The reverb from a particularly juicy fart takes me by surprise. The smell that follows also takes me by surprise. Not because I didn’t expect it, but because it was more powerful than I thought it would be.
So how does reverb work and how does it make things sound grander than they may actually be all by themselves?
I have posted in the past that I got an Electro Harmonix Holy Grail Reverb pedal for $5 at a local thrift store. Yes, I know. An amazing find! But it is currently not on my pedal board. Do I miss it? Yes. Enough to figure out how to get it to fit? Not yet.
When I use reverb I am generally not trying to recreate some sort of surf guitar sound, a la Dick Dale (btw, saw him live this February and he was fantastic). I am using it to add depth and texture to my guitar playing. Just enough to make my sound bigger and fuller (is that a word?).
Right now I am trying to explore my new guitar amp when I don’t waste my evening on the internet. I want to understand the natural tone and sound of the amp before I start throwing in effects. So I haven’t plugged in my pedal board yet. But I need to. I should explore all the tools at my disposal.
But tonight I have waited too long and must head to bed. Good night.