Reverb: The First Guitar Effect
The Guitar Gear Guide • 2m 47s
Reverb was actually the first effect in the guitar landscape, as it occurs naturally in the world. Eventually, guitar nerds decided to put this effect into a what would become a reverb tank that you’ll find in most Fender amps for example. This type of reverb is called Spring reverb, and unlike delay, your signal isn’t being replicated, but rather feels like it’s bouncing off a surface in a room.
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