best surf spring verb?

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  1. KC3CDU

    KC3CDU TDPRI Member

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    greetings -
    i am looking into a spring verb that will have to get me that surf sound. i'm looking for that over the top ping that's attributed to surf.
    i know about the danelectro spring king but i wonder if there isn't anything out there? i know that there's the tech21 boost RVB and the faux spring reverb from wampler which i'm not a fan of as it's ping pings wrong. do you know of any that's say 150 dollars?

    and in case you are wondering, i've worked with the faux spring and i'm not impressed. i actually own it and am thinking about sailing it.
    any help is appreciated.

    shalom
     
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    Hexabuzz Friend of Leo's

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    Posted in error - Sorry... Wish you could delete these things...
     
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  3. ruger9

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    Even with all these new reverb pedals on the market, the best one I've ever heard for the "ping ping" you're talking about was the Digitech Digiverb. Could probably find one used pretty cheap. Maybe their new reverb pedal, the Polara, is as good on the spring setting?




    Everyone says the Topanga is tops, but you'd have to shop around awhile to find one for $150 used....
     
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    Hard to beat the Boss FRV-1. I was a big surf guitar player and used it for years. I did a shootout of three pedals to choose from to expand from just surf. The Super Spring Theory will give it to you with a bonus of room verb plus trails. A sleeper on my mini grab 'n go board is the Mr. Black Deluxe Plus which has tremolo as well.

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    Electro Harmonic Holy Grail, I love the hall reverb.jmho
     
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    I had high hopes for the FRV-1, but I found it bright and harsh...even with the tone control at 0. And digital artifacts (or something weird) in the tails. Couldn't get rid of it fast enough. It's funny- the FRV-1 seems to be either loved or hated- and that includes people who also own Fender tanks. Weird that it's a black or white thing....
     
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    I have both a Fender '63 reissue reverb and a Line 6 M13 pedal. The "drip" that is so much a part of surf is close on the M13, usable for sure, but not quite as rich or deep as the drip I can get on the '63 RI.

    I understand that he Fender stomp box is supposed to be really close as well.

    One problem with the pedals is you cannot kick one to get that great "wave crashing" sound ;-)

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    I have both the TC HoF and the Boss Fender '63. I have fallen in love with the '63, that is where I would go.
     
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    A 1966-69' Fender Reverb Unit - Solid State Series is currently on its way to me. It was about the same price after shipping as a mid-range quality spring reverb pedal, and that was from a Reverb.com seller. I'll let you know how it sounds once I get it. Hard to beat a real tank.

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    Catalinbread Topanga.
     
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    Surfy Bear, but there's a small amount of DIY.
     
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    The Digitech Hardwire RV-7 Stereo Reverb is the best I've heard.
    Loaded with the Lexicon algorithms, it's the one digital reverb pedal that allows you dial in extreme settings in "Spring" mode and not get that awful metallic ringing that lesser digital reverbs always exhibit.

    Unfortunately, Digitech discontinued the pedal. I believe their Polara pedal uses the same algorithms. If I was in the market for another reverb pedal, that's the one I'd go for.
     
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    the fender tube reverb unit reissue ... outside of that, the surfy bear reverb
     
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    There's tons of discussions and comparison videos at the SG101 forums. I'd definitelly suggest checking them out.

    From my experience the best pedal to get is the real thing, the 63 fender reverb. Almost identical sounding is the Surfy bear kit, which is a miracle of technology and by far the best bang for the buck. Some DIY involved as another poster said. Danelectro Spring King is so-and-so, for the same money I would go for the Surfy Bear. I found the Boss FRV very harsh. When you listen to a recorging with that pedal it can sound awesome, but when you play it in person it sounds very uninspiring. I've also used the Hardwire RV-7 for some time, very good overall reverb but you'll need real springs IMO to get the true sound.
     
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    Zoom MS-70cdr has a great spring reverb on it....plus a bunch of other stuff. Surprisingly good.
     
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    +1 Catalinbread Topanga.
     
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  17. KC3CDU

    KC3CDU TDPRI Member

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    that digitech pedal you pointed out sounds pretty good and pinggy.
    do you know if there is a pedal that can give me the over the top ping that's just a spring reverb pedal or do i have to purchase a verb box that does more then just the verb i'm looking for?

    also, the tepanga sounds great. i think i spelled that wrong but hopefully you know what i mean. problem with it though it isn't pinggy enough.


    shalom
     
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    doesn't ping as much as i want it to do.


    shalom
     
  19. KC3CDU

    KC3CDU TDPRI Member

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    hey there, actually there is one that you can. check out the spring king from danelectro.



    my problem with it is it doesn't give me the over the top ping i'm looking for in my reverb.

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  20. KC3CDU

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    explain please.


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