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Golden Reverberator

Golden Reverberator

Vintage Reverb Effects Beyond Any Other Stompbox.

Harnessing more than 20 years of reverb modeling expertise, UAFX Golden Reverberator puts a trio of iconic reverbs right at your feet. The tube-driven spring reverb of classic ’60s guitar amps. The dense and haunting sound of ’50s studio plate reverbs. The endless algorithmic wonder of early digital reverb hardware.

Built upon powerful UAFX dual‑engine processing and unprecedented levels of sonic authenticity, Golden Reverberator is a flagship, no‑compromise reverb unit, built to inspire you for decades.

Now You Can:

Get the unmistakable drip of three "golden unit" spring reverb tanks, pulled from classic '60's American guitar amps

Explore the dense, haunting sound of three German studio plate reverbs sourced from The Plant studio

Sculpt huge, three-dimensional tones with exact, bit‑for‑bit vintage digital reverb algorithms

Quickly access sounds with Live/Preset modes, and play with silent switching, and true or trails bypass with spillover*

Download additional vintage digital Chamber & Plate effect at product registration

Build your pedalboard around timeless UA design and robust craftsmanship, built to last decades

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Spring 65: A Trio of Authentic Vintage Amp Reverbs

Spring 65: A Trio of Authentic Vintage Amp Reverbs

The tube-driven spring reverb from classic '60s American guitar amps is a heavenly sound like no other. But no two spring reverb tanks sound alike. So we auditioned over two dozen tanks, ultimately handpicking and modeling three tanks from a trio of vintage amps. Unlike other spring reverb emulations, UA's "whole amp" approach faithfully captures each reverb circuit's unique tube clipping character. The end result is all the drip, clang, whistles, and overtones of real tube‑driven spring reverb.

Plate 140: A Classic Palette of Rich Studio Plates

Plate 140: A Classic Palette of Rich Studio Plates

The dense, haunting sound of late-1950s studio plate reverb is integral to more than 60 years of classic recorded guitar tones. Golden Reverberator's three uniquely voiced plates — sourced from The Plant recording studio in Sausalito, California — frame your tones in hazy ambience as warm as the midday sun. Plus, you can easily add ripples of rich analog modulation to add texture.

Hall 224: A World of Late-'70s Vintage Digital Ambience

Hall 224: A World of Late-'70s Vintage Digital Ambience

Introduced in the late 1970s, digital studio reverb allowed progressive guitarists to venture further into atmospheric exploration — fueling the platinum pop and alt‑rock guitar tones of the ‘80s, ‘90s, and beyond. Golden Reverberator's Hall 224 effect gives you the exact, bit-for-bit algorithms of a studio staple, with all of their lush, grainy trails and mesmerizing modulation textures.

Dual Stereo Reverb Engines for Endless Creativity

Dual Stereo Reverb Engines for Endless Creativity

Built from the ground up for UAFX, Golden Reverberator's powerful engine runs separate stereo instances of each reverb effect, thanks to its unique dual‑engine processing — giving you uncanny three‑dimensional, immersive soundscapes. This results in a stereo spread of complex, awe‑inspiring spatial textures, and seamless effect transitions with trails.

A State-of-the-Art Stompbox

A State-of-the-Art Stompbox

With modern, high-powered features like studio‑grade conversion, dual‑processing engines, additional downloadable effects, Live/Preset modes, true/buffered bypass with silent switching, effect trails, and analog dry through, Golden Reverberator radiates pure reverb perfection — in a beautiful stompbox that's built to last decades.

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      Note that Golden Reverberator requires a modern 400 mA isolated power supply (sold separately). Go here for power supply recommendations.

