The team's opinion: The Hungry Robot El Castillo is an experimental reverb pedal, yes! So we warn you right away, it is rare to find this type of used pedal. Why an experimental reverb? Quite simply because it combines 3 switchable blocks: a reverb, an arpeggiator and a delay.
On the Reverb side, it is possible to start on a rather soft setting and finish on an ambient sound. The great strength of this pedal is to be able to mix the reverb with the arpeggiator and the delay. The arpeggiator will allow you to subtly detune the effect, a bit like on the old delay tapes, which were close to a chorus. The delay meanwhile allows you an echo up to 800ms, which for analog is impressive.
We let you imagine the possibilities of these 3 effects in one!
100% analog requires, the sound is warm and organic. This type of pedal can give a very interesting color to your amp on the front. In general, the rendering being rather vintage, we advise you to use it in low gain. It is not made for shred.
The Hungry Robot El Castillo is a vintage alternative to the Seymour Duncan Andromeda. Find our effects pedals in action on our channel Youtube.