#1
This is probably a really stupid idea. But I just figured... why settle for a crappy pedal version that doesn't give you that real rich spring reverb when you can make a reverb box that has a spring reverb unit inside of it?

Is this even technically possible? I was just looking around smallbear and I saw they sell a simple reverb tank... could you rig it up in a way that it would add that lush reverb sound we all like in our amp in a pedal system?
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#2
Definitely possible...there are a few kinda semi lame op-amp driven spring reverb units out there.

I am working on a design currently...
JFET input buffer, LM386 amp to get about 1W driving the input transducer of the reverb tank. Then is the actual tank then there is a 12AU7 tube recovery stage. Working right now with mix, dwell, drive and tone controls. Trying to find a small tank with the right input impedance right now, I don't want a huge tank.

Kinda a half tube half SS reverb circuit. Should be pretty cool, not too complex and not expensive to build.

Look around on the net though, lots of ideas floating.
#3
Well that just blew my mind. I wanna see what you do since all your stuff is A+
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#4
Big issue with true spring reverb is the size of the tank. Not something thats going to fit in pedal. Even an amp head like a epi Vjr you can only fit the short tank in it. Fender made those stand alone units years ago.
#6
Haha thanks..

I am working on a new tube pre-amp now, well finished the design, starting the building. Anyways once I finish the design of this reverb unit and breadboard it Ill let you know, if your interested. Btw I was planning on working the design with around 50V DC on the tubes plate's, so its not dangerous in case you were wondering.
#7
Quote by Tackleberry
Big issue with true spring reverb is the size of the tank. Not something thats going to fit in pedal. Even an amp head like a epi Vjr you can only fit the short tank in it. Fender made those stand alone units years ago.

I actually saw a few weeks back this really new tank that was about the size of a scientific calculator. I was really intrigued by it. Been trying to find it...
#8
Hmmm... now this is getting me interested in other things besides reverb pedals... You could possible make a saturated metal tube driven pedal no?

Now thats interesting... like a metal muff but a metal tube?
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