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post #4171 of 4212
i don't get it
post #4172 of 4212
The glittering, shimmering plate reverb. It's so beautiful.
post #4173 of 4212
That shimmering comes when you have a good amp...don't really get why theyd have a setting for it on a pedal.
post #4174 of 4212
The best fender amp turned up to 12 on it's reverb dial doesn't have that sparkling duration or pitch shifting effect.
post #4175 of 4212
I have no idea what the best fender amp is. I'm not hearing any pitch shifting there. Just oscillation of harmonics.
post #4176 of 4212
Ok, oscillation is what I referred to as pitch shifting.
post #4177 of 4212
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

Ok, oscillation is what I referred to as pitch shifting.

Oh wait, are you referring to that organ sound in the background? I didn't realise that was part of the effect.

Sounds nice but I'm not sure what use I'd have for it.
post #4178 of 4212
El Argentino, take a look at the WET and the Flint as well. Both have plate reverbs people seem to like.
post #4179 of 4212
Thread Starter 
Andy Othling has a website dedicated to ambient music and he's quite the equipment guru. Here's his review of the WET.

Here he is doing a "shimmer shootout."
post #4180 of 4212
OrangeS - I've read many good reviews of both, particularly the WET, but will investigate further. No rush for the pedal on this.

I just really liked the TCElectronics HOF/Arena Church and Hall settings. To get something that could do that plus that plate shimmer would be wonderful.
post #4181 of 4212
i don't want to click play on any "ambient" pedal stuff since i don't want my youtube queue to be all "because you watched XYZ, here's some similar stuff'.
post #4182 of 4212
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

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considering dropping all my gear except for my wah pedal and picking up this. Generally had great experiences with Tech21 (would happily use the Blonde sansamp ahead of most tube amps on the market), and I might be traveling soon and to be honest I never really used effects more than what's already in the pedal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-uz3SAh5Qs

Update:
I tried this out in store and bought it within 5 mins.
It's excellent. It does everything I need it to do. Nice Fender cleans with reverb mixed in parallel. Nice bluesy breakup. Nice mild to heavy distortion with the plexi section. Delay mixed in parallel and even has a tap tempo and "drift" knob for a chorus-y effect if I need it.

The speaker cab simulation is brilliantly balanced so that I can run it direct to a powered speaker or the mixing desk and it sounds great. But it's also not over-done because the pedal still sounds great going into the front end of an amp, so long as you take 2 mins set the amp as flat as possible (e.g. boost the mids on a fender amp, boost the highs on a marshall etc).

Its main selling point is as a backup rig for when an amp or pedalboard blows up or when you have minimal carriage. But for a guy like me who doesn't really use many effects I can easily see it being my main rig. Just add a tuner, a wah and maybe a fuzz and it covers anything I play.
post #4183 of 4212
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

Update:
I tried this out in store and bought it within 5 mins.
It's excellent. It does everything I need it to do. Nice Fender cleans with reverb mixed in parallel. Nice bluesy breakup. Nice mild to heavy distortion with the plexi section. Delay mixed in parallel and even has a tap tempo and "drift" knob for a chorus-y effect if I need it.

The speaker cab simulation is brilliantly balanced so that I can run it direct to a powered speaker or the mixing desk and it sounds great. But it's also not over-done because the pedal still sounds great going into the front end of an amp, so long as you take 2 mins set the amp as flat as possible (e.g. boost the mids on a fender amp, boost the highs on a marshall etc).

Its main selling point is as a backup rig for when an amp or pedalboard blows up or when you have minimal carriage. But for a guy like me who doesn't really use many effects I can easily see it being my main rig. Just add a tuner, a wah and maybe a fuzz and it covers anything I play.

Did you compare it to the Carl Martin Quattro?
post #4184 of 4212
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Originally Posted by origenesprit View Post

Did you compare it to the Carl Martin Quattro?

The Quattro looks nice but it is just a multi-effects pedal - you have to plug it into an amp or at the very least a speaker cab emulating DI box if you want to go direct to PA.

The sans amp section of the fly rig emulates an amp and speaker cab. So it's basically a complete rig for me.
post #4185 of 4212
they were doing some building work today, so i knew a bunch of neighbors weren't home, and some assholes were jackhammering outside for some reason, so I gave the Princeton a bit of a push. Amazing amp. Superb at 10, but also super comfortable at 6, which is where it breaks up. Don't need to blow the place down, not that this amp could (very different animal from the Blues Jr. despite similar wattage).

Treble and Bass seem perfect around 7-8 each. Reverb at 10 produces an interesting swell that I hadn't noticed before.

Turned the amp off and a few minutes later moved it but apparently the reverb spring was still feeling it, so it let go a crashing noise that sounded like a spring falling down the stairs. I've done this like 5 times now.
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