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Boss RV-5 Digital Reverb Effects Pedal  

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The Boss RV-5 Digital Reverb gives you six high-quality reverb modes on a par with rackmount processors costing many times as much. First-of-its-kind...Read More

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Pristine sound quality plus stereo ins and outs for compatibility with other stereo pedals.

The Boss RV-5 Digital Reverb gives you six high-quality reverb modes on a par with rackmount processors costing many times as much. First-of-its-kind Modulate mode detunes the reverb sound for added spaciousness. Spring reverb emulation offers realistic spring reverb sounds. Gate reverb taken from high-end Roland studio gear. Level, tone, time, and mode controls.

FEATURES
  • 6 high-quality reverb modes
  • Modulate mode detunes the reverb sound
  • Spring reverb emulation
  • Gate reverb

You'll be amazed at the thick, rich sound this little baby churns out. Throw it in the cart.

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BossRV-5 Digital Reverb Effects Pedal
 
4.4

(based on 37 reviews)

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    (23)

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    (9)

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      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Question of taste

      The thing I've noticed is that this pedal is appreciated according to taste. I know people who love this pedal and some who despise it. My guitarist owned this for a while and said...Read complete review

      The thing I've noticed is that this pedal is appreciated according to taste. I know people who love this pedal and some who despise it. My guitarist owned this for a while and said he hated it, he then sold it to me and I absolutely adore it.

      The reason being is that he wanted a more generic reverb tone, which isn't best on the RV-5. I wanted this pedal for the Modulate mode and it works amazingly. This pedal has variety but people think the other modes sound "metallic". However the modulate mode is heavenly and the only mode I use it for.

      If you're looking for a solid all around reverb, I wouldn't recommend this to you. I would recommend more a Hall of Fame or Reverberator. If you want spacey ambient reverb tone, this is a great pedal. A little bit on the spendy side considering what you're getting in return but you can find this pedal used for around 120-130 than that's a good deal. Great pedal but shows it's voice to particular guitarists.

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      Bill 'n Gracie

      I thought I would love this pedal. I don't. As people have mentioned, there are one or two good sounds - hall and room. The rest are just lousy. Very dissappointing. It...Read complete review

      I thought I would love this pedal. I don't. As people have mentioned, there are one or two good sounds - hall and room. The rest are just lousy. Very dissappointing. It is not worth the money. Like most Boss pedals, it's built like a tank. So you can have a lifetime of lousy sounding reverb. Many people have written that this is a very good for what it is. I disagree. It is not a pleasant sounding reverb pedal at all. And very expensive. So what's so good about that? I returned mine.

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      4.0

      Good

      By blueguiatr007

      from Kansas City

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Reviewer

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            Comments about Boss RV-5 Digital Reverb Effects Pedal:

            This is an awesome pedal but the spring sound on my microcube sounds better. Roland should have put that one on here.
            Bought it for the modulation mode.
            Honestly tho...pedals are over-priced. Think about whole practice SS amps in this price range.

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            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome Reverb

            By JT

            from Houston, TX

            About Me Experienced

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            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Good Selection Of Effects
            • Responsive
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Boss RV-5 Digital Reverb Effects Pedal:

                Other than the spring 'boing', awesome pedal!

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Modulate best

                By Tito

                from Puerto Rico

                About Me Novice

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Good Selection Of Effects

                Cons

                • Limited Selection Of Effects

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Boss RV-5 Digital Reverb Effects Pedal:

                  I prefer the Mod and Hall effect. The spring produces a "boing" that should be a bug in the programming, definitely NOT a good model good.

                  Comment on this review

                  (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Question of taste

                  By YouKnowIt93

                  from Toronto, ON

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                  Ask me a question

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Excellent Sound Quality
                  • Responsive
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • Limited Selection Of Effects

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Boss RV-5 Digital Reverb Effects Pedal:

                    The thing I've noticed is that this pedal is appreciated according to taste. I know people who love this pedal and some who despise it. My guitarist owned this for a while and said he hated it, he then sold it to me and I absolutely adore it.

                    The reason being is that he wanted a more generic reverb tone, which isn't best on the RV-5. I wanted this pedal for the Modulate mode and it works amazingly. This pedal has variety but people think the other modes sound "metallic". However the modulate mode is heavenly and the only mode I use it for.

