverbs and you don't have the know how to control 100 different parameters properly on a rack unit or one of the eventide boxes.
That's not to say the hall of fame can only do hifi reverb sounds. It really tries to cover all the bases and succeeds at most of them. The lofi reverb is good for that surf rock sound if that's what you want. I can't really find a use for the gate reverb and the mod and church reverb feel a bit excessive and not really needed. But hey, no one is complaining. I mostly use the more traditional ones like the room and hall reverbs. The spring is nice for a more vintage sound.
The thing is though, this isn't the best sounding reverb ever. The Eventide Space I personally think is a little bit better. It's also a lot more money, so keep that in mind. I think the Hall of Fame is priced really well. It's extremely versatile. Most of the reverbs range from good to decent. None are really bad. It doesn't have that 3D sound that the pricey units do.
I eventually sold mine to buy an Eventide Space pedal. As pedals go, I think it's the best reverb. Bottom line, if you want rack reverb, get a rack unit. If you want something in between, get either of those units depending what your price range is. For everyone else...well there's the Holy Grail from EH? Seriously. My final word is that this is a nice reverb for the price.
JLDavid's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Probably very good"
Configuration very simple pedal. Loading a Footprint too. on the other hand, edit your own preset Footprint is a bit more sporty.
It looks good, according to all the other reviews. Why is there so much used on the other hand?
I, also, bought used via AF. I plugged in, I looked at the system Footprints and I tried some and I made the rounds of all the reverbs, turned the knobs, disconnected, returned to its box, relisting AF, and sold a few days later. An hour clock.
I'm not saying it's a bad pedal, moreover no one would believe me. But I like program-reaching effects and there - apart from the single Footprint - I realized that it was very limited and I will not bore quickly.
However, if you do not have the same disease as me, rather hold account other reviews of this topic.
(I take this opportunity to express my amazement at the culmination of the site Audiofanzine Everything is, everything is easy, great job guys. Never let go of us!)
10 of 19 people found this review helpful
gromeul's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good reverb pedal!"
The setup is simple, a potentiometer = a function, many effects covering a broad range of reverbs of all kinds, using the app on computer via USB or smartphone / tablet via microphones guitar ... (Eh, yes!), you can tweak the settings, add a chorus plus reverb.
Pedal pressed, it selects Toneprint it "clicks" on "Send" by placing the speaker on the side of the smartphone microphone guitar is based, some ultrasound later it is in memory! TC Electronic hat!
The manual is missing from the box, but available on the TC Electronic website, it avoids consuming paper unnecessarily!
The sound is, to my taste, very successful, there are always 2 different settings, simply select the reverb (potentiometers keeping the setting in memory).
I love the presets "Church", "Platform", "Hall" and "Spring".
Plugged into the effects loop of my guitar amp at the end of string.
Purchased used, received today, installed in my rig it will not leave, this pedal is very well thought out!
The big "+" is the Toneprint which allows for provision of a range of different settings that can be sent into the pedal via a smartphone (it works fine with my iPhone) live by example (it takes 5 sec.).
A very good clever product!
5 of 7 people found this review helpful
CT-64140's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" very good value for money"
Ultra-simple setup! as rightly said Reverend in his opinion, even a guitarist will reach the set! )
The manual is clear if one has the internet for download. TCelectronic a sticker comes with the pedal, but not the manual! This should be cheaper and it's a little pub. For those who wish to free advertising for TC to thank them not providing a manual, I will gladly give in them my sticker!
A review of this site indicates that you can not store custom preset. In fact, you can make one and store it in the selection TonePrint types of reverb. It should be edited and "inject" into the pedal from the software "TonePrint Editor" (free and works on PCs or Macs, and I think tablet) which also allows very complete settings. This preset then remains permanently until there is not replaced by another. Note that we can, from a mobile phone, "inject" into the pedal, while its selector is "Toneprint" settings (more or less interesting) "prefabricated" and donated by TC electronic. Some find this gadget, others not ... Say it is used at home or in repeated, but, in my opinion, not on stage. Personal presets can not (a priori ... but check) to be "injected" into the pedal by means of telephone, why the TonePrint Editor and a computer or tablet software seem indispensable.
Overall, the effects seem very successful.
For my part, for reasons of taste, I use mainly 2: Hall and Church.
I do not like the reverb Mod Type: the effect of modulation added (not adjustable directly on the pedal) seems too strong for my taste - but a "Tone print" staff stored in the pedal overcomes the thing .
It is in judgments of taste.
