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T-Rex Engineering Tonebug Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal  

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The Tonebug Reverb from T-Rex is a stunning reverb pedal built with one goal in mind: bring life to dry, flat-sounding, bedroom-bound guitar playing....Read More

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OVERVIEW

Bring a flat-sounding, bedroom-bound guitar to life.

The Tonebug Reverb from T-Rex is a stunning reverb pedal built with one goal in mind: bring life to dry, flat-sounding, bedroom-bound guitar playing. The Tonebug Reverb pedal simulates real-life performance environments, from huge echoing concert halls and modern-sounding live stages to raunchy clubs and basement dives. But no matter what setting you choose, the Tonebug Reverb delivers loads of incredible T-Rex tone will keep you sounding like the best of them.

What makes the Tonebug Reverb such a versatile stompbox is its clever dual-mode feature. The mode switch lets you go from Modern's more contemporary reverb sounds to Spring for a world of vintage reverb that sounds almost too authentic to be true. The T-Rex Tonebug Reverb is really like having two separate peals in one.

FEATURES
  • Revitalizes your guitar playing by simulating different playing environments
  • Dual-mode feature lets you choose between Modern and Spring modes
  • Delivers vintage reverb tone
  • Power supply NOT included:
  • May be powered by a 9V Battery

Order now and spice up your guitar playing with the Tonebug Reverb's versatile tone sculpting.

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T-Rex EngineeringTonebug Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.1

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (7)
  • Compact (5)
  • Responsive (4)
  • Good selection of effects (3)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur recording (5)
    • Home studio (5)
    • Performances (5)
    • Outdoor events / games (4)
    • Professional recording (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (7), Professional musician (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A must if your amp dosen't have reverb!

    I've always played amps with a reverb tank but recently purchased two Dr. Z combos niether of which have reverb. I thought I could get used to the non-reverb tone, but I found...Read complete review

    I've always played amps with a reverb tank but recently purchased two Dr. Z combos niether of which have reverb. I thought I could get used to the non-reverb tone, but I found myself wishing I had it back. I don't need over-the-top, beach-crashing, surf reverb, just that "always-on" touch o 'verb that I've grown used to over the years.Well, I almost purchased a EH Holy Grail (I've played them in the past and I did like what I heard) but this little ToneBug is EVERYTHING the Grail is but much more...without any noise! It took me 5 minutes to find my setting (Spring) but the "Modern" setting is going to be fun to play with. If this made any noise or sucked any tone, my Dr. Z amps would show it in a heartbeat. This sounds like it's a spring tank sitting in the bottom of a cabinet...PERFECT reverb effect.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Don't believe the hype...

    I was really hoping I could use this to replace the EHX Holy Grail Plus on my pedal board, but the sound quality is sadly lacking compared to the Holy Grail. The Holy Grail...Read complete review

    I was really hoping I could use this to replace the EHX Holy Grail Plus on my pedal board, but the sound quality is sadly lacking compared to the Holy Grail. The Holy Grail spring reverb emulation sounds really accurate and authentic in my estimation and I was hoping for the same here, but the sound is pretty wimpy and not very "spring-like". On the plus side, it is slightly smaller than the EHX, has a nice "clickless" footswitch and plays nice with my 1-spot daisy-chain power supply, (the Holy Grail did not, and I had to use it's own wall wart to avoid any loud background hum/digital interferance). Unfortunately though, the reverb sounds just aren't as good: the spring emulation doesn't really cut it and the "Modern" setting is way overblown, with anything above 9:00 being pretty much unusable. Also, as one other reviewer has pointed it, the pedal colors your overall tone when you click it on... giving you an overall treble boost, whereas I would prefer it to be more "neutral". Probably okay to add some reverb flavor on the cheap to your bedroom practise amp, but if you are looking for some classic 60's spring reverb sounds I would recomend you pay the extra money and get the EHX Holy Grail plus.

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    5.0

    Awesome

    By Mattdeez

    from enterprise, al

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    Pros

    • Excellent Sound Quality

    Cons

    • I Had To Pay For It

    Best Uses

    • With Your Friends

    Comments about T-Rex Engineering Tonebug Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal:

    It's really all you need for reverb.

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    4.0

    Great little reverb pedal

    By Tubehed

    from Westminster, CA

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about T-Rex Engineering Tonebug Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal:

      This is a nice sounding, well built and compact pedal. The spring and modern modes sound clean and realistic. If you are really particular about spring reverb, you'll want to go with an actual reverb tank or get an amp with a good built in spring 'verb. Other than that, this will get the job done for everything from blues to surf music without taking up much room on your pedal board. Modern mode sounds like a "hall" type reverb and can get pretty cavernous with the mix and decay knobs past noon. It is a bit darker sounding to my ears than the spring mode and good for more atmospheric type tracks.

      Thanks to Musician's Friend for top notch service, as always!

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      5.0

      Nice

      By Mike

      from Brooklyn, NY

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about T-Rex Engineering Tonebug Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal:

        I leave it on the spring setting with the Decay at 12:00 or a little less and the depth at or around 9:00. Sounds great! I wasn't looking for a distinct effect, just a touch of reverb to my overall sound. Good stuff!

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        4.0

        T REX Pedal Rocks

        By I1NaRoc

        from Tucson, AZ

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        Pros

        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Good Selection Of Effects
        • Responsive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio

          Comments about T-Rex Engineering Tonebug Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal:

          Hardware is awesome...Buy one you won't be disappointed.

