Product Review: Fender Dual Marine Layer Reverb — Our Modern Day Gold Standard


As seen in Guitar Girl Magazine Issue 18 Winter 2021 – Women in the Music Industry

With their groundbreaking evolution of guitar amplifiers in the 1950s, Fender single-handedly created the gold standard for reverb with its Twin Reverb, Super Reverb, and Deluxe Reverb amplifiers and its holy grail, the 6G15 Reverb Unit. Fender made reverb THE effect coveted by discerning players. So, there is no one better to raise the bar higher and create a new reverb gold standard for players of our time. With the new Fender Dual Marine Layer Reverb, they do just that and more. 

Put aside what your amp’s one-knob reverb control can do for you, as the Dual Marine Layer Reverb will have you experience reverb in new dimensions. With its insightful features, all-original design, and tres cool appearance, the super-smart folks at Fender worked their uber engineering magic. 

When you first lay eyes on it, the light metallic green of the anodized aluminum enclosure is intriguing, and your creative juices are tweaked. Turning it on shows you the LED-backlit knobs, which is another clue that there’s some sonic goodness within. The quicker you’re able to plug in, the sooner your new reverb adventures begin. 

The two independent foot-switchable settings and controls have you creating and comparing new favorites in reverb atmospheres, and the Sustain and Bypass switches add three-dimensional qualities that your grandma’s reverb never even dreamed of. Your newly found abilities within the reverb universe are seemingly endless, so much that you create with an evolved and enriched perspective. 

Fender’s new Dual Marine Layer Reverb has truly advanced the possibilities with reverb for a new gold standard of our time.


  • Beautiful Marine Layer reverb sounds
  • Two Presets/Channels
  • Sustain Footswitch
  • Analog dry path
  • LED-backlit knobs
  • Lightweight durable anodized aluminum construction

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Price: $229.99

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Steve McKinley is the bass player for Joel Kosche (of Collective Soul) in his solo band and for the Led Zeppelin tribute Led Zeppelified. He’s been part of the Atlanta music scene for years playing in bands (i.e. Julius Pleaser, Sid Vicious Experience, Pretty Vacant et al) and has recorded and toured throughout the Southeast. His songs have been played on the radio, he has appeared on television and is an ASCAP member. With his electronics skills and experience, he runs Atlanta Tube Amp and Steve McKinley Electronics and is an Instructor on He roots for Atlanta United, works on cars and drinks his coffee strong, hot and black. He can be found on his sites, Facebook, Instagram and Linkedin. www.atlantatubeamp