Crazy Tube Circuits Splash mkII review

Reverb pedal with a wet signal

  • £219
  • $290
The Excite knob adds harmonics and can tweak the sound of the reverb

MusicRadar Verdict

Excellent reverb that sounds tailor-made for guitar in a small footprint - what's not to like?


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    Cool range of reverb sounds. Instant dry kill. Volume boosts possible.


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    Not a thing.

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Featuring two different reverb algorithms (one with longer pre-delay and decay than the other), the Splash mkII has a mix knob to blend in the reverb.

This doubles as a pull switch to kill the dry sound and give a 100 per cent wet signal for a special effect or for use in a parallel effects loop.


Decay sets the length of your reverb trail while a volume knob lets you boost by up to 20dB to cut through the mix.

Most interesting is the Excite knob, which adds harmonics and can tweak the sound of the reverb for a sparkly presence.

Trevor Curwen has played guitar for several decades – he's also mimed it on the UK's Top of the Pops. Much of his working life, though, has been spent behind the mixing desk, during which time he has built up a solid collection of the guitars, amps and pedals needed to cover just about any studio session. He writes pedal reviews for Guitarist and has contributed to Total Guitar, MusicRadar and Future Music among others.