Electro-Harmonix Cathedral
Electro-Harmonix Cathedral

Cathedral, Reverb for Guitar from Electro-Harmonix.

iamqman 02/14/2012

Electro-Harmonix Cathedral : iamqman's user review

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Whenever I think of this pedal I often think of the song cathedral by Van Halen. I know the two are not connected however the sound of that song in conjunction with what this panel actually does it just brings them two together in my mind. This is a stereo reverb unit by the company electro harmonics. They are really known for their big muff pedals as well as many other effects and modulation pedals such as the delays and reverbs in their series. This is a great sounding reverb pedal that has a lot of options to choose from. This is probably the most heavily laden feature that they have. You can get pretty much any reverb sound that you can't imagine from this battle. It is a quite big unit that will fit on your pedal board but it will take up a large amount of space.


electro-harmonix's Cathedral Programmable Stereo Reverb Pedal Features:

24-bit AD/DA convertors
True stereo I/O
8 programmable reverb styles with the ability to load and save
Tap Tempo to set pre-delay time up to 2 seconds
Feedback control for 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
9VDC-BI power supply included


The sound of that was quite nice. There probably isn't any reverb sound that you cannot achieve with this unit. You have six control knobs that change today parameters of this unit. You have a blend knob which allows you the dry and wet signal to come through. And then you have your reverb time which is facing a delay control. You have your damping tone which is basically a EQ control knob. Then you have your feedback which allows you do you repeat and how long the signal gets drawn out. And then you have your pre-delay which is way your normal reverb delay setting actually is. Your final control knob is a mode control that gives you eight possible mode operations as well as a favorite preset.


At new you can find these pedals for right around $220 which is a steal of a price. That is a great deal for what this panel can actually achieve. Overall if you are really into reverb settings then this would be the best so that you could probably get it. It's going to be a great sounding pedal and it's good to give you a load of operations and features that can give any guitarist is really into the reverb effect and operation. Overall this is a very cool pedal and if you can muster up the money then I suggest getting one. If I had to pick one pedal for reverb it would be this pedal. if I liked the sound of a tube reverb pedal than it would be the T Rex pedal.