Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail Reverb

Single-Effect Pedal

Made by Electro-Harmonix

Description Reverb pedal, 3 types of reverb.
Posted By Chris Pinto (24466)
Directory Equipment: Effects
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Overall Rating: 4.5 (of 5)
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On 11/14/2005, Redmond Militante (957) posted:
Overall Rating:

-it's great, but it's digital - it probably doesn't compare to a vintage fender reverb tank
-my biggest complaint is the noise it adds to the signal but it's really minimal especially when you turn your amp up
-spring reverb is the bomb
-again, ehx needs to standardize the size and shape of their pedals, this one and the big muff in particular are always way out of proportion to the rest of my effects, and don't fit on some pedal boards
Model Year: 2004
Price: $75.00
Where Obtained: eBay

-select switch (spring/hall/flerb), level knob, pretty basic
-can be ac or battery powered - i'm running mine through an ac adapter
-true bypass
Sound Quality:

-les paul or strat through an effect chain to an ac30
-i use it for everything i play, just a touch of spring reverb with some dl-4 delay makes everything sound better
-adds a little bit of noise to the signal, especially when you turn the level up, i don't mind the noise especially if i'm playing overdriven, but some people might
Ease of Use:

-couldn't be easier to use, i don't mess with it much - just leave it on spring and tweak the knob sometimes

-it's large and metal, solid
On 2/7/2002, Chris Pinto (24466) posted:
Overall Rating:
I'm SO extremely happy with the overall sound out of this pedal. The warmth it adds to my playing, is unbelieveable. You can get everything from that country "slapback" for chicken-pickin' styles, and that awesome spring reverb that's found on so many of those older, great British amp heads. I never play without it, and I would buy another one in a heartbeat if anything ever happened to this one.

Although, I never use the Flerb option, it's there to use, or experiment with.
Model Year: 2002
Price: $85.00 (new)
Where Obtained: MandalayMusic.Com
One knob, 1 toggle switch, and one footswitch. Very easy pedal! No tuves, and it's NOT analog, it's digital. Features: 3 Types of reverb (Spring Reverb) (Hall Reverb) and (Flerb)...Yes, Flerb! Cross between Flange & reverb. Comes with AC Adapter, steel construction, not as sturdy as BOSS pedals, but it's your typical Electro Harmonix construction.
Sound Quality:
Sound quality is so excellent! Man, this pedal rocks! One of the best reverb pedals/units I've heard in a long time. Spring Reverb sounds excellent. Hall, sounds great too. I use this baby on a daily basis, and never play without it. It's excellent for almost anything: Eric Johnson, Blues, Clapton, Led Zepp, Country, Classic rock, Dire Straits...Whatever! This pedal adds some incredible depth to anything you play. Not only that, but it emulates almost 100%, the reverb from the classic Fender Twin Reverb amp. I'm sold on this pedal. Just wish the wall adapter was a bit stronger feeling. The wire is a bit cheap and flimsy, but, overall, the pedal is great.
Ease of Use:
Couldn't be any easier....A monkey could use it. One knob, one switch....duh!
Yeah, I'd play live gigs with this pedal, no problem! Electro Harmonix doesn't use the absolute "best" metal for building their boxes, but, it seems to me that it'll handle a whole bunch of use. Id say on a scale from 1-10, I'd say it's approximately a 7-8. At least!