The cavernous Marshall RF-1 Reflector reverb pedal projects your sound into the third dimension. Six reverbs add diffuse trails to your playing without ever swallowing your tone. Its sturdy metal shell houses two simulated spring reverbs with their characteristic pulse and resonance, and alongside these are the ghostly textures of Reverse mode, and the dense sound of three studio-quality reverbs.
The Reflector allows you full control over the six different reverb modes including time, damping, and level, offering FX that range from a spacious hall, to the sound of a studio plate via the beating of a vintage spring.
Considering what an integral effect reverb has been to the electric guitar over the years, there are a surprisingly small number of dedicated reverb pedals on the market. Most of you will own, or have owned, an amplifier with a spring reverb circuit, but many players who use old-school single channel valve heads may need a standalone pedal like this.
The RF-1’s reverb time, damping and level controls allow you to shape and equalise the virtual space, while a six-mode selector allows you to choose from hall, plate, room, two spring voicings and reverse-reverb sounds. The pedal’s twin outputs operate in a similar way to sister pedal the EH-1 Echohead, with ‘spill over’ obtained from output two in mono only. Instead of the option of a tap tempo control, this time an expression pedal can be connected to increase or decrease the reverb time on the fly.
Switching to the Reflector, many players’ first port of call will inevitably be to see whether the unit provides an authentic-sounding replacement for an amplifier’s onboard spring reverb. Happily, both spring modes are suitably splashy, and the damping control allows you to roll off or add top-end sheen to the sound as per your requirements.
The other reverb voices are more idiosyncratic, but all are musical and useful in their own right. The addition of an expression pedal, meanwhile, allows for lovely reverb swells that work particularly well with ghostly slide atmospherics.
- Controls: Multi-mode, Reverb time, Damping, Level
- Features: Solid metal casing, Passive bypass, Expression pedal input
- Power: 9V
- Input impedance: >1 m0hms output load impedance<1 k0hms
- Dimensions in mm (w x h x d): 120 x 65 x 55
- Weight: 510g
This pedal is in good used condition, with few signs of use. It is fully functioning and sounds fantastic!
Due to the current lockdown in England, this item is available from our store in Exeter (Click & Collect only) or by post (at an additional cost of £6.50 due to weight, cost of packing materials and levels of required insurance).
If postage is selected, it will be packed very carefully and sent via Royal Mail 2nd Class.
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