Kafka Reverb

Kafka Reverb with fx-insert

Inexplicable soundscapes seduce you into an expedition into the absurd. Unfathomable feelings of threat and estrangement awake the caution of a power hidden in the dark …

Welcome to the Kafka Reverb!
Several dimensions collide in the Kafka Reverb, whose parallel world concept was inspired by the often inexplicable work of the writer Franz Kafka. Both the volume of the dry (DIREKT) and the wet REVERB signal are individually adjustable in parallel.
An innocuous accompanying reverb is just as realizable as the true nature of this pedal: deep reverberation without limits.

In addition to the tone (KLANG) and size (GRÖßE) of the reverberation, the reflection (REFLEXION) control allows you to set the reverb length up to an excessive self-oscillation.
An effects loop in reverb-path with send and return jacks provides access only to the reverb signal, here you open the gate to another parallel world. If there are for example further effects pedals (pitch shifter, phaser, delay, distortion, etc.) connected, the reverb signal can be dramatically manipulated and new, previously unheard reverb world arises.
FX insert of the Kafka Reverb
A volume pedal connected in the effects loop can also control the reverb part dynamically by foot. Or with a second instrument that is connected to the return input, you can jump directly into the third dimension, because that instrument only plays into the reverb effect.

The effect of the reverb itself is mainly due to its depth. True to its namesake, the Kafka Reverb is more at home on the dark side of the reverb experience – dark, warm, somehow threatening, with a sound character that leaves an impression you can hardly escape.

One morning, when Gregor Samsa woke from troubled dreams, he found himself transformed in his bed into a horrible vermin. He lay on his armour-like back, and if he lifted his head a little he could see his brown belly, slightly domed and divided by arches into stiff sections. The bedding was hardly able to cover it and seemed ready to slide off any moment. His many legs, pitifully thin compared with the size of the rest of him, waved about helplessly as he looked.
(Franz Kafka, MetamorphosisThe german text, on the device.)

Kafka Reverb Gregor Samsa Kafka Reberb DC power jack Kafka Reverb input and loop jacks Soft touch true bypass of Kafka Reverb


  • FX-insert into the reverb signal
  • Germanium prestage
  • analog dry through
  • Hardware true bypass with soft switch
  • 9V DC-jack (no battery)
  • 5 years guarantee
  • Packed in jute-bag
  • Handmade in Germany

Technical data:

  • Dimension: 120 x 100 x 55 mm
  • Weight: 394 g
  • Supply voltage: +9V
  • Current: 106 mA (bypass: 68 mA)

Price: 279 Euro
Order: Reverb.com


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  1. Spectacular pedal. It allows for creating the dimensions within your music exists. Imparts music with hauntology; spooky and nostalgic.

    Comment by Simons — 16. Juli 2021 @ 22:26

  2. Great workmanship and sounds! The „vorstuBe“ alone sounds so nice, I keep the pedal on even when not using the reverb, just to enhance my tone.

    Comment by Jesper T — 22. Januar 2022 @ 23:24

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