Best Reverb PedalsMiscellaneous
|Product||Editor's rating||User votes|
|Fulltone OCD Obsessive Compulsive Drive|
|Zoom MS-70CDR MultiStomp Reverb Pedal|
|TC Electronic Hall of Fame Reverb Pedal|
|Digitech Supernatural Ambient Stereo Reverb|
|Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail Max Reverb|
|MXR M300 Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal|
|TC Helicon Mic Mechanic|
|Boss RV-6 Digital Reverb|
|Danelectro DSR-1 Spring King Reverb|
|Catalinbread Topanga Spring Reverb Effect Pedal|
|Xvive Reverb Effects Pedal|
Fulltone OCD Obsessive Compulsive Drive
You will no longer be able to settle for anything less when you get your ear attuned to the kind of overtones that this produces. Only someone with real OCD for a perfect tone could come up with this product. His name is Michael Fuller and he is an absolute wizard in the employ of Fulltone. If you are a frustrated guitarist with the same ear for perfection as Michael Fullers, this is beyond any doubt the device that is going to set you free.
It is perfectly compatible with just about any musical set up. The overtone is just so well defined and delightful to listen to. It is quite a reliable tool as well. The body is fully forged out of metal and will stay solid for a very long time. And it is not in any way cumbersome. It only weighs 1.2 pounds and measures 10 inches long. From east to west, it measures 7 inches. Whatever the creative process that involves composing or manipulating sounds, this reverb pedal from Fulltone is the business.
Zoom MS-70CDR MultiStomp Reverb Pedal
Ever wanted the kind of power that comes with a multi-effects pedal combined with the kind of flexibility afforded by a good amp modeler? As it turns out, dreams really do come true with the Zoom MS-70CDR, and never mind that we could not bother to repeat the rest of its long and uninteresting name. It takes the best qualities of a pedal with multiple effects and a good amp modeler and packages them in a simple single stompbox. Yeah, baby!
The pedal has a footswitch along with analog selection knobs on the primary control board. It would be fair to say that musicians are quite simply spoilt for choice here with as many as 86 different types of effects: specifically 15 tonal effects, 16 classic choruses, 26 delays, and 29 reverbs to play with, a very user-friendly LCD interface, variable power adjusting, and an auto-chromatic tuner. Spoiled musicians, you bet. You link this device to electrical power using a normal AC power adapter or even a USB port.
TC Electronic Hall of Fame Reverb Pedal
What you are looking at here is among the very best collections of reverbs all fitted into one compact little box. Whatever sound you feel will light up the atmosphere and is literally in the palm of your hand ready for its summons. It may be a small and unassuming thing, but make no mistake, it is packed full of the latest available technology. Many guitarists can affirm that its capabilities are enough to make them dribble.
So what kind of technology exactly is generating all this fuss? Most distinctly of all, this reverb pedal is equipped with ‘Tone Print’ technology which allows you to play with pre-set custom pedal tweaks, Contains True Bypass, and causes no appreciable loss in tone. There is also the stereo ‘in’ and ‘out’ feature which will assist you greatly in adapting to any type of mix. Tonal integrity is preserved in its purest form thanks to the Analog-Dry-Through. Does it all work? It is made by the Japanese. Need we say more?
Digitech Supernatural Ambient Stereo Reverb
Why did they call it Supernatural? A question easily explained when you listen to perhaps the greatest Plate reverb your ears have ever been treated to. And if you are not that sort of listener, fancy the “Plate Mod” setting to bring in a tranquil chorus layer. The “shimmer” setting will literally trigger shimmers within with a reverb flowing upward into the euphoric shifting of octaves. “Shine” describe and altogether thicker reverb combined with a rich chorus and subtle shift in pitch.
And we are not done yet. “Pherb” is basically the Lexicon Hall reverb with a touch of phasing. Meanwhile, the spring setting is probably the most accurate commercially available unit right now. There are some real technological upgrades as well, like the inclusion of a Tails On/Off electronic switch which means that even when the device is switched on, the reverb is not curbed by the bypass True Stereo. Ergonomics is a strong point here too, with a back plate hook that makes the unit attachable to a customized pedal board.
Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail Max Reverb
Welcome to the Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail Max Reverb. If you have not already bought one, you probably should, a) because it is multi-functioning, b) because it is portable, and c) because it is awesome. In addition to the Holy Grails mega Spring and Hall reverbs, it also has a Plate reverb, which is just rich, and a Reverse reverb which for more sonic experimentation. And of course, it is all adjustable according to the decay and reverse time of your choice.
When we said multi-functional, we really meant it. This pedal has all the effects necessary to sustain a full-on musical show. Our personal favorites are the Spring and Hall effects without question. And being portable does not only mean that it is small enough to be tucked in some pouch. The construction is solid die-cast metal that manages to stay light at just 1.3 pounds. The power source is a formidable 9.6-volt DC and also comes with a 200-volt adapter.
