Fender Reflecting Pool Delay/Reverb review

Dive in for a sonic soaking with this one-box ambient solution

Fender Reflecting Pool Delay/Reverb review
(Image: © Future / Olly Curtis)

Guitar World Verdict

A versatile, well thought-out offering that delivers a wide range of ambience, with some great-sounding algorithms.


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    Simple operation.

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    Two effects in one pedal.

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    Flexible use of a secondary delay.

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    Tap tempo with a range of subdivisions.

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    Variable delay repeat quality.

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    Optional LED-lit controls.


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    We’d liked to have seen a specific spring emulation.

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If you’re going to have delay and reverb on your pedalboard, both effects in the same pedal can be a practical way to go about things by saving on space, power outlets and audio cabling, as well as likely looking neater. 

Fender’s take on that particular genre is the Reflecting Pool, with separately footswitchable delay and reverb that can be used independently or together – the delay feeding the reverb. 

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Trevor Curwen

Trevor Curwen has played guitar for several decades – he's also mimed it on the UK's Top of the Pops. Much of his working life, though, has been spent behind the mixing desk, during which time he has built up a solid collection of the guitars, amps and pedals needed to cover just about any studio session. He writes pedal reviews for Guitarist and has contributed to Total Guitar, MusicRadar and Future Music among others.