      Features

      Flagship, no-compromise stompbox offering the most authentic tube-driven spring, plate, and vintage digital reverbs ever captured in an effects pedal

      Three "golden unit" spring reverb tanks, pulled from classic '60's American guitar amps

      Three vintage German studio plate reverbs sourced from The Plant (Sausalito, CA)

      A trio of perfect, bit-for-bit vintage digital reverb algorithms from the late 1970s

      Store and recall your favorite preset, silent switching, true/buffered bypass and spillover/trails*

      Analog dry through, stereo/dual mono operation, and available modulation on each effect

      Free Hall 224 Chamber & Plate vintage digital reverb effect, downloadable at registration

      Customer Reviews

      Golden Reverberator

      Overall Rating

      4.3/5
      (16 reviews)

      C. Jones

      June 15, 2022

      Gorgeous

      Best at what it does. This pedal doesn't do extreme reverbs like some of the expensive Strymon pedals, but it smokes all other digital delays at emulating spring, plate, and hall verbs.

      C. Bailey

      April 27, 2022

      A Fine Sounding Reverb Pedal

      You can't go wrong with the Golden. Each reverb type in any setting sounds wonderful. It would be nice if UA released even more reverbs and also if the phone app/Bluetooth capabilities were further developed. Capabilities such as being able to save settings on your phone app and then load them to the pedal via Bluetooth would be great. Phase reversal options, for when hooking the pedal up to two amplifiers for stereo use, etc. All in all, it's one of the best sounding reverb pedals out there.

      N. Bryce

      April 17, 2022

      Brilliant in every way

      Lush on vocals and acoustic guitar! Routing thru the radial J 48 to your Apollo and it’s a whole other world of lush with this pedal

      u. giegler

      March 26, 2022

      great pedal with huge sound but lack of decay

      one of the best reverb pedals, detailed and great sounding reverbs. i miss longer decays of the plate types, an updated version would be amazing with up to 30s decay i often use. also looking ffw to the next algorithm (my wishes are quantec room simulator, lexicon 480L and AKG BX20)

      B. Vavra

      January 23, 2022

      Best Sounding Reverb I've Ever Heard

      I am not a MIDI user, so I did not include that functionality in my review. The sounds this pedal makes are impeccable. Seriously, it is unrivaled by some of the biggest names in the pedal market today. The versatility is there, you can shape the sound you want, but the controls are not overwhelming. They really hit it on the end with the sounds in this one.

      n. kemp

      January 18, 2022

      Superb pedal

      I've always been a fan of UAD plugins, so was interested to hear this new pedal and especially how it would stand up against other reverb pedals I have. I'm absolutely delighted to report that sonically it blows everything else away and is easy to use. Its also really well built and will remain part of my live rig.

      S. Goffen

      January 7, 2022

      Great reverb, needs midi

      Wonderful reverb. Amazing sounds for vintage and traditional verbs. But, needs midi. Having only one preset is just not good enough in this day and age with so many other amazing reverbs out there.

      A. Crenshaw

      December 24, 2021

      Pretty close to perfect.

      I'm very particular about reverb and have yet to find a reverb pedal that is on par with some of the plugins, Logic Pro X stock or 3rd party. UA Golden is easily the best reverb pedal I've ever used. I did however trade mine for a Strymon Flint simply because I missed having harmonic tremolo and don't have the pedal board space, power requirements and money to have a dedicated tremolo pedal at the moment. The Strymon reverb is fantastic but not quite as good as the UA Golden, if only by a hair.

      Only cons I can think of is it uses an insane amount of power. If I didn't own the CIOKS/Eventide power supply made for high mA digital pedals I'm not sure what I'd do. I noticed when I using all the outputs on my power supply I'd get these strange metallic, floating tones every so often when using the preset. Honestly this is a fairly big issue in my opinion. I don't use MIDI so the lack of isn't a big deal but for $400 you'd think they'd include that. Always thought that was strange. Also not a fan of how close the jacks to each other. You're not gonna be able to use pancake patch cables with it. I had to buy new cables just for the Golden.

