Tired of your guitar tone sounding like it was recorded in a closet?
The right reverb pedal can give your tone more depth and presence, helping you achieve the natural sound you hear on professional recordings.
Reverb pedals come in a range of shapes and sizes, from timeless spring reverb pedals that use real, analog springs to digital reverb modelers that pack countless different reverb effects into a single pedal.
From budget to top-of-the-line, we’ve listed our picks for the 20 best reverb pedals below. Our list includes options for beginners, intermediate guitarists and experts, with prices ranging from under $50 to upwards of $200 for some high-end reverb pedals.
1. TC Electronic Hall of Fame 2
Made by Danish musical equipment company TC Electronic, the Hall of Fame 2 is a versatile reverb pedal that offers everything from minor, small room-like reverb to a long, cathedral-like sound.
Like other TC Electronic gear, the Hall of Fame 2 is well made. It’s a compact pedal made with strong, durable metal. The knobs, inputs and footswitch all feel sturdy. In terms of build quality, this pedal is a great buy that will tolerate any level of studio or stage abuse.
From a sound quality perspective, the Hall of Fame 2 is a great reverb pedal. It offers everything from mild reverb to a long, heavily delayed, atmospheric sound, making it great for chords, lead guitar and minor details alike.
The Hall of Fame 2 has an analog dry-through, meaning your signal passes through the pedal without any loss of quality. There are several built-in settings, ranging from a hall to a loft, room and even a church.
While the Hall of Fame 2 isn’t exactly cheap, it’s not expensive either. If you’re looking for a high quality, durable reverb pedal that offers a range of natural-sounding options, the Hall of Fame 2 is a good buy.
2. Ammoon MOSKY MP-51 Spring Reverb Pedal
Affordable, simple and bright purple, the Ammoon MOSKY MP-51 is a surprisingly good reverb pedal that’s perfect for beginners.
From a sound quality perspective, the MP-51 offers a simple reverb that works just as well for chords and rhythm guitar as it does for solos. This is a digital reverb, with a sound that, well, is quite clearly digital. Still, it’s more than enough to outperform most amplifier reverb effects.
If you’re looking for something that provides a little roominess and presence and don’t mind a slightly digital sound, the MP-51 is a good buy. It’s one of the most affordable reverb pedals on the market, making it a great option for beginners and budget-conscious guitarists.
Surprisingly for the price, the MP-51 has a cast metal enclosure, making it a durable pedal that’s just as useful for gigs as it is in the studio. All in all, the MP-51 is a great reverb pedal for newbie guitarists who want to experiment with effects and don’t need professional sound quality.
3. Boss RV-6 Digital Reverb
The Boss RV-6 is a high quality digital reverb pedal that offers a variety of options, from simple room-like reverb to a sound that’s about as close as you can get to playing inside an expansive canyon.
Like other Boss pedals, the RV-6 is extremely well made. Its exterior is completely metal, with a sturdy build quality that makes it great for use on the stage. The on/off switch is solid, meaning there’s almost zero risk of you wearing this pedal out on its own.
From a control perspective, the RV-6 is easy to use. There are effect level, tone and time knobs on the front of the pedal, allowing you to adjust the volume, tone and amount of time the reverb effect continues.
There’s also a fourth knob, allowing you to quickly switch between a range of reverb types, from settings like “hall” and “room” to a modulated reverb. While this is a digital reverb pedal, the tone is refreshingly natural, with none of the fakeness that’s common with lower-end digital effects.
All in all, the Boss RV-6 is a great reverb pedal that combines good sound quality with a variety of reverb options, all in a highly durable package.
4. NUX Atlantic Multi Delay and Reverb
The NUX Atlantic Multi Delay and Reverb packs three different reverb effects and three different delay effects into a single pedal, making it a great buy if you’re looking for a pedal that delivers a versatile range of sounds.
There are three delay effects in the Atlantic — 60s tape, 70s analog and 80s digital. You can also access three different reverbs — spring, plate and hall. Both the delay and reverb effects have a high quality sound that captures the nature of each (be it classic tape or digital) very accurately.
