Thursday, 16 April 2015

VanAmps Sole-Mate spring reverb pedal

Reverb is great. This is a great reverb. Shall I shut up now? 

However there are some caveats. It does add brightness to your tone. If you look at the video below, compare the frequency charts for bypassed mode to when the pedal is engaged. You do see some high end added in there. 

If you're looking for a big drippy Dick Dale monster reverb, this isn't it. You really need a longer spring reverb tank. 

My favourite reverb sound when playing was to stick one of these into a Laney Supergroup reverb unit. Short spring reverb into long spring reverb = ultimate reverb win. 

The Sole-Mate takes pedals really well and sounds so much better than every spring reverb emulation pedal I've used. Thoroughly recommended. 

And now the video...

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