The Fender Spring Reverb sound is synonymous with classic surf-rock, rockabilly, country, blues, and has been a sought after model by guitarists the world over who crave its sweet tones. From sparkling brilliance to jangly magic to unabashed twang, the Spring Reverb "sound" can elevate a guitarist's tone from mere mortal to Godlike-levels. However, getting your hands on one of those original models is out of the reach of most. Not only that, but they had a habit of being somewhat noisy. What if all those tones were achievable in an affordable, resilient, noise-free package?
The Boss FRV-1 '63 Fender Reverb Guitar Effect Pedal reproduces the legendary character of Fender's 1963 Spring Reverb in Boss' iconic stompbox design. Thanks to a very special collaborative effort between the two giants, now every guitarist can get their hands on the tones that have helped to define music for several decades. Using their proprietary COSM technology, Boss worked closely with the team at Fender to ensure that all you need to do is hit the pedal, dial in your tone, and get down.
Simple controls, powerful tones
The FRV-1 is equipped with three controls to give you total mastery over your tone: Mixer, Tone, and Dwell. The Mixer control dictates your wet/dry signal mix, Tone handles your desired frequency response, whilst the Dwell control focuses on reverb time. With the Dwell control turned up to maximum, reverb decay time is increased to give you that fat, swirling spring reverb sound. Dialling it back will decrease the decay time and tighten up the response. The more you increase the Tone control, the greater the "twang" that is injected into your tone – the closer to country heaven you’ll be.
Resilient Boss Construction
Boss’ COSM technology uses digital alchemy to recreate the ’63 Spring Reverb tones, which means that you can rest assured that unwanted knocks to the unit during use, won't interfere with your signal. The tank-like chassis is standard Boss, guaranteeing that through the most energetic of performances, your FRV-1 will be with you at and throughout every gig, tour after tour. All you need to do is make sure you have a 9-volt battery or power supply to hand, and you’re good to go. The stompbox slots discreetly into any pedalboard set-up, giving you absolutely no excuse not to grab your Boss FRV-1 63 Fender Reverb Guitar Effect Pedal today, and recreate the historic tones of the 1963 Fender Spring Reverb.
Manufacturer Boss Model Name FRV-1 63 Fender Reverb Guitar Effect Pedal Dimensions (H x W x D) 59 x 73 x 129 mm Weight 0.420kg Nominal Input Level -20 dBu Input Impedance 1 M ohms Nominal Output Level -20 dBu Output Impedance 1 k ohms Recommended Load Impedance 10 k ohms or greater Residual Noise -96 dBu (IHF-A, Typ.) * All knobs at center position Controls Mixer, Tone, Dwell Connectors GUITAR IN jack, OUTPUT (MONO) jack, AC adaptor jack (DC 9 V) Power Supply DC 9 V: Dry battery 6F22 (9 V) type (carbon)/Dry battery 6LR61 (9 V) type (alkaline), AC Adaptor (PSA series: optional) Current Draw 37 mA (DC 9 V) * Expected battery life under continuous use: Alkaline: 10.5 hours. These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use. Finish Grey Accessories Owner's Manual, Dry battery/9 V type (6LR61) Options AC Adaptor (PSA-Series)
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