As one of the earliest effects in music, reverb has been highly influential in shaping the history of rock. What started as a way to make an instrument sound "bigger" has become an invaluable tool of countless genres and styles. From the Fender spring reverb amps to the old studio plate units and the many rackmounts, pedals and software plug-ins of today, reverb has evolved in many ways. While it might not be as widespread in today's music as high-gain guitar tones, reverb remains one of the most influential and popular clean effects around. Today, we're taking a look at what exactly reverb is, how it evolved and where it is today.
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