The pedal delivers everything from spank to surf to sheen, and it shares the same construction and operational details as its sibling, the Boost D.L.A. I was able to easily translate some of my studio tricks—such as darkening the timbre of a huge reverb setting, and mixing the wash ever so slightly behind the guitar sound to “three-dimensionalize” solos—using the Mix, Tone, and Feedback (which oscillates to produce spring-reverb effects) knobs. I didn’t use the Rumble control much, as I found little use for diminishing or pumping up low end, nor did I find the Level/Boost function that attractive, as I don’t often solo with reverb. These are personal quirks—other players may love these features, and they do work well. Whether you’re into subtle ripples, or bathing your tone in a virtual ocean, the Boost R.V.B. is a marvelous tool.
Kudos:Excellent sound. Easily tweakable. Tough as nails.
Concerns:Solo boost is overkill, unless you’re a real reverb fiend.
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