DigiTech Polara Reverb
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... read more
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This is by far the best digital spring I ever heard. If you‘re thinking about getting the Danelectro Spring King, which is analog and real - don‘t get the Danelectro. The Polara Spring is way better and versatile. Plus you have those Lexicon Plates, Rooms and Halls. Reverse. Shimmer (Halo). The best reverb pedal you can get.
edited almost 2 years ago
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.
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.
Polara Reverb Review
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.
Fantastic diverse reverb
One of the best reverbs i have used to date. My amp has built in reverb but this is far superior. Usually a Spring fan i found the only fault in this that the Spring setting was a bit too bright and shimmery for me than i found in the HOF by TC but that forced me to go outside my normal choice and explore other alternatives which has just opened up a wealth of options. Im currently switching between using it on the Hall or Room settings and using my amp for any plate reverb i wish to use at the time. Highly recommended.
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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.
- Lexicon Reverb Types: Room, Plate, Reverse, Modulated, Halo, Hall and Spring
- Compact Size with Soft Click, Vacuum-Style Footswitch
- Tails On/Off Switch - When this switch is set to the On position, reverb tails will decay naturally when the effect is switched to bypass. When set to the Off position, reverb decays will end abruptly when the effect is switched to bypass.
- True Stereo I/O
- True Bypass circuitry preserves your tone in bypass
- High-Voltage operation for uncompromised signal quality
- Includes Stomplock knob guard locks and custom-cut Hook and Loop Pedalboard Pad
- Input Separate Left and Right ¼" Unbalanced (Tip-Sleeve)
- Input Impedance Effect on: >1 MÎ (stereo), >500 kÎ (mono); Effect off: True hardwire bypass
- Output Separate Left and Right ¼" Unbalanced (Tip-Sleeve)
- Output Impedance Effect on: 1 kÎ; Effect off: True hardwire bypass
- Controls Level, Liveliness, Decay, Reverb Type
- Switches Soft Click, Vacuum Style Footswitch; Reverb Tails On/Off Toggle Switch
- Power Requirements 9 VDC external power supply (required)
- Power Consumption 675 mW (< 75 mA @ 9 VDC)
- Current Draw 75 mA (typical at 9 VDC)
- Power Supply Model PS0913DC-01 (US, JA, EU); PS0913DC-02 (AU, UK)
- Power Supply Output 9 VDC 1.3 A
- Dimensions 4.40" (L) x 2.65" (W) x 2.0" (H); 11.18cm (L) x 6.73cm (W) x 5.08cm (H)
- Weight 1 lb.; 0.453 kg