MXR M300 Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal
Ok, so it only has 6 reverb styles to play with, but you will not get too hung up on that when you know they have been tuned and crafted to perfection by MXR’s design team. They have all been packaged into a fairly normal-sized MXR box featuring a simple three knobs and a hi-fi analog dry path along with 20 volts of headroom courtesy of Constant Headroom Technology. In our opinion, the reverb styles coming out of this thing, few as they may be, are a total match for those in high-end rack units or plug-ins.
Every one of them is just so well defined. The plate setting simply shimmers the way anyone working in the studio will feel excited about. The Spring setting is simply on a whole other level completely free of that coiled metal-a recreation of the usual amp-driven effect. Room setting induces a more subtle projection of sound at a relatively short decay time. Tone control will take you through a range of exotic places, each tremendously exciting in its own right.
TC Helicon Mic Mechanic
Have you ever found yourself in these hellish situations: dead room? Lack of a sound engineer? Flat mic? The Mic Mechanic from TC Helicon is your easy-to-use trump card in all of these circumstances. All of its tones have stood the test of time… and location as well. It turns out the sound effects being offered here will work just about anywhere. This does not just alleviate your fears, it obliterates them, destroys them… crushes them. And the good news keeps getting better.
First off, the design is simply one of the best we have ever come across in the modern market down to the very simple elements. The sizing, for instance. The whole thing weighs just one and a half pounds. Its metal construction is both strong and compact making it entirely portable. Its ‘Adaptive’ tone controlling feature is cutting edge technology that was not featured in past devices to alleviate defects in tone. But overall simplicity remains the central focus of this pedal which retains just 3 standard knobs for adjustment.
Boss RV-6 Digital Reverb
Boss claims that the main strengths of their RV-6 Digital Reverb are a combination of high-quality sound with plenty of options. It sounds like they are describing a whole new level for pedal reverb technology. But of course, stretching past the accomplishments of past products is a staple part of the Boss philosophy. But have they managed to pull it off with the RV-6? Yes, they have. We already have validated Boss’ expertise in this business many times over.
And once again, it is being showcased here sublimely in tandem with the latest developments in pedal technology. Simply writing about it hardly does it any justice. The reverb tones you can get out of this thing are simply out of this world, from fragile rooms to modernized shimmering, all of which will inspire you like nothing else. Of course, all the classics are present here, from Room to Hall to Plate and Spring. Yet it remains to be compact and highly adjustable to the finest quality and detail.
Danelectro DSR-1 Spring King Reverb
The Danelectro DSR-1 Spring King Reverb is certainly not the smallest pedal on the market but it is certainly one of the more modern ones. We certainly like the square angled stepped design and the overall retro look. It has a durable metal construction that is guaranteed to last. In terms of sound quality, it delivers a ‘spring’ reverb at a thickness that can be minutely adjusted by the user. Not only does it provide the ‘spring’ reverb but the perfect sound tone to go with it.
What this reverb pedal sacrifices in size, it more than makes up for with sheer usability for the stage. After all, it has its own kick pad, which functions quite similarly to a kicked amplifier. However, you should frequently remember to keep tabs on the battery level as well as cables and connectors even if the pedal is fully charged. Power is drawn from a 9-volt 300mA 005P battery that is rechargeable so long as you can get it to an AC power line.
Catalinbread Topanga Spring Reverb Effect Pedal
Straightaway, just by looking at it, we were already drawn to its aesthetics, no doubt an ode to the swinging 60s. That old-school effect really does have a charm of its own. But we are well into the 21st century and this 60’s style Topanga is very much at the forefront of the competition, and it is not only because it oozes nostalgia for a bygone decade. It has been designed and engineered by people who know what they are doing.
It has been tough but let us set aside the lovely color scheme for a moment and scrutinize the design. It still looks rather elegant and its responses to player inputs are immediate. There are 4 knobs located in the center for Dwell, Tone, Volume and Mix. Signals to the system are controlled by ‘Dwell’ while ‘Tone controls the reverb. It is worth mentioning that the reverb effect here is delightfully accurate. All things considered, this is a well-made, well designed, compact kit with a sense of humor on top.
Xvive Reverb Effects Pedal
Here is one more pedal that offers a wealth of heavenly reverb sound effects. From 50s Plate to universal music Hall to 60s Spring, the Xvive can kill them all with ease. Interestingly, none of its simulations are generated by the analog method. Rather, a digital system is how it is done here. There is nothing analog about it from the outside either. The design is very simple and very minimal, scoring it plenty of ergonomic points when you try it in your hands.
The responses from all the controls are acute and well-defined. Even the blend function is easy-peasy, alternating between fully ‘Dry’ and fully ‘Wet’. For reverb mode functions, there is a toggling grip switch of high quality. And the sound manipulation possibilities continue to grow with the true bypass technology. But not everything about it is quite so groundbreaking. To indicate specific sound effects as being on or off, a simple LED light is all you will need.