“An affordable option for adding atmospheric soundscapes”: Walrus Audio Fundamental Ambient review

Walrus Audio delivers a competitively priced stompbox with three reverb modes that offer a heady alternative to your standard issue room, plate and spring

Walrus Audio Fundamental Ambient
(Image: © Future / Olly Curtis)

Guitar World Verdict

A nicely affordable option of adding some atmospheric soundscapes to a standard guitar signal chain, and is a practical complement to a more conventional reverb pedal.


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    Three reverb modes.

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    Accessibly priced.

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    Easy to use controls.

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    Compact pedal.


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    Not stereo.

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    Not everyone will dig sliders.

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Walrus Audio have been responsible for some pretty tasty pedals in the ambience field with the likes of the Slöer Stereo Ambient reverb, Slö Multi-Texture Reverb and the Fable and Lore Soundscape Generators, but they are not pedals that every player would be able to afford. 

Now, though, there’s the opportunity for more of us to discover what the Walrus ambience is all about with the release of the Fundamental Ambient, a pedal in their budget-friendly Fundamental series.

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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.