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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Reverb Suspension Lava Rats Style

Reverb Suspension Lava Rats Style

Submitted by Tikitena on 20 May 2007.
This photo has been Photo of the Day 10 times.

Lava Rat Bill's reverb tank suspension system.

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This photo has 32 comments.

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Too bad Bill is down South today, I don't think he saw this. Laughing

Brian | 27-May-2007 21:46:32 | Flag
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I missed this one too.....what a bummer.

Tikitena | 28-May-2007 21:47:29 | Flag
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For maximum drip! I love it Bill!

Ruhar | 13-Nov-2007 23:25:53 | Flag
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Big Razz

spy | 14-Nov-2007 08:52:30 | Flag
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I should try this---I'm getting so old, I could use the walker to get offstage.

reventlos | 14-Nov-2007 14:58:35 | Flag
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Hmmmm... adds new meaning to Walk Don't Run.

Surfgitar | 14-Nov-2007 18:47:26 | Flag
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What the..............heck is that for? Cool

Ron-Rhoades | 14-Nov-2007 18:59:04 | Flag
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Ron, to keep the tank from splashing with every bass drum kick or stage jump.

do you guys have reverb tanks??? If not, then its not really needed.

bigtikidude | 14-Nov-2007 20:41:17 | Flag
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Ya gotta admit it looks pathetic lol.

Wonder if my Mom would let me borrow hers.

It does make complete sense. Those springs are touchy.

The ultimate would be to have the tank hangin' from an engine hoist Cool

Chopper | 14-Nov-2007 22:29:22 | Flag
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the only time i've ever had an issue with my springs being touchy is when my 6K6 was loose at a show, other than that i've never even had a slight problem with that, and i even put my reverb right next to the bass drum and only a foot or so away from my amp...so honestly, it's not really 'needed'

JoshHeartless | 28-Jan-2008 10:53:49 | Flag
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have you kicked your tank today?

bigtikidude | 28-Jan-2008 12:28:48 | Flag
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Josh - it depends on what surface you're playing on. Half the time, it isn't "necessary", but when you play on those big hollow stages, that thing will rattle unmerciful. Also, if the drums are run through a PA, and the subs are under the stage, like the last show we played, it makes a huge difference.

~B~

SurfBandBill | 28-Jan-2008 17:11:41 | Flag
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so where doe the ostomy-bag go?

dp | 28-Jan-2008 17:53:35 | Flag
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That's the "wireless pack" I connect to my belt.... Wink Wink Wink Wink Wink Wink Wink Wink Wink

SurfBandBill | 28-Jan-2008 19:09:39 | Flag
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hahaha, great idea!! Shock

alisurfrider | 05-Feb-2009 00:11:01 | Flag
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Does the tank collect Social Security?

Jagshark | 05-Feb-2009 10:31:31 | Flag
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ok 5 points for those that can tell me where that Pic was taken

bigtikidude | 05-Feb-2009 10:58:16 | Flag
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That would be the world famous Tiki House in lovely Pacific Beach, San Diego Wink

Ruhar | 05-Feb-2009 11:26:43 | Flag
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bing bing bing we have a winner

bigtikidude | 05-Feb-2009 11:37:48 | Flag
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Looks crude but effective. . .booiinngg. . .

mupo | 05-Feb-2009 17:19:21 | Flag
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good OLD american engineering at its best / love it

surfinjohnnyq | 05-Feb-2009 23:11:46 | Flag
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Is it just my imagination, or do you need some new pictures?

Tuck | 26-Oct-2009 18:26:01 | Flag
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I heard that Bill and the Lava Rats are up and rehearsing again.

He siad he'd be up for a show, Somebody drop him a line, and book them a show.

bigtikidude | 19-Mar-2010 09:21:51 | Flag
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BTD is absolutely correct. The LR's and I just practiced last night and are just as loud and fast as we have always been. Who wants to play a show in SF?

SurfBandBill | 19-Mar-2010 12:11:57 | Flag
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Love this Pic so much, good to see it again.
Oh Bill, you boys still toying around?

bigtikidude | 14-Jul-2012 00:18:11 | Flag
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We do have tanks but I've only had a problem once when a large Hawaiian lady walked off the stage after introducing us...my tank went bananas!

Ron-Rhoades | 14-Jul-2012 03:52:25 | Flag
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Oh Bill???

bigtikidude | 01-Nov-2013 06:34:50 | Flag
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I've been told (By my son - where did I go wrong?) that surf music is old people's music. I'm NOT showing him this picture. Big Grin

Gives me an idea though. Hang the reverb unit from a gong support and you don't have to kick it anymore; just reach over and bump it or shake it. Could probably play it like a percussion instrument.

Noel | 01-Nov-2013 08:46:40 | Flag
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Given the state of what passes for most "young people's music" these days, that probably should be taken as a compliment. I can't tell one band from another of those my pre-teen daughter listens to. And not one of them can actually play an instrument.

CaptainSensible | 01-Nov-2013 10:42:46 | Flag
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Now get off my lawn!

CaptainSensible | 01-Nov-2013 10:43:04 | Flag
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Hey! Would you look at that! My reverb-hanging legacy continues!

SurfBandBill | 01-Nov-2013 11:49:12 | Flag
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Classic potd

bigtikidude | 29-Nov-2014 08:31:22 | Flag

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