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- What does this mean?
The shimmering reverb is as much a part of the classic Fender tone as the guitars & amps themselves. Now Boss & Fender have teamed up to make you a pedal that delivers classic Fender reverb to any amp. Works best when used through your amps FX loop.
Guitarist Magazine Review
Guitarist magazine featured the FRV-1 in their Quick Test feature. Here's what they said...
"Classic Fender reverbs are warm and lush, and recreating such organic tones can be a difficult one for solid-state units to pull off. Here, though, the FRV-1 twangs in spades, with everything from a subtle enhancement all the way to full-on Dick Dale madness faithfully at your boot tips; even the 'pop' caused by pick attack is recreated."
"As long as you balance the tone with your dry amp signal, you'll get a huge amount from this pedal. It's a compromise, but for general gigging and recording, this is as authentic as it's likely to get."
We like: Simplicity and the tonal authenticity
We dislike: Treble and bass controls would be nice
Guitarist Magazine - Summer 2009
Here's what Boss say about the FRV1 Reverb pedal
A classic reborn - the legendary sound of the 1963 Fender Spring Reverb returns as a modern stompbox. BOSS and Fender USA have collaborated to create the FRV-1, a stunning recreation of the legendary '63 Fender Reverb via COSM technology. The FRV-1 puts that timeless tube-driven reverb sound under your foot in a tough, reliable compact pedal.
A timeless classic - the Fender Spring Reverb is the sound that launched the surf-music phenomenon, and is a staple of rockabilly, country, and blues. Later, it became commonplace in grunge and other modern genres. Now the same legendary sound can be had in an affordable, rugged compact pedal.
Recreates the legendary sound of the 1963 Fender Reverb via COSM technology
Easy operation with three classic controls for Dwell, Tone, and Mix for creating sounds from buttery warmth to sparkling twang
Cool, retro appearance
Road-tough BOSS metal construction
FRV-1 Reverb Specifications
Nominal Input Level
Nominal Output Level
Recommended Load Impedance
10 k or greater
DC 9 V: Dry battery 6F22 (9 V) type (carbon)/Dry battery 6LR61 (9 V) type (alkaline), AC Adaptor (PSA series: optional)
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.
mm: 73 (W) x 129 (D) x 59 (H),
inches: 2-7/8 (W) x 5-1/8 (D) x 2-3/8 (H) inches
420 g / 15 oz (including battery)
Owner's Manual, Dry battery/9 V type (6LR61)
AC adaptor (PSA series)