Boss RV-2 Digital Reverb
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Boss RV-2 Digital Reverb

RV-2 Digital Reverb, Reverb per chitarra from Boss.

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moosers 29/01/2010

Boss RV-2 Digital Reverb : Recensione di moosers (content in English)

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The Boss RV-2 is a digital reverb effects pedal, and I believe it was the first reverb pedal made by Boss.  The pedal has a 1/4 inch input and two 1/4 inch outputs.  It has the standard size and make up that most Boss pedals do, with a nine volt battery compartment and power supply jack.  This isn't a rackable piece of gear as it is a stomp box.

UTILIZATION

The configuration of the Boss RV-2 is generally speaking quite easy to follow.  In terms of parameters, it has knobs for effect level, pre EQ, time, and a six point knob for choosing the mode.  The reverb modes include room, two hall modes, plate, gate, and a panning delay.  All of the modes are pretty cool, though I do like some more than others.  I can't say I've ever had an issue with using the pedal, so I don't believe that a manual is necessary unless you're having some sort of technical difficulty.


SOUND QUALITY

While the sound of the Boss RV-2 Digital Reverb doesn't match the clean sound quality of its followers (the RV-5), it does sound quite good across the board.  I've used the pedal a number of times for recording with a few different guitars and a '65 Fender Deluxe Reverb amplifier.  My favorite modes on the pedal would have to be the plate and the panning delay, but all of the modes have a similar sound quality and this is really just a point of personal taste.  While the RV-2 doesn't offer up the same type of versatility that you'd get with the RV-3 or RV-5, you can definitely get a ton of different reverb sounds from it anyway.


OVERALL OPINION

The Boss RV-2 is of course no longer being made, as it first came on the market more than twenty years ago.  However, you can definitely still find a good amount of them on eBay, so you can get one if you want one.  There is definitely a romantic aspect of having the older model of Boss' Digital Reverb, but I have to say that I like the RV-3 and RV-5 better overall.  This isn't to say that the RV-2 isn't a great pedal, I just think they perfected it after this one...