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Permalink How long should decay be on longest setting for Fender Reverb Unit Reissue?

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So I got a fender reissue reverb unit. When I got it, the lock down had no effect on the reverb. So I opened it up and saw that the foam was just free and bouncing around. To reattach it, I used some two way tape that had a tiny bit of thickness to it. Now the reverb lock definitely works. No sound. But when I undo the lock, I get about 1.5 - 2.5 seconds of decay, max. With settings dimed. Is this normal? Or is it supposed to be really long? I've never owned one before, and I may be used to digital delays with endless decays. I'm just wanting to make sure the foam isn't now too high, and hindering the operation by stopping springs a little early.

I know this probably won't help, but I "accidentally" took the foam off of my unit over a year ago. My tank sounds great with my vintage tubes and a MIK pan. Anyway, can you record something and play it for us? Is your unit all stock or has it been modified?

Guitar player for the Driptones surf band.

You don't want too long a delay with surf music, 1.5 sounds right I think. But just listen to some surf music and see if your tank comes close.

Danny Snyder

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+1 to what Danny said. An outboard reverb unit is not a delay/echo.

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