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Post new topic Reverb, Delay & Reverb, or Dry?
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Which effect do you typically use with pedal steel?
Reverb
28%
 28%  [ 26 ]
Delay & Reverb
58%
 58%  [ 53 ]
Dry
2%
 2%  [ 2 ]
Delay
10%
 10%  [ 10 ]
Total Votes : 91

Author Topic:  Reverb, Delay & Reverb, or Dry?
Chris LeDrew


From:
Canada
Post Posted 21 Oct 2012 5:14 pm     Reply with quote

This is a continuing thread from the recent reverb thread in this section. I know there are other effects, but reverb and delay seem to be the most popular with steel players.
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Roger Rettig


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Post Posted 21 Oct 2012 5:26 pm     Reply with quote

No reverb, just a touch of delay - I couldn't tick a category.
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Keith Currie


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Shellbrook, Saskatchewan, Canada
Post Posted 21 Oct 2012 5:30 pm     Reply with quote

Reverb in the Nashville 400 and a touch of delay with a XMR Carbon Copy, but not much.
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Alan Berdoulay


Post Posted 21 Oct 2012 5:32 pm     Reply with quote

Raised On Reverb
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Chris LeDrew


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Post Posted 21 Oct 2012 5:36 pm     Reply with quote

Roger Rettig wrote:
No reverb, just a touch of delay - I couldn't tick a category.


Crap I forgot the "delay" category!
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Brett Lanier


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Vermont
Post Posted 21 Oct 2012 5:37 pm     Reply with quote

For live - just reverb (fender twin or "wet") unless I know I'm going to want some really washed out or spacey sounds, then I'll bring a delay too.

In studio - A boss dm2 analog delay or tape echo and I leave the reverb up to the engineer.
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Tony Glassman


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The Great Northwest
Post Posted 21 Oct 2012 6:03 pm     Reply with quote

Roger Rettig wrote:
No reverb, just a touch of delay - I couldn't tick a category.


+1
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Stan Paxton


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1/2 & 1/2 Florida and Tenn, USA
Post Posted 21 Oct 2012 6:04 pm     Reply with quote

Not being a "pro", playing to lay people audiences mostly. I use a little of each, (need all the help I can get) seems to liven it up, and puts the music out there. Too much is distracting. ... Cool
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Chris LeDrew


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Canada
Post Posted 21 Oct 2012 6:39 pm     Reply with quote

Tony Glassman wrote:
Roger Rettig wrote:
No reverb, just a touch of delay - I couldn't tick a category.


+1


I'm trying to get b0b to add the Delay option. Drag that I missed it. Sad
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b0b


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Northern California
Post Posted 21 Oct 2012 7:32 pm     Reply with quote

I've added Delay and moved it to the Electronics section.
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Chris LeDrew


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Post Posted 21 Oct 2012 7:46 pm     Reply with quote

Excellent, b0b, thanks!
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Dave Grafe


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Portland, Oregon, USA
Post Posted 21 Oct 2012 8:17 pm     Reply with quote

My vote above is gor "reverb" as most of the time the springs in the amp are enough for me, but the right delay inserted before the 'verb is a beautiful thing and I won't hesitate to use it when appropriate Very Happy
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Tim Marcus


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San Francisco, CA
Post Posted 21 Oct 2012 9:08 pm     Reply with quote

I agree with Dave. Tube reverb is best, spring pedal (like the holy grail) is second best. Sometimes I use an analog delay pedal - but its rare.
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mike nolan


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Forest Hills, NY USA
Post Posted 21 Oct 2012 10:29 pm     Reply with quote

Country or Roots type gigs, just a Fender amp with a bit of reverb.
Blues/rock, just delay (plus distortion of course)

I play with one ambient space music band where I use:
Eventide Pitch Factor
Eventide Mod Factor
Eventide Time Factor
Eventide Space
2 Carbon Copy delays

sometimes all at once!
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Roger Rettig


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Post Posted 22 Oct 2012 3:31 am     Reply with quote

Thanks: now I've cast my vote. Very Happy
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Ken Byng


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Southampton, England
Post Posted 22 Oct 2012 3:58 am     Reply with quote

I use both - not normally at the same time but occasionally I will. I just switch in the delay and reverb separately (both digital) dependant upon the song. I have a load of effects units but lately I like the Digitech Rev-7 reverb unit and the Boss Space Echo delay pedal.

I use both effects sparingly, as they can cloud the sound of the note if used too heavily. I don't use the built-in spring reverbs in amps as they give the annoying clattering noise on some stages that are less solid. The best spring reverb I have come across was in my old Fender Twin silverface. It sounded superb.
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chris ivey


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sacto
Post Posted 22 Oct 2012 8:27 am     Reply with quote

jus a lil delay.
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Howard Steinberg


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St. Petersburg, Florida & Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Post Posted 22 Oct 2012 8:52 am     Reply with quote

The Fender Jazzmaster Ultralite has the built in digital effects that a lot of others have with reverb, delay, tremolo, rotating speaker. It has a really good spring verb sound that is coupled with delay. A small amount of this combination adds some nice depth. Not a well known amp for steel but it does an admirable job with a speaker cabinet that weighs about 10 pounds.
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b0b


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Northern California
Post Posted 22 Oct 2012 9:17 am     Reply with quote

I selected reverb because that's what I always have available. I don't own a dedicated delay pedal, but occasionally I'll use the Pod XT which includes delay. It really depends on the gig. My amp has a nice sounding reverb spring, so I always have a touch of reverb.
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Lee Baucum


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McAllen, Texas (Extreme South) The Final Frontier
Post Posted 23 Oct 2012 9:22 am     Reply with quote

Here is a not-so-portable reverb unit.

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