                    If you're looking for a solid all around reverb, I wouldn't recommend this to you. I would recommend more a Hall of Fame or Reverberator. If you want spacey ambient reverb tone, this is a great pedal. A little bit on the spendy side considering what you're getting in return but you can find this pedal used for around 120-130 than that's a good deal. Great pedal but shows it's voice to particular guitarists.

                    Comment on this review

                    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Nice and Cheap. Works great!

                    By Charles Bermani

                    from Salem, MA

                    Comments about Boss RV-5 Digital Reverb Effects Pedal:

                    Well, I bought this unit really cheap. I was going to resell for a nice profit. But I had to test it first, and now its part of the pedal board. I thought I would hate this thing. But man the modulated reverb is a dream. Its amibence so nice it'll make you slap your mama in the face. Play a C to Em with the modulated on and all the knobs on full, and you will understand.

                    Wow-ie-wow-Wow
                    Modulated mode, Yes!
                    Good, not true bypass.
                    Good price!

                    Comment on this review

                    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    A clarification

                    Comments about Boss RV-5 Digital Reverb Effects Pedal:

                    I just want to clarify something that might be misleading. Upon re-reading my review (below) I might have left the impression the RV-5 can sound JUST LIKE a Fender Reverb tank. It's sound is too modern for that. If that's what you need, you might want to try the Boss FRV-1 '63 Fender Reverb Pedal which models the original Fender Reverb Tank.Having said that, this is still a terrific pedal capable of creating amazing reverb effects, as long as you like more modern sounds than the original Fender Tank.I suppliment mine with analog delay and tremelo pedals that add effects beyond the range of the RV-5. And I will probably buy an FRV-1 to put behind it or just save up and eventually get a Fender Reverb Tank for a completely original reverb when I want that exact sound. Until then, the RV-5 lets me create amazing if modern reverb effects.I hope that clears things up.

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                    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    big reverb

                    By bassiswhereitsat

                    from Maryland

                    Comments about Boss RV-5 Digital Reverb Effects Pedal:

                    First off, this was my first pedal and I have owned it for about 10 years so I have had plenty of time to tweek it. I love my digital reverb pedal and I have it set right were I like it. It sounds incredible but it did take a long time to find the effect that I liked the best so if you have the time and patience this pedal is great. If you want something you don't have to mess with or you just don't know how to EQ you sound, this one's not for you.

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                    (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Not for me!

                    By eNo

                    from Milwaukee, WI

                    Comments about Boss RV-5 Digital Reverb Effects Pedal:

                    I got this pedal to give my reverb on a new amp I got. I normally play through a Fender Deluxe Reverb, so I've never needed a pedal before... but I got a killer Orange tube amp and I needed some reverb, so I got this pedal. After a long time (like 4-5 hours) of putting the pedal through its paces I found that the vast majority of the settings on the pedal are total crap... not even useful either in a live or recording environment, unless your just weird. There are a few setting that are OK, so I dialed a setting in that I could live with and told myself I just dial it in over time. Well, time went by... I dialed... and dialed... and dialed... still don't like. I finally sold this pedal on eBay for $10 less than retail and bought a different reverb pedal that is way better and I love. I'm not saying this pedal is crap... the reverb was just not to my personal liking. Other than that it looked well constructed and tough, and held on to its resale value well.

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                    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Loving it

                    By ToneChaser2000

                    from Eugene, OR.

                    Comments about Boss RV-5 Digital Reverb Effects Pedal:

                    I've been looking for a reverb pedal for months that doesn't suck tone like a black hole. And this is the one! I ran it in front on my Dual Recto and didn't like it, but then put it through the effects loop and it was perfect. I didn't expect every setting to work for me of course, but like almost all amps that just have one reverb, I wanted to find the reverb sound I wanted and I did, it sounds great. Don't be afraid to get one and look for YOUR sound, I found mine.

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                    (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Bill 'n Gracie

                    By Bill 'n Gracie

                    from San Francisco

                    Comments about Boss RV-5 Digital Reverb Effects Pedal:

                    I thought I would love this pedal. I don't. As people have mentioned, there are one or two good sounds - hall and room. The rest are just lousy. Very dissappointing. It is not worth the money. Like most Boss pedals, it's built like a tank. So you can have a lifetime of lousy sounding reverb. Many people have written that this is a very good for what it is. I disagree. It is not a pleasant sounding reverb pedal at all. And very expensive. So what's so good about that? I returned mine.

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