Black Country Customs is a range of pedals created by Laney Amplification. A big name in the amp world, Laney have been a British company since its founding in 1967. Laney are furthering this British tradition with their Black Country Customs pedals which are all handcrafted in the UK.
Each pedal is the result of hours of dedicated testing and listening and are constructed with high-quality components. Built to last, the Black Country Customs pedals are designed to provide you with high-quality sounds for a long time.
Reverb is evocative of space – a note contains pitch, but reverb contains place. Without reverb you have no idea where you are. Every note has been played it is what happens between the notes that is special. The Secret Path is a beautiful pedal – crafted reverbs for Spring and Plate, reminiscent of the heyday of classic amp and studio tones combined with modern day sound quality and reliability. Plus – The Secret Path – a deep, dark, mesmerising ambience with a sublime, brooding, dynamically evolving shimmer.
With four control knobs, a 3-way mode switch, as well as an additional “enhanced mode” the Secret Path puts the controls firmly in your hands when it comes to shaping the sound of your reverb. The Pre-Delay control affects the amount of time between your dry and effected sounds, Volume naturally controls the output level, and Tone controls how bright you want your reverb to be. The Size control adjusts the size of the space being emulated, so you can make it sound like you’re in a small room or a large hall.
The three modes you can choose from have a substantial impact on the reverb’s tone. The “SPR” mode replicates a spring reverb for that classic bouncy and vibrant tone. “PLT” is designed to emulate classic plate reverbs with a bright, smooth, and immediate sound. “The Secret Path” mode produces large spacious sounds, perfect for creating lush, ambient soundscapes. The enhanced mode adds further tonal control allowing you to adjust modulation or shimmer depending on which mode you’re in.
The Secret Path features stereo outs to help add a further sense of space to the sound and also features expression pedal compatibility. By hooking up an expression pedal you can create amazing sounds by adjusting parameters in real time. In standard mode, you adjust the mix allowing you to create reverb swells or subtle adjustments for effect. In enhanced mode, you can use the expression pedal to bring in modulation or shimmer giving you so many options for creating new and interesting sounds.