Reviewed: Fender Marine Layer Reverb

Mixdown's Pedal Special 2018

Effect: Reverb

Expect To Pay: $299

Distributor: Fender Australia

 

 

Recommended For:

Any guitarist looking to explore murky depths, shimmering highs, and everything in between.

 

Versatility:

This reverb unit has six high quality digital reverb algorithms, based on three main modes with two variations each. Combined with a pre-delay control and a filter toggle to choose between brighter or darker reflections, the Marine Layer can cover some serious sonic ground. A dry kill on/off switch located on the back can even be used for muting the dry signal path in your amp’s effects loop if desired.

 

Usability:

The controls are simple to use and fairly self-explanatory. The LED-backlit knobs are both sensitive and responsive, and make for easy tweaking even on a dark stage.

 

Construction:

Off the bat, the Marine Layer is an absolute stunner with build quality to match. The sea-green anodized aluminium housing is durable yet lightweight, with a gorgeous emerald jewel light in the centre. The easily accessible magnetic battery door allows for hassle-free battery swaps when necessary.

 

Overall:

Almost every guitarist needs a solid reverb pedal in their effects arsenal, and Fender has absolutely hit the nail on the head with the Marine Layer Reverb. With a plethora of extremely usable reverb options at your fingertips, it’s hard to say no to its dashing good looks and versatile capabilities.

 

 

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