Painting "a realistic view of the modern world while also adding magical elements, blurring the lines between fantasy and reality, Caroline Guitar Company's Meteore is "magic realism" in pedal form.
What's real are overtones and regeneration taken from the glass, steel and tile of line 14 of the Paris Métro (the original inspiration of the meteore).
What's imagined is the overdrive. Although only a select few reverbs can be overdriven, Lowering the fidelity increases the intensity of the reverb and creates a surreal sonic landscape that was once the paris metro.
Sets the amount of Gain in the preamp allowing you to boost or overdrive the reverb
Establishes the initial reverberation
Extends the decay and adds overtones
is the overall level of the effect relative to your original signal
Sets the overal voice
Holding down the Havoc switch can create extended, seemingly infinite holds, gradual runaways or instant collapses, depending on the SIZE setting. Releasing it will return the effect to the level of the regeneration control.
I love this pedal! It is really more versatile than just a plate style reverb. You can go subtle to ambient, and everything in between. Try one out. Hit me up if you don't like it😉.
Had the chance to try this pedal out recently. I'm blown away. There's such versatility and personality in it. From bright and crystal clear to dark and dirty, there are endless possibilities that exist within a small box. I haven't been able to stop thinking about it since I played with it. Will 100% be getting one once my budget allows it.
This pedal is great with the Belton brick sound. Caroline makes great pedals and they never leave my board.
I love Belton Brick Reverbs, and this one has supreme character. The preamp/drive sounds amazing, and the character of the reverb itself is the perfect balance of blown out and beautiful. Set the havoc control lightly and get a swirling, oscillating bed of swelling feedback, or dime it for full on end of set destruction. This one introduced me to Belton reverbs and I still love it - one of the best!
Fun with reverb. Well, reverb that might sound like coming through a blown speaker (in the best possible way). Closest thing I have to compare it to would be When the Sun Explodes pedal, which focuses on a distinct drve/reverb tone. That one allows you to play with tremolo into reverb with this one has far more tone shaping abilities in the box.