On the front of the Atlantic, you’ll find the usual control options, from separate level controls for each effect to repeat, decay and time settings. There are also two footswitches — on the left, a smart tap pedal for setting the delay, and on the right, a shimmer control.
The Atlantic includes a 6.35mm stereo input and two separate outputs, making it easy to add to your pedalboard and use with other equipment. Overall, if you’re looking for a dependable delay and reverb pedal with a 60s, 70s and 80s sound, the NUX Atlantic is worth considering.
5. EX Mini Digital
The EX Mini is a tiny, affordable digital reverb pedal that’s designed primarily for beginner and intermediate-level guitarists.
The controls of the EX Mini are fairly simple. There’s a mode knob that lets you switch from a spring reverb to “room” and “well” settings. There are level and time knobs to help you adjust and configure the reverb, as well as a dry/wet switch.
Beyond this, the pedal is a simple footswitch with an LED status light. The pedal feels durable, with a compact design that makes it ideal for keeping in your gig bag.
Unfortunately, the EX Mini doesn’t exactly excel when it comes to sound quality. The reverb can feel very digital, with an artificial feel that becomes more obvious as you turn up the level of the effect. At lower volumes, the reverb is also very difficult to notice at all.
All in all, this is an acceptable pedal for beginners and intermediate-level guitarists that want to experiment with reverb without spending a fortune. However, the artificial tone means this isn’t the best option, even in the price range, for recording and live performances.
6. MXR M300 Reverb
The MXR M300 packs six different reverb styles into a compact, durable stompbox. If you’re a guitar enthusiast or a professional musician looking for a high quality reverb pedal that sounds great live or in the studio, this is a pedal that’s worth considering.
You’ll find six different reverb styles in the M300, ranging from plate and spring reverbs to epid, mod, pad and room sounds. All of the reverb styles sound organic and natural, with a tone that works through a PA system or on a recording.
The M300 has an analog dry path with 20 volts of headroom, meaning your signal can easily pass through without any extra noise. Controlling the reverb is simple thanks to the large tone, decay and blend knobs on the front of the pedal.
From a build quality perspective, the M300 feels great, with a durable metal exterior that can easily tolerate the knocks and bumps of live use. While it’s not exactly affordable, the M300 is an extremely high quality reverb pedal that enthusiasts and professionals will enjoy.
7. Fender Marine Layer
Another high quality reverb pedal aimed at enthusiasts and professionals, the Fender Marine Layer Reverb delivers three natural, great-sounding reverb options.
As you’d expect from a Fender pedal, the Marine Layer is exceptionally well made. The case has a sturdy feel that inspired confidence, while the LED-lit knobs make adjusting the reverb time, damping, pre delay and levels quick and easy in any setting.
The Marine Layer features three different reverb types — hall, room and shimmer. The reverb trails continue even when the pedal is muted, meaning there’s no sudden “off” sound as you step on the footswitch to turn off the effect.
Although this is a digital reverb, it has a natural tone with none of the tinny, artificial tone that’s common in lower-end reverb pedals. Like the MXR M300, this pedal is designed with experts and enthusiasts in mind, with a premium sound quality, build quality and price tag.
Overall, the Fender Marine Layer is a great-sounding, great-performing reverb pedal that you’ll find a lot to like if you’re looking for a high quality addition to your pedalboard.
8. Electro-Harmonix Oceans 11
The Oceans 11 from Electro-Harmonix packs 11 different reverb styles into a compact pedal, giving you an entire briefcase full of effect options without ever taking up more than the bare minimum amount of space on your pedalboard.
As you’d expect from the amount of reverb styles available, the Oceans 11 is one of the most versatile reverb pedals on the market. With the turn of a knob, you can transform your sound from a simple hall reverb to a plate, spring or shimmer-like effect tone.
The front of the Oceans 11 includes all of the standard controls, with separate knobs for tone, time and the effect level. The pedal itself is made to a high standard, with a durable enclosure and a solid-feeling footswitch.
