Electro-Harmonix Cathedral
Electro-Harmonix Cathedral

Cathedral, Reverb for Guitar from Electro-Harmonix.

All user reviews of 4/5 for the Electro-Harmonix Cathedral

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Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 11 reviews )
 7 reviews64 %
 3 reviews27 %
 1 user review9 %
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James...'s review"Features galore"

Electro-Harmonix Cathedral
24-bit A/D/A converters
True stereo inputs and outputs
8 programmable reverb styles with the ability to load and save
Tap Tempo to set pre-delay section
Damping/Tone control available for each reverb mode
Grail Spring, Accu Spring, Hall, Room, Plate, Reverse, Grail Flerb, Echo
Hold tap tempo for infinite reverb


At first look, this strikes me as a reverb pedal with the perfect "not too many but not too few" knobs. It's not like a boss reverb where it has 3 knobs. But it's no eventide where you will spend an hour on it. The cathedral is a fairly visual and menu free affair. You have your typical blend, time, and damp knobs. Then you have feedback and pre-delay which I think are a little excessive but hey, at least I don't have ti access a menu to get them. It has 7 total modes plus an echo. All stereo sound. You get about every style of reverb you would need. This is also a great studio pedal in case you haven't guessed that by now.

Bottom line, with all the knobs you are allotted, if you can't dial in the reverb you are looking for then I pity you. I use this in an ambient instrumental band and it can basically dial in any sort of reverb tone you need. There's a point with units like this where adding more tweakable parameters is just peanuts. You don't need more than this. Serious.


The question really isn't whether it has enough bells and whistles to work. Clearly on paper it's a sick pedal. But does it sound good? Well short answer, yeah. It's not going to sound like a real vintage spring reverb or a high end Lexicon hall reverb. Don't realistically expect that. But it does sound very good for a pedal in this price range. And better yet, pretty much every mode is usable. How bout that? It doesn't color the sound as much as I thought it would. Kind of depends how you set it really. The tap switch is a great idea and I think it puts this pedal into the must have area.


The only gripe I have is how cheap it feels. Granted, it has not gone south on me, but I've only owned it for a year and I haven't used it as much as a lot of people would. So we will see. It's not noisy. I don't think this pedal is a deal by any means. But unless you wanna shell out money for a space echo or something, this is about as good as it gets under $250. Kind of a bummer that there aren't a whole lot of verb units out there right now.

Marc65's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Try before you buy. Very good pedal for live"

Electro-Harmonix Cathedral
Programmable stereo reverb pedal.
Analog / digital converters and digital / analog 24-bit
Inputs and outputs 'true' stereo
8 reverb styles (including 1 echo delay) programmable with ability to save and load
Tap tempo function to set a time of pre-delay to 2 seconds
Feedback control for the pre-delay section
Controls damping / tone possible for every reverb mode
Grail spring, battery spring, hall, room, plate, reverse, Flerb grail, echo
Hold tap tempo for infinite reverb
AC 96DC-200 PSU included


Quite simple and clear config.
The little manual helps a lot.


Beautiful digital reverb, sometimes veering towards its analog-style knobs that as you turn.
Works well in light and saturated for an electric guitar.
I will publish this notice after use on stage.


I just bought it (new) or rather I just go for the replacement of the first that did not work. Indeed, I had the problem that I have read two stories on the net: mashed his hard fate alone that effect even without an instrument is plugged in and there attention luckily I put Dry blend into the starting position otherwise I think I would have broken the peavey classic 30 that I had plugged in and that's why I say: try before you buy because apparently the problem is not so rare.

I need this pedal to the specific functions of the "freeze" (infinite), which sets the reverb to make beaches agreements and make a rhythm above, about this: beware! notes played while you press the foootswitch for the "infinite" out in the DRY and that it is not specified anywhere.

I need also for the delay with tap tempo (the tap may be used for other effects) and then reverbs.
This is the only "market" I saw that these functions combined in a single housing, so I have not tried others. The reverbs are quite beautiful.

Eur to 185 I:
7 beautiful reverbs a pre-delay reverb on each one setting the tone of the reverb, a reverse.
1 delay with tap tempo
a modulator chorus flanger way adjustable reverb
1 memory setting for each mode: 8 presets so
the infinite mode up to "freeze" agreements or phrases delay.
This is a pedal that will help me a bass instrument trio / Battery / guitar + vocals with which I can really give the sound space.
For the price, I do not see what I can ask for, right?
but if you know, do not hesitate to inform me. Thank you.

Axlslash's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Travel time, effective when you need it!"

Electro-Harmonix Cathedral
I spend the answers, but it is well done overall.


It's EHX: The config-type hazarai et cie, the beautiful row of buttons, there's plenty to do.

However, it is clear, the manual is in the trash, we know that with ehx it takes time to turn the pedal ...


Very pleasant. I bought it because my tweed had no reverb, so I used the preset spring 99% of the time.

This one is good, flerb is interesting. Hall Room and also how Hall in particular is amazing stereo: Take two beautiful clean amps, one at each corner of the room, a stereo delay, and there is incredible.

I can use it for my acoustic plate mode was doing okay.

In short, it does the job when there's need for groundwater and atmosphere, it is the foot.


I sold for various reasons, but I think the repurchase date, or else opt for bluesky.

In braf is the bomb, it is nice on the pedalboard, and sounds.

If you want simplicity, go rather to the other models ehx, this one is dedicated to exploring!