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Subject: RE: [motm] Spring reverb and amps
From: "Tkacs, Ken" <ken.tkacs@...>
I built two channels of Paia's Hot Springs behind a 1u panel when it first
came out. At the time, I was very impressed with it. Although, once
reasonably-priced digital reverbs hit the market, I put it in the closet and
never went back to it.
Now that I'm building a monster modular, however, I find myself really
wanting that spring reverb sound in my arsenal. I'm planning on hauling it
out, and if it still works, making an MOTM-style panel for it and mounting
the four tanks in an enclosure on the floor somewhere (I doubt I could make
them fit in a cabinet behind the modules, and they'd probably pick up hum or
something anyway. I'll have to build some kind of mixer for the wet/dry
effect control, because the HS was designed to run off a board.
Spring reverbs, even great ones, don't replace the better digital reverbs,
but it is a unique sound that I'd like to continue to have access to.