Every once in a while, you plug into a pedal, and,
suddenly, you’re transported to Tone Paradise. You
barely touched a knob, and yet all is wonder and
goodness and bliss. That’s the Hall of Fame Reverb
($149 street). This is one of the smoothest, most
cinematically musical reverb pedals I’ve ever heard,
and it instantly gives your guitar a Hi-Def, 3D, goosebump-
inducing shimmer—even if you’re one of those
more-is-more crazies who can’t stop themselves
from using way too much of a damn good effect.
The HOF’s ten reverbs are so luscious that I’d
have no problem dumping my fancy convolution
reverb plug-ins in the studio, and using this pedal
to process vocals, drums, percussion, strings, and
more. With just four knobs (Decay, Tone, FX Level,
program select) and a short/long pre-delay switch,
you can conjure undulating ambiences, mix the
expanse of a large environment with an extremely
short decay, cop gated ’verb skanks, subtly blend
billowing reflections under a sharp rhythmic attack,
and, using the modulated reverb setting, launch ultravibey,
Cocteau Twins-influenced jangle torrents. You
can even kill the dry signal via an internal switch to
produce ghostly note cascades. I’m so taken with
the HOF that I call it the “Motivator,” because every
time I plug into it, its sounds inspire me to create
new riffs and melodic lines.
KUDOS Stunning sonic quality. Versatile. So
smooth you can slather it on without drowning
CONCERNS No TonePrints available at press time.
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