A reverb pedal is designed to emulate playing your guitar with the acoustics of a large, full sounding room.
Imagine clapping your hands in an empty room and hearing the sound bounce from the walls. That is reverb! Most reverb pedals allow you to dial how large of a room and how much echo you receive back.
Before the invention of digital reverb, guitarists achieved this effect by using large plates to echo their sound against. The surf sound popularized getting their reverb from springs. Many modern digital pedals emulate these plate and spring reverb techniques along with their pristine digital reverbs.
When you want to add some “depth” to your sound, a reverb pedal is a great place to start.
If you want even stronger and longer lasting echoes, check out our collection of delay pedals.