[sdiy] Reverb springs simplified
johnspeth at yahoo.com
Sun Jul 5 17:25:53 CEST 2020
I recently discovered a long forgotten OC electronics reverb spring
assembly in my pile so I thought I'd finally give it a try. Being lazy,
I just wanted to get something out of it. I was surprised to get good
results with hardly any effort.
I connected the R channel of my cell phone headphone output to the
reverb input. I connected the reverb output directly to the mic input of
an old stereo. I heard the typical spring reverb sound after adjusting
input drive and mic amplitude levels. It was just a matter of finding
the right cable connectors, no soldering or additional circuits.
Are typical reverb spring assemblies that simple to apply? I always
thought there were certain unique drive and recovery circuits that were
needed for spring reverbs, not attainable without some application
specific design and soldering. I admit I never studied it closely, I
just assumed some complexity.
My plan is to use a readily available line level mixer (or mixers), plus
some outboard EQ to make a flexible spring reverb system.
Thanks - John
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