Killer Reverb Box
Ok, I have owned the Hall of Fame for half a year now so I think that is enough time to write a fair review.
This pedal is not cheap. While Strymons may cost upwards of $400 that is only one company, and the vast majority of us cannot lay out that kind of cash. There are less expensive options out there, but trust me, this pedal is worth every dime of what it costs.
Let's start with the two best parts of this pedal, the control and, of course, the sound. The pedal sounds spectacular, all the reverbs are beautifully detailed and shockingly accurate. I once ran the HOF into my friend's all-tube Fender combo in the FX loop and compared the HOF's spring reverb setting to the Fender's real tube driven spring reverb. Despite him being a big naysayer, after a few seconds and some tiny adjustments even he agreed the the HOF sounded better than the real thing! While the Hall, Spring, and church settings are my favorites, all the reverbs are phenomenal and are all quite useful.
Now on to what REALLY sets this pedal apart from it's less expensive competition, the controls. This thing has about the same number of knobs, switches, dials, and buttons as the average 1960's spaceship. However all of them are extremely intuitive to use and are actually useful under regular circumstances.
I really like the analog dry-through with the FX level knob which keeps my level constant but still allows a tailored amount of reverb.
On top of that I hear that the stereo I/O is very very useful (some friends of mine are ambient rock guys and they use these with twin amp setups and get some seriously trippy sounds out of it) and the choice of buffered or true bypass just adds another level of personalization to this pedal.
That is actually something I really like about the HOF, unlike other pedals that when kicked in people say "oh that's a... (insert famous pedal here)" but TC's creation really bends to fit your style and can tonally shape shift to become the reverb you need for the situation. It's not an overbearing pedal, but if you tell it to it can get as wild and spacey as you want and go right back again.
Some other features: the casing is super rugged, as well as nice and compact. The LED indicator light is quite bright, and the pedal is easily readable at a distance in terms of levels (also you can easily adjust the FX level with your foot, which is probably the only on-the-fly adjustment you'll need, good placement there)
I cannot say enough good things about this pedal, it's an awesome addition to any guitarist's pedalboard. However, to be entirely fair I should mention this: this thing just INHALES 9V batteries. Seriously I used a big hall reverb and powered this thing off a battery, and it was dead within 6 hours of active time and that's probably generous. However, with a pedal this complex running an even more complex algorithm while processing a signal in realtime is a pretty power heavy task and you should probably expect it. I just run it off of a One Spot now and it runs perfect (the silent switch is a nice touch too, this thing has ZERO noise).
All in all the Danish wizards at TC have hit another home run with this pedal and it will remain my go-to source of reverb for a long, long time.