Subterranean homesick alien
Built around the ever-popular Accutronics reverb belton brick, this unit has more of a spring-like feel to it, delivered by a range of controls that allow fine-grained control over the tone, decay, pre-delay and dirt put out by this gritty beast. The short slapback pre-delay helps separate the reverb from your dry signal and really does evoke a series of reflections in a subway tunnel – hence the name. The Havok control allows for gorgeous runaway oscillations to be conjured, which certainly add to the expressiveness of the unit. As a lo-fi reverb it lives up to its name – pristine this isn’t, for better or worse.