Boutique effects brands partner with Reverb to release exclusive ‘Blacked Out’ pedals

After teasing social media with the #blackedxout hashtag all week, brands including JHS, Zvex, Walrus, Meris and more drop black-on-black pedals through Reverb for Black Friday.

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For the last few days, the guitar world has been wondering what the ‘blackedxout’ hashtag was all about, having taken over the social media pages of a huge number of boutique effects makers. Now we know that it was teasing the new Blacked Out Reverb storefront, where 17 boutique effects makers are offering extremely limited-edition all-black effects pedals.

The pedals are a mix of new variant finishes, pedals that have never been offered in any alternative finish previously, and even some brand new pedals that have never been seen before, each limited to just 100 units offered exclusively through Reverb.

The two brand new pedals come from Old Blood Noise Endeavors and Adventure Audio. OBNE’s new pedal is the Minim Reverb Delay and Reverse, which is based on the brand’s Rêver reverse delay/reverb, while Adventure Audio’s Fuzz Peaks II is billed as a Twin Peaks-inspired take on the Russian Big Muff.

The Blacked Out versions of Spaceman’s Polaris, Zvex’s Fuzz Face Vertical and Red Panda’s Tensor

Both pedals are also being launched in non-limited edition form, but these Blacked Out versions are only available through Reverb.

Another key contributor to the Blacked Out store is Oklahoma brand Walrus Audio, which is offering three of their most beloved pedals in black-on-black finishes for the first time – the Julia chorus/vibrato, the Slö multi-texture reverb, and Monument tremolo.

The other pedals offered in the Blacked Out Reverb store are:

  • Death by Audio Fuzz War (first-ever limited-variant release)
  • Land Devices/Farm Pedals No Masters (first-ever limited-variant release)
  • JHS Cheese Ball (first-ever limited-variant release)
  • Friedman BE-OD (first-ever limited-variant release)
  • Wampler Tumnus Deluxe (first-ever limited-variant release)
  • Meris Mercury 7 (first-ever limited-variant release)
  • Chase Bliss MOOD
  • Caroline Guitar Company Somersault
  • EarthQuaker Devices Westwood
  • Red Panda Tensor
  • Spaceman Polaris Overdrive
  • Zvex Fuzz Factory Vertical
  • Dunable Eidolon
  • Electronic Audio Experiments Model feT

“It is an honour to have our work be a part of this shop – it’s a group containing some of the finest creative minds in the musical instrument industry,” said Electronic Audio Experiments’ John Snyder. “Right now is a golden age for pedal makers and enthusiasts alike and we’re thankful for Reverb, where we can all coexist and grow the industry together.”

To check out all the pedals in the Blacked Out range for yourself, visit the Blacked Out Reverb store here


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