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Electro-Harmonix Oceans 11

The remarkable thing about the Oceans 11 isn’t necessarily the number of reverbs on hand—11, as you probably guessed—but the fact that they’re all genuinely musical and inspiring. There’s very little sonic overlap between the various ’verbs and they don’t go to cartoonish extremes to achieve their differences. Most of the reverbs have multiple voices available via a “mode” button, and they all feel organic and sound authentic.

$149 street

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