#2
I don't know much about spring reverb, but your question about cables is slightly odd. No, a long cable won't delay your sound. A long wire that's not a guitar cable probably won't even work.

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#3
^Good scientific explanation.. I would have said the same thing, but here on UG words like "electromagnetic" run the risk of "lol wut" responses.

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#4
The signal that comes from your guitar and passes down the cables has nothing to do with electromagnetic waves. They are only relivent in optical fibre.
But still, the current moves so fast you would need a rediculously long cable.
#5
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The signal that comes from your guitar and passes down the cables has nothing to do with electromagnetic waves. They are only relivent in optical fibre.
But still, the current moves so fast you would need a rediculously long cable.


By which time the resistance and capacitance of the cable will be so huge you'll have no signal left.
#7
Basically, it consists of a couple springs that are strung loosely between two coils. One coil is driven by a section of the amp, and the signal from the opposite coil is fed back into the signal chain along with the dry (unaffected) signal.

The drive signal causes the springs to vibrate, and tend to take awhile to stop vibrating. The size, amount, and tension of the springs, along with how hard they are driven and how much the signal coming back is amplified and filtered determines the reverb sound.

A bit of info and a diagram here: http://sound.westhost.com/project34.htm
#9
yea if you want to do it from scratch... or you can just buy a spring tank and the springs

5 seconds of searching...
http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-REVERB-TANK-60S-OR-70S-17-LONG-2-spring_W0QQitemZ150243309273QQihZ005QQcategoryZ43375QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

bam! lol.

and back to the delay thing... with an ideal wire, and ideal shielding (which is basically impossible but works for doing calculations on short wires) no a really long cable would have no effect. But since they can not be ideal little things will mess with the signal like people said above...

if you wanted to assume that there would be no signal decay, the delay would consist of the signal taking a second to reach the amp. but there would be no effect, or overlapping effect that a delay pedal uses...
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#12
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too bad cant buy online... i'm in Armenia so...


I buy online all the time, from other countries. What's the problem?
#15
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#16
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#18
Your best bet is to pay the price for one. These guys ship to Armenia for $25. http://cgi.ebay.com/Accutronics-Reverb-Tank-Medium-Decay-P-R4EB2C1B-Peavey_W0QQitemZ160228476659QQihZ006QQcategoryZ20831QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1638Q2em118Q2el1247#ShippingPayment

Even if you had all the materials, it would be a bitch to build one. Do you have any music stores or distributors in your area?
#20
You could buy a pedal that has reverb, but it won't sound the same as real spring reverb.