FDP Forum / Change 4 (2) spring long (16 ¾") reverb tank for 6 (3) spring long (16 Â&fr/ 10 messages in thread.

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Mar 29th, 2017 01:59 AM        

Hello,<br /> <br /> Can't find videos on youtube about this subject. I need more and deep reverb on my Twin Amp (Protube Series). Do you have, or know where to find comparison on 4 and 6 spring long reverb tanks?<br /> <br /> Thanks.<br /> Regards.



Mar 29th, 2017 05:50 AM        

If you mainly use the amp for clean sounds you will have a much larger range of verbs to use with a Reverb stomp box in front of the amp then messing with different verb pans!



Mar 29th, 2017 07:01 AM        

Hi Steve25,<br /> <br /> I mainly use clean sounds with lots of reverbs. But I'm old school, I really want to use the amp's reverb tank :-)


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Mar 29th, 2017 07:59 AM        

I have found more and better sounds from my Hall of Fame reverb pedal than any of the onboard reverbs. Just my .02 cents



Mar 29th, 2017 11:37 AM        

Look at the tank that you have.<br /> <br /> There should be a manufacturer on it.<br /> In addition, there should be an 8-9 (or whatever) digit part number.<br /> Every number/letter means something about the tank. Input and output impedance, number of springs, decay time, etc.<br /> <br /> With this information, you can go to the manufacturers' web site and try to figure out what you'd like to get as a replacement.<br /> <br /> You can also search the net and try to find out if the tank that you have is the one that is supposed to be in there.<br /> <br /> Also, you can try using the search feature on the forum for more information.<br />



Mar 29th, 2017 02:