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micro reverb stompers

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You know those pedals that are like half of normal width -- some standard size case that dudes are building all sort of stuff into... some are from China ,etc. But of the reverbs, are any more standout that others? I normally use a Holy Grail Nano but thes are even smaller which suits one purpose I have

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I have a regular size Hall of Fame and love it.

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I recently bought a tiny Mosky Spring reverb out of interest dirt cheap. It's a blatant copy of the Malekko Chicklet - at least from the outside - and sounds surprisingly good. It doesn't like every amp's front end (can get a little noisy in higher settings) but in an FX loop or patched in something like a 5e3 it does a decent job.

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Btw, IMHO the Mosky sounds better than the spring setting in the Hall of Fame which I also have.

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TC Electronic Hall of Fame Mini is nice and you can choose from a wide range of reverbs using the Tone Print feature.

http://www.tcelectronic.com...

– DavidE

I have one also, good little unit.

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How does the Mosky deal with s bit of overdrive? Wouldn’t expect to go metal, just bump n grind

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I need one that is good for clean

cause if it ain't clean IT AIN'T MY SCENE

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Well then I’ll get my coat and take my filth with me! Well, just that little bit of dirt that I like to hear but that’s just me

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How does the Mosky deal with s bit of overdrive? Wouldn’t expect to go metal, just bump n grind

– Vince_Ray

I can try tomorrow, Vince. What amount of reverb and front or loop? OD from amp or pedal?

DC: Size over sound? What kind of reverb do you prefer? The Hall of Fame's plate setting is quite good and available in the Mini version.

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I can try tomorrow, Vince. What amount of reverb and front or loop? OD from amp or pedal?

DC: Size over sound? What kind of reverb do you prefer? The Hall of Fame's plate setting is quite good and available in the Mini version.

– sascha

That indeed would be interesting. Usually I go with a boss blues driver into a boss frv-1. It’s kinds ok but I have to watch the gain and volume from the od pedal. Not a lot of gain on the amp So I’m wondering if the Mosky copes better. I like the size!

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I just tried it in my home setting and listened carefully. Guitar -> Nobels OD -> Mosky Reverb -> Fender Vibro Champ XD (Tweed clean setting / no FX).

Here's what I noticed:

  • The reverb sounds like a mix of spring and an ultra short slapback delay (which reverb actually is).

  • When you increase the 'mix' level the level of noise increases too. Full wet might be too much, some air to the sound until half or so is absolutely fine.

  • Increasing the dwell doesn't bring in any more noteworthy noise. Great for clean.

  • Overdrive in front sounds good to me.

  • The LED is very bright.

  • The pedal is really tiny.

Summary: Okay sounding reverb for adding some air. Nothing for either huge drippy surf or ambient hall sounds. We're not talking boutique quality on any level but overall better than expected for dirt-cheap. Hope that helps.

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Thanks Sasha. Sounds of interest, especially for the price. I dunno if it’d beat my frv-1....gigged with that last night but only add s cautious amount of reverb if I’m using an od pedal. Plus a pal came who’d lent me his surfy bear a little while ago. But he’d put it in a huge box and I couldn’t be assed to drag it around. I apologised and mumbled about tight space For me, the big drip is the thing really as I use it for two big surf numbers. Hey ho, still pondering. Plus....I do like the vibro champ xd, handy for Home and recording. Is ‘clean tweed’ setting number 2? I like the lower settings, not much else above that

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Thanks Sasha. Sounds of interest, especially for the price. I dunno if it’d beat my frv-1....gigged with that last night but only add s cautious amount of reverb if I’m using an od pedal. Plus a pal came who’d lent me his surfy bear a little while ago. But he’d put it in a huge box and I couldn’t be assed to drag it around. I apologised and mumbled about tight space For me, the big drip is the thing really as I use it for two big surf numbers. Hey ho, still pondering. Plus....I do like the vibro champ xd, handy for Home and recording. Is ‘clean tweed’ setting number 2? I like the lower settings, not much else above that

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I only use the first 3 settings that are all Tweed style in several gain stages with 1 being the lowest. My VCXD hums a bit but nothing too annoying. I swapped the speaker for a ceramic WGS but the improvement was very little. Same with tubes.

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Added a Weber 8 inch to the vibro champ xd and thought it improved. Not bad for direct recording either, I got better results than miking up. Never like adding reverb before an amp if I’m going for dirt....just a necessary evil for gigs. Flubby. So I use reverb on amp, or clean with pedal when recording

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How can they call it a "spring" reverb if there's no spring involved?

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The shimverb is cool for sure, but definitely better for ambient as mentioned above. Also, the Mooer SkyVerb edged out the shimverb in an A/B when I had both in my shop.

I think they are both good pedals, but the SkyVerb seemed to get more surfy, which is what I wanted out of it. Your mileage may vary.


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