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Source Audio True Spring Reverb

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by Paul in Colorado, Oct 2, 2018.

  1. Paul in Colorado

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    I might be saving up for one of these. What do you all think?
     
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    Sounds nice. I could go for one of those.
     
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    wow, I typically dont use ‘springs’ but that sounds nice!

    Edit: Ok, really liking the fact that this has tremolo as well. A contender to the Flynt niche.
    I like the Tank verb with the Vertigo Harmonic tremolo!!! Gassing bad!! I hope you’re happy[emoji34]! This thing was released 15 hours ago as of......now. Price is said to be like most series 1s $200/$150 so yeah!!

    The stereo image of both are great!!



     
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    Dang that thing sounds nice!
     
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    Finally found the price... retails for $229
     
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    Might be a Topanga killer. Guess I’ll try one...
     
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    It sounds good but I wish the tremolo functions were labeled somehow on the box. The knobs and the switch have dual functions but only the Reverb labels.
     
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    Anybody A/B it yet with the Flint?
     
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    Intriguing... [emoji848]
     
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    There is much talk about this one over on TGP, I think I may add one to my Flint for a change of pace....as much as I like the spring reverbs, it's the trems that really interest me, and for an extra $20.00 you can get an external tap switch that allows you to turn the tremolo on and off with a foot switch and go with straight reverb. At $229.00 plus $20 for the tap switch I don't think it's that expensive....


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    Well, it's not cheap, but I will probably be getting one as soon as they ship. I play a lot of surf guitar in my band.
     
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    I was thinking the same thing. Maybe in a lighter color so you know they are the secondary controls.
     
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    Wow. Checks all of my boxes plus a bunch more. So, does anyone know if this has a battery too? Price is right for all of those features IMO. Could be a contender for my coveted Mr. Black Deluxe Plus.
     
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    Got one in the mail today. Played with it for about 30 minutes. It sounds pretty good but seems complicated to use. It came with the little black tap tempo switch that is supposed to activate the tremolo while the reverb is active, but dang i cant get it to work, and the manual is complicated. I’ll try it again tomorrow. Sounds good though.
     
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    Based on the demos, I don't think it sounded as good as the EHX Oceans 11.
     
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    First, I don't need all the reverbs that the Oceans 11 includes. Second, I'm only looking for spring reverb for surf songs that my band covers. Third, for the spring reverb setting, Oceans 11 did NOT capture the drip of spring reverb, but the True Spring does.
     
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    1 - you can use black sharpie and paint over the other modes lol
    2 - epoxy the reverb mode selector into place if that bothers you so much! Not turning the knob is also a good option.
    3 - I stand to my position that the Oceans 11 sounds better and is at least 50$ cheaper. Win-win. ;)
     
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    I sold my Oceans 11 within a week. I only bought it for the spring setting. I hated the digital ‘fizz’ on the tail of sustained notes. It also didn’t sit as well with dirt as the Topganga did. O11 had me on the drip, but it never splattered. Topanga on the other hand might not drip as hard but it can take being fed dirt and push the amp too. I measure all spring reverb emulators by the surf drip, otherwise I can use a delay or nothing at all. YMMV.
     
  19. tele_pathic

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    I had a Topanga. I loved, LOVED it. I thought it did have just enough drip to sound authentic. Once I figured out the button layout, I could dial in whatever reverb sound I wanted using the volume and dwell knobs. I had to sell it to fund the purchase of a Fender PRRI: I did have the idea that I would be rebuying it. IN the meantime, Source Audio released the True Spring, which also has tremolo. The TS tank doesn't sound as good as the Topanga, I don't think, but the tremolo sounds MUCH better than the trem-oo-low in my PRRI: it's deeper and more intense. IT's a bit fizz-ier than the Topanga, and a bit brighter, so I'll have to mess with the SA app and desk top editor to see if I can find a setting that I like.
     
  20. AndreDanican

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    I just got a True Spring today. Did an A/B with my ‘66 Super Reverb. It really sounds great. None of that distasteful digital fizziness. The tremolo sounds great, too. It is a little complicated to use, but I did have a head start as I already own and use a Nemesis delay, the neuro app is basically the same. I used the True Spring with my Trinity 5E3 and now I have a kind of Tremolux. Sounds awesome.
     
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