YouTuber Paul Davids discovers world’s most incredible reverb – and it’s inside a nuclear power plant

Paul Davids and Silvan playing inside the Zwentendorf nucluear reactor
(Image credit: Paul Davids / YouTube)

A glance across any reverb pedal or plugin yields the now familiar list of reverb settings: spring, plate, hall, and if you’re lucky, cathedral… Now YouTube personality and guitar player Paul Davids has allowed us to add another option to the list: nuclear power plant. 

Davids latest clip sees him invited by microphone manufacturer Lewitt Audio to play in a power plant in Zwentendorf in Austria. Fortunately, as the guitarist explains, the plant was never actually brought online (following a change of public sentiment in 1978), so remains safe to explore without protective gear.

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Matt Parker
Features Editor,

Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.