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Thanks for the feedback. Sorry the units did not work for you.

This is done with a SurfyBear. I wonder if you are using the reverb units and the amp correctly.

Lorenzo "Surfer Joe" Valdambrini
(www.surfmusic.net)

Snufkino wrote:

I'm trying to convince myself to get a Surfybear unit (despite still having the original DIY kit in a cupboard somewhere), so after all the time people have had to try out the various iterations of it, are there any real tonal differences between the Compact, Metal and Standard units? Uh-Oh

Have you ever watched the videos at our FAQ section on the web site? All your questions are answered there extensively.

Lorenzo "Surfer Joe" Valdambrini
(www.surfmusic.net)

Snufkino wrote:

What do you think of the difference between the Compact and Metal? I'm assuming the Compact will sound more like the Carl Martin Headroom, or does it get that bigger, surfy sound just as well as the Metal/original Surfybear?

Between the Metal and Compact, I preferred the Compact. The Metal is bigger sounding sure, but it also pronounced more of what I didn't care about the Metal. (now this is just me) I should mention I haven't tried a Surfybear Classic, which was to be a closer match to the 6G15.

Snufkino wrote:

What do you think of the difference between the Compact and Metal? I'm assuming the Compact will sound more like the Carl Martin Headroom, or does it get that bigger, surfy sound just as well as the Metal/original Surfybear?

Between the Metal and Compact, I preferred the Compact. The Metal is bigger sounding sure, but it also pronounced more of what I didn't care about the Metal. (now this is just me) I should mention I haven't tried a Surfybear Classic, which was to be a closer match to the 6G15.

derekirving wrote:

Snufkino wrote:

What do you think of the difference between the Compact and Metal? I'm assuming the Compact will sound more like the Carl Martin Headroom, or does it get that bigger, surfy sound just as well as the Metal/original Surfybear?

Between the Metal and Compact, I preferred the Compact. The Metal is bigger sounding sure, but it also pronounced more of what I didn't care about the Metal. (now this is just me) I should mention I haven't tried a Surfybear Classic, which was to be a closer match to the 6G15.

I suppose the problem is the spring pan. The modern ones have too long a decay and everything sounds distant and cavernous. The Accutronics at least have a nice drip. The MOD pans are dark, drip much less and have an even longer decay.

That's why Surfy Industries have commissioned new pans from Accutronics with a shorter decay. I'm waiting to buy one, in the meantime I've been dampening my Accutronics pan with foam and it's much more useable.

Last edited: Jul 18, 2021 17:49:24

Do the Surfy Bears come with an 'RA' pan or the 'regular'?

RA-4AB3C1B:
https://www.tubeampdoctor.com/media/image/9b/f9/67/RA-4AB3C1B-Accutronics-Hallspirale-4AB3C1B-1.jpg

4AB3C1B:
https://darrenriley.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/4AB3C1B.jpg

Last edited: Jul 18, 2021 18:25:39

j_flanders wrote:

Do the Surfy Bears come with an 'RA' pan or the 'regular'?

RA-4AB3C1B:
https://www.tubeampdoctor.com/media/image/9b/f9/67/RA-4AB3C1B-Accutronics-Hallspirale-4AB3C1B-1.jpg

4AB3C1B:
https://darrenriley.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/4AB3C1B.jpg

Look here:
https://www.surfyindustries.com/faq

http://www.satanspilgrims.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Satans-Pilgrims/8210228553
https://satanspilgrims.bandcamp.com/
http://www.surfyindustries.com

Last edited: Jul 18, 2021 19:05:41

So I got mine) Looks pretty!
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Waikiki Makaki surf-rock band from Ukraine

https://www.facebook.com/waikikimakaki/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1sTg2JTKUZ3Vlu44gW2OYA
https://soundcloud.com/waikiki-makaki

Hi all,
Long time lurker, 1st time poster and all that. My Surfybear kit has been gathering dust for years, and the urge has finally struck to build it.

Is there any reason that the power jack cannot be wired center negative? Since the jack body is insulated, I think we're fine, but I'm not sure I'm missing something.

I'll be powering my SB off of a pair of 400mA taps on my Cioks supply with a current doubling cable (for 800mA).

My preference is to not have any "reverse" polarity plugs - in case I make a bonehead error when moving pedals around and re-plugging.

Thanks!
Thom

Last edited: Oct 12, 2021 23:16:59

Galibier_Numero_Un wrote:

Hi all,
Long time lurker, 1st time poster and all that. My Surfybear kit has been gathering dust for years, and the urge has finally struck to build it.

Is there any reason that the power jack cannot be wired center negative? Since the jack body is insulated, I think we're fine, but I'm not sure I'm missing something.

I'll be powering my SB off of a pair of 400mA taps on my Cioks supply with a current doubling cable (for 800mA).

My preference is to not have any "reverse" polarity plugs - in case I make a bonehead error when moving pedals around and re-plugging.

Thanks!
Thom

That was how I wired mine since I had a 12v supply already handy. Been working just fine.

DerJuicen wrote:

Galibier_Numero_Un wrote:

Hi all,
Long time lurker, 1st time poster and all that. My Surfybear kit has been gathering dust for years, and the urge has finally struck to build it.

Is there any reason that the power jack cannot be wired center negative? Since the jack body is insulated, I think we're fine, but I'm not sure I'm missing something.

I'll be powering my SB off of a pair of 400mA taps on my Cioks supply with a current doubling cable (for 800mA).

My preference is to not have any "reverse" polarity plugs - in case I make a bonehead error when moving pedals around and re-plugging.

Thanks!
Thom

That was how I wired mine since I had a 12v supply already handy. Been working just fine.

Thanks!!
... Thom

Hey all,

Back on (page 102 of this thread), Björn mentioned that the gain control (trim pot) isn't the same as the volume control. He took a version with volume control to the Surfer Joe festival in 2015.

Am I correct that there isn't a simple way to add a volume control to version SI-SUBEKI01?

I'm planning on wiring up my kit with the true bypass mod referenced earlier, and I've read that there's a volume discrepancy when you toggle off.

If this is the case, I may just stick with buffered bypass, and install a dual mixer, using one setting as always on, low-level reverb - the way I do in my Blackface amp.

Thanks!
... Thom

Last edited: Oct 13, 2021 16:58:44

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