Reverb is one of those guitar effects that every player will need at some point in their playing careers. Mooer has managed to squeeze seven reverb algorithms into its new mini-format R7 Reverb. Priced attractively, this dinky but effective pedal leaves you with no excuses not to add one to your board.
Mooer R7 Reverb
The new R7 Reverb mini-pedal has seven digital reverb effects in its compact enclosure: Room, Hall, Church, Cave, Plate, Spring and Mod. Each of the available reverbs is linked to its own LED on the side of the R7 pedal, so it is fairly simple to see what you are doing on a darkened stage. No menus, no fuss.
The selected reverb algorithm can be tailored to your own taste using the high and low cut controls. You can then go into deeper tweaking of each effect with Decay and Pre-Delay controls. You also have the option to let the reverb end naturally after switching off the effect, using the handy trail-on feature.
Simple User Presets
Once you have edited your reverb the way you want, you can save it to one of the free memory slots. Only one memory space is available per selected reverb effect. Sounds limiting, but it gives you quick access to seven different reverb modes. This pedal is designed for players that hate menus and just want to get on and make some music. For me, simplicity rules! When I want to create and play, the last thing I want to do is read a manual.
Quality is always subjective. But it often correlates to the price point of a new product. Having listened to the demo sounds, I think that for under a hundred quid, this diminutive digital reverb has an awful lot to offer. Especially when you take into account that you can store your tweaked user presets.
Take a listen to the two demo videos below and see what you think. I think this pedal can handle more than enough of the types of reverb I need when gigging or songwriting. If you need something to help give your guitar’s voice some depth and character, then a touch of reverb is often just the thing.
This pedal uses an external power supply, so no batteries here. It has a buffered bypass and it’s mono, enough for most players that only use the one amp when gigging.
A touch of reverb has helped some of the most famous guitar riffs ever seem even bigger. If you don’t already have a reverb pedal in your setup, for this price you can’t go wrong.
RRP – EUR 99