Review of: TC Electronic Skysurfer Reverb
Reviewed by: Gabriel TanakaRating:4On December 5, 2016Last modified:May 14, 2017
The TC Electronic Skysurfer Reverb is a “studio quality reverb with award-winning TC Electronic algorithms”. Looks like TC Electronic took a cue from their Hall of Fame reverb pedals and slipped in a trio of digital reverbs into this one.
The Skysurfer reverb gives you a Spring, Plate, & Hall reverb with easy to dial in controls for a simple reverb that produces some decent ambience at a bargain price. The Spring doesn’t sound quite as springy as a real spring reverb or some of the more complex digital spring reverbs I’ve heard, but this might be a plus if you’re not really a fan of spring reverb as it does sound good in its own right. While it won’t satisfy the needs of someone looking to replace their vintage amp top unit, a beginner guitarist will still get enjoyment out of this setting. The Hall reverb provides the kind of big concert hall ambience you’d expect with the Tone knob providing the dampening of the high-end reflections to suit your tastes. This one sounds pretty good at lower Reverb settings and shouldn’t clutter up a mix too much. The Plate mode is big yet focused and excels even when using high Reverb settings for larger than life ambience. The Mix takes your sound from dry to fully wet. This is a solid cheap reverb pedal for anyone looking for a stand-in reverb at an affordable price. While the Hall of Fame series does provide a wider range of great reverb sounds (while still offering great value for price paid), a novice will still enjoy the ease of use and solid general reverb sounds of the Skysurfer. Not a bad pedal at all in the Smorgasbord of Tones.
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