Today we have a special list, a list dear to my heart. These are our top picks for the best reverb pedals on earth. Some of them were chosen for sheer quality of sound and flexibility. While some were chosen for more economical reasons. We wanted to make sure there was a pedal on this list for every player from beginner to pedal expert.
The RV-6 is an affordable and really solid sounding reverb pedal. It really shines with the spring setting with the mix knob a little past 12 o’clock. This is one of those classic pedals that has been seen on many boards. Boss pedals are known for being very reliable and sturdy.
The Polara is a really solid reverb pedal with flexible options. It has settings for reverse, hall, room, plate, halo, and spring. The reverse and halo settings are really interesting and can create some other-worldy textures. Something about this pedal that shouldn’t matter but totally does is how great it looks on the board. The cover art is fantastic!
The Hall of Fame reverb is one of the most iconic reverb pedals. Certainly the pedal that I’ve seen on the most boards. The new version 2 pedal provides some new sounds and options that are more than welcome. The settings that really shine were the shimmer and hall effect. The hall works great for an always on or subtle reverb. The shimmer works great for ambient long reverbs.
The Avalanche run is actually a delay/reverb combo but with the jaw dropping sound of this pedal we had to make an exception and add it to our list. This pedal really shines for spacey ambient sounds but it can also be reigned in for a tighter sound to just add some liveliness to your playing.
The Strymon Blue Sky has really made a name for itself over the past few years. This pedal really can do it all. There are very few reverb pedals that come close in terms of quality of sound and depth of control. Like most strymon pedals this pedal can be used as a top quality studio effect as well. If reverb is a serious part of your sound this pedal is a must have.