#1
Right so!

I looking at going traveling this summer and I wanna take an acoustic guitar with me, however ideally I'd love to have crazy amounts of natural reverb (without sitting in a massive hall).

I noticed this product: https://www.aspri.com/en/guitar/reverb/without-batteries/accessories.html

A clip on spring reverb, so I started to wounder! "Couldn't I just make one of these!"

Any ideas?


I was thinking about using several large springs, maybe even from those echo microphones children use.

Maybe weld them at both ends and work out a way to attach them!

Thoughts and ideas?

George
#2
It's not really that simple

You need transducers.

Have a look at this - http://groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=32267.0
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#4
I don't think it's worth the hassle. Personnaly I would get a pedal, just because you can set it to wathever you like.

Otherwise, this ASPRI reverb is not crazy pricy too, I would just get one.
#5
Taz9 no electricity

I don't know why this wouldn't work, seems cool.
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#6
If you want natural verb whilst travelling lock yourself in any bathroom you come across.
We have dubbed the WC next to my singer's bedroom as 'the echo chamber' for our recording purposes.

Plus when he's really belting it out, he's in the right place if he forces out an accidental no. 2
#7
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I'm not looking to use any electricity, 100% O natural!
Then go in a room that has a nice reverb character and play/record in there.

You cannot do a spring reverb without electricity.
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#8
There actually may be.

There is a toy called a Zoob-tube, which is essentially a large spring in a cardboard tube, suspended between 2 plastic cups. There is a hole in the side so you can manipulate the spring directly. But it can also be shaken to produce nifty effects...and if you sing/talk into one cup, you get a spacey, reverby sound emitted from the other end.

Here is one in action:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VB5Et8A--Vw&sns=em

Here's a guy making one with kids:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pe4aXgLS8o8&sns=em


Something like that should work. The trick will be pairing the tube and guitar in such a way that you get a usable and not unwieldy result.
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#9
That's exactly what I'm thinking! Let the naysayers say nay i say!

Think about the extra tone the springs in a strat give it, if I was to use a looser spring then it should work!
#11
Nice!
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