Removing a reverb spring???

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  1. jzucker

    jzucker Supporting Member

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    Can I take out a spring from my 3 spring tank or will that change the impedance?
     
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    Impedance should have to do with the transducer coil, not the number of springs, don't you think?
     
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    You'd think so unless the springs are in series with the windings...
     
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    I'm pretty sure the springs are mechanical components, not electrical.

     
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    Better to buy the tank you want and have the other for a spare, than risk ruining a tank and then still having to buy one.
     
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    I cut the spring and everything seems to work fine. Unfortunately, the delay is still so long it's unusable.
     
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    I think Scott Lerner has done some pretty extensive experimenting w/ reverb pans. He might be a good guy to talk to.

    Gantt

     
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    I wouldn't have cut the spring myself. You should've just installed a damper at the recovery end to stop it vibrating.
     

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