Five Reverb Pedals You Might’ve Missed in 2021

Listen. We can’t all just set up our amplifiers in some gorgeous room and let the natural reverb take over. And for the majority of us that can’t, at least there are these sweet reverb pedals.


Dreadbox Darkness

The Dreadbox Darkness is the combination of two Dreadbox Sinevibes Algorithms, and the extension of their code into a reverb pedal. The Dreadbox Darkness offers a single versatile and flexible formula that can create tons of reverbs, and can also be used as a Granular Pitch Shifter. In addition to this, there is also a micro looper that can hold up 150ms of the input signal, in order to create a freeze effect.

The Dreadbox Darkness is available here for $299.

Catalinbread Topanga Burnside

The Catalinbread Topanga Burnside is heavily based on the outboard Fender 6G15 spring reverb unit for that classic Surf-meets-Spaghetti-Western tone. Aside from the three knobs on the pedal, the Catalinbread Topanga Burnside Burnside also contains a discrete preamp that you can control via the Volume knob for a solid amount of clean boost when you want it. Oh, and there’s a handy tremolo mod if you need it!

The Catalinbread Topanga Burnside is available here for $219.99.

Catalinbread Cloak

The Catalinbread Cloak is a combination “room”-style reverb and shimmer pedal that has a specially-designed low-pass filter to smooth out the harmonics, while the size of the “room” can be dialed in from anywhere between a small closet to the vastness of space itself (within reason). Better yet, the Catalinbread Cloak also offers a buffered bypass option, which keeps the reverb decay going even after switching the pedal off.

The Catalinbread Cloak is available here for $178.49.

IK Multimedia AmpliTube X-SPACE

The IK Multimedia AmpliTube X-SPACE offers 16 all-new reverb effects leveraging IK’s latest AmpliTube technologies, all of which are accompanied by an exclusive virtual X-GEAR version of the exact same effects. The IK Multimedia AmpliTube X-SPACE comes loaded with 50 factory presets and 300 storable presets, and full MIDI implementation including control over AmpliTube 5.

The IK Multimedia AmpliTube X-SPACE is available here for $299.

EarthQuaker Devices Astral Destiny

The EarthQuaker Devices Astral Destiny gives you the capabilities to go from vast cavernous spaces and shimmer reverb, to octave up and sub-octave pitch effects, to upward and downward pitch bending. The EarthQuaker Astral Destiny gives you a Stretch switch to double the length of the reverb tail while also inducing a temporary change in pitch, and the option to switch the pedal off while letting your final reverberated notes trail off naturally.

The EarthQuaker Astral Destiny is available here for $199.

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