The Polara's flexible reverbs cover a full spectrum, from the intimate warmth of "Room," to the vast expansiveness of "Hall," through time with the cosmic power of "Reverse," and anchored by Lexicon's revered "Modulated," "Plate" and "Spring" reve...
The Polara's flexible reverbs cover a full spectrum, from the intimate warmth of "Room," to the vast expansiveness of "Hall," through time with the cosmic power of "Reverse," and anchored by Lexicon's revered "Modulated," "Plate" and "Spring" reverbs. In addition to those classics, the Polara introduces the new "Halo" reverb. The "Halo" reverb with cascading octaves interspersed in the reverb decays will cast a heavenly glow over your tone.
Lexicon Reverb Types: Room - Fast decaying reverb; great for a touch of ambience, Plate - Renowned studio reverb found on classic recordings, Reverse - Reverb in reverse; quietly crescendos to full volume, Modulated - Lush modulating reverb ideal for chords, Halo - Shimmering reverb with cascading octave shifts, Hall - Large encompassing reverb with warm decay, Spring - Classic "surf" reverb
With its new, compact size and vacuum-style footswitch, the Polara truly represents the latest evolution in DigiTech pedal design. Digitech has put years of experience into every detail of its mechanical and sonic blueprint.
The Polara offers independent Level, Liveliness, Decay and Type controls; stereo inputs and outputs; a soft-click footswitch; and a reverb tails On/Off toggle switch. It is true bypass, and uses a 9V DC power supply to easily integrate into your existing pedal board.
The new architect of your soundscape, defining space and adding dimension to your playing.
I briefly owned this one for a while. It's one of those pedals that sounds great by itself when testing it out, yet it manages to lose its pizzazz when incorporated into the main rig at home. See, I was in the market for a reverb pedal that could go beyond the usual spring/hall/whatever yawnfests. This one seemed like a likely candidate. The reverse option was cool, as was the Halo function. That one was basically a shimmer. The modulated function seemed neat, too.
Sadly, once integrated into the pedalboard, the Polara's limitations became apparent. First, the reverse reverb is totally wet. Any nuance or blending is lost since all you can control is the predelay and intensity of the effect. Next, the Halo didn't really extend itself in any kind of magical way across the signal. It was too subtle for my taste. The modulated effect was okay, but nothing revolutionary. The other effects were rather pedestrian, too, despite their Lexicon lineage.
As such, despite its cool graphic design, this little guy went back to the store. I replaced it with the Hall of Fame 2 pedal and I regret nothing.
What a great pedal. Huge sound and endless options. The pedal also looks awesome. The only small weak point is the 'readability' of the words on the pedal. The names of the reverb are very small and difficult to read.
I love this pedal, don't think I'll ever need another reverb for my pedalboard. Reverbs sound quite realistic, although when maxing out some dials they sound a bit less so. When used in front of drive, the spring reverb sounds explosive (especially if you're into Tame Impala). Love the mod reverb and halo as well for some ambient spacey sounds. Plate and room sound real nice, although I have yet to find a good use for the reverse reverb in my playing. Reverse might be a bit out there for some, but I just love this pedal. Artwork is cool, although some more legible labels on the dials could really help.
Fantastic reverb has a lot of functions that can be tweaked to get a variety of ambient and spacey tones. Reverse reverb is an interesting idea that could provide a new tonal layer for ambient music. Solidly constructed pedal. With a number of good reverbs from plate to spring with well thought out controls which allow the user to dial in their ideal reverb sound. While still being simple enough and versatile enough for the recording artist to use it for a wide range of songs.
Digitech bought out Lexicon (company that made David Gilmour's reverb units) consequently, this thing is full of Lexicon quality verbs. The 'halo' setting is something of a synth generator and it's amazing for ambient tones.
This is no the first of reverb pedals that i've purchased, but what I can say is that it will be the last. This pedal is, in my opinion, one of the best, most versatile and dynamic reverb pedals that you can buy and I don't suspect i will be purchasing a alternative any time soon.
I love this reverb. It can be very musical with the 'Halo' and 'Modulated' options—or as basic as you need it. I have it at the end of my chain, after my stereo delay and run stereo out. Great for swells if you open up the dampening. I don't turn it on and off when I playing too much—for those who do, the 'Tails' option and click-less stomp switch is a major plus for staying clean!
Also I would add—great value, build quality is impressive!!!