Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail Plus
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Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail Plus

Holy Grail Plus, Reverb per chitarra from Electro-Harmonix in the Holy Grail series.

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moosers 01/11/2009

Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail Plus : Recensione di moosers (content in English)

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The Electro Harmonix Holy Grail Plus is an analog reverb pedal that is similar to the original Holy Grail reverb pedal.  This pedal has 1/4 inch connections and I powered it with the specific Electro Harmonix power supply and I don't know if it can be powered with another 9 volt power supply as I have no tried.  This isn't a rack mountable piece of gear as it is a stomp box.

UTILIZATION

The configuration of the Electro Harmonix Holy Grail Plus is pretty easy to follow overall as it simply has three parameters.  It has knobs for blend, amount, and mode, which you can choose from spring, hall, and room type reverbs.  This is slightly different from the original Holy Grail pedal and allows you to get some slightly different sounding reverbs, although I believe that only one of the modes is different.  As you can see, with only three knobs this pedal is very easy to use and for this reason a manual isn't a necessity.


SOUND QUALITY

The sounds that are possible with the Electro Harmonix Holy Grail Plus are pretty great overall.  I like all three of the modes as it allows me to get some contrasting reverb sounds within one place.  While I do wish that there were more modes as I am always a fan of versatility, you can still get a good amount of different sounds.  I usually use the pedal with a '76 Fender Twin Reverb and a Fender Strat, so I'm getting a pretty good idea of what this pedal actually sounds like.  While the spring reverb on the pedal is probably the best of the three modes, it still doesn't compare to the spring reverb I have on my Twin Reverb, but is still realistic and very useful for live shows or recording./

OVERALL OPINION

I've been using the Electro Harmonix Holy Grail Plus for about six months and it is definitely a nice sounding reverb pedal.  While this wouldn't be my first choice for a reverb pedal, when I have access to it at the studio I work at I will definitely dabble with it as you can get some cool and interesting tones.  It is pretty similar to the original Holy Grail, and its hard for me to say if one is better or worse, they are just slightly different in make up and the tones that you can get.  The price is definitely reasonable and you know you're getting top quality from Electro Harmonix.  If you are looking for a nice reverb pedal, definitely check out the Electro Harmonix Holy Grail Plus.