Boss RV-5 Digital Reverb
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Boss RV-5 Digital Reverb

RV-5 Digital Reverb, ギター用リバーブ from Boss.

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moosers 11/19/2010

Boss RV-5 Digital Reverb : moosers のユーザーレビュー (content in English)

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The Boss RV-5 Digital Reverb is a newest version of the compact Boss reverb, following the RV-2 and the RV-3. The RV-5 is the most complete reverb of the bunch in my opinion, and although it's digital, it has a realistic and warm sound. The pedal has a pretty standard configuration, with stereo 1/4" connections for inputs and outputs. It's definitely nice that you've got the stereo option here! It can be powered up by either a nine volt power supply or battery. It's not going to be rack mountable as it's a stomp box...

UTILIZATION

The make up of the Boss RV-5 Digital Reverb is really straight forward, as this is a trend you'll find with most Boss pedals and is definitely something that I welcome. There are six different modes to choose from - spring, plate, hall, room, gate, and modulation. It then gives you further parameters for setting the amount of the effect you'd like, tone, and time of the reverb. It's easy enough to use that a manual surely isn't necessary.

SOUND QUALITY

The overall sound of the Boss RV-5 Digital Reverb is really impressive. With the RV-5 you're getting some really awesome reverb sounds and a ton of flexibility. In general I would tend to use the gated reverb, modulation, and plate reverb the most, but all of the modes are cool in their own ways and are certainly more than useful when used in the right situations. I primarily used the RV-5 with my Fender Jazzmaster and '76 Fender Twin Reverb when I wasn't using the built in spring reverb for the amp...

OVERALL OPINION

The Boss RV-5 Digital Reverb is probably the best bang for your buck for a professional reverb pedal. I don't own it anymore but did have it for a few years a little while back before I replaced it with my Electro-Harmonix Cathedral Reverb pedal. The Cathedral Reverb is really great and is a lot more in depth, but it's about double the price. The RV-5 can get the job done just as well for the most part, it's just simpler. At around $100 US dollars new, if you're looking for some bang for your buck in a digital reveb pedal for your guitar, the Boss RV-5 is definitely the model I'd recommend...