Pedal Demo: Boss RV 5 Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal

General, Tech I recently acquired this used Boss RV5 reverb effects pedal and was excited about trying it out.  Here's a short demo I recorded for friends with an iPhone. What I like about the RV5 is using it to layer delays for that swirly synth pad type sound.  I have digital spring reverb built in to my Bugera V5 that I play through, but I was looking for something that's easy to turn on and off when you want it and that would add that EHX Holy Grail type cathedral effect.  The RV5 did not disappoint.  My favorite setting is the Modulate function which sounds like the frequency is being changed as it decays.  The Hall setting is pure & pretty, but as you can hear, modulate does something very…
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Blowing It – Guitar Amps & Fuses

Music Ministry, Tech
I learned a few things about guitar amps and fuses this weekend that I wanted to pass along.  I picked up a used Bugera V5 guitar amp not too long ago that's been fantastic for playing in a worship service.  My setup on electric guitar at Holy Trinity is very close to the congregation, so having great tube tone, but at a low stage volume is important.  Before that, I was lugging around my heavy Fender Frontman 212r that I modified into a cabinet and was playing an Epiphone Valve Jr. through the custom speakers I'd installed.  The problem was that while "Junior" was only a 5w tube head, I still ran it through a 2x12 which was more volume than we needed considering that we mic the cabinet and…
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