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Reverb is the thing that makes it sound like you're playing your guitar in a big empty room - and it's awesome.

Adding reverb to your guitar can dramatically change it's tone, but it's important that you make the selection that's best for you.

To help you out, we asked 7 guitarists to give their recommendations on reverb pedals. For each recommended pedal, we also found demo videos and embedded them in this post.

Check out the responses below.

Enjoy!


David Mathew from City of Takers

Bandcamp


What's the best reverb pedal?

Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail Nano

Get this pedal on Amazon.

What makes it awesome?

There's multiple settings, but still easy to use. If I'm in the middle of a show I don't want to be messing with a bunch of different reverb settings. Yet this works with a lot of different sounds. It's versatile.


Seth Michael Keil from Powder River

Bandcamp


What's the best reverb pedal?

Old Blood Noise Endeavors Dark Star

Get this pedal on Amazon.

What makes it awesome?

This is a weird one! Shimmery, glitchy, endless reverb. It has two octave voices that be blended to your liking as well as hold/freeze options. One of the least "vanilla" reverbs out there.


Jeremy Aitken

Bandcamp


What's the best reverb pedal?

Boss RV-6 Digital Reverb

Get this pedal on Amazon.

What makes it awesome?

The Boss RV6 is the newest reverb in the boss line and it is amazing! It has the new favorite of everyone (shimmer reverb) that doesn't disappoint! All settings are amazing and very hifi sounding. Great little pedal from a great company!


Patrick Wilkins

Instagram | Twitter | YouTube


What's the best reverb pedal?

Strymon Blue Sky

Get this pedal on Amazon.

What makes it awesome?

The first time I played one I immediately understood the obsession over the pedals. I don’t own one or use them regularly or anything, but as far as reverb it’s hard to beat the blue sky or big sky in my opinion.


KVN MCDermott from Cave of Swords

Website | Bandcamp | Instagram | Facebook


What's the best delay pedal?

Eventide H9 Max Harmonizer Pedal

Get this pedal on Amazon.

What makes it awesome?

I fucking loved my Space pedal. Another always on pedal. It can go from barely audible room sounds to full on batshit crazy and sound beautiful the whole time. When I found out about the H9 I sold it and a couple other redundancies so I could still have a Space and also have more room. Protip - if you get an H9 (or two) find yrself an EvenMidi pedal.


John Hancock

Facebook


What's the best delay pedal?

Keeley Hooke Reverb

Get this pedal on Amazon.

What makes it awesome?

If your amp has an on-board tank, that always sounds better. As mine doesn’t I use a Keeley electronics Hooke Reverb. It’s a spring unit that also has optional trem-verb and fugue options. Kinda pricey but very nice.


Lexie Kobra


What's the best delay pedal?

EarthQuaker Devices Dispatch Master V2

Get this pedal on Amazon.

What makes it awesome?

It sounds good. It's fairly simple to figure out. It is also a delay (to save pedalboard space if needed.) It's also good looking.



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