Divine reverb for mere mortals. Down from the heavens comes the Holy Grail, a compact digital reverb guitar pedal that is priced so low thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's reverb tank any longer. The Holy Grail will make you a believer with its em...
During an interview w/ Orange Amplifiers, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez talks about his Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail Nano [@ 6:52] "I use that 'cause as much as I'd love to use the reverb on the amp, which I was doing for a while, it's a lot to walk back and forth and turn it up and down. For a while I liked that, I liked the challenge of it, you know, but now there's something that I just need to be able to do as quickly and stay over on this side."more
At 00:23 in 2010 Tour rig in Russia. Full routing ============ * Boss Chromatic Tuner, * T-Rex Luxury Drive booster then the signal goes to the pedalboard, apparently to Overdrives/distortions: * Ibanez Tube Screamer TS808, * Digitech Bad Monkey Tube Overdrive, * T-Rex Møller. Chorus/Phasers/Flangers: * T-Rex Twister Chorus & Flange above Reverbs/Delays: * Boss FRV-1 '63 Fender Reverb by his side, * Boss Digital Reverb RV-5 below, * Electro Harmonix Holy Grail reverb by his side, * Line6 DL-4 Delay Modeler outside the pedalboard. Amp switcher: * Tonebone Radial JX-2 Switchbone AB amp switcher + booster. As he seems to select which amp he goes to (there's the both option too; maybe he just uses it as a final boost for both amps), I imagine he doesn't use the effects loop of the amps, or maybe the reverb/delays part goes through the effects loop of only one of the amps? After going crazy I found this great work by a japanese that saved me from searching the Holy Grail (don't think I'd had identified it) and the Delay: http://garymoore.blog.fc2.com/blog-category-25.htmlmore
"After 15 years of using exactly the same pedal board, I am finally ripping it up and starting again. Same idea, but using the @roland_us RC30 looper plus some of their great #fx pedals with beautiful big fat pads that I can trigger without even looking down! It's just the beginning, but exciting (and scary!!) to learn new gear."more
Alex Rosamilia's pedalboard is show in this image from [*Paste* magazine](http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2012/05/14-guitarists-talk-about-their-pedal-boards.html). In the bottom left hand corner we can see an Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail Nano Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal.more
When asked about the pedals and effects James Bay uses, he replies that he does not use very many. He says: "I have been using an [MXR Carbon Copy delay](http://equipboard.com/pros/james-bay/mxr-carbon-copy-analog-delay) because I wanted a simple decent go-to delay pedal and I like the modulation button on it. There are loads of great delays, but I can only get so deep or else I'll fall into this endless cycle of options. I also use an [Electro-Harmonix] Holy Grail reverb at times, but the reverb on the [Tone King](http://equipboard.com/items/tone-king-sky-king-amplifier) really is pretty beautiful." "I guess I take that [Derek Trucks](http://equipboard.com/pros/derek-trucks) approach of 'let's just go straight into the amp', because the amp does so much. I don't even do anything with the tone knob on my guitar, and I barely do anything with the reverb. I'm just all the way up and it's about my hands. That's where volume comes from."more
At :07s of this video we get a pretty good overhead shot of Danielle's pedalboard where a Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail Nano can be spotted. Two closer images of the same board layout can be found [here](http://40.media.tumblr.com/291085011f7630ed941728d12647481b/tumblr_mk0wz0VqUM1rsvueco1_1280.jpg) & [here](http://41.media.tumblr.com/f82319f6d8beefa62aec160d7a897bfc/tumblr_mzih8jgZhQ1sx94wlo1_1280.jpg).more
In this attached blog photo, an EHX Holy Grail Nano Reverb pedal is seen in Matt Taylor's gear setup. Although it does not directly show it is his, the cable running out of his amp matches that of the one plugged into the EHX Holy Grail, which is different from Kyle Straka's cable.more
Divine reverb for mere mortals. Down from the heavens comes the Holy Grail, a compact digital reverb guitar pedal that is priced so low thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's reverb tank any longer. The Holy Grail will make you a believer with its emulation of classic Spring reverb so faithful that even Dick Dale couldn't tell the difference. Next, get lost in the lush spaciousness of the Hall reverb and ask yourself, "how did they fit Notre Dame into such a small package?" Finally, reach enlightenment with the haunting Flerb.
Dreamy, vibey, beuatiful reverb. Not so versatile, but it does what a reverb is supposed to do. You don't throw it on to pretend to sound big. You lather it across your guitar sound when you want to speak to someone's empty soul. Thats what its for.
The Holy Grail features three types of reverb: hall, spring, and flerb, which is a flange+reverb setting. Each setting sounds great and fills out the tone of whatever one is playing very well. It can be used for ambient swells or delay work, or to round out a driven sound. The amount of reverb is modifiable, and the pedal could not be easier to use. I recommend this pedal very much for the price for those looking for a professional sound.
I'm just using this pedal into hall mode. It's one of the best hall reverb out there. it swells and drips your sound like an old fashioned waffle. it has an authentic and organic sound compared to other reverbs which sounded like metal or plastic. this pedal is so affordable and freakishly good. get it!
i picked this up about two years ago and it hasn't left my pedal board since, it can go from a fairly dry signal to overly wet so be careful. The spring reverb is pretty much a your classic spring reverb minus the spring but still holds its ground. The hall setting is what i tend to use primarily, usually between 9-10 . The flerb... something i still haven't quite gotten the hand of yet, maybe its just not my thing, regardless its great to have as an option
Needed to add a bit of reverb to my sound as the built-in one on my amp was pretty lame. Read a reviews and decided on this one. The small size mean it fits into my already cramped pedal board well. Produces some nice clean tones, needs a bit of tweaking once used with other FX though.