Seymour Duncan – Silver Lake Reverb Pedal
– Review 25/01/2019
Well known for their pickups,
Seymour Duncan also produce a range of high end pedals for
the discerning musician. In this review we are looking at
the Silver Lake Reverb Pedal which has the main
feature of been able to it’s adapt to the player’s dynamics.
Practically a rack-mount unit
in a pedal format, the Silver Lake has 8 distinct Reverb types,
with familiar ones such as Room, Hall, Plate & Spring
joined by Shimmer, Gated Reverb and Delayed Reverb.
Connections include stereo in
and out to allow for wide stereo imaging. Also present is
MIDI in and out for external control.
banks allow for the different sound variations to be stored
and recalled on command for ease of use during performance.
Dynamic settings can be adjusted
to off, soft or hard to allow the player to either switch
the feature off or tie it down to their playing preference.
There are many types of players
who might want a Reverb pedal. The most obvious one would
be a player who has an amp with no built in Reverb. In this
case the Silver Lake would allow the addition of a quality
Reverb via the pedal either in front of the amp or in the
effects loop. On the other end of the spectrum would be someone
looking to add new ambient and sonic tones to their arsenal.
In this scenario the Silver Lake would be used to its full
Housed in a sturdy metal box,
with good quality switchgear the pedal should withstand the
rigours of studio and live use.
Types of Sounds
Sounds on the Silver Lake range
from short spring or plate reverb types to luscious and atmospheric
types. I usually prefer subtle reverb types similar to what
you would find on a valve amplifier, I am sure however that
many users will be able to make good and creative uses of
the different reverb variations and extended lengths on offer.
The dynamics setting I found very useful which allow the characteristics
of the effect to change with your picking attack.
Please check the video demo for
examples of the sounds available.
A well-built and versatile reverb
Inputs: 2 x 1/4"
Outputs: 2 x 1/4"
MIDI I/O: In/Thru
USB: 1 x Micro-B
Features: 128 OnboardPresets
Reverb Types: 8
Power Source: 9-18V DC power supply required (sold