The Donner Verb Square might be the best value for money reverb pedal on the market. This pedal features 7 different modes which include Room, Hall, Church, Spring, Plate, Studio, and Mod. Donner has really stepped up their game in 2017 in terms of build quality and design. These new Donner “Square” series mini-pedals are built like tanks and are literally at a price anyone can afford.
If you have an amp that doesn’t have a reverb tank this is a great option for going in via the FX loop or even as a last resort straight into the front end of the amp. The spring reverb tones are very, very close to what you could expect out of a Fender amp for example except you’re able to shape the tone more on the reverb on the Donner Verb Square. The rest of the effects sound very reminiscent of what you would expect from any hall or room sound but having the ability to shape your sound for under $50 is a great deal!
It’s no surprise with the amount of people making pedals in Asia that eventually there’d be something so good it just leaves you scratching your head. The Rowin pedals are a micro-sized pedal much like Exotic, Mooer, and Donner but feature not only awesome tone, but also high build quality. The Rowin LEF-601B is along the same lines tone wise as a Suhr Riot Pedal except it features three different modes to sink your fingers into it. Depending on which guitar you’re using and what sort of tones you like, you can switch this distortion pedal from “Natural, Tight, and Classic modes. Each have their own voice and will offer anything from an overdrive tone to a classic and modern rock tones. This is not to be confused with a Metal pedal. Rowin do make a Metal pedal but this is voiced “for the hits”. It sounds great for lead as well as big, chunky chord parts.
The video above shows how versatile the Rowin LEF-601B Distortion pedal is when used with my Fender ’52 Reissue Telecaster with Joe Barden Pickups.
(4.8 / 5) I am giving this pedal a 4.75/5 rating because: