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    I am looking for a new reverb pedal as my amp doesn't have one, so would you go for a TC Toneport reverb pedal or maybe a Line6 M5 ?

    I like the idea of the Line6 M5 as I could do with another delay-echo-..... pedal.

    Any ideas ?

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    The M5 will get you more bang for the buck than a single reverb unit will. There will be times that you may want a different effect other than reverb and with the M5 you'll be covered. However, for not much more scratch you can get a used M9 and be a bit farther down the road if you ever want another pedal of any sort. You can still have reverb running while 2 other effects are still available on the M9. All the reverbs are very adjustable as well.

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    Spud has a great point about the extra options available with the M5 or better, the M9.

    However, if you want a really sweet reverb that covers plenty of ground, the TC Hall of Fame w/Toneprint would have to be at the top of the reverb only list.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tig View Post
    Spud has a great point about the extra options available with the M5 or better, the M9.

    However, if you want a really sweet reverb that covers plenty of ground, the TC Hall of Fame w/Toneprint would have to be at the top of the reverb only list.

    I was going to get one of those for a reverb. It looks great. Until, I got the M9. Has some good reverbs and a LOT more.
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    I have this one All the big reverb sounds, and the trem is amazing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ch0jin View Post
    I have this one All the big reverb sounds, and the trem is amazing!
    Looks good Ch0jiin, still not sure if I want just the reverb or a box of tricks. Does the Line 6 M9 sound digital ?


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    Default Re: Tone Port or Line 6 M5

    I have no personal experience, but even guys on The Gear Page seem to like the M-series reverb. I've toyed with getting an M5 for that very purpose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guitartango View Post
    Looks good Ch0jiin, still not sure if I want just the reverb or a box of tricks. Does the Line 6 M9 sound digital ?

    Not to me it doesn't. I've gigged for years with the M13 and nobody ever mentioned that my sound was 'digital' either. An interesting aside - My M9 sounds better than my M13, just a little clearer and the effects sound more pronounced. Same software versions too.

    The M9 and M13 has really curbed my pedal g.a.s. as well. If I get urges I just go dial something up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spudman View Post
    The M9 and M13 has really curbed my pedal g.a.s. as well. If I get urges I just go dial something up.
    That's a weird feeling, isn't it? Maybe my standards have gone down, but knowing roughly how to get stuff sounding good through tweaking and the preponderance of high-quality and low-cost gear (Line 6, Squier CV, Jet City, etc.) has really made the tone chase kind of a secondary thing at this point. At least that's kind of what I've found. Makes me wonder what I'm supposed to do when I don't have an instrument to plink away on...
    Quote Originally Posted by Spudman
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    Quote Originally Posted by guitartango View Post
    Does the Line 6 M9 sound digital ?

    Not to me. I agree with Spud on the GAS killing aspect of the M9 too. I like the reverbs, and many of the other stompbox models, very well.
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