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Permalink Best substitute for a Fender Reverb Kit!

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There are not many great wet reverb emulators out there, or so I thought. When I saw this I ran out and picked one up. Any thoughts?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41VzC2QFIDc

I have a Fender Reverb Unit and that pedal. I use the pedal with my bass but it isn't as good as the Fender Reverb Unit for guitar.

Lots of comments on these forum posts:

http://surfguitar101.com/forums/topic/9262/

http://surfguitar101.com/forums/topic/9726/

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peterbright wrote:

I have a Fender Reverb Unit and that pedal. I use the pedal with my bass but it isn't as good as the Fender Reverb Unit for guitar.

Ya it doesn't beat the real Fender unit but its a definitely a good sub. for young and broke surf players.

The video is pretty awful, the unit sounds a lot better in the right hands.

This little bad boy is arguably an even better substitute for about the same price. I have included a screen shot of the FUSE software that comes with it.

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This one looks interesting. I can only find video reviews for the older "Spring Chicken" though

http://malekkoheavyindustry.com/index.php/all-effects-pedals/spring

ifallalot wrote:

This one looks interesting. I can only find video reviews for the older "Spring Chicken" though

http://malekkoheavyindustry.com/index.php/all-effects-pedals/spring

i don't know if it is good for surf but there is fews reviews
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tl7yWvWZatM&feature=fvwrel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhCEVtRUQyw

Last edited: May 07, 2012 11:04:44

That would be pretty bad for surf. Surf reverb isn't really about having a lot of reverb it is the drippy sound.

Oh my, I need to get me one of those FRV1 pedals as well. Counting 5 RI reverb units since 2007...Pedal #17 - here we go...

The Hicadoolas

SanchoPansen wrote:

Oh my, I need to get me one of those FRV1 pedals as well. Counting 5 RI reverb units since 2007...Pedal #17 - here we go...
what do you with your tanks ?
the frvi don t splash if she fall down the stair Big Grin

ludobag wrote:

SanchoPansen wrote:

Oh my, I need to get me one of those FRV1 pedals as well. Counting 5 RI reverb units since 2007...Pedal #17 - here we go...

what do you do with your tanks ?
the frvi don t splash if she fall down the stair Big Grin

IDK, maybe I treat 'em too good? I never kick my tank, everybody in the band knows only I am allowed to touch it. I take it back home after rehearsal. And some day they start to sound like a fuzz pedal. But I think it's the fact I live in europe and the power transformer Fender uses is killing the units. I've heard of units that simply went up in flames on stage. I don't have an answer to your question, but I do have a warranty on those units.

The Hicadoolas

sounds like you need to get a voltage transformer to put in line before the reverb unit.

Jeff(bigtikidude)

Fender equipped the units with the 'right' transformers for 230V - at least that's what they say. But you are right. I should get a US model and simply use a voltage transformer.

The Hicadoolas

SanchoPansen wrote:

Fender equipped the units with the 'right' transformers for 230V - at least that's what they say. But you are right. I should get a US model and simply use a voltage transformer.

I've been doing just that for years. Never had an amp or tank go up in smoke yet. Plugging stuff into the step-down tranny can be a bit inconvenient, but it sure beats buying five reverb units!

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