TC Electronic Hall of Fame Reverb Pedal Review

TC Electronic Hall of Fame Reverb Pedal

Quick Summary

Digital reverb pedals have been around since the Boss RV-2 was introduced in 1987, and because reverb has long been one of the most popular effects among guitarists, the market has remained heavily saturated. The TC Electronic Hall of Fame is one of the best selling modern reverb pedals in its price range and it’s very easy to see (and hear) why. It packs 10 distinctive reverb types; world-class guitarist presets and endless customization options through TC’s TonePrint technology; and versatile setup possibilities via switchable true/buffered bypass and standard/kill-dry options, as well as stereo inputs and outputs. The tones are deeply lush and rival those of units costing more than twice the price, and there is a serious amount of flexibility afforded by all of the adjustable parameters. For a great reverb pedal that won’t break the bank and is up for the job both live and in the studio, the Hall of Fame is a superb choice.

Pros:

  • Wide variety of reverb types with truly distinctive differences in character
  • High quality reverb algorithms ranging from rich, cavernous sustain to bouncy Rockabilly spring reverb
  • TonePrint software allows for deep customization options and the ability to save, share, and download presets (including signature presets from legendary guitarists)
  • Modulated delay setting can be configured to use flanger or phaser rather than just chorus
  • Can be used in a wide variety of setups thanks to its flexible configuration options (true/buffered bypass, standard/kill-dry, stereo inputs and outputs)

Cons:

  • Reverb type knob travel feels ‘soft’ and is lacking in tactile feedback to assure it has clicked into place
  • The wide assortment of tweakable parameters via the TonePrint app may feel like option overload for some guitarists (this flexibility can obviously be a benefit for many, but may result in option paralysis for some)
  • Most reverb settings lean a little towards the dark/warm side of the EQ spectrum (can be mostly remedied with the Tone knob, but it still may not sound quite pristine enough for some players)

Overall Rating: 4.5 stars

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