From a sound quality perspective, the Oceans 11 is a great pedal. The effects sound natural, with only a slight digital tone when the effect level is maxed.
The only real disadvantage is the amount of time this pedal takes to start working — after you press the footswitch, there’s about a half-second delay before the effect starts. While this isn’t an issue in the studio, it might bug some users during live performances.
Overall, minor delay in operation aside, the Oceans 11 is a great pedal that provides a huge range of different sounds, all with a price that enthusiast guitarists won’t find unreasonable.
9. Catalinbread Topanga Spring Reverb
Handbuilt in the USA, the Catalinbread Topanga Spring Reverb is one of the best reverb pedals on the market. Designed and built to operate just like a classic spring reverb, this pedal delivers an authentic sound that’s just as good live as it is in the studio.
As you’d expect from an American-made pedal, the Topanga Spring Reverb has fantastic build quality. The enclosure is made from sturdy, durable metal, with the front knobs, footswitch and inputs all giving off the feeling of quality.
From a sound perspective, the Topanga Spring Reverb is an outstanding pedal. The reverb is smooth, organic and natural, with none of the obvious digital sound that’s common in low-end reverb pedals and multi-effect systems.
The Topanga Spring Reverb provides a reasonable level of control, with dwell, tone, mix and master volume knobs. The mix knob allows you to really crank up the reverb, with a specially designed reach that goes beyond the original reverb tank units for an ultra-wet sound.
With its premium price, the Topanga Spring Reverb isn’t designed for everyone. However, if you’re an enthusiast or a professional guitarist looking for the best of the best, you’ll love the natural sound and great range of customization options offered by this pedal.
10. Behringer DR600 Digital Reverb
Inexpensive and surprisingly versatile, the Behringer DR600 is a good digital reverb pedal for beginners and budget-conscious guitarists.
Like you’d expect from a budget reverb pedal, the DR600 isn’t going to win any awards for its sound quality. With the effect level turned up, the reverb feels fairly digital, with a sound that’s great for practice and experimentation but not really suitable for the studio.
There’s also a very slight delay between the input and output. While this isn’t likely to stand out while you practice, experienced guitarists might notice the difference, especially for songs that require precise timing.
With these weaknesses out of the way, let’s look at the strengths of the DR600. First, this pedal is an incredible deal from a financial perspective. It’s priced extremely well and packs plenty of features in, including separate A/B inputs and outputs.
It also gives you a good amount of control over your tone. There are level, tone, time and mode controls on the front of the pedal, with a variety of reverb simulators to choose from. The DR600 includes all of the classic reverb modes, from plate reverb to spring, hall and modulation.
If you’re looking for a reliable, easy-to-use budget reverb pedal and don’t mind a slightly digital sound, the Behringer DR600 is a pedal that belongs on your shortlist.
11. Wampler Ethereal Delay and Reverb Pedal
Another American-made pedal, the Wampler Ethereal combines delay and reverb in a sleek, versatile stompbox package. This pedal features two delays, both of which can be layered on top of each other, as well as a smooth, thick reverb.
First, let’s cover the delay. The Ethereal allows you to use both delays simultaneously, with a separate pattern for each effect. There’s even a delay mix feature, allowing you to control the amount of each delay that ends up in your signal.
As well as the dual delays, the Ethereal has one of the best reverb effects of any multi-effect pedal in its price range. The reverb sounds smooth, thick and natural, without the fake, overly digital sound that’s common in other pedals.
Used at the same time, the twin effects of the Ethereal add a huge amount of presence and body to your sound, whether you’re playing rhythm or lead. With its great sound, outstanding build quality and fair price tag, the Ethereal is a great pedal for enthusiasts.
12. Digitech Polara
With its psychedelic color scheme and good selection of reverb types, the Digitech Polara is a compact pedal that can give you everything from a mild reverb effect to the sound of playing in an arena.
Priced in line with other mid-range pedals, the Polara has seven different reverb sounds. All of the usual favorites are here, from classic spring reverb to room, hall, plate, halo and modulated reverb effects.
