Electro Harmonix Oceans 11 Reverb Pedal Review (April 2024)


Last updated on April 12, 2024 6:29 pm Details


In this review post, we’re going to be discussing the Electro Harmonix Oceans 11 Reverb Pedal, including an overview of its unique features.

Product Description

The Electro Harmonix Oceans 11 doesn’t sound like a heist film soundtrack, but it does sound like 11 brilliant reverbs packed into one regular stompbox footprint.

There aren’t many pedals at this price that offer the same amount of versatility as the Oceans 11, perfect for guitarists who love to experiment. Not only does it have loads of top reverb modes, but a tail switch to allow the effect to glide on after the bypass switch has been hit. This lets you transition during songs extremely smoothly.

The Oceans 11 has everything from essential to exotic. First off, you have access to the standard spring, plate, hall, trem, and echo types. These provide vintage sounds or subtle effects that are great for layering with other pedals.

  • HALL – the rich reverberant sound of a grand concert hall
  • SPRING – pays homage to the classic Fender® 6G15 tube spring reverb
  • PLATE – the lush, warm reverb that got its name because a large metal plate was originally used to create it
  • REVRS – emulates the quirky reverse reverb effect where a note’s reverb fades in backward. (Jimmy Page claims to have invented it.)
  • ECHO –sends a recirculating echo thru the Plate reverb. The crisp clear delays get tastefully smudged by the airy plate reverb
  • TREM – reverb plus tremolo that’s applied to both the wet and dry mix of a Hall reverb, your choice of three different tremolo shapes
  • MOD – modulated reverb, three modes. Chorus laced onto the reverb tails creates a luscious atmospheric effect. Flanger wraps around the reverb tails and weaves a hypnotic tapestry. Chorus and flanger combined.
  • DYNA – Swell, gate, and duck. Swell silences your notes’ attacks before blooming the tails back into the soundscape. Gate passes the reverb tail thru a noise gate that opens when it detects playing. (Phil Collins popularized the technique by applying it to drums.) Duck compresses the reverb tail while you’re playing and fades it back in when you’re resting.
  • AUTO-INF – Auto-infinite reverb that triggers a reverb wash for each note or chord. When a new one is struck, the previously resounding reverb crossfades to the new one
  • SHIM – Shimmer generates a rich octave-shifted reverb wash that modulates and blossoms behind your signal
  • POLY – Polyphonic reverb, two configurable bi-directional pitch shifts operating on your pre-reverb signal. Combine dissonant intervals with near infinite decays to create disorienting soundtracks, or choose perfect/major intervals to generate creative harmonies when jumping around a key signature

Product Features

  • LED
  • Mode switch
  • Effect bypass
  • Reverb Type Switch
  • 11 Different reverb types:
    • Hall
    • Spring
    • Plate
    • Reverse
    • Echo
    • Trem
    • Mod
    • Dyna
    • Auro-INF
    • Shim 
    • Poly
  • Connections:
    • Input (6.3mm jack)
    • Output (6.3mm jack)
    • Infinite foot switch input (6.3mm stereo jack)
  • Controls: EFX Level – Time – Tone
  • Power supply: 9V DC power adapter
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 114 x 70 x 53 mm
  • Can produce an infinite reverb that can be played over in most settings
  • Easy access to powerful “hidden” parameters through the secondary controller mode
  • Tails Switch: Determines whether the reverb fades out naturally or stops immediately when the pedal is set to bypass

Pros & Cons


  • Portable
  • Affordable price
  • Incredibly reliable
  • Value for money
  • Solid build quality
  • Positive consumer ratings
  • Excellent sound output
  • A variety of reverb types
  • Performance choices with a footswitch


  • Keeping track of all the modes
  • Secondary Functions for each form of reverb

Electro Harmonix Oceans 11 Reverb Pedal Demo

Our Verdict

Regardless of the way that Oceans 11 is a minuscule game, there are unquestionably more elements that may be studied in this review. The Oceans 11’s only flaw is that its numerous sounds aren’t available via preset. Having said that, at this price, It wouldn’t be surprised to see these stacked two by two on pedalboards. The Oceans 11 is an excellent choice for a tiny fly-date load up, recording meetings that require spatial sounds, and acoustic guitarists who need to spice things up when connected to a DI or PA. The Oceans 11 are unquestionably more than the sum of their 11 voices.

Where to Buy

The best place to buy this product has to be Amazon, due to their competitive pricing and fantastic customer service.

Electro Harmonix Oceans 11 Reverb Pedal

as of April 5, 2024 11:45 pm

Pricing History

Price History for Electro Harmonix Oceans 11 Reverb Pedal


Current Price $278.99 April 5, 2024
Highest Price $278.99 January 2, 2024
Lowest Price $143.00 October 29, 2023
Since July 6, 2023

Last price changes

$278.99 January 2, 2024
$232.09 December 16, 2023
$143.00 October 29, 2023
$176.00 July 6, 2023

Last updated on April 5, 2024 11:45 pm

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Additional information

Item Weight

0.176 ounces

Product Dimensions

6 x 7 x 10 inches

Item model number

Oceans 11


1 AA batteries required.

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer


Date First Available

June 15, 2018


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