Stand alone tremolo/vibrato unit?

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  1. SolidSteak

    SolidSteak Friend of Leo's

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    It's not tube, but Surfy Industries makes a great spring reverb pedal for $450 that uses jfets:
    https://www.surfyindustries.com/surfybear

    They have a tremolo pedal too. No "all-in-one" reverb/trem though... but they will sell you the components if you want to solder up both of them in a box.
     
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  2. Tomm Williams

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    Yes indeed that would be an indicator that perhaps it needs a service call !!
    It's heading in quite soon but I hope to keep the JBL in place. With the normal channel it really sounds incredible. If push comes to shove I think I'll try a vintage P15N
     
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    I owned the Victoria Reverberato for years. An excellent unit, with one of the great reverb sounds. Not like the Fender outboards, but tasty and useful in its own way. The trem side was less useful to me. I have the same problem with the harmonic trem whether in amp or in an outboard or effect pedal ... sounds so great solo, but gets lost in the mix. Hard to use.

    BTW, my last outboard reverb left after I got the CB Topanga. Which gives me a very close substitute to outboard sound - at least in the way I used outboards. i.e., not surf drip, more of a drenched blues edge sound.
     
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    Not sure if this is what you're after but I have a very nice SupaTrem ST1 from Fulltone and it sounds great, to my ears.
     
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    Victoria Reverberato

    Combination 6G15 spring reverb and Fender harmonic tremolo. Not sure if it's the four- or five-triode variant of the trem, but either way, chewy chewy goodness.

    They're not cheap, though. For 20% of the cost, you can build your own in the form of a Weber Revibe kit. You sure you're not interested in building one? :twisted:
     
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    I think Billy Zoom makes one.
    He knows his stuff.
    Maybe calls it Big Kahuna.
     
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    ya those give you a little extra kick on the frontend too. really nice
     
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    Actually, a stock 6G15 circuit lowers the signal a little.
     
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    the normal 'simple channel' is the one. vanilla ice cream, simple and always the best.
     
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    mine doesnt hmm...
     
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    is that p15n what they put in the late fifties pro? i have a pro that has the old bluebell speaker it has never blown with years of distortion pedals run through it. and let me tell you that speaker slays. i,m talking killer rock lead tones and cleans too. tweed pros are the biggest sleeper deal out there imho
     
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    I had one of these and didnt love it (it is dark, a cool sound, but I guess it wasnt what I was expecting):

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    Just this year I picked up a 6G15 clone and LURVE it! Stays plugged into my setup all the time. Amp vibrato is great (when tweaked) but pedal vibrato can be great too - pedal reverb, not so much.

    That said I keep the Catlinbread Topanga plugged in all the time too. TONE TIP: the Topanga does something great to your tone - kind of a sparkly upper midrange - I keep it on with the tone at about 2:00 and the the mix all the way down.
     
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    My Revibe is always in the signal chain. Sounds AMAZING. Classic 6G15 – with a RCA 6K6 and full size MOD tank (two spring, long decay) – and early Fender harmonic 'vibrato' (tremolo). Very chewy.

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    This is the way to go.
     
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    Does that Pro Amp have a 12" or 15" speaker?
     
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    At the time I wrote this thread it had a D130. Since then I had a new cab made with an Eminence Lil Texas as the amp was too heavy with a bad back.
     
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    The reason I asked is because Jesse Colin Young used to use a two guitar rig, one was a Pro (with a JBL) and the other was a pre-reverb Deluxe IIRC. He had a Tele with a stereo pickup Red Rhodes made that sent every other string to a different amp. The E, D & B went to the Pro and the A, G and E went to the Deluxe. It sounded pretty cool. Your post made me remember that amp as I never seen many of them.
     
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