Peavey Valverb, very nice?
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Peavey Valverb, very nice?

I may get one to use as an external effect for daw.
Is it $325 well spent? Might be worth re-tubing + re-capping.
Thanks for any thoughts.


...oops sorry, didn't see the other spring reverb post w/ some info.
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definitely worth it IMO

Nice trashy guitar amp spring reverb, quite dark

But obviously depends on what sort of music you tend to be involved in!

Right up my street though
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definitely worth it IMO

Nice trashy guitar amp spring reverb, quite dark

But obviously depends on what sort of music you tend to be involved in!

Right up my street though
I'm thinking an Ennio Morricone kind of thing.
I have a master room xl 121 but think the valverb might be ? more lush via the tubes. If so I'll sell the master room.
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Spring Reverb

Check out Chris' forthcoming spring units.

And yes, the Valverbs are worth it.
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I've had the valverb for about a dozen years. It's worth it and handy to have around. I'm not sure the springs are long enough to give you the full blown spaghetti western sound, but it's a cool sounding box. It is my favorite tremolo of many that I own - smooth waveform and can go verrrry slow.

I used to use it in front of small non-reverb guitar amps. Now I most often use it for direct guitar recording (as an amp substitute) and for direct Wurlitzer piano recording. The tremolo is similar to the Wurly, but you can really dial in the speed and depth you want. I've also run acoustic guitar mics, and even piano through it. Groovy.
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I've had the valverb for about a dozen years. It's worth it and handy to have around. I'm not sure the springs are long enough to give you the full blown spaghetti western sound, but it's a cool sounding box. It is my favorite tremolo of many that I own - smooth waveform and can go verrrry slow.

I used to use it in front of small non-reverb guitar amps. Now I most often use it for direct guitar recording (as an amp substitute) and for direct Wurlitzer piano recording. The tremolo is similar to the Wurly, but you can really dial in the speed and depth you want. I've also run acoustic guitar mics, and even piano through it. Groovy.
I think your right. Really really nice tremolo. I've also tried it direct when I'm to lazy to get an amp mic'd up and it worked well. To compensate if the springs are not long enough I put a bit of UAD plate on the track as well. It's a very useful box, glad I got it. Thanks.
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