• Pros: This pedal creates reverb. That’s the upside.
• Cons: The downside is cheesy, crappy sound, and crap housing.
• Overall: Looking for reverb? Look elsewhere. ‘Nuff said.
DigiTech’s DigiVerb (really, could there be a lamer, worse-sounding name?) Digital Reverb Pedal is similar in design and function to the Boss RV-7 reverb unit. But the DigiVerb model is the runt of this litter. It also has some key features missing, such as true bypass, and the anti-clipping circuit. Also there is no modulated reverb.
The DigiVerb has 7 Modes: Church (a nice clean, modern long delay), Plate (not the worst plate sound, but pretty close), Hall (semi-decent jazzy sort of sound, though the decay is a bit cheesy), Spring (very digital, sounds like the 3rd Rock From The Sun theme song), Reverse (cheap, and…well, there’s no kind way to put it, the Reverse sounds like sh*t), Room (the only decent tone on the pedal, but only decent), and Gated (more annoying than cool). And though the DigiVerb is stereo, it is only stereo-out, not stereo-in. And the box’s housing is cheaply-constructed; if you don’t accidentally smash it to smithereens with your boot while switching it on, you can easily smash it in frustration while trying to wrestle cool sounds from the unit.
The positive spin on the DigiVerb? Price. If you don’t care about how good or bad the reverb on your amp sounds, you can save a cool 50 bucks by buying this pedal, rather than the Boss RV-7. So choose wisely. It may be only rock & roll, but it’s your funeral.