Vintage Reverb Pyramid?

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  1. supercreep

    supercreep Member

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    Would like to know more about some of the lesser known reverbs out there?

    Fender is king and Dano and Valco reverbs generally suck. What else is out there?

    Ampeg, Premier, Gibson - what else?

    What do they have to offer?

    Please discuss
     
  2. swiveltung

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    The ones that don't use a tank can be problematic.... especially parts wise. I haven't been in to it for quite a while, cant remember much else.
     
  3. mad dog

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    Magnatone
    Juke
    Alamo
    Gibson (on some 50s amps, many 60s amps)
    Sommatone

    Sommatone and Juke reverbs are so interesting ... how they integrate with the guitar sound. Very musical, not overwhelming. Some of the early Gibson reverbs (on a late tweed edition of the GA 77) are fine, a liquid kind of sound. Magnatones are all over the place. The reverb in my M10A was quite nice.

    From what I've heard, great variation amongst fender reverbs, between different models, between different examples of the same model. Best I've heard are from a BFSR and a few early silverface twins. Never heard a reverb sound in a deluxe reverb I liked as much.
    MD
     
  4. supercreep

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    thanks, definitely have been curious about the magnatones. ill check out the M10
     
  5. nmiller

    nmiller Drowning in lap steels Silver Supporting Member

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    Most Valco amps have a horrible, tiny spring tank made of the most luxurious cardboard, but a few big models have full-size tanks. These have much better reverb. Premier and Ampeg are my favorites from the vintage pool as they're pretty smooth, without the unusable splashiness of Fender.
     
  6. Pantone 333

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    Best reverb I've ever heard was from the Fender Vibro-King.
     

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