best outboard reverb tank?

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  1. john l

    john l Supporting Member

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    This was exactly my thought too.
     
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    You right about that, nothing like a tube unit. However, when ever I am to lazy to take my Fender reverb unit with me, I use a Wampler Faux Spring Reverb pedal. Is one of the closest pedal I played so far.
     
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    Plenty of good pedals around. There’s also the Carl Martin headroom to consider if you want to go the pedal route and I’m sure the white whale by crazy tube circuits has been mentioned as well by now.

    For me though nothing I’ve heard yet hangs with the outboard units
     
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    Topanga works great with my little SF Champ
     
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    With a tweed amp, my favorite is a Benson Tall Bird. Not surfy, great mixing controls, and you can add some gain to hit your amp harder. Great unit.
     
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    Uncle Spot’s are great, the reissue Fenders are good too after a couple we’ll known mods.
     
  7. es137p

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    I had one, currently have the mad professor, silver surfer, also very nice
     
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    The old Peavey Valverb is pretty cool, tube reverb and tremelo in a one-space rackable enclosure. I always wanted to buy the matching Peavey tweed one-space cab for it, but never got around to it.
    Al
     
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    I continue to love my Uncle Spot.
     
  10. jmccann040878

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    Hit the nail on the head with the hammer! If you are not using the reverb unit for Spaghetti Western or Surf, then it's not worth the investment. Save your money, and get a 2012 Wampler Faux Spring Reverb blindfolded you probably could not tell a difference. It's the dark greenish gold pedal, Brian got it right with that version while others were trying to figure it out! When they go up forsale, they go for big money no matter the condition. I have one that I refuse to sell.
     
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    I vote for VanAmps Solemate Reverb. No tubes but it is a spring tank. Level and Dwell controls it can do a lot or a little. I got rid of the digital pedals after this. Another added feature is it has another button that can switch the vibrato on an old Fender. Mine gets a lot of use.

    Downside it is a bit clumsey, it is just a plain box like a cigar box, with the cables sticking out here and there I'm afraid I'm gonna bust the power supply line off it. It was near 300 bucks some years ago. Websitehttp://vanamps.com/products/sole-mate/

    Good luck, I'm a reverb head.
     
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    My Victoria reverberato came out on top in my search. Downside, it’s the size of a Marshall head.

    Like you OP, I have a Harvard clone (Clark’s version), it and the reverberato sound fantastic together.
     
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  14. es137p

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    other versions of the wampler faux spring reverb are different?
     
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    Victoria Reverberato
     
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    It's the original version. I don't know true it is, but I was told that the all green pedal, had a few tweaks done to the circuitry.
     

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