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van Sinn

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I've gotten somewhat tired of programming reverbs for guitar.
No, it's not that those aren't sexy, but I feel adding larger verbs are better done on the DAW.

I'm thinking of buying a medium-large Hammond sproing unit, build some electronics for it, and simply hook it in the MP-2 loop.
This of course would mean lack of ability to set the verb size - but wait! I could easily mod the loop dry/wet mix to do send-level control instead, and the return as fixed mix-in.

Anyone else using sproing-sproing spring reverb?
Which spring unit and size?
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Re: Old-school spring reverb vs modern digital
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Interesting idea.  I just wanted to add that whenever I needed replacement spring reverb tanks, I got them from Accutronics. :thumb-up:
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Re: Old-school spring reverb vs modern digital
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All my Fender amps have those reverb circuits in them. Definitely the long reverb, I wouldn't waste any time with the short spring boxes.
As Kim said, Accutronics is the standard for spring reverbs. I had three spare tanks in case I needed them, but I think I might have sold them off.

   Harley 8)
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Re: Old-school spring reverb vs modern digital
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Regarding spring size and sound/vibrations affecting them..
Once upon a time, I had a small Teisco combo amp, where I replaced the crap short spring with a medium-long Hammond spring assy.
I build a simple wooden box with acoustic cushion for the Hammond, and now had a most lovely vibrant reverb, totally unaffected by mechanical vibrations or sound pressure.

Also, I'm thinking of adding a soft-knee limiter to the driver to avoid the spring going sproing-sproing ;)
Hmnn.. ::) why not turn my MP-2 into a 2U box with build-in spring reverb, directly connected to the loop; it's just a matter of creating a new bulging-up lid.
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