While the different reverbs on offer here don’t quite match the sound quality of single, dedicated pedals, the Polara sounds good overall. If you’re looking for a versatile reverb pedal, there’s lots to like here.
Add true stereo I/O, true bypass circuitry to preserve your tone and signal, a stomp lock guard to prevent accidental changes on stage and a range of other useful features and the Polara stands out from other pedals in its price range, both for its sound quality and its versatility.
13. Biyang RV-10 Tri Reverb
Cheap, compact and simple, the Biyang RV-10 is a good budget reverb pedal. Available for half the price of similar reverb pedals from larger brands, the RV-10 packs three reverb effects into a small, durable and easily transportable enclosure.
From a sound quality perspective, the RV-10 is unlikely to win any awards. While it sounds good and doesn’t have any of the ultra-digital tone that’s common in low-end reverb pedals, the three different reverb modes don’t match the performance of higher-end pedals.
Despite this, the RV-10 is an impressive pedal for the price. While the sound isn’t studio quality, it’s more than enough for experimenting, rehearsing and performing. The RV-10 also has a true bypass design, making it easy to use live without negatively affecting your signal.
From a build quality perspective, the RV-10 is a nice surprise. While it doesn’t feel quite as solid as higher-end pedals from Boss or Wampler, this pedal is more than durable enough for use as part of your live pedalboard. Overall, a great buy, especially for the very affordable price.
14. Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail Nano
Designed to offer the same features as the original Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail, the Nano offers three different reverb sounds, all in a compact package that fits conveniently into your gig bag or on your pedalboard.
As you’d expect from a high-end Electro-Harmonix pedal, the sound quality offered by the Holy Grail Nano is outstanding. All three reverb effects — spring, hall and “flerb,” which mixes flange and spatial reverb — sound excellent, with the spring reverb especially impressive.
Using the Holy Grail Nano, you’d never expect that this is a digital pedal. The effects all have a rich, warm feel, with an emulation quality that’s identical to the original effects. There’s also true bypass here, meaning there’s no interference with your signal chain from this pedal.
If you’re looking for the classic “big” reverb sound and prefer a natural tone to the overly digital sounds offered by cheaper pedals, the Holy Grail Nano is a great buy. Just be prepared — this pedal isn’t cheap, even for enthusiasts and serious guitarists.
15. Xvive Maxverb Reverb
Another budget reverb pedal, the Xvive Maxverb offers spring, plate and hall reverb sounds, all in a compact and affordable package.
Like other budget reverb pedals, the Maxverb uses digital effects simulation to match the sound of classic reverb effects. In this case, the emulated sounds are a classic 50s plate reverb, a 60s spring reverb and a timeless music hall sound.
While the reverb sounds offered by the Maxverb aren’t exactly world class, they’re good enough for experimentation and practice. With this said, there’s a slight delay that means the reverb isn’t immediate — you’ll need to wait a few milliseconds before it’s noticeable.
Overall, this isn’t a dealbreaker. Like other budget reverb pedals, the Maxverb offers a variety of sounds in a compact package, making it a great pedal for beginners or experienced guitarists in need of a small, portable reverb pedal for practice and rehearsals.
16. EarthQuaker Devices Ghost Echo
The Ghost Echo from EarthQuaker Devices is a spooky, classic-style spring reverb unit that has a beautiful sound. A premium pedal, this is a high-end reverb effect that’s great for use on stage or in the studio.
There are three control knobs on the front of the Ghost Echo, letting you control the depth, dwell and attack of the reverb effect. The attack kob is the most interesting, allowing you to produce a unique pre-delay effect that’s great for solos and spacey melodies.
The Ghost Echo is designed to match the sound of classic amp-top spring reverbs, and it does this extremely well. The reverb effect sound analog and natural, with almost no unwanted noise and a timeless, classic sound.
From a build quality perspective, the Ghost Echo is a great pedal. It feels solid, has high quality components and features a true bypass, meaning you can plug it into your pedalboard without having to worry about any negative effects on your signal.
All in all, the Ghost Echo is a great buy for serious guitarists looking for a premium reverb pedal that delivers a classic, analog-like sound.
