The mighty 6G15 outboard reverb unit...

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  1. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    ...is actually a tone sucker, innit?
    I think the 70s Silverface one is better.
    But, if you turn the Dwell all the way up and just crack the Mix enough to get the desired amount of 'verb, it sounds pretty sweet.
     
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    It does tend to tame the high end but that is what the 3 knobs are for. I sure like my original 1964 Reverb Unit. Thanks John
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    Mines a late 64. Black with white knobs.
    Nice amp.
    Vibrato of the gods.
     
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    Attentuating a Jazzmaster or Jag with 1meg pots on '10' is kinda a good thing. Works itself out.... :)
     
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    i have a blonde 65 with 6k6 and it is easy to dial in with no loss of tone as far as i can tell. like everything, tweaking is the name of the game.

    play music!
     
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    I've owned 5 or 6 outboards through the years. Aside from the quality tone and added noise, if any, how much it changed the sound was my main decider for what was good and not. The RI Fender - even after all mods, upgrades - dropped volume and bass.

    The best of them were the Texotica reverb and the Victoria Reverberato. Both superior tonally, and in terms of how useful the EQ was. Little to no drop in volume and/or bass. Clark outboard wasn't bad. The Premier was unusable due to noise. Am I forgetting one??
     
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    I always wondered if guys using an outboard appreciate the fact it sucks at natural reverb. If it trashes your ‘tone’ up and drips, it’s working :)
     
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    Unfortunately my reissue was stolen last year with some other gear and guitars. I got one amp back from the police. I only paid 260.00 for it and it kills me that I need another one for at least double the price. I can't live without one.
     
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    I saw a Kendrick for sale a short while ago for very short dough...I was tempted to buy it on general principles.
    I wonder if it's still out there...
    Gomez had a good one, too.
    Have you looked into Surfy Bear?
    The Surf guys are crazy for them.
    https://reverb.com/item/33963419-surfy-industries-surfybear-reverb-2019-brown
     
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    Billy Zoom makes an outboard reverb/trem called the Li'l Kahuna that is incredible if you can find one. I think he's still building them, not positive though.
     
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    1100.00 for the one I found.
     
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    Love BZ and X but 1100? Surfy Bear, fellas.
     
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    I've been threatening to build a Surfy Bear for a while... One day it'll make ti to the top of the to-do list.
     
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    Charlie, to what are you referring??. The 6G5 Pro that Powerwagon John has balanced up there? A ‘64 Pro will have an opto-isolator trem circuit whereas that brown Pro will have a bias vary trem. I have never been around a 6G Pro....really nice amp, John.
     
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    Yeah...the amp.
    I was in a band with a guy who used a brown Pro and the vibrato was epic; and he really knew how to use it.
     
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    My 62 Pro has the 3 tube harmonic trem, I think the bias vari trem is what is in my 62 Vibrolux. Thanks John
    By the way it is not as precarious as it looks but I usually have the Reverb Unit on the brick floor for stability. It always made me nervous having it up top and I did get vibrations from the amp.
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    I stand corrected. I have a hard time remembering to place the Pro with the Bandmaster, Super, Twin and Showman amps. I 8nstead mistakenly think it was a 15” version of the 6G Vibrolux. Apologies.
     
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    No apologies necessary, I have learned more from you and the others on this site then anywhere else. I have been studying a few amp books just to find my way through. I may even build an amp someday if I find time. For now I will just explore! The information I have learned here and in the books is the reason I have become the caretaker of these very cool amps. I didn't mean to highjack your thread Charlie!
    Thanks to all, John
     
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    Axis29, I too have been procrastinating a Surfy Bear build, but I think I waited too long! They no longer have their "kit" listed!
     
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    Well, crap!

    I sent an email to them asking... Let you know what I find out.
     
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