Boss FRV-1 '63 Fender Reverb
A timeless classic reborn.
BOSS and Fender USA have collaborated to create the BOSS FRV-1 pedal, a stunning recreation of the legendary '63 Fender Reverb via COSM technology. The FRV-1 puts that... read more
A timeless classic reborn.
BOSS and Fender USA have collaborated to create the BOSS FRV-1 pedal, a stunning recreation of the legendary '63 Fender Reverb via COSM technology. The FRV-1 puts that timeless tube-driven reverb sound under your foot in a tough, reliable compact reverb pedal.
The Fender Spring Reverb is the sound that launched the surf-music phenomenon, and is a staple of rockabilly, country, and blues. Later, it became commonplace in grunge and other modern genres. Now the same legendary sound can be had in an affordable, rugged compact guitar effect pedal.
- Recreates the legendary sound of the 1963 Fender Reverb via COSM technology
- Easy operation with 3 classic controls for Dwell, Tone, and Mix for creating sounds from buttery warmth to sparkling twang
- Cool, retro appearance
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Gorgeous and super drippy reverb
This is one of the best spring reverb ever made. It's super drippy and sounds awesome for blues. It's not as high fidelity as the Strymon Flint or the El Capistan but it has a vintage esque to it which is great. Most people will keep the TONE really low as it may sound really bright but it will kill the lush reverb and kills the sparkle too. I normally keep the Mixer below 9 o clock while the tone around 3 to 4 and dwell below 11. This sounds really good with blues . For more modern sounding reverb, I would use the Walrus Fathom instead. I love the simple control layout and the classic look to it. Such a bummer Boss decided to discontinue this pedal.
Very Good Pedal
Classic Fender reverbs are warm and lush, and recreating such organic tones can be a difficult one for solid-state units to pull off. Here, though, the FRV-1 twangs in spades, with everything from a subtle enhancement all the way to full-on Dick Dale madness faithfully at your boot tips; even the 'pop' caused by pick attack is recreated.
As long as you balance the tone with your dry amp signal, you'll get a huge amount from this pedal. It's a compromise but, for general gigging and recording, this is as authentic as it's likely to get.
Best Reverb Pedal I've Ever Owned
The FRV-1 is the most realistic Fender spring reverb pedal I've ever heard/have. The COSM technology successfully recreates the spring drip whilst being a very simply pedal with a mixer knob, tone knob and dwell knob. Very good for recreating the 60s sound of many bands. It's that good I've sacrificed other kinds of effects due to having to have this and a RV-6/Holy Grail Max on my board as it's too good to take off. Not good for very long reverbs hence the other pedals, but for that authentic spring sound, it's the best you can have besides the real thing.