Video: A Dual Reverb/Delay for Every Budget

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Pick a genre—any genre. Are there big, spacious guitars and notes that take longer to decay than an isotope of carbon? That sound is the end result of countless hours spent tinkering with delay and reverb. Shoegaze, post-rock, worship songs, and even country twang all tend to share a helping of these two effects as a common denominator.

Up until roughly the mid-'90s, players looking for such a golden combination were forced to get there by fine-tuning the perfect sonic blend of two dedicated, standalone circuits—a reverb pedal and a delay pedal—each copping valuable real estate on their pedalboards (or taking up more room as standalone units).

But with the advent of the dual-circuit reverb/delay combo pedal, all of that changed for the better.

Instead of sacrificing two board spots and shelling out for more than one unit, modern players are now presented with a variety of excellent combination stompbox options—but which one will work best for you? In the video above, Andy Martin is taking us through five reverb/delay combo pedals at every budget and highlighting some of their best and most unique features.

He starts with a classic—the Boss RV-6—and then moves onto some modern options with useful features, such as independent switching of each effect in the case of the Quiet Theory Prelude and EarthQuaker Devices Avalanche Run tap-tempo feature.

Some units, like the Keeley Caverns 2, feature even more layers of customization and give players an option to choose what flavor of effect they'd like—from plate to shimmer reverbs or modulated tape delay. Andy even heads into particularly modern territories, like the dual-DSP Source Audio Collider.

Be sure to check out the full video above to hear these pedals and more in action, and click any of the links above to find your own right here on Reverb.

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