EarthQuaker Devices Afterneath V2 Reverb Pedal

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91 out of 100. Incorporating 60+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$229
EarthQuaker Devices Afterneath Reverb Pedal
EarthQuaker Devices Afterneath Reverb Pedal

The EarthQuaker Devices Afterneath is not your cookie cutter reverb pedal, it works more like a delay pedal that utilizes multiple short delays to create unique ambience. This makes it distinct from conventional reverb pedals that let you pick between expected reverb modes via switching algorithms.

This difference in design allows for interesting new sonic textures and ambience that are simply not possible with regular reverb pedals, it also means that some of the familiar reverb modes will not be available.

Controls include Length, Diffuse, Dampen, Drag, Reflect and Mix, all of which can be adjusted to mimic familiar Room/Hall reverb settings, or to create distinct sounding ones.

Features:

  • Reverb Types: Room/Hall
  • Controls: Length, Diffuse, Dampen, Drag, Reflect, Mix
  • Input: 1/4"
  • Output: 1/4"
  • Power: Optional Power Supply
  • Bypass Type: True Bypass
  • Analog Dry Signal Path
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 2.25" x 2.5" x 4.62"
  • Weight: 0.66 lbs

Pros

Bizarre, dreamy and otherworldly are good summations of how many feel about this pedal, allowing for interesting reverb sounds that are simply unavailable from conventional reverbs. The general consensus is that it allows for unique and interesting soundscapes that are very useful for guitarists who want to use the reverb as a sound sculpting tool, putting it at the forefront of their tone instead of the usual subtle use. Finally, many guitarists found the pedal to be a fun tool at their dispersal that deserved a special spot on their boards.

Cons

Because of its unconventional design, those who wanted multiple reverb modes found this pedal to be limited, ironically they still rated the pedal highly because of its unique abilities. There was a few that rated the pedal low for its darker, warmer sound, as opposed to the usual brighter ambience that other reverb provides.

Overall

If you're looking to spice up your sound with unique soundscapes and complex sonic textures, then get the Afterneath Reverb. If you would like to see which reverb pedals we currently recommend you will find them in our guide to The Best Reverb Pedals.