      The profile of the pedal is nice and I like how it looks quite a bit. One of the most aesthetically pleasing pedals I've seen. Sound quality wise I think it's the best on the market but price wise you could probably get more value for the dollar elsewhere. All in all I would recommend this pedal to others but I'm not sure what good that would do because convincing someone to buy a pedal with only 3 reverb modes and no MIDI priced at $400 is a hard sell. If it was a matter of sound quality alone I'd give it a 6/5 stars. When I'm more financially stable I'll probably buy another but guitar comes second to producing for me so that'll be a while. Besides whenever I record guitar it's usually dry and I just add reverb in the DAW, usually Logic space designer or a UA reverb plugin ironically enough.

      P. FOULK

      December 7, 2021

      Fantastic sounds but incomplete

      The Golden is a hugely powerful pedal which sounds incredible. I'm not usually a reverb user as I often find that it can sound cheesy and gets in the way, but the Golden sounds so authentic and is so adjustable, it sits so well in the guitar tone. Even for chunky rhythm stuff, it adds body and fatness rather than mush!
      The pedal form factor and architecture is great but I believe it is currently underutilised. Like a hot-rod stuck in 3rd gear.

      MIDI is a must for this pedal. I cannot believe that UA will not introduce it in future firmware updates. It would be incredibly powerful with midi. I would also buy the Starlight if MIDI were introduced, as I'm sure many would. Without it though, nah, the Volante wins.

      The other feature that's not being fully utilised is not being able to run the 2 engines together, ie running 2 different verbs in parallel.
      I also hope in the future there are some more eccentric reverbs to download.

      I have faith that UA are working on maximising the potential of this series and will implement the above If not, my review is only 3 stars (a great sounding pedal but a missed opportunity and limited for live use). If it had these features already it would be 6 stars and a total bargain at the price.

      P. Chamberlain

      November 14, 2021

      Disappointed

      Cannot register this product to my account, even contacted support no reply poor.

      S. Alcorn Lobato

      June 13, 2021

      I so much want to like this, but . . .

      This pedal has some really nice sounding reverbs, but I have two problems with it, one a possible deal breaker. The first thing I noticed was the controls. I have not yet downloaded the Lexicon plate, but I hear very little difference in decay. It would be nice if, like other plugins, the Lexicon 200, PCN and MPX series, we can control the decay independent of the one of the three chosen reverbs.

      The second issue I'm having with it, and the probable deal breaker is that it changes the tone of my instrument (the pedal steel guitar). The sound loses much of its warmth when the pedal is in the signal chain (mine consisting of only the reverb and an analog delay). I give it two stars instead of one because the reverbs themselves are luscious .

      D. Jackson

      May 6, 2021

      Top Reverb pedal

      I have used many reverbs and owned some of the best..... This is the BEST!

      B. Spinks

      April 27, 2021

      Brilliant!

      Best reverb I’ve ever used. Sonically it’s perfect, really perfect. Lack of midi is a downside and I really don’t understand that omission, but regardless of that it’s a wonderful pedal.

      C. Macarone

      April 13, 2021

      224 on the floor

      Very happy with this purchase.
      I always wished the UA 224 plug in could be a part of my live rig and now here it is, my own 224 on the floor!
      I would’ve been happy with just one simple 224 hall choice but the plate reverb is just delicious. To have these two at my command is worth every penny. Well done UA!

      G. Twydell

      April 6, 2021

      Simple, beautiful.

      I have had mine for a week or so now and absolutely love it. Im not usually a reverb sorta guy when it comes to my live rig but this had me very interested straight away as the quality of what I heard was superb. No midi no problem, never cared for it. I like a more simple approach. With quality reverb like this you don't need a space station interface.
      Cracking job chaps!

      R. Lupi

      March 23, 2021

      Simply incredible.

      Best reverb pedal i've used, hands down... it sounds AMAZING (the spring 65 is my favorite so far). Also, it's super intuitive and you can just tell UA went all out on this.