Boss RV5 Digital Reverb Effects Pedal

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Review: Boss RV5 Digital Reverb Effects Pedal

Published 03:16 am

Boss makes some of the best compact effects units available today. From a wide range of concepts and products, they seem to falter very little. I was always a fan of the Electro Harmonix Holy Grail reverb pedal. Then a buddy talked me into buying this Boss reverb.

Let me just say that, although I really enjoyed my time with the Electro Harmonix tank, it lacked diversity and frankly, the construction was incredibly cheap. I replaced that effects pedal four times in 3 years. I do play in a band and tour consistently. However, I keep all my pedals under close watch and they get packed in a flight case pedal board after every set.

The Holy Grail retains rust extremely quickly. The button and LED wear out quickly. It will spontaneously cut your signal, and it's only got three delay settings and one adjustment knob. Needless to say, I was much more pleased with the functionality of the RV5 reverb.

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The pedal has four selectable knobs for tweaking. The first is the signature Boss "E. Level" knob. If you're unaware, this is the way you heighten or lessen the degree in which your guitar resounds with reverb. Crank this notch all the way up and have the time of your life splashing in the oasis of the of moist, reverberation. The "Tone" knob allows for your reverb to sound really deep and bassed out, or high and wishy-washy.

Both create loads of mood and have personality for the right time/place formula. "Time" lets you change the level at which the reverb decays. Pretty straight forward, but compared to the Holy Grail, this feature really allows your preference above all else. Like a lot of other Boss pedals, the switch to the far right is labeled "Mode". This is what really sold me when comparing the Boss to the Electro Harmonix.

There are six different reverb modes, each soaked with personality and allure. Chose from spring, plate, hall, modulate, room, or gate. All of them are awesome. Sometimes it's hard to figure out which one suits your needs best!

This pedal has two inputs and two outputs on either side of the pedal. One for standard lineup and one for mono. The pedal can be powered with DC adapter or a 9V battery. This has the same standard for quality in durability and promise that Boss always offers. Let their five year warranty take a load off of your mind and pocketbook. Quit changing out cheap effects and get the best.

Bestselling Boss RV5 Digital Reverb Effects Pedal Products in 2020


BOSS Reverb Guitar Pedal (RV-6)

BOSS Reverb Guitar Pedal (RV-6)
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • Compact and versatile reverb pedal with rich, expansive soundDial in sophisticated, top-level reverb tones quickly with simple controlsNewly developed studio-grade algorithms powered by cutting-edge BOSS technologyEight sound modes provide a diverse range of ready-to-play reverb effectsShimmer, Dynamic, and Delay+Reverb modes deliver lush, immersive textures sought by modernplayersInput for controlling reverb level with an optional expression pedalSupports mono or stereo operation

BOSS RV-6 Digital Reverb Pedal Bundle with 2 Pack of Blucoil Pedal Patch Cables, Slim 9V 670ma Power Supply AC Adapter and 4-Pack of Celluloid Guitar Picks

BOSS RV-6 Digital Reverb Pedal Bundle with 2 Pack of Blucoil Pedal Patch Cables, Slim 9V 670ma Power Supply AC Adapter and 4-Pack of Celluloid Guitar Picks
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • PROVIDES 8 REVERB MODES - The BOSS RV-6 features eight delay modes ranging from rich +Delay to sparkling Shimmer. You can also use the Dynamic Mode to add depth to your reverberation without affecting the overall tone of your play.
  • SHAPE YOUR SOUNDS EASILY - Conveniently adjust your sound with the four unique knobs. The E. Level knob for controlling the volume of the reverb, the Tone for changing the reverb's tone color, Time for adjusting the length, and Mode for selecting the effects.
  • SUPPORTS MONO / STEREO OPERATION - This pedal boasts versatile inputs and outputs with mono, mono-to-stereo, and stereo-to-stereo operation-support. Its auto-switching jacks let you integrate the RV-6 with any pedal chain.
  • OFFERS TWO POWER-SOURCE OPERATION - You can use either a 9V alkaline battery with this stompbox for convenient portability or an AC adapter for extended play. This bundle comes with Blucoil 9V Power Supply to power up your new RV-6 Reverb Pedal.
  • INCLUDES - BOSS RV-6 Digital Reverb Pedal. 2-Pack of Blucoil Patch Cables for Effects Pedals. Blucoil Power Supply Slim AC/DC Adapter for 9 Volt DC 670mA with US Plug (Center Negative Polarity). 4-Pack of Blucoil Celluloid Guitar Picks.

Boss RV5 Digital Reverb

Boss RV5 Digital Reverb
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • Reverb Pedal with Six Reverb Modes
  • Stereo Inputs
  • Outputs

Boss RV-6 Digital Reverb Pedal w/Cloth and 3 Cables

Boss RV-6 Digital Reverb Pedal w/Cloth and 3 Cables
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • Compact and versatile reverb pedal with rich, expansive sound
  • Dial in sophisticated, top-level reverb tones quickly with simple controls
  • Eight sound modes provide a diverse range of ready-to-play reverb effects
  • Input for controlling reverb level with an optional expression pedal
  • Newly developed studio-grade algorithms powered by cutting-edge BOSS technology

Boss Roland RV-5 with Original box Digital Reverb Vintage Guitar Pedal 150611

Boss Roland RV-5 with Original box Digital Reverb Vintage Guitar Pedal 150611
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • Pedal is in perfect working order. Please see photos for cosmetic condition details. Please prepare adapter by yourself

Boss RV-6 Reverb Bundle with Instrument Cable, Patch Cable, Picks, and Austin Bazaar Polishing Cloth

Boss RV-6 Reverb Bundle with Instrument Cable, Patch Cable, Picks, and Austin Bazaar Polishing Cloth
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Compact and versatile reverb pedal with rich, expansive sound
  • Dial in sophisticated, top-level reverb tones quickly with simple controls
  • Newly developed studio-grade algorithms powered by cutting-edge BOSS technology
  • Eight sound modes provide a diverse range of ready-to-play reverb effects
  • Shimmer, Dynamic, and Delay+Reverb modes deliver lush, immersive textures sought by modern players

Boss RV-6 Reverb Bundle with Power Supply, Instrument Cable, Patch Cable, Picks, and Austin Bazaar Polishing Cloth

Boss RV-6 Reverb Bundle with Power Supply, Instrument Cable, Patch Cable, Picks, and Austin Bazaar Polishing Cloth
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • Compact and versatile reverb pedal with rich, expansive sound
  • Dial in sophisticated, top-level reverb tones quickly with simple controls
  • Newly developed studio-grade algorithms powered by cutting-edge BOSS technology
  • Eight sound modes provide a diverse range of ready-to-play reverb effects
  • Shimmer, Dynamic, and Delay+Reverb modes deliver lush, immersive textures sought by modern players

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