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    Any thoughts? I am about to spring for it. I don't usually use much reverb, and I have a good analog spring on several amps, however I run a mic through my amp and this little device should work for vocals and / or guitar. It seems to have a nice selection and isn't noisy according to the reviews.

    There are cheaper pedals, but I don't want a crappy reverb. I also can't spend $500 for a higher end unit. This baby is about $100 and seems to be the best of the budget pedals....

    Doc Dosco
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    I have one I like it a lot. I find the blend knob very useful. I think you picked a winner!!

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    It's a good choice if you want non-specialized long and lush reverbs. If you want spring emulation, or other affected modes, look elsewhere. I had a Trinity (same thing but with 2 custom PGS presets) and compared it to a few other reverbs, notably the Digitech Hardwire RV-7. The Digitech had better clarity/realism, but the reverbs were very short. The HoF is a little grainier, but can do really long tails, which is why I got it. Through an amp the quality difference is even less relevant. The HoF definitely isn't noisy. For your needs I think it would work well.

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    tc hof's a good little "jack of all reverbs" box..esp at that price point!!…best feature is that it maintains your analog signal all the way thru..doesn't convert your guitar to digital. like many other pedals..only the effect...

    and with toneprint feature you can find and download a reverb that's to your exact liking..good little added extra feature



    if you were very specific as to the type of reverb you required….as in, if you wanted an old fender amp spring reverb type , i'd recommend the catalinbread topanga..or if you wanted super lush jumbo decays and pristine wetness, i'd recommend the strymon "sky" pedals

    but those are considerably more $$$ and more "tone" specific

    √ good choice

    cheers

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    I think the spring setting on the HoF is fine, but i use mostly the room setting on mine. Good solid reverb pedal.

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    Thanks all. I ordered it. $94 bucks delivered. The power supply was $6 from another place.

    I think it will be fine. I simply need a short room or plate. Cathedral reverbs are nice, however I wouldn't have a use for it, and I don't need the spring simulation. I only need to wet down the guitar or voice a bit.

    I had a Digitech Looper a while back. I hated it. It f***ed up the bypass signal and sounded tinny when not looping. Their reverb pedal may be better, put why take a chance. If this doesn't mess up the analog signal as mentioned, I'll be quite happy.

    I started by looking at the Behringer because it is so cheap, however I have a little Behringer mixer I never use and I swear one can hear the ocean breaking on the shore through it (it's really THAT noisy) ..... so even if the hiss doesn't bother some people who reviewed the Behringer pedal, I think it would bother me.

    Thanks again. I'll update this thread when I get the pedal.

    Doc Dosco
    Last edited by docdosco; 08-20-2015 at 09:04 PM.

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    It's a great pedal Doc, you'll love it.

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    Be sure to check out some of the toneprint files on-line. Some of them are really nice.

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    It is a nice pedal. I like the Robben Ford Toneprint. It is like a spring reverb but without the metallic zing

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    I think the HOF mini is even cheaper. If you don't need to have 15 different reverbs available at all times.

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    Steve Morse toneprints are good too!

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    I just got the HOF Mini and IMO it's a great pedal.
    The Toneprint feature is cool. All of the pre-sets from the HOF are available, plus custom artist settings.
    And once you download the Toneprint app. You don't have to be online to change your reverb model.
    Don't know if you got the HOF or the Mini, but if you got the Mini. After downloading the Toneprint app you'll only have about half of the available settings.
    To get the full amount of Toneprints, go to settings→update and it will almost double the available Toneprints.
    HNPD, enjoy.
    Paully

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    Hi all,

    I tried the pedal briefly today. I am impressed so far. It has a stunning cathedral reverb that I will never use, however the room and plate are certainly workable. I found it clean, with the resolution at the tail end of the reverbs lush, thick and not gritty. I also thought the dry signal seemed true to the amp I was plugged into. I have had pedals that colored the sound in bypass, so much so that I sold off the device to be rid of it.

    I am not a pedal guy really. However this little box has lots of high quality, useful presets that can be doctored in various ways. A nice tool, I must say.

    I will spend more time in the next few days fiddling with it. The tiny size, flexibility, ease of use does make the Hall of Fame attractive. Especially as you can get it for about $100 if you look around. I paid $94, free shipping and got the power supply elsewhere for $6, free shipping.

    Doc Dosco

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    Both Larry Carlton and Robben Ford have a HOF reverb in their pedalboards.

    If it's good enough for them, and neither has an endorser contract, I'd say it's good enough for anybody.

    HTH,

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    I have a Hall of Fame Mini. I really like the size factor, though I do prefer the sound of my Mad Professor Silver Spring. Here are a few toneprints I like:

    Air - Robben Ford
    Clouds - Robben Ford
    Molly - Jon Thorne
    Preset Church

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    Another promising option is the new Digitech Polara reverb unit. Apparently, the algorithms used come from the Lexicon line, and all the demos I've heard so far have been very pleasing. It looks to me like Digitech was aiming for the Hall of Fame market since it's about the same size as the HOF and features a variety of reverb sounds to choose from. I don't know whether or not it is as good or better than the TC Electronics unit, but it might be worth a look.


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    They're very similar but I liked the HOF more. The main advantage of the Digitech is a better Spring mode.

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    Digitech lost me on the sound quality of their looper. I could really hear a nasty nasal tone in the bypass. When it was unplugged I got my warm tube sound back, so the pedal was unusable to me.

    However, maybe they have cleaned up their electronics.

    I don't need a spring, so I guess the HoF will do fine....

    Doc Dosco

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    Quote Originally Posted by jorgemg1984
    They're very similar but I liked the HOF more. The main advantage of the Digitech is a better Spring mode.
    What did you like more about the HOF?

