52 pedals, week 13—Eventide Space

Back when I first heard the word reverb, I assumed it was in reference to a guitarist’s continual use of the same verb when practicing guitar. “Strum, strum, strum! Pick, pick, pick! Bend, bend, bend!”

Imagine my surprise when I discovered the true meaning of the word reverb—it refers to the reverberation of sound by the way. Fast forward several years to the time I discovered the Eventide Space pedal. Then conceptualise* my excitement towards the enhanced reverb options this pedal provides.

* I didn’t want to use the word imagine a second time. That would be re-verbing.

To say that the Eventide Space pedal is a reverb pedal is like saying Jimi Hendrix was a guitarist. This pedal does multiple reverbs (12 actually), but it offers a truckload more through its 100 presets that have been created by the likes of Flood and Alan Moulder (who have only managed to produce bands such as The Smashing Pumpkins, Nine Inch Nails, 30 Seconds to Mars and Them Crooked Vultures), Vernon Reid and many other famous music producers.

These presets bring effects such as delay, tremolo, pitch shifting and other modulation types to your reverb options list. This is almost a multi-effects unit that speciliases in taking your sound to another level. To space I suppose.

The pedal has quite the collection of knobs too. It’s almost like the control panel on something NASA created. I’m seeing several reasons now for this pedal’s name. To dumb it down to my level, the pedal has knobs that allow you to control the delay, contour, decay and EQ settings of the pedal. You can obviously also use the footswitches to surf through the presets and use the Save button to create and save your own presets.

But enough rambling from someone who simply found a pedal that appeals to him. What does it sound like? How does it work exactly? Great questions. I asked them before you did. Luckily this video answered those questions and more for me. I won’t tell you the other questions it answered for me. I don’t want to ruin it for you.

OK, I also asked myself “How do you keep an awesome reverb pedal safe during video reviews?” The answer is clearly foam padding. Lots of foam padding.

There you have it. This is the pedal I desire this week. Check out that Eventide Space video. I think you’ll see why it’s so appealing.

Disclaimer: I’ve not played this guitar pedal. I have not experienced first-hand the sound or effects of this guitar pedal. That doesn’t matter. It looks awesome, it’s obviously played by winners and I want one.

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