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...
"He runs two pedalboards, one for acoustic and one for electric. The acoustic board consists of an Ernie Ball volume pedal, Boss FRV-1 reverb, TU-2 tuner and a Radial Tonebone PZ-Pre acoustic preamp. Electric-wise, there’s a Menatone King of the Britains, Electro-Harmonix HOG, Digitech Jamman, Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man and MXR 10-Band Graphic EQ, all powered by a Dunlop DC Brick. It’s an impressive selection and one that ensures Cornell’s acoustic shows are so much more than just, well, acoustic."more
At 0:46 in video from 2010 tour 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
I can tell you that he sounded great at the 9:30 Club last night with a pedalboard full of Boss pedals and an Ibanez delay. All powered by a (wait for the collective gasp from the Gear Page folks) a One Spot. Here's the list: Boss TU-2 Tuner Boss SD-1 Super Overdrive Boss RC-20XL Loop Station Boss FRV-1 Fender 63' Reverb Pedal Ibanez AD9 Delaymore
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.
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.
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.