Best reverb pedals 2024: from spring to shimmer, our pick of the best reverb effects for your pedalboard

An effect you'll find on nearly all guitar player's pedalboards, the best reverb pedals can be a subtle underpinning of your tone or the catalyst to send it into the stratosphere.

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Strymon Cloudburst | 1 reverb | 300 presets (MIDI) | Stereo | Expression in
Guitarists have long been hoping for the epic sound of a Strymon in a smaller unit, and now we’ve got it with the Strymon Cloudburst. This little blue box is only small in stature though, delivering huge, ambient tones that will no doubt please the shoegazers and experimentalists out there.
Guitar World Score: 4.5/5

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Eventide Space | 12 reverbs | 100+ presets | Stereo | Expression in
Eventide’s Space boasts a wide variety of spatial effects, including basic reverbs, delays, and unique combination effects, with 12 of the company’s studio-level reverb combo algorithms. There are also more than 100 factory presets and a huge array of connectivity options.
Guitar World Score: 4.5/5

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Walrus Audio Fathom | 4 reverbs | Sustain function | Mono
Walrus Audio’s multi-function reverbs offers a practical array of thoroughly usable reverb types - hall, plate, lo-fi, and Sonar - each with a preset-specific parameter. The hall and plate settings really shine here, while lo-fi’s filtered tones offer some gnarly textures for more ambient players.
Guitar World Score: 4.5/5

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Source Audio Ventris | 14 reverbs | 2 simultaneous | Stereo | Expression in
The Ventris comes from digital pedal experts Source Audio, and its killer app is the ability to run two fully independent reverbs from one modestly proportioned pedal. So, you could send one reverb left, and one right, stack one into another, or run both at once in parallel for epic trails.
Guitar World Score: 4.5/5

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Michael Astley-Brown
Editor-in-Chief, GuitarWorld.com

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.

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