This is a follow up to a previous post I made about a vintage pan I got recently. I did some experimenting tonight and made what I think is an important discovery.
To sum up: Third party 6G15 near-clone with 3-spring accutronics pan with way too much tail. I bought a vintage Gibbs 2-spring pan with correct output impedance but incorrect input impedance (same as the output). I hooked it up anyway and found a dramatic improvement in reverb sound but with a degradation of highs.
Tonight I pulled the springs out of the Gibbs pan of incorrect impedance and put them in the Accutronics pan of correct impedance, thinking it would be just like putting correct transducers in the Gibbs pan. I used 2 of the 3 available spring anchors.
Nope. The "good" springs in the washy pan still sounded weird. Very metallic and just not viable at all. Nothing like how they sound in their original Gibbs pan. So what gives? Clearly it's not just the springs. Could it be the magnets? It seems like it must be some moving part. Seriously, whose dock do you have to scrub to get a good reverb pan?
Last edited: Feb 10, 2019 14:50:18