Mr Black Eterna Gold Modified review

Hope springs Eterna

  • £139
  • $179
You can dial out the shimmer for a massive cave-like reverb

MusicRadar Verdict

This is one of the best ambient pedals we've heard.

Pros

  • +

    Mammoth reverb tails. Superb tones and tracking. Excellent value for money.

Cons

  • -

    Nothing.

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The original Eterna reverb has become a cult classic thanks to its divine shimmer (ie, one-octave up) 'verbs, and the Gold Modified edition refines the format with mammoth 60-second tails, plus four-octave processing and more mid-focus.

"The Eterna sounds heavenly, with dead-on tracking and a keyboard-like pad texture"

The Eterna sounds heavenly, with dead-on tracking and a keyboard-like pad texture that doesn't sound synthetic like some shimmer 'verbs, plus you can dial out the shimmer for a massive cave-like reverb.

Michael Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com (opens in new tab), in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe (opens in new tab).