FDP Forum / Reverb bypass/ 6 messages in thread.

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macguy



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Jul 18th, 2016 06:27 PM        

If I disconnect the RCA cables that connect to the reverb tank of my '66 Super Reverb and insert a single jumper into those jacks:<br /> <br /> Will I damage the amp in any way<br /> What will the result be as to functionality of the Reverb knob?<br /> <br /> Thanks,<br /> <br /> MG



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Jul 18th, 2016 07:55 PM        

Why insert a jumper? If you disconnect one reverb cable, your reverb is dead.



macguy



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Jul 18th, 2016 11:19 PM        

...I was told by a guitarist that adding the jumper cable would turn the Reverb circuit into a higher gain circuit that would be controlled by the Reverb knob. I am just not comfortable trying this without some additional information.<br /> <br /> MG



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Jul 19th, 2016 09:03 AM        

Someone else will have to chime in on this one. I have never heard of doing this.



macguy



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Jul 19th, 2016 11:17 AM        

I took the leap of faith and tried it...WOW, the gain is incredible!<br /> <br /> There is some added noise that is remedied with turning down some Treble (or turning off the Bright switch) but the Reverb knob does function to increase the gain.<br /> <br /> I reverted back to original configuration.<br /> <br /> MG



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Jul 19th, 2016 02:36 PM        

Generally, a Fender amp with reverb can be converted to a drive control, but best performance is achieved by jumpering the reverb send and return with a 1K resistor across the center conductors.



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