Donner Verb Square Reverb Pedal Review

The Donner Verb Square might be the best value for money reverb pedal on the market.  This pedal features 7 different modes which include Room, Hall, Church, Spring, Plate, Studio, and Mod. Donner has really stepped up their game in 2017 in terms of build quality and design.  These new Donner “Square” series mini-pedals are built like tanks and are literally at a price anyone can afford.

If you have an amp that doesn’t have a reverb tank this is a great option for going in via the FX loop or even as a last resort straight into the front end of the amp.  The spring reverb tones are very, very close to what you could expect out of a Fender amp for example except you’re able to shape the tone more on the reverb on the Donner Verb Square.  The rest of the effects sound very reminiscent of what you would expect from any hall or room sound but having the ability to shape your sound for under $50 is a great deal!

You can get it direct on Amazon for the best price or via Donner’s Website

Achillies Princeton Reverb Amplifier Review

Achillies Princeton Reverb Amplifier Review

The Achillies Princeton Reverb amplifier is an Australian made hand wired amplifier built in Melbourne, Australia.  This is arguably the best sounding Princeton I have ever played.  It sounds rich and warm and responds amazing to your guitars volume control as well as with pedals.

The Princeton Reverb is the most desirable recording amp to date. Mouth watering overdrive and sweet cleans with a touch of vibrato will drive you to have on your most wanted list. It’s no wonder Randall Smith from Mesa Boogie based his MKI on this amp. A Hand wired reproduction based on the AA1164 circuit has been recreated right down to the last component. Focused on commitment to quality to produce the most accurate PR tone, and we have proven to build a true Blackface Princeton Reverb replica throughout. The steel chassis features original pattern stamped ends and correct position component placement including aluminum control panels. Our very own branded Achillies power capacitors for that ultimate tone and stability. Upon building the cabinet, we strictly request (knot free) Radiata pine which provides that perfect balance we need to offer you with the finest amplifier on the market. Constructed with Traditional Dovetail Joinery and wrapped with authentic Fender Black bronco Tolex with the highest attention to detail to match the tone of the amplifier. The aesthetics complemented by the aged grill cloth gives the amp that final touch it needs to call out “vintage tone”.

 

 Princeton Reverb Features:

  • Custom Wound U.S.A Transformers
  • Output Power 15 watts
  • Output Tubes: 2x 6V6
  • Preamp Tubes: 1x 12AT7, 3x 12AX7
  • Rectifier: 1x 5U4
  • Available as
  • Head (8? Speaker Output)
  • Combo 1x Jensen C10R Speaker
  • Combo 1x Jensen C12R Speaker
  • Unloaded (Please note baffle type at checkout)
  • Switchcraft Jacks and Plugs
  • Carling Switches
  • Achillies Caps (Made in Germany)
  • Sprague Orange Drop caps
  • Carbon Comp Resistors (Most Allen Bradley)
  • CTS Potentiometers
  • Aluminum Control Panels
  • Authentic Hand Wired Layout
  • Cloth Covered Solid Core Wire
  • Black Bronco Covering
  • Aged Black/White/Silver grill cloth
  • Pine Cabinet with Birch Ply Backs and Baffle
  • Traditional Dovetail Joinery
  • Proudly Hand Built in Australia

BOSS Fender 63 FRV-1 Reverb Pedal Review

BOSS Fender 63 FRV-1 Reverb Pedal Review

BOSS Fender FRV-1 ’63 Reverb Pedal vs Fender Deluxe Reverb Amplifier Reverb Tank.

A big  thanks to the Rock Garage for allowing me to demo this unit on my channel! If you’re after one of these units please check the Rock Garage Website.

The official BOSS Fender FRV-1 ’63 Reverb Pedal Website:

A classic reborn — the legendary sound of the 1963 Fender® Spring Reverb returns as a modern stompbox. BOSS and Fender® USA have collaborated to create the FRV-1, 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 pedal.

A timeless classic — 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 pedal.

Recreates the legendary sound of the 1963 Fender® Reverb via COSM technology
Easy operation with three classic controls for Dwell, Tone, and Mix for creating sounds from buttery warmth to sparkling twang
Cool, retro appearance
Road-tough BOSS metal construction

(4.8 / 5)
I give the BOSS FRV-1 Reverb pedal a 4.8/5
This is a fantastic pedal from Boss in conjunction with Fender.  It’s by far the best Reverb pedal I have had a chance to use over the years.  If you’re into your Fender Reverb sound, this is as good as it gets in a nice, small and compact package.