Donner Verb Square Reverb Pedal Review

Donner Verb Square Reverb Pedal Review

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.

Who is the Donner Verb Square for?

If you have an amp that doesn’t have a reverb tank this is a great option. It can be used in the FX loop of your amplifier 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. It is pretty hilarious how many good reverb tones are in this pedal for the price.

If you are on a budget this is a great reverb pedal and would be in my top picks for budget reverb pedals. I actually gave my Verb Square to one of my good friends and he’s using it in the FX loop of the Fender Supersonic 60 head.  He has it secured in the back of the amplifier head and it’s doing the job beautifully.

Small Pedal and Small Controls

One of the obvious things to take note is this pedal is very small.  In keeping with the small footprint of the effects pedal, the control pots are also very small. If you have large hands you might have a tough time dialing in the controls quickly on stage.  The middle “decay” pot is the hardest to use because of it’s positioning.  Now, this, of course, is not a deal breaker, but it’s worth mentioning.