Verb that goes for days and days. The DigiTech Hardwire RV-7 Reverb!
Ever since finding out about the DigiTech RV-7 Reverb pedal, I’ve been looking forward to auditioning this. It’s a reverb pedal that works well well with my set up, yet I still cannot find one that will rival the spring reverb that’s mounted inside of my Vintage Sound 15. That said, I have gotten some great sounds from this from this pedal.
As this is an evolutionary development from their rack mounted Lexicon reverbs, this little guy packs in a ton of power in a small portable package.
This thing is built like a brick…house! It is HEAVY! I tell you, serious damage would happen to somebody if you played catch with this and they missed. The underside of this pedal boasts for hex nuts screws so only somebody with one of those handy dandy iFixit toolsets could pop this open to look at the guts…and I just happen to be one of those guys. The knobs seem strong and difficult to accidentally bump. The battery compartment pops open quite easily and handily via the buttons on the side of the foot pedal itself. The blue LED is simply striking when this is on.
The internal switch on the circuit board is to turn Tails to the reverb. On means that the tails will continue after the effect is turned off, whereas Off means that the reverb effect will be immediately cut off as soon as the effect is turned off.
Again, the point to the Hardwire series is that these are true bypass pedals by default, in effect they are hardwired.
From simple spring reverb to hall-like Church Cathedral sounds, this reverb does the job that you might need it to do at the end of your chain.They all sound great, non-digital, and true to the names on the knobs. The Liveliness knob is the key knob in seeking out a bouncy sound. There probably is nothing more gratifying than hearing a great tone in a big open hall. I almost exclusively left this pedal on the spring setting, it was the most usable setting.
Personally, what I am looking for is the most natural sounding reverb possible, and that might only come from a true spring reverb inside of a fender amp. The rest of the reverb that I might be looking for in my hunt is simply to have my amp in the room type that this pedal promises.
I would have no problem recommending this reverb to anyone over a Boss RV5 Reverb and even in competition with any of Strymons offerings with exception of the incredible Strymon El Capistan with hidden spring reverb. What else do we need other than a little wetness to the signal? Some have said they need more ambience, some would like for their amp to sound like it’s on a mountaintop. Between this and the TC electronic Hall of Fame Reverb pedal I enjoyed this more.
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