Contrary to what I read in a review below, the tone control seemed effective, its effectiveness probably depends on many factors: microphones (and knobs, and possibly active electronic) instrument, amp , type of connection (serial or parallel), pedal position in the chain of effects and internal selection pedal "true bye-pass" or not, etc ...
This is, in my opinion, a clean reverb! precisely controllable and adjustable. Its range of possibilities must meet the needs of most musicians who do not want to € 400 in a pedal probably better - but not much more. In any case, I think the Hall of Fame does not have to blush before its more expensive sisters!
Used on 3 different amps: Laney Cub 12R, Egnater Rebel 112 and Combo Hughes & Kettner Tubemeister 18 combo, either in series or in parallel, I was very satisfied with this Hall of Fame ...
I use it for more than a month and I quite "peeled" from every angle.
I have not tried other models''. I relied on the satisfaction that I have a TC electronic M-One XL that my sound team.
- Quality and purity of sound!
- Price / quality ratio
- Low profile in a pedal
- Opportunity with a switch inside the pedal to select or deselect the "bypass" mode and "kill dry"
- Pre-delay selector (called so prosaic, pre-delay allows the reverb to snap a little after the emission of sound that keeps the note attack and clarifies the game )
- For lovers of studio: Stereo
- Seems to behave on different amps as well as a long chain of pedals that I imposed.
- No power supply
- No printed manual (technicality rather referred here to the principle, even a guitarist will come out without a manual for the principle yes-because TC electronic does not provide, for example, manual with his Nova!! Modulator in my opinion unusable as-is)
The value for money? Excellent in my opinion.
A pedal that is not destructive and very excellent from this viewpoint. If I did not have a reverb pedal, this is the one I would buy!
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
le reverend's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Reveeeerrrrbbb!"
Simple Config: you turn the knobs, listen, if we're happy allowed if you are not contetn buttons etc. we return ...
Even a guitarist can be used (mais. .. wait ... I do what I like instrument? The guitar, oh yeah)
In fact I'm always set to the same type of reverb, so for me the possibilities of the pedal are sufficient widely.
Good sound quality for the use I make of
I use it for 1 year let's say, irregularly. I put this little pedal on my pedal board when I mmon reverb on amp? Yes indeed, it is there for when I do not take the amp. In my setup "light", I plug my pedalboard in a Torpedo CAB plugged directly into a console. So there, I had a nice reverb.
The HOF is the job I have to use one tenth of its possibilities, but compared to what I play is more than enough. I do not touch that mix in fact, just to mitigate or force a little effect, but nothing extreme.
In this use (very limited, but good huh, I scratch myself) it's a good pedal.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
audiopat.krz's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" CORRECT"
Still doubt the fact that the direct sound is not treated. I hear a difference, but it feels small.
We quickly found a sound and quickly pass a reverb to another, pretty cool. The main controls are there. The tone control is not the top in this field but still nice.
I remember 5 reverbs on 10 proposed (excluding tone print).
ROOM / HALL / PLATE / CHURCH / AMB ... are all successful (especially PLATE actually). One can go from subtle to extreme.
The rest seems to me unnecessary.
The SPRING is disappointing but this simulation is quite complex, it is not very surprising.
Quite honest for the price and size.
Without mincing words, I will say that it sounds a little "cardboard".
The sound quality, however, is not to go, I think. Not very inspiring. Rather cartoonish (like modulation on the MOD reverb is very rough).
I am separated quickly. I decided to put the price and taste excellence STRYMON.
6 of 9 people found this review helpful
super simple, you select the reverb that you want with the rotary knob and is refined with the rest of the settings ie "decay", "tone" and volume effect "fx level."
We can therefore position with TonePrint, download additional preset with the supplied USB socket or a smartphone app. This works very well and keeps the best preset in the Favorites app, it's great! (You can see the demo on the site, just remember to update the pedal downloading firmeware for this to work)
The effects are the tops! I use it mainly with a live electroacoustic sound, I plug in stereo and there is huge!
It's true that I prefer the "spring" of my tube amp, but other reverb are superb.
I have not tried tons of reverb pedals, but I know when it rings and then I'm happy.
This quality effect pedal in a format and 120 €, really should not go without ...
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
Digital, with a mode to simulate the analog Lofi
Very easy, 3 settings knob and a micro switch
Very realistic, varied and works well with guitar.
The downloadable mode Toneprint is amazing because you can download unreleased trimmings changing the settings of the internal processor.
the sound is very clean
I just bought it, and I am amazed at the quality compared to the same brand of multi pedal G system, in which the reverb I liked much less
4 of 6 people found this review helpful