Digitech Polara Reverb Pedal

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90 out of 100. Incorporating 450+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$150
Digitech Polara Reverb Pedal
Digitech Polara Reverb Pedal

The Polara reverb pedal features an interesting mix of classic and modern reverb types, and some of the algorithms are based on staple studio gear from Lexicon.

This interesting combination makes it a viable pedal for both the minimalist and those who want to experiment with the reverb effect.

The Halo reverb is of special mention because it allows for interesting sounds with its cascading octaves and reverb decay, a unique reverb type that's only available from the Polara. And since essential reverb types are included, you get the chance to switch from old school to new school with just a few knob twists.

Features:

  • Digital Reverb
  • Reverb Types: Room, Hall, Plate, Reverse, Modulated, Halo, Hall and Spring.
  • Controls: Level, Liveliness, Decay, Reverb Type
  • Input: Stereo 1/4"
  • Output: Stereo 1/4"
  • Power: Power Supply 9V DC
  • Bypass Type: Configurable to True Bypass or Buffered
  • Lexicon Reverb Technology
  • Dimensions: 4.40" (L) x 2.65" (W) x 2.0" (H); 11.18cm
  • Weight: 1 lb

Pros

The quality of the Lexicon reverbs included in this pedal got a lot of thumbs up, even experienced users who have actually used studio quality gear found it to be of good quality. Many commend the natural and organic sound of the cookie cutter reverb types, making this an ideal for subtle always-on use. More adventurous users found the Halo and Modulated modes to be fun and inspiring to experiment with. The colorful graphic of the pedal that make it visually stand out was also well appreciated.

Cons

There were a few who mentioned having an issue with the stereo capability of the pedal, in that the signals slightly bleed into each other. Interestingly, there are some who found the graphic on the front fascia and the small fonts used on the knobs to be distracting, making adjustments quite a task in lowly lit stages.

Overall

The DigiTech Polara is a good choice for a workhorse reverb pedal, especially if you want the essentials to be of good quality while still having the option to play with more experimental reverb types.

If you would like to see which reverb pedals are currently on our recommended list then please take a look at our guide to The Best Reverb Pedals.