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How to Choose The Best Reverb Pedal

Updated on August 5, 2016

Play like a pro!

You don't have to be a rock legend like David Bowie to want a bit of reverb on your guitar's signal. Even a modicum of the 'verb' enhances the warm, friendly and twangy sound from your guitar while at the same time making you feel like a rock star.

If you've got a hankering for a reverb pedal, you can try to buy a ridiculous number of pedals that provide different sounds from room to hall, from gate to plate, and of course, the most famous “majestic spring.”


A reverb pedal on your guitar takes the signal, and changes the pitch and phase, creating an effect that sounds like two guitars playing at once. There are different types of reverb pedals and they all sound slightly different. Reverb is an understated method of delay that repeats the natural echo of several spaces, like small, medium, large rooms and concert halls. Below are some features of a reverb pedal:


• Analog and Digital Effects
• Modeling
• Presets
• EQ Effects
• Refining Sound
• Fuzz and Boosters
• Pitch-Shift Effects
• Modulation Effects
• Time-Based Effects
• Compressors
• Bazz Effects


Choosing the Best Reverb Pedal

The first thing to consider is the great analog vs. digital type.
An "analog” reverb would normally be used in a room with a microphone and a source from which the sound is being made. An alternate form of analog reverb that could be made from using a system of springs and circuits, however, this type of reverb is too big for a pedal. Simply put, go for a reverb pedal that is digital.


The second is make sure it has all the best sound effects like;

• Volume pedal
This is just like a foot pedal and lets your control the volume with your foot.

• Gain

Gain is the power of the electronic signal that carries your sound.

• Compressors

The compressor makes very noiseless signals louder and this works both ways.

• Expanders
This is the reverse of a compressor and draws out the dynamic spectrum of your signal.

• Limiters
A limiter is essentially controls the loud signals, and also regulates it when it is too high.

• Noise Gates
This gets rid of those annoying hums and hisses that are noticeable when you’re plugged in but not playing the guitar.

Finally, the cost is also a factor to consider, there are different quotes for different pedals with different functions. Some have very good sound effects and may be costly. My advice is to go for the one that's cost effective for the purpose and quality you need.

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