The Vintaverb reverb pedal qualifies as one of my best gear purchases. I love every one of the settings, but I use the classic spring to play surf rock and some Lynyrd Skynyrd on a Strat, and it sounds amazing through the 5-watt practice amp in the picture. If you're looking for a lot of reverb for an awesome price, look no further. The size, look, and construction can't be beaten. Now I just need a metal pedal for stuff like ACDC on my Donner LP!
I haven’t used it enough , but from the practice rig I used it with ( zombie w/4x12 cab ) it sounded ok so far.
I still need to have more time with tweaking the reverb but it still left me searching for a reverb pedal.
It's worth the price. Not the best but very usable.
I looked at so many & many were adequate but I wanted more sounds so I finally found a video that showed what was possible & so I went to buy it but it sold out. I was patient and didn't settle and I have been very happy with this reverb pedal. More than a few types that actually are very different and I have a favorite but try to use the most appropriate for the music at hand. I would recommend this at this price point absolutely.
not too overbearing when you only want a little bit
5stars all the way!
Don't know if it's actually simulating a Dumbal sound or not. But it is a fantastic overdrive pedal. Very transparent sounding. The select-able Clipping is great. But it's BEST feature is it's separate Bass and Treble controls. They may not be for for everyone because unlike most EQ controls on pedals that are subtractive (meaning you can only take away some bass or treble, on this pedal, the Bass and Treble are "flat" at 12:00, and you can actually add more Bass and Treble when turned up beyond that. This causes them to to be "interactive" with the Gain and Vol controls. For me, that's great. I can add some Bass or Treble and reduce the Gain to compensate. So, you can get "Amp" like additive EQ, and adjust Gain and Vol Controls accordingly. Again, this is not for everyone's taste. But I love the way this pedal can sound. Someone said it's a Timmy clone. Well not quite, but for $50, it comes close to that type of OD sound. I would classify this OD pedal in the "Mild OD" category that has a very transparent sound. Somewhat like a Klon Centaur, but with better EQ controls. Great for an Always On pedal in the front of your chain, and works great when "stacked" with other OD or Distortion pedals. Donner has a real winner with this pedal.
The Donner Vintaverb has a lot going for it - starting with seven reverb types: Room, Studio, Hall, Plate, Spring, Modulation, and Distortion.
The classic types hold up very well in comparison to other digital reverb units. The spring reverb, while ok, is not going to make me want to choose it over my amp's (real) spring, but not a surprise there. (I use a stereo rig through two Peavey Classic tube amps.)
With so many options (including short/long pre-delay and delay control), there are a lot of sounds you can make and they are not all equally wonderful -- it is possible to wind up in some very over-digital and over-modulated places. But to appreciate what is actually on offer here, start with the suggested settings of mix, delay, and tone that they suggest as best for each reverb type, and you'll find that you have a great palette / starting place for sonic fiddling. These reference points actually A/B pretty well to my ears with reverbs costing twice as much. (The modulation and distortion reverb are somewhat in a category by themselves, and may or may not suit your musical ear.)
The "Freeze" function (not sure if that is the best name for it) brings a whole other performance angle into it, as activating it with the footswitch causes the effect to swell. It seems (with Freeze activated) that the signal has a feedback loop as well, as it can start to sound like a locomotive coming at you pretty quickly! Use lightly, and I think it will inspire further fine-tuning.
The package itself seems pretty solid and features a "silent" on/off switch that requires a mere foot tap (also functions with hold as "freeze" switch"). The stereo through aspect, for those who (like me) roll that way, is a great value for the money. Running it through the F/X loop seems to give it a cleaner sound, although not to imply that it is otherwise muddy.
If this is anywhere near your price point, you will be getting good value either side of it.
Kalaab M. Pickering
I purchased this overdrive pedal to compare with my old standby, the Ibanez TS9DX Turbo Tube Screamer. While the pedals may seem different at first, the basis of comparison stems from the fact that they're both multi-mode overdrives. I wanted to see how the Dumble stacks up.
The Dumble has one obvious edge in the fact that it has 2 band eq, where the TS9DX only has a single tone knob. The Dumble has a good, thick, gritty overdrive that tends to do better the dirtier you get with it. Compared to the TS9DX, the Dumble is less transparent and adds its own character to your tone. It's hard to get a bad sound out of the Dumble, but for pure tone I prefer the TS9DX. However, if you consider the cost, the Dumble is quite a deal.
If you had to pick one overdrive to do it all, I personally would recommend something besides the Dumble, but if you have several overdrive pedals and you're looking for something with its own voice, the Dumble is a good fit.
Great donner reverb pedal. Many different reverb settings for any taste in music.
I have had very good luck with all the Donner products I have purchased. This one is no exception. Very good sounding reverb
Love it!! Easy to use, great sound, and a sh/+ton of fun!!
The number of reverb settings on patch is great to have. For whatever reason, individual reverb pedals are way too much (and often draw huge amounts of current to boot). This pedal is basically a reverb multistomp, however, and there are plenty of settings to play around with. It's ideal if you're looking for a variety of sounds for a particular kind of music, but it's really a bit limited there. Like the name suggests, all of the reverb patches have a sort of lo-fi, crunchy sound. Which is fine if that's what your after, but if you were looking for a smooth, drenched reverb like you would need for an 80s guitar sound, this may not be the best fit. To sum: good variety of reverb settings, like spring, plate, etc, for a somewhat limited selection of genres.
Gave my guitar playing more verve, but had trouble hearing later, but turned out to be an ear infection, maybe caused by small earphones being used which may not have been clean, who knows, but this product has loud settings, in a small room keep the settings on the lowest one, and if you're into heavy rock or metal then get some ear protectors which cut down the noise, I did.
