EHX Oceans 11 Reverb

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EHX Oceans 11 Reverb

Post by Axolotl » Tue May 29, 2018 11:55 am

I passed on the Canyon delay, but they will be getting my money for this one! So much verb sounds and options in a small box. Looks like the poor man's Big Sky. I'm in!

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Re: EHX Oceans 11 Reverb

Post by marqueemoon » Tue May 29, 2018 12:12 pm

The plate sounds like hot garbage.

The drippy spring sounds are kinda neat, although the “kicking the tank” sound is corny.

The infinite stuff is interesting , but most of the rest don’t interest me.

I’ll stick with my RV-6.

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Re: EHX Oceans 11 Reverb

Post by Singlebladepickup » Tue May 29, 2018 12:15 pm

The shimmer sounds like a poor man's Fathom. I really like the infinite switch when you hold down the button, that sounds extremely useful. I have no real use for this pedal, but I'd like to hear a different demo. This one sounded so cheesy and overproduced.

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Re: EHX Oceans 11 Reverb

Post by Axolotl » Tue May 29, 2018 12:29 pm

Mostly interested in the infinite, reverse and mod/trem options, if the price is right. Not a big fan of any shimmer verb, they all sound the same and too synthetic for me. I agree the demo could be much more tasteful.

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Re: EHX Oceans 11 Reverb

Post by InLimbo » Tue May 29, 2018 4:35 pm

Looks like it's the same price as a used Cathedral? If that's the case then nah. Stereo and saving presets trumps this one pretty easy in my book.

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Re: EHX Oceans 11 Reverb

Post by parry » Tue May 29, 2018 5:25 pm

I got excited about the gated reverb. Then, I figured out Boss has that on the RV5. So I'm gonna get one of those.
I really wasn't crazy about the rest of the O11's offerings.
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Re: EHX Oceans 11 Reverb

Post by shoule79 » Wed May 30, 2018 4:06 am

I love my RV-6 for a small reverb pedal, but miss gating and reverse. This will likely be my next purchase.

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Re: EHX Oceans 11 Reverb

Post by DWO » Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:03 am

I heard someone testing this pedal at Sam Ash last night. It sounded great to me.

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Re: EHX Oceans 11 Reverb

Post by Ralph124C41 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:57 am

I have one and I haven't gotten around to testing it yet. I used that recent 20 percent off promotion at eBay to get Musician's Friend to match it so I got the pedal delivered to me for less than $119.

Btw, it is a buffered pedal, not a true bypass ... but I don't think that should make a difference.

There are a few good reviews/demos over at Youtube from Ryan at 60 Cycle Hum and a long one from Germandude.

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Re: EHX Oceans 11 Reverb

Post by Lamar Fandango » Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:28 pm

Revive that dead post! I sold my Empress Reverb because the spring reverb was junk and despite begging and pleading in the owners forum they just aren’t going to rework it. I got an Oceans 11 because the spring sounded good. And.....it does! It sounded great with a Gibson ES-347. But took me a long time to get it dialed in on my AVRI JM. Too bright, too dark, fix the brightness and the drip disappears, go the other direction and ice picks unload on you. I eventually got a very good surf sound (for a $100 tiny pedal). The key was plugging into the normal channel on the Twin Reverb.

Don’t expect the other settings to sound like an Empress. The ghost setting on that thing was divine. The other settings on the Oceans 11 are too casio keyboard-ish to put the FX mix anywhere above “subtle background.” The echo is nice combined with a basic analog delay (carbon copy, vapor trail, etc). If I cared about synth sounds I would have kept the Empress or gone to another fancy reverb. Still, I wish the Oceans 11 creepy verb were a bit more subtle. And a preset system would be nice, even if it were only 2 or 3 slots.

For $100, it fills the Fender tank jones for a pedal board cheat. Don’t talk about the fake crash effect. I want to respect this pedal for what it does well. It kills the Boss FRV-1 in my loser opinion. That damn Boss pedal is a jealous pedal....doesn’t want any other pedals around it. The Oceans 11 plays nice with most fuzzes, but seems to hinder the more over the top pedals. I’m thinking of a certain “scary midrange” fuzz from a few years back.

Verdict: for $100 I wish I would have kept my Empress and just added this for the spring.

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Re: EHX Oceans 11 Reverb

Post by s_mcsleazy » Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:16 am

ive been curious about trying one because it had both a shim and a mod. but most the demo's have been ignoring the mod setting or spending like 3 seconds on it.
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Re: EHX Oceans 11 Reverb

Post by Lamar Fandango » Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:49 pm

There are better complicated multi fx reverbs out there for mod and shimmer. One plus is that the pedal has a tone knob just for the effect, so while the mod verb isn’t as great as the Empress ghost (or the Empress mod setting for that matter), you can at least bury some of the highs (which is where it showcases its cheapness). Recording with it? No. Going higher volume live with other pedals? It can work. Be prepared to tweak.

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