Spring reverb!

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  1. soulrebel83

    soulrebel83 Member

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    Okay I love that drippy spring reverb sound. I love analog sound. So my question is, anyone out there try a spring unit (like the sole-mate jr) AND a pedal version? Anyone with experience with the new Spring theory reverb and can it get close to the real deal? I do like the sound of the spring chicken but they are hard to get.
     
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    I don't have any experience with it, but the Spring Theory sounds really, really good by what I've heard.
     
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    I really want a spring theory, can't wait till I have the dough!
     
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    wyatt3 Trem-Verb-Vibe, The 3 Kings Silver Supporting Member

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    Here's a pretty thorough demo of the Spring Theory.

    I love reverb too, and I really like this one.
    Of course, the Reverb (wet) signal is DSP(digital), but the dry signal is analog.

    I was looking at both the Sole-Mate, and the Reverbulator, but I liked how The Spring Theory can go much further with the duration than a real spring unit.

    Definitely the most authentic spring reverb I have heard, in a small pedal.

    I also like the Dr. Scientist RRR, but no spring, just hall, plate, and room.

     
  5. soulrebel83

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    Thanks for the vid. Yeah it definitely sounds good but it's hard to say until you actually try the gear on your amps. I've just noticed that when I've got a really lush tone going then soon as i put a digital effect in the chain (well not ALL digital effects) it just quashes it. Choices! I should just buy both :p
     
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    Just get a Spring Theory and stop over-thinking it. I have one and it will do what you're looking for incredibly well.
     
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    That sounds incredible! I love how the spring settings has a nice slap back quality to it.
     
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    Is there still no small spring reverb pedal with an expression pedal input other than the Spring Chicken?
     
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    Faux Spring Reverb. Have it in the loop of my Carol-Ann OD 50 with an El Capistan and think I'm done looking.

    Have a Fulltone TTE, a green Echoplex and 1963 brown Fender reverb tank, that sound fantastic in the loop, but the tape loop and reverb make for a bunch of big boxes and cables and manipulation...so I needed a simpler alternative that sounds great.

    Listened to some youtube demos, saw that Vince Gil (an admirable player with great ears/tone) used one, and took a flier. Good stuff...very musical sounding. I would never play with that huge "surf" reverb sound nor do I spend time with big atmospherics, so some of the more radical amongst you will need to explore the Wampler form that perspective, but in a jazz/blues/classic rock framework, it does great!

    That Subdecay sounds good, too. Guitar players have huge optionality when it comes to gear today...head spinning if you get too obsessed.
     
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    im no pedantic tone hound but the spring theory just sounds like a spring tank.
     
  11. tnt365

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    Isn't it supposed to?
     
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    I was typing on a phone an got lazy. I was trying to say it sounds like a real spring tank whereas earlier pedals of mine (holiest grail, RV-5) clearly sounded like a stimulation.
     
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    The Spring Theory does sound very stimulating indeed.
     
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    the hardwire reverb sounds amazingly like a real spring tank. i've fooled *many* engineers with it.
     
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    The stereo WET reverb is small, can do spring reverb and has expression inputs for both mix and depth controls.
     
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    The WET can do spring reverb?
     
  18. wyatt3

    wyatt3 Trem-Verb-Vibe, The 3 Kings Silver Supporting Member

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    The Wet reverb is one of the most beautiful sounding pedals I have ever owned.
    The new Stereo Wet has 2 expression pedal inputs for unheard of, real time control, in a reverb pedal.
    But the Wet is not a spring reverb emulation effect in the same vain as the Spring Theory.
    I don't even know what words to use to describe the Wet except unique, and beautiful, and I think it would be the last pedal I would sell off, if I had to liquidate my gear.
    But "sounds like a real spring reverb" are words I would never use to describe the Wet.
     
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    I gig with a 64 Fender tank and have to say that the Boss FRV-1 makes for an excellent backup and I have used it on sessions in replacement of the tank with great results. There is definitely some magic with the old tank, but I wouldn't hesitate to give the Boss a try if Spring Reverb is what you're after.

    J
     
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    kwaping Guitar payer Silver Supporting Member

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    Don't forget the Solid Gold FX Surf Rider! That ended my search for spring reverb in a pedal, and I did a ton of research.
     

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