Favorite sub-$200 Reverb/Delays (Hardware)

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Re: Favorite sub-$200 Reverb/Delays (Hardware)

Postby Ned Bouhalassa » Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:28 pm

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Re: Favorite sub-$200 Reverb/Delays (Hardware)

Postby Kenneth » Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:36 pm

You can find EHX Cathedral on eBay for <$200. I paid around $150 for mine, and I love it. It has become the one pedal that I use on absolutely everything.
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Re: Favorite sub-$200 Reverb/Delays (Hardware)

Postby Weirdofromouterspace » Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:26 am

Hi,

I currently have 4 units in use, all of which are absolutely satisfactory for my purposes, and not too expensive:

1) Alesis Microverb III - connected to my 6 channel Ibanez mixer, which I mainly use as a microphone preamp for recording vocals, sax, trombone, and hand percussion such as djembe, tablas, cajon, etc. Should be around $100.
2) Alesis Nanoverb - in my synth section, paid €50. I have built a little switchbox with 4 inputs for my synths and the theremin, and a switchable passive effects loop linking an Ibanez analog chorus pedal and the Nanoverb if I want to.
3) Furman RV-1 spring reverb - in my guitar setup. Might be over $200 today, there is one on ebay.com with $225 starting bid.
4) Vesta Fire DIG410 digital delay - also in my guitar setup (there are eBay offers asking $300+, though :shock: ).
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Re: Favorite sub-$200 Reverb/Delays (Hardware)

Postby vinyl_junkie » Sat Jul 05, 2014 11:36 pm

Lexicon LXP-15 II...Lexicon.. Old Lexicon.. Jazz.. Nice

Sony HR-MP5...The little brother to the awesome DPS-v77, even has a built in clock and calender what more can you want?!

Alesis Midiverb 1... The original and best! Instant 90's WARP and Selected Ambient Works, I got mine for £24. Make sure it comes with the crazy PSU or it's a nice plastic paper weight.
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Re: Favorite sub-$200 Reverb/Delays (Hardware)

Postby mitchelviolins » Fri Sep 05, 2014 5:52 am

snagged a yamaha fx500 like 2 years ago for 75 bucks. love it for delays/verbs and modulation.
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Re: Favorite sub-$200 Reverb/Delays (Hardware)

Postby zoomtheline » Fri Sep 05, 2014 11:13 am

Tamtec Madrack D7. Really short delays but can colour an instrument beautifully.
I love the ones in the A4 too.
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Re: Favorite sub-$200 Reverb/Delays (Hardware)

Postby Stab Frenzy » Sat Sep 06, 2014 5:49 am

mitchelviolins wrote:snagged a yamaha fx500 like 2 years ago for 75 bucks. love it for delays/verbs and modulation.

They're such great value these days.

I just picked up a TC HOF mini the other day and it pretty great for the price. Plug the iPad into it and it's a full on flexible reverb with control of a lot of parameters.
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Re: Favorite sub-$200 Reverb/Delays (Hardware)

Postby winningatlife » Thu Sep 11, 2014 7:29 pm

The Minifooger Delay really is superb for the price. It has a really nice character, the drive is a huge plus, and even when you crank the feedback it still sounds almost musical. I'd say you have to pair with an expression pedal to get the full breadth of the pedal.
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Re: Favorite sub-$200 Reverb/Delays (Hardware)

Postby baz99 » Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:32 pm

tomorrowstops wrote:Another one I'm looking at is the Lexicon MPX500.


If you are looking at the MPX500 then get the MPX550, it's basically the 2.0 version of the MPX500. The sound, the front panel controls and the connections are identical but it has more presets and more user memory and bug-fixed improved software. I just got one for 120 Euros and I'm very happy with it.

See the review here:
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jan03/a ... mpx550.asp
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Re: Favorite sub-$200 Reverb/Delays (Hardware)

Postby jxalex » Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:22 am

For clean reverb tails and as mastering reverb and delay effects

1. Behringer V-VERB 2496 ( 100USD when those were for sale) (you still have to re-cap and secure its cables though as it has build flaws).
2. Behringer Virtualizer 2496 (100 USD) (this one has very good build quality, never needed to open it)


For anything other than reverb
1. Alesis Midiverb III or
2. Alesis Midiverb IV ( 100 USD)
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Re: Favorite sub-$200 Reverb/Delays (Hardware)

Postby ninja6485 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:07 pm

I'm a big fan of the Yamaha SPX 50D. It's cheap, and it can do a 99 second reverb time! Sounds great too, nice and warm.

I also have an Aria DEX-100 delay I got from Nuke it that I like. It has lots of hands on control, and a great sound! :drinks:
This looks like a psychotropic reaction. No wonder it's so popular...
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