This is my second Ventiverb just in case anything happens to the first one. This pedal stays on my pedal board permanently. It offers some really nice Reverb and the sustained freeze is absolutely amazing. You can hold the Reverb infinitely until you release your foot from the pedal. When you release the freeze, it sustains and slowly fades out instead of being abrupt and instant. It's great for live shows and studio time.
Awesome products ! Mel.
JEFFRY JOSUÉ RODAS GONZALES TGA 309105
Recibi el paquete en perfectas condiciones muy buen sonido a pesar de este precio super economico
Quality stereo reverb pedal for cheap. Spring setting isn’t great, but it’s possible to dial in some great tones. Using it as a keyboardist and enjoying it!
This is a nice looking, okay sounding reverb. Advertised as stereo but it's not really. At least not for anything but the plate setting. It's odd when switching between the types of reverb when you get to plate it jumps out at you and you can hear the stereo difference. I was using this in the stereo FX loop on my pod go so the pedal gets stereo in and out signal. I am probably going to send this back and use one of the others that offer a better sound.
As some of the Boss Katana users might know the built in reverb isnt that good, so when I came across this reverb pedal I found on Amazon I was like...sure, why not? Oh boy for the money what an amazing reverb pedal this is. Built quality is great and knobs are smooth which is always an extra plus. There's nothing worst than knobs that get stucked when you move them around. The ambient mode is definitely my favorite and the freeze function is such a fun and great add on. Supports stereo output as well which again for the price it's just amazing. The reverb modes pallette gives me all that I was looking for in one pedal. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!
The package came faster than expected and in perfect shape. Great experience!
Biggest thing is stereo! Have it set up with Dumble drive and Island delay. Going to get gate next.
Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Great reverb pedal for the price. I typically run my amp with a little spring reverb thrown in so being able to kick on something a bit more dreamy (the hall setting, for example) is super convenient. The pedal itself gives you four knobs- the one on the bottom right lets you select which reverb you want, while the mix and decay knobs let you choose how much reverb and how long you want the reverb to last, respectively. The tone knob functions like any other tone knob to let your adjust how much treble/how bright it is. Couple things to be aware of- as other reviewers have mentioned the spring reverb isn't the greatest on this. Since I get my spring reverb from my amp this isn't much of a problem for me, but it should be noted. This is more of a personal thing but I also wish the footswitch had a bit more "click" to it. I bought the Donner DT deluxe tuner a week ago which has a pretty solid click to it, but this one feels a bit mushy under the foot. Despite these things you can't beat it for the price- really looking forward to messing around with reverb a bit more now that I have it on my board.
Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Donner makes a great line of affordable pedals. This is from their full sized line (they also have a number of slim-line) and is built like a tank. Advanced or professional musicians may want more versatility, but this reverb is a great value for the money. It’s versatile with many different sound profiles (spring, plate, room, studio, hall, etc). Other control dial in the effect, tone, decay rate, and reverb delay. On the downside, there is no battery, so you’ll have to run it off a 9v adapter. In the video, I put an arpeggiated chord sequence on a loop and went through settings. It was just a phone mic—so hope you can hear differences. In summary, glad I purchased and I’d recommend!
I bought this pedal to use with my Fender Pro Junior amplifier; which sounds great but lacks reverb. The pedal works great for this application, but can do so much more. As well as "spring" reverb (as is often found built-in on guitar amplifiers), this pedal also offers an array of reverberation effects usually found in a recording studio. There are room and hall reverbs, plate reverb, modulated reverb and more. All sound really good. There are other pedals on the market that can do what this pedal does, but most cost 4 times as much (or even more) than this. For less than $60, this is an incredible little bargain. I'd definitely buy this again if it were lost or stolen.
The pedal did everything I need it to. Very good
I needed a second reverb pedal for a backup but when it came in I didn't expect a cheep pedal to be good, I removed my Boss Reverb pedal and replaced it with this and I couldn't tell the difference between the two. I'm just gonna leave it on the pedal board. it works great.
Great reverb pedal
It’s a great buy for the value and has a lot of options, sometimes it can be overwhelming but overall it’s a great buy for the price
WHAT!? How can a $54 reverb pedal be this good? I A/Bd it against reverbs 4-5 times the price, and it compares very favorably. Obviously, the Vintaverb is less flexible than a $500 pedal. If you need a million 'verb flavors, tap-tempo and all that, then this may not be for you, but if you're looking in the $150-$175 range, look no further. The Vintaverb is every bit as good at less than half the price.
I play synthesizers, and I love using effects pedals with them. The snag I often hit is that most of my synths are in STEREO and most of my pedals are MONO.
So I was very excited to hear about the new Vintaverb - IT HAS STEREO INPUTS AND OUTPUTS! For a pedal in this price range, that simply doesn't happen very often. Excellent move, Donner.
The pedal is sturdy and well-built. Metal case, solid knobs, and a good price. It has 7 different reverb flavors. So far my favorite is the "ambient distortion" reverb - it sounds pretty cool.
It's unbelievable! The Vintaverb looks great and seems really well constructed. There is a lot of control for fine tuning the sound, the tone knob has a large range and the decay goes to full atmospheric.
The Room, Studio, Hall and Plate all sound really good. I didn't care for the Spring, it's passable, but not as good as some other spring pedals I've heard. The Mod and Distortion reverbs both sound unique and add to the versatility of the pedal.
There is a slight volume boost when you engage the pedal, which didn't bother me. I did notice that there was some clipping on extreme settings for some of the reverbs, but I would never run those settings. I didn't test the stereo capability, but it's cool that they included it.
Overall, I'm really happy with this pedal, especially for the price!