17. Fathom Multi-Function Reverb
Another high-end reverb pedal, the Fathom Multi-Function Reverb includes a variety of different reverb sounds for you to use live, during practice or in the studio.
Aimed at enthusiasts and professionals, the Fathom Multi-Function Reverb has a solid exterior that’s built to tolerate the abuse of live performances. The switches, knobs and inputs all have a solid, reliable feel, giving this pedal a really premium appearance and build.
From a sound quality perspective, the Fathom Multi-Function Reverb is a great performer. It has a variety of different reverb sounds, from hall and plate to lo-fi and sonar, making it easy for you to tailor your sound to match the tone of your favorite artists.
Add a low, mid and high toggle switch for controlling modulation and the Fathom Multi-Function Reverb gives you everything you need to excel on stage or in the studio, all in a durable, nicely made enclosure. Overall, a great premium reverb pedal for serious guitar enthusiasts.
18. Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail Max
Like the newer Holy Grail Nano, the Holy Grail Max from Electro-Harmonix packs a variety of different reverb sounds into a compact package.
Measuring in at four inches in width and just under five inches in length, the Holy Grail Max is small enough to easily fit onto any pedalboard, making it a great reverb pedal for transporting around in your gig bag.
There are four different reverb sounds available in the Holy Grail Max, ranging from a classic spring reverb sound to hall, plate and modulated reverb options. Each reverb effect is easy to customize, letting you adjust the blend and time to achieve your preferred tone.
As you’d expect from Electro-Harmonix, the Holy Grail Max sounds great. The reverb options have an organic, natural sound that never feels overly digital, while the control options make it easy to achieve the exact mix of wet and dry signal you’re looking for.
Unlike many lower-end reverb pedals, there’s no noticeable input delay or change in volume when you use the Holy Grail Max — instead, you’ll get a classic reverb sound from the exact moment you step on the pedal.
19. L.R. Baggs Align Series Reverb
Aimed at enthusiasts and professionals, the L.R. Baggs Align Series Reverb delivers a natural reverb effect that adds a lot of presence to your sound.
With its wood-patterned exterior and great build quality, the Align Series Reverb is more than strong enough for use live. This is a fairly large pedal, meaning you’ll want to set aside some space on your pedalboard if you plan on using it as part of your live rig.
Like most reverb pedals, the Align Series Reverb has four control options, letting you easily adjust the volume, tone, decay and amount of reverb. From a subtle reverb to a canyon-like sound, it’s easy to adjust the pedal to achieve the slightly wet or fully soaked tone you need.
As you’d expect from a premium reverb pedal, the Align Series Reverb uses a true bypass design, meaning there’s no need to worry about your signal clarity when you’re not using the pedal. All in all, a great buy for serious guitarists looking for a natural-sounding reverb effect.
20. Danelectro DSR-1 Spring King Reverb
Some reverb pedals include a huge range of reverb effects, allowing you to experiment with different sounds to your heart’s content. Others focus entirely on producing one sound to its highest level of quality, giving you an unmatched live and studio tone.
The Danelectro DSR-1 Spring King Reverb fits into the second category. With just one sound (as you’d expect from the name, a classic spring reverb), this pedal offer a thick reverb that’s perfect for giving your tone some extra smoothness and warmth.
From a sound quality perspective, the DSR-1 is a great pedal. It uses a digital chip along with a real spring, allowing it to offer the best of a digital reverb with the clarity and reflections that only a conventional spring reverb can offer.
This is a fairly large pedal, with a decent footprint that will take up a fair amount of space on your pedalboard. It’s solidly built, with a strong metal enclosure that can easily tolerate heavy use and three firm, reliable adjustment knobs.
Add cool features like a kick pad (allowing you to emulate the sound of a kicked amp) and the DSR-1 is easily one of the coolest pedals available if you’re searching for a classic, old-school spring reverb at an affordable price.
Priced from under $50 to more than $200, the reverb pedals featured above cover everything from beginner-friendly effects to classic spring reverbs designed with the needs of enthusiasts and professional musicians in mind.
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