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Building a Custom Stereo Spring Reverb in a Metal Toolbox

Dave Ives
I currently look after production at AB Open. I have a background in the arts, environmental conservation and IT support. In my spare time I do a bit of DJing and I like making things.

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July 14, 2020 07:36

You might have saved yourself some trouble:
How about adding a feedback/regeneration control?

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July 16, 2020 09:19

@DaveHartman I had seen the ready made reverb tanks but really fancied having a go at making my own. And the feedback/regeneration control is a great idea - I'm going to look into it.

July 2, 2020 09:48

Nice project which brought back memories of my one and only attempt back in the early 80's! Mine was on a wooden frame and never made it to an enclosure... Can't recall what I used for the exciter, but gramophone crystal pickups were the detectors with a screw clamp needle that had the spring sitting on the needle.
I'm sure I still have a spare cartridge!!! Must dig it out of my vintage 'junk'.
From memory the sound was, let's say "weird"...
I did progress to an electronic version using a "bucket brigade" chip which sampled the analogue signal and stored it in an array of capacitors integrated on the chip to be fed out a short time later. From memory that 'sort of' worked but like many of my projects keeping mains hum out was always an issue.
Keep up the great posts.

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