Best way to achieve some depth?

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  1. jmp45

    jmp45 Well-Known Member

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    I use a subtle delay and reverb in a w/d/w setup. Chorus and pitch detune effects are nice for some things but prefer dry drive. Else check a Cat Echorec or Epoch. The Echorec will get you there.
     
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  2. John Finnerty

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    73 SL and my new Origin 20H.
    Playing mostly my ES-175, sometimes LP, but less and less.
    I don't want anything that plays more notes than I have actually played, or sounds like spaceships taking off, aliens gargling, etc. Or things that take an eternity to "dial in".
    Bought a TC delay couple of weeks ago, brought it back because I could not make it do anything useful.
    Have the TC HOF reverb. Sounds synthetic. Like an add on to the sound, not part of it.
    That is how most of the digi box stuff sounds to me.
    Had a JCM 900 combo with reverb since 96. I became accustomed to having the verb knob. On/off -More/less.
    Sounded much more organic than digi stuff.
    Like tubes vs. transistors.
    Amps in room just sound a bit dry/sterile.
     
  3. John Finnerty

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    On the less intense settings, this seems seems closer to what I had in mind....wish they played it with a bit of grit.
    Thanks :)
     
  4. John Finnerty

    John Finnerty Member

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    This is interesting. I will give it a try next time I am at the local music shop.
    Thanks!
     
  5. John Finnerty

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    I bought the Anasound spring verb.
    I'll give a review after I get it... :)
     
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    Boss RV-6. Extremely versatile and has a Reverb + Delay setting.
     
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    If you like that I think you will like the Boss RV-5 modulate setting, its really cool dial it in very subtly makes your tone have a 3D quality about it. Its got a bunch of reverbs that also sound good, I thought this was the best reverb pedal when I tested a bunch several years ago, but that modulate setting was super cool that other pedals didnt have. These are used for $70 so not a big investment.
     
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    Almost any delay, especially ones with a tone setting for the repeats, will do the trick. Analog or analog-sounding ones especially, since they're kinda dark.
    1/4th or 1/8th delay, low feedback (1 to 2 repeats), darker repeats, mixed kinda low, will give you lots of depth.
    I never use reverb, but almost always have a delay rolling, usually at the settings above, works really well. Reb Beach was using an always-on delay with similar settings when I ran sound for him a few weeks ago (he had a MXR Carbon Copy Mini and Boss DD-6, with the DD-6 always on, and stacked the CC on top for leads).
     
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    For which I am grateful.
    BP
     
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    Lexicon PCM81 run in stereo
     
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    Best way to achieve some depth?

    1 )It helps if you just bend her over the dining room table.

    2) try a chorus set at medium depth/intensity and very slow speed. the results can be very flattering, an almost 3D effect if you set it right. Some chorus pedals won't get slow enough. You might have to try a couple

    Choose the method above which best suits the circumstances at a given time.
     
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    Eventide Space Echo
    (yes it is a Lexicon)
    [​IMG] IMHO if you want depth, this thing will erase your face.
     
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    Madfinger Well-Known Member

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    Now this sort of info is what sets this forum from any other.
     
  14. MickeyJ

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    Analog delay will do the trick with the feedback and repeat levels turned lowish, maybe even analog delay and a touch of an an old analog chorus, mxr or boss. Maybe boss dc-2, even an old chewy DOD flanger will add depth.
     
  15. Mitchell Pearrow

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    So true on the old DOD flangers, the one I had in the late 70’s was very cool, didn’t run on a battery, had to plug it in, and no internet to ask questions about how to run it.
    Worked great with my Sunn Concert lead , but I got rid of all my pedals when I got my first Marshall amp.
    And welcome to the forum!!!
    Cheers
    Mitch
     
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    I like to use a Digitech Luxe detuner to fatten up clean electric guitars.
    Easy to use with one knob to mix the dry/wet signal and another to adjust the amount of cents of detuning.
     
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    A chevy caravan and a corvette are both chevys ... just saying

    The Eventide space echo is a nice pedal but it is not a pcm 81, nor an eventide 2016 or h9 or h8000 or h9000
     
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    I thought Dodge made the caravan.:thumb:
     
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    :lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    It was supposed to be cargo van, not caravan
     
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