The RV-5 Digital Reverb offers six of BOSS’ best reverbs in an all-new stereo effects pedal. New reverbs include convincing spring reverb emulation and a high-quality gate reverb, plus an all-new Modulate mode for spacious detuned reverb sounds.
This shot of Russell Lissack's pedalboard shows that he uses the Boss RV-5 Digital Reverb Effects Pedal (bottom row, towards the left). This shot is from Bloc Party's music video for [Octopus](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkeUFRK4i7w) (it appears very quickly around the 0:28 mark). The pedal is featured in [Bloc Party's rig rundown](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVqaFU3y-Jo&t=1191s). (9:55 minute mark)more
Clearly at 00:47, rig of 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
11:05 in this Rig Rundown for Troy Van Leeuwen of [The Wongergirls](http://equipboard.com/band/the-wondergirls), [Queens of the Stone Age](http://equipboard.com/band/queens-of-the-stone-age), [Enemy](http://equipboard.com/band/enemy), [Failure](http://equipboard.com/band/failure), [A Perfect Circle](http://equipboard.com/band/a-perfect-circle), [Sweathead](http://equipboard.com/band/sweethead), and [The Desert Sessions](http://equipboard.com/band/the-desert-sessions), his gear is displayed, showing a Boss RV-5 Digital Reverb Effects Pedal.more
"I have a Ratt pedal and an MXR Custom Comp pedal [CSP202]; Boss Reverb [RV-5] and Tremolo pedals [TR-2]; and I use a Line 6 DL4 Delay Modeler for a few things just so I don't have 15 other pedals on the board. But the Strymon TimeLine, oh my God. Oh man, it's just unbelievable. It can do so many things. " - excerpt from Ultimate Guitar interview.more
When asked about how he works with guitar pedals, Tom Smith says he mostly plays acoustic guitar and leaves the pedal work to the lead guitarist. However, he does mention liking and using the Boss RV?5 Digital Reverb Pedal: "...a pedal I always dig out is the Boss Digital Reverb pedal [RV-5], which has a modulated reverb setting which sounds like glass breaking, an icy, cold texture. That's been a recent addition to my live setting, as something that can be pulled out for dramatic effect." Original MusicRadar article [here](http://www.musicradar.com/us/news/guitars/editors-talk-new-line-ups-and-new-directions-596728/4).more
Would you go as far as saying RV-5s are crucial to the Raveonettes sound? Oh, they’re 100 percent crucial. I don’t think I could play a show without them. It’s the best-sounding spring reverb I’ve ever heard. Nothing compares to it. I don’t know how they did it, but it’s absolutely amazing. I haven’t heard a plug-in, an amplifier, or anything that sounds as good as that spring reverb. I have no idea how they were able to get such an amazing sound. It’s pretty crazy.more
"Enter the RG-16. This midi interface has made my life a lot easier. Now if I want to go from, say, my lead channel with my NS-2 and TS-9 to my clean channel with my compressor, DD7, RV5, on and my NS-2 and TS-9 off, I just have to hit one button on my Mastermind Midi Controller. It makes my life a LOT easier and makes tone changes a breeze. The setup was pretty complex and required the building of a ton of custom cables. The cable making was easy though, thanks to the custom cable making kits that Planet Waves makes. "more
"At tonight’s gig, Kirin was using 17 Boss effects pedals, an amount of gear he swears he requires to be able to reproduce the tracks from ‘Embracism’. “The Slicer pedal, the SL-20. The RV-5 reverb, the twin, DD-20 Giga Delay,” he says as he begins to list the Boss pedals which are most prominent in his music. “The Boss tuner makes a big appearance on every song,” he continues. “The main ones are beautiful, the reverb … and not just for the big reverb sounds but a lot of them are sharp and gated and cut-off, harsh sounds, that sound like some sort of nasty distortion rather than reverb. The pitch shifters as well, that’s the sound on ‘Embracism’ that people always mistake for synthesiser.”more
In the description for this ambient song, Andy has listed the pedal that he has used as follows: Diamond Compressor EHX Micro Pog Timmy Overdrive Goodrich L-120 Volume EHX Deluxe Memory Man w/ Tap Tempo Strymon El Capistan Line 6 Echo Park Boss RV-5 Strymon Blue Sky Boomerang III Loopermore
"You have an RV-5 Digital Reverb pedal. Do you use that for just a hint of reverb, or for a more obvious effect? In the studio, I’ll use it for effects. I’ll tweak it and get some cool stuff out of it. It has a lot of cool features to it, and if you want to roll the knobs around while you’re playing you can get some really crazy things that I think are cool, frankly. [Laughs.] But live, on stage, I put it on a light plate and just leave it on the whole show. I never turn it off."more
This was the first track I 'officially' recorded as part of my CCCL project (aka: Chris Carter's Chemistry Lessons). It was made in 2007 with a Gameboy ASP running a couple of Nanoloop sequences: into a Boss PQ-4 parametric EQ, mono out: into a Boss PN-2 Panner (square-wave pan setting), stereo out: into a Boss RV-5 reverb (Gate setting), stereo out > into a Boss DD-6 digital delay (modified), stereo out: into a Mac G5 recording (via MOTU 828 mkII audio interface) into Apple Soundtrack Pro. All realtime tweakery (mostly the PQ-4 + DD-6) and no post-pro no editing.more
Which pedals are your standards? I always find if I use more then 6 pedals on my rig something goes wrong, so I try and keep it simple. My main pedals are a T-Rex Mudhoney Distortion, Fulltone Octafuzz II OF-2, A Boss RV-5 Digital Reverb, A Keeley Katana Boost, and a Boss DD-7 Digital Delaymore
It has many modes including some usable (hall), some meh (plate), some awkward (spring), and, at last, its gorgeous one which most justifies its digital nature: a very nice sounding modulated reverb (think of an angelically chorused one)! Tweaking decay and level helps a lot about manipulating the intensity of the effect while tone helps a lot about defining its character (darker or with more presence/sharpness). Nice spillover bypass.
This one has 6 different kinds of classic reverbs and all of them sound good and wet when working with clean tones. Mi problem with the pedal is when working with overdriven tones. The reverb does not sound defined and it is quite hard to find the sweet spot of depth and tone for me. Sometimes too bright, sometimes too shallow....I never seem to be happy no matter how much time I spend fidgeting with the knobs. The pedal is a boss; you find the same quality and durability you get in any other of their pedals so no complaints on that side. It might be just me, but I am not happy when I use it with overdrives and distortions. For clean tones? a really nice pedal.
Great pedal!!! I originally used it as a 'chorus' emulator when I didnt have a 'chorus' pedal, but since then I've used it to add depth to my tone as well as another boost for my lead solos.