Stunning, programmable reverbs with tap tempo and complete control.
The Electro-Harmonix Cathedral Stereo Reverb pedal surrounds your tone with an aria of rich presence. It's loaded with 7 different types of reverb plus digital echo, all of which work in true stereo. Full programmability lets you recall previous settings instantly. The EHX Cathedral Stereo Reverb lets you create the perfect space for your instrument or voice while offering an elegance that takes your music to a higher ground.
The Cathedral offers two spring modes: Grail Spring, based on the Holy Grail's spring emulation, and Accu Spring, an Accutronics spring tank emulation. Top notch, professional Hall, Room, Plate, and Reverse reverb algorithms. Grail Flerb mode is the EHX Holy Grail Flerb with greater adjustability. Echo mode makes the Cathedral into a versatile 2-second digital delay. Up to 2 seconds of Pre-Delay, with Feedback allow for reverberant echoes. Tap tempo footswitch sets the pre-delay time with your foot. Instantaneous infinite reverb is yours by pressing and holding the Tap footswitch. Tone controls on the reverbs allow for further refinement of the sound. True stereo in and out.
- 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
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Based on 15 Reviews and 123 Ratings
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The only reverb pedal you'd probably ever need (unless you don't want to tweak it onstage).
I would say the only con I have for this, is the white preset switch can be easily flicked on which can send you from having a smooth custom tone, to a squall of reverb.
In any case, great reverb pedal.
edited over 4 years ago
Great Reverb, Very Fun to Mess With
This pedal is a TON of fun to mess around with. Plug in stereo amps and this thing will blow you away with real 3d soundscapes. The left toggle switch (when held down) holds the reverberated notes infinitely, great for transitions between songs in a live setting. Loads of fun and will hold up to a 30+ second reverb. Though I will say, when putting it at the end of your signal chain on your pedalboard (especially with any overdrive engaged) it does tend to get a bit muddy. It is not a pedal you run though on your board and away you go. It will take time to figure it out and perfect its use, much like many other EHX pedals.
I have just recently added this pedal to my rig. I was very tempted to go for the much smaller easier to use holy grail reverb but decided to go all out and get the cathedral. The main reason I went for this over the holy grail? The infinite reverb switch is nuts! Great for starting and ending sets with and when dialling up the feedback and pre delay it can make a massive echoey loop which is awesome. This pedal also includes the famous holy grail reverb along with some other great options such as reverse and classic plate reverb. This is my new favourite pedal and is going to be used a hell of a lot live.
The ambiance this pedal creates is seriously great. Especially love the Grail Spring and Hall setting. It's great that you can set your reverb in perfect detail AND save it as a preset afterwards. The Echo setting makes this pedal even better, this reverb pedal gives you a delay function with tab which is awesome. The only real downside on this pedal is that it reduces the volume of my dry signal.
Almost perfect reverb pedal.
While this is a great pedal I have two small complaints. It takes a little bit of volume out of my amp when it's not plugged into the effects loop (I'd like to keep it in the effects loop all the time, but in small gigs this isn't always possible). Also, the line between too little and too much reverb is very, very thin in my opinion. For some this might not be an option, but I find myself tinkering too much to find the right sound more often than I'd like. Still though, great pedal.
I will NEVER get rid of this pedal!
I love this pedal so much. If you use any type of reverb, this is the pedal to use. Though practically, for me, I use the pre-delay settings just as much as the reverb end of things. I have a delay pedal after this in my chain, so I get reverb and some delay stacking that gives me an incredibly beautiful sound.