1 ThePolecats 6 months ago Just curious what you guys prefer. I suppose it depends on what song you are playing but in general what do you prefer? I always liked both but was a reverb junky. The more the better I say but recently I found that echo is much better to my ears. I love surf and I love rockabilly. Typically surf will be reverb territory but may of the early surf songs were either dry with no effects or even had echo. People say that The Ventures didn't use reverb until I think 1964 or 1963 and were without effect prior to that but I think they used echo on "Walk Don't Run" and other songs in the begging. Of course Dick Dale got Reverb started and made it popular and he is the King of Surf. For rockabilly people we love echo or delay but reverb is used in rockabilly too. Setzer used reverb didn't he in the early days of the Stray Cars along with echo. Doesn't Dave Gonzalez use reverb? So recently I have been enjoying echo more although I have the option of both.