whats the best reverb pedal

mniel8195

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I like the flint because it has minimal functions and nails classic tones you hear on albums ranging from the 60' -80's. If you want weird or novelty reverb sounds go for the big sky, blue sky, or the new empress pedal. I usually stick with plate or hall sounds. The Flint has an amazing selection of trem's as well. Great buffer built in as well.
 

lukeburke1

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My favorite is the Mad Professor Silver Spring Reverb. It's simple, but is nice and does a nice clean spring reverb without the "flutter". I had a Hardwire Supernatural, and used it on the spring setting, but it had a pretty heavy simulated spring flutter that I didn't care for. The Mad Professor solved that problem for me.

It's also designed to sound good both in the loop and out front
 

moltenmetalburn

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Way too many available choices that are awesome but different flavors. I cant tell you what you like but neunaber are my fave reverb algorithms.
 

Linda Taylor

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It's a little under the radar, but you may want to check out Gurus Sinosoid. It's actually a spring reverb built into a box, plus a 2nd channel of vibrato. Not as versatile as anything by Strymon or digital, but purely analog and actually the real thing, and it sounds terrific:

https://www.gurusamps.com/en/sinusoid
 

braintheory

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My favorite is the Matthews Astronomer so far. I sold my Empress Reverb once I got it. It sounded more warm, lush and natural in comparison. I find reverb pedals (or any modulation pedal) with lots of options tend to sound colder and less natural
 

ChurchHill

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Well for pedals, I haven't tried a lot (most of my reverb is rackmounted), but I do like the Eventide Space quite a bit. While there are a good number that I haven't tried, the ones I did try paled in comparison to a good rack unit. The Space came the closest. I've heard great things about Strymon and Neunaber.

For racks, I really like the Eventide units (H3000DSE, GTR4000, Eclipse) and the Lexicons (LXP15-II, PCM81, MPX1, PCM92). I've heard great things about Bricasti.
 

chondroguitars

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I am really diggin the DigiTech Supernatural Ambient Verb right now. All kinds of different flavors with this reverb, and much cheeper than some of the others. You can snag a used one for about 115, 120.
 
The best reverb pedal is relative to your needs.

Ask yourself some questions like:
What is my budget?
How much room do I have left on my pedalboard?
Do I want special reverb effects, like reverse and shimmer?
Do I need stereo I/O?

Depending on the answers to these questions:

My advice:
Eventide Space Reverb - Overal best with a big footprint
Digitech Polara - Best bang for the buck
Walrus audio descent - Best special reverb effects

If you'd like you can find out more about the best reverb pedals https://pedalrockstar.com/best-reverb-pedals/

Hope this helped out!
 

hatecase

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If you have the money then a Strymon Flint is a real good reverb with an awesome sound. You should definitely check them out if possible.
 

wicker_man

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The thread is quite old, but hope my answer will be useful.

Recently I bought new reverb pedal EarthQuaker Devices Avalanche Run and I was very impressed by its sound. It makes deep and saturated ambient reverb and you can tune very long decay to it, even to loop it. Ideal for post-rock, shoegaze or dark ambient. Moreover, it makes also delay including reverse and swell modes, so you have a large customization options making your sound very interesting.

I would like to share the video of my band where we used this pedal. The quality of recording is far from the best, because it was filmed on smartphone:

Avalanche Run usage starts at 3.45:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rv1VgWR8qv8


By the way, you can listen to it in different modes here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpt42VWgYhg
 
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