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Curious about Adding and Subtracting Reverb

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by dragonfly66, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. dragonfly66

    dragonfly66 Tele-Afflicted

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    Is there a component in a reverb circuit that would allow you to add more or less available reverb.

    For instance, I hardly ever go pass 3 on Fender reverb and on another amp when the reverb is all the way up there is just a hair of reverb barely noticeable (this is normal for this amp). Curious to know if there is something that can be tweaked to change the amount of available reverb in amps?

    Thanks
     
  2. Tle4

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    Could be the value or taper of the pot.....Maybe the size of the reverb tank and amount of springs.
     
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    5751 in reverb recovery (instead of 12AX7) does wonder to tame the reverb; & take some of the "splash" out - without sacrificing lusciousness... It's exactly what you want
     
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    Both good suggestions. I was looking to do the same, but opposite. The Vox Pathfinder has nice sounding reverb but full on it sounds like 3 on other amps. I wanted to get more but eventually I said whatever its fine.

    I don't think changing the taper from a to b (audio and logarithmic) will help. You'll want to either double or the half the stock pot probably as a starting point.

    Make sure you know how discharge the caps before you go poking around, they retain charge even when the amp is off and unplugged and can be fatal if shorted.
     
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