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    Quote Originally Posted by docdosco
    Digitech lost me on the sound quality of their looper. I could really hear a nasty nasal tone in the bypass. When it was unplugged I got my warm tube sound back, so the pedal was unusable to me.

    However, maybe they have cleaned up their electronics.

    I don't need a spring, so I guess the HoF will do fine....

    Doc Dosco
    The issue of sound loss when bypassed shouldn't be a problem. I read that the pedal comes with a switch that allows the user to choose between true and buffered bypass.

    Both seem like great pedals. I'm sure that when it comes time buy a reverb pedal, it'll be one of these two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klatu
    What did you like more about the HOF?
    I just liked the HOF algorithms a little more. . and the HOF has a lot more reverbs because of the toneprints. But they're both great pedals!

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    The Polara does not mess with the guitars sound at all.

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    Gave up on getting a good reverb out of the Boss Katana, can’t afford the Strymon, suffered the opening to hell known as GC on a Saturday, got home, installed a battery, plugged in and instantly found a sonic happy place.

    No hurry to explore the USB software or the weird Mash technology, is it a button or a a tiny pedal?

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    Wife out of the house so tried the HOF2 in the fx loop of the Peavey C30. The Boss Katana 100 combo has been my sole amp since it came 2 years ago. That 0.5watt mode allows me to play sans headphones when she’s home so when I can turn it up I just switch to the 50watt mode. It weighs 10lbs less than the C30 so when I do go out I grab it. Hard to beat. Let’s hear what the HOF sounds like in the Peavey. Its reverb died a couple of years ago, never that great anyway.

    Oh yeah! Tubes!

    The Boss is nice, much more useful, comes close to the sound but the real deal is soul satisfying.

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    The HOF2 is a great pedal. I have found a lot of nice sounds in mine.

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    Glad you like it. I bought my first Reverb pedal, a Topanga mainly because when I would use my 5E3 25W Tweed build at low volume I would always wonder what a dab of Reverb would be like. I love a little Reverb.

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    Is the TC Electronics HOF 2 significantly improved compared to the original HOF reverb pedal? I had the original version and was not impressed.

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    My understanding is the algorithms are the same with the exception of the new shimmer. They added two more preset slots and their “Mash” technology where the button acts like a foot pedal, the effect changes level as you press harder. TC also brags about something new with the internal dip switches but I haven’t tried that.

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    For any of you that are using smaller stereo reverb pedals like the HOF2, how do you manage to not pull the reverb around the room when you walk? Are you fastening it to some sort of pedal board?

    I looked at the TC Electronic M100 (which gets favorable reviews) and it looks substantial enough to not be flopping off the amp when I move about.

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    My HOF Mini doesn't move because I don't use a cable, instead a wireless system. But even while using a cable, it didn't move around that much. Maybe my cable was longer and/or my room smaller than yours.

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    Wireless, Line6 G10, to the amp with the HOF2 in the FX loop.

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    I have noticed this pedal eats batteries. To ensure it is OFF I must step on the switch AND pull the cords out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TedBPhx
    I have noticed this pedal eats batteries. To ensure it is OFF I must step on the switch AND pull the cords out.
    It's worth getting something like a OneSpot, especially as you accumulate pedals.

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    Any pedal will eat batteries while cords are plugged in unless it's a true bypass, and even then it can be a problem. I either use an adapter, or an external battery in a box with an on/off switch. I tend to forget the switch, though, and mostly just unplug the box. With an internal battery, most are using power as long as a plug is inserted. Not a great design, but it's by far the most common.

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    Just got me a HOF Mini! I love it and the Toneprint app is an amazing idea, so much fun!

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    Congratulations. Every clip I've heard of the Hall of Fame has been terrific.

    As a side note: I'm constantly impressed by the audio minutiae that reviewers are able to identify that separate one pedal from another. Many of the pedals I've heard sound remarkably similar. In fact, most of them sound amazing.

    I'm that rare guy who is usually quite satisfied with any onboard reverb I've encountered on an amp. I even think the Polytone onboard reverb is solid and usable.

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    I am generally pleased with the on board effects in my Boss Katana but the reverbs are not great. The spring reverb in the Classic 30 died so that was my excuse to get the HOF. The sound is superb but I’m getting bored with powering it and two additional cables. Probably my one and only pedal for the foreseeable future.

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    I know i'm after the fact here, but posting for the future keyword searchers...

    I've enjoyed the TC Hall of Fame reverb in my rig for years and it is loaded with great features.
    That said, i recently switched to a super clean rig(Clarus w/extended range cab) and moved the HOF from front of amp to the effects loop, where I can really hear the details of the reverb algorithm. It sounds very grainy, almost like you can hear the individual delay layers. I've got several reverb units, including Lexicon and others, and I must say, if you really want a great sounding reverb, Hall of Fame is not a good choice. It seems to be just fine as a lo-fi pedal out front, though.

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    Aaargh! Mine died.

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    i had one. Nicest of the cheap reverb pedals. I think it's overall a better sounding pedal than the digitech though the spring on the digitech is slightly better. Neither's spring will remind you of a fender amp though. One issue is that the jacks are very cheaply mounted to the circuit board and if you have it at the end of your pedalboard, it's easy to wreck the pedal by stepping on the cable. I had it happen and mine was out of warranty and TC wanted $85 + shipping to fix it.

    I have the digitech RV-7 (basically the same as the polaris) and it's somewhat underwhelming. I have tried the oceans 11 (also underwhelming), the wet (too much echo), and several others. I recently bought a tube spring reverb. I have also owned the strymon flint and source audio ventris and they are both better than the smaller pedals but i thought the spring on the flint was poor and the ventris was way more than what I needed.