Boss RV-500 Reverb Effect Pedal GUITAR REVERB PEDALS
Boss RV-500 Reverb Effect Pedal GUITAR REVERB PEDALS
Boss RV-500 Reverb Effect Pedal GUITAR REVERB PEDALS

Boss RV-500 Reverb Effect Pedal


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Boss RV-500 Reverb Pedal

Put 21 different reverb effects under your feet with the BOSS RV-500 pedal, intended primarily for electric guitar. Rooms, halls, plates, springs, it’s all here, alongside more esoteric processes, such as octavized shimmering, as well as the characterful Lo-Fi, Slowverb, and Storm. Classic Roland units have also been emulated, such as Space Echo (the RE-201), and SRV, based on the SRV-2000, a popular unit in the 1980s. The RV-500 provides its sound using 32-bit AD/DA conversion, 32-bit floating-point processing, and sampling rates of 96 kHz.

With a panoply of parameters in every effects type, you’ll be able to control your tone to an extensive and deep degree. In addition to dedicated panel knobs for pre-delay, effect level, and tone, you’ll also be able to perform extensive editing via the LCD screen and quadrumvirate of push-buttons. A tap tempo/control footswitch offers more in the way of on-the-fly manipulation. A and B footswitches not only provide bank selection tools—they also give you the ability to engage two reverb as once in a variety of modes (series, parallel, and parallel to different amps/destinations come to mind).

In terms of I/O, the RV-500 gives you a bevy of possibilities, what with its dual inputs for stereo instruments, dual outputs, expression/control jack, and MIDI I/O. All in all, you’ll find 297 built-in patch memories in the unit itself, though you can also interface via USB with Editor/Librarian software on your computer for remote editing, storing your custom patches, and more. This pedal runs on four AA batteries, or by means of a power adapter, available separately.


A/B Simul Mode and Independent Delay

By means of its DSP engine, the RV-500's Dual mode provides two independent reverbs at once; you can feed them both with a full-range input, or with divided frequency ranges on each input to build rich, multi-range sounds. And when you employ A/B Simul mode, you can use any two RV-500 reverb patches at the same time, with your choice of series or parallel connection order and mixed or split A/B output. What's more, each patch also includes a digital delay with a full set of parameters including modulation and EQ, plus the ability to set the reverb and delay effects for series or parallel operation on a per-patch basis.


Intensive Real-Time Control

The RV-500 offers freely assignable switches and extensive real-time controls. By default, the A, B, and TAP/CTL switches offer control for patch/bank selection and bypass, plus tap tempo or real-time adjustment of one or more parameters. However, the switches can be customized to access three different mod patches, A/B Simul mode, and other functions. Via the rear-panel CTL 1,2/EXP jack, you can plug in up to two footswitches for further control, or an expression pedal to adjust wah, effect rate, and other parameters. MIDI I/O is also included, enabling further creative possibilities with advanced setups.


  • Effects delivered with 32-bit AD/DA, 32-bit floating point processing, and 96 kHz sample rate
  • 12 modes and 21 modulation types, all with extensive editing parameters
  • Wide range of reverbs, including emulations of notable Roland units
  • A/B Simul mode for using two patches at once, with your choice of series/parallel connection, mixed, or split A/B output
  • Selectable carryover function allows reverb tails to continue with patch change or effect bypass
  • DSP provides independent digital delay with modulation along with each reverb patch
  • Graphic LCD and intensive real-time control options
  • 297 onboard patch memories and hands-on controls
  • Selectable buffered-bypass or true-bypass operation
  • MIDI I/O for interfacing with MIDI control devices
  • USB-MIDI for connecting to the MD-500 Editor/Librarian or a DAW
  • Runs on four AA-size batteries or PSA-series AC adapter (available separately)



  • Sampling Frequency: 96 kHz
  • AD/DA Conversion: 32-bit
  • Processing: 32-bit floating point
  • Modes: 12x (room, hall, plate, spring, shimmer, fast decay, early reflection, non-linear, SFX, dual, SRV, space echo)
  • Memory: 198 (2 x 99 banks, segmented into A and B categories)
  • 297 (3 x 99 banks, segmented into A, B, and C categories)
  • Nominal Input Level: -10 dBu
  • Maximum Input Level: 8 dBu
  • Nominal Output Level: -10 dBu
  • Maximum Output Level: 8 dBu
  • Impedance: Inputs: 1 MOhm
  • Outputs: 2 kOhms
  • Recommended Load Impedance: Outputs: 20 kOhms or greater
  • Bypass: Buffered or true (with relays)
  • Display: Graphic LCD (128 x 64 dots, backlit LCD)
  • I/O: 2 x 1/4" Input jack, phone type
  • 2 x 1/4" Output jacks, phone type
  • 1 x 1/4" TRS CTL1, 2/EXP2 jack, phone type
  • 1 x USB Type-B computer port
  • 1 x 5-Pin DIN MIDI Input
  • 1 x 5-Pin DIN MIDI Output
  • 1 x DC input jack for power
  • Power Supply: 4 x AA batteries (LR6), AC adapter (available separately)
  • Current Draw: 225 mA
  • Expected Battery Life: Alkaline: approximately 4.5 hours, depending on condition of use
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 6.7 x 5.4 x 2.4"
  • Weight: 2.2 lb / 1.0 kg (including battery)

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