November 17, 2023 I Retail

Reverb Relaunches its ‘Black Out’ Pedal Campaign

The six pedals in Reverb's latest "Blacked Out" campaign.

Nearly four years ago, 17 pedal makers released limited-edition black colorway versions of their famous pedals for Reverb’s “Blacked Out” campaign. Now, Reverb has announced the return of the campaign, which includes six limited-edition, all-black pedals — with four that are brand new. The pedals in the new “Blacked Out” campaign are:

• Death By Audio’s Space Ensemble SE-1 Blacked Out: This atmospheric vocal processor is preamp plus chorus and reverb effects that’ll take musicians from 1970s-style doubling to full liftoff.

• EarthQuaker Devices’ Zoar Blacked Out: The new Zoar offers grinding distortion in hi-fi sound, offering heavy-riff players all the grit they want, with the nuanced controls and three-band EQ they need to stay tight and controlled.

• JHS’ Oil Can Delay Blacked Out: This 3 Series pedal revives the sounds of some of the earliest delays, which used actual cans filled with oil. Brand new for Blacked Out, this pedal’s prototype was built for and used by Wilco’s Nels Cline.

• Line 6’s Blacked Out: The famously green DL4 gets a makeover now in black. This limited run of the modern-classic delay and looper is identical to the standard MKII in every way.

• Old Blood Noise Endeavors’ BL-52 Phase Repeater Blacked Out: The OBNE coined “phase repeater” for the kind-of-phaser, kind-of-reverb mashup that sounds, to them, “almost like a room changing in size.” This new BL-52 puts their unique effect in a most unique housing.

• Walrus Audio’s Meraki Blacked Out: With a total of eight long-delay BBD chips, true stereo channels and MIDI control, this Stereo Analog Delay is like an old analog favorite with the possibilities and control of a plugin.

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