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          4.0

          Generally pleased with it

          By Keith

          from Hilton Head, SC

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Performances

            Comments about T-Rex Engineering Tonebug Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal:

            The T-Rex was a recent Stupid Deal of the Day item, so I decided to add one to my acoustic pedal board. I gig regularly (solo) in the Hilton Head Island area and play a '98 Taylor 710ce through a Bose L1 Compact. My pedal board has a Sennheiser wireless, a Fishman Aura dreadnaught, an original Janglebox compressor and the T-Rex. I like the sound of the spring reverb with both dials set at about 10 o'clock. When it is engaged it provides a slight boost to the signal, which I didn't expect but which I don't mind.

            I haven't even tried the "Modern" reverb setting, so I can't comment on it.

            It seems rugged enough -- I've been gigging with it for the past month or two, and i turn it on & leave it on throughout the show. It's not a life-changing pedal, but it does add a nice dimension to my acoustic sound. I'm happy with it, especially given the "sdotd" price.

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            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Don't believe the hype...

            By Donny Danger

            from Austin, TX y'all

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Click-free Switching

            Cons

            • Colors Your Sound
            • Poor Sound Quality

            Best Uses

            • Bedroom Practise

            Comments about T-Rex Engineering Tonebug Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal:

            I was really hoping I could use this to replace the EHX Holy Grail Plus on my pedal board, but the sound quality is sadly lacking compared to the Holy Grail. The Holy Grail spring reverb emulation sounds really accurate and authentic in my estimation and I was hoping for the same here, but the sound is pretty wimpy and not very "spring-like". On the plus side, it is slightly smaller than the EHX, has a nice "clickless" footswitch and plays nice with my 1-spot daisy-chain power supply, (the Holy Grail did not, and I had to use it's own wall wart to avoid any loud background hum/digital interferance). Unfortunately though, the reverb sounds just aren't as good: the spring emulation doesn't really cut it and the "Modern" setting is way overblown, with anything above 9:00 being pretty much unusable. Also, as one other reviewer has pointed it, the pedal colors your overall tone when you click it on... giving you an overall treble boost, whereas I would prefer it to be more "neutral". Probably okay to add some reverb flavor on the cheap to your bedroom practise amp, but if you are looking for some classic 60's spring reverb sounds I would recomend you pay the extra money and get the EHX Holy Grail plus.

            Comment on this review

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            simply awesome

            By mackavella04

            from New Orleans

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about T-Rex Engineering Tonebug Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal:

              I have been searching for a realistically priced reverb pedal, as a reverb tank is just a bit to large and toooo expensive. I am a real big electro-harmonix fan and i have played on all their reverb pedals and they were ok but not that awesome analog vintage warm reverb i heard in my head and on countles records. After searching through a few other brands I wanted to puke. Just about when i was assuming that i would just have to break down, save, and buy a reverb tank, i found the tonebug. Let me tell you this thing is the closest thing to a mini reverb tank you will find.
              I play primarilly grunge and hard rock and this fits in nicely with my othr gear. I run a 20+ year old Gretsch Country Club(with earni ball rock-n-roll 10's strings) through a vox wah, carbon copy delay, boss delay(the only digital pedal i own besides my tuner), big muuff pi, fulltone ultimate octave, mxr full bore metal(which i set the eq on crazy to get more a high gain fuzz tone with very little high frequency), ibanez tube screamer, and a boss chromatic tuner. I run this through a vox ac head and cab and it sounds incredible. I also run all this using only monster gold connector rock cables. im finally getting close to the tone i hear in my head.
              The next pedals on my list to purchase are the electro-harmonix small clone, the mxr script phase 90, a joe meek floor compressor, and a ISP decimator noise reducer. The next amp will be the egnator tweaker 40 which is crazy awesome, and a Bugera 1960(so i can switch between a low gain amp and a high gain amp but still have that vintage luster).
              I would reccoment this Reverb pedal to anyone wanting a great vintage reverb. I set this reverb very mildly (spring)and primarily do not turn it off ever. It works great and is built like a tank.

              ....a must buy

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              (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              I'd get a different one

              By nowheretoday

              from Chicago

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • It Get

              Cons

              • Poor Sound Quality

              Best Uses

                Comments about T-Rex Engineering Tonebug Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal:

                The only thing I'm gonna say is that this unit once turned on it will modify the tone of your guitar/amp setup.
                I was looking for something that would add a reverb to my sound not a sound to my sound.

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                4.0

                Liked it

                By Mye-Ltwvy

                from North Shore of Boston Ma.

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Great Tone
                • Responsive
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • None really

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Blowing Harp
                • Events
                • Great For Blowing Harp
                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • With Old Non-reverb Amps

                Comments about T-Rex Engineering Tonebug Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal:

                I blow harp through a 50's Astatic J-T 30 then into the T-Rex reverb unit and out of a 1957 Silvertone, 30 watt, single 12. Simply AWESOME in smaller venues and for recording.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Avoid this like the plague!

                By JazzyJim

                from SF Bay Area

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Breaks Easily

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about T-Rex Engineering Tonebug Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal:

                    I went through 3 of these units and all failed within 20 minutes of use. The 1st unit made a loud "pop" and died after I first turned it on. The 2nd "exchanged" unit (from Musician's Friend) lasted 20 minutes on a gig and died after making the same "popping" sound. Contacted T-Rex and they shipped me a 3rd unit and the on-off button would not stay on unless held down manually. I shipped the 2nd and 3rd units back to Denmark asking them to check out their quality control (these units are made in [*] with cheap components) over a month ago and have heard nothing back from the company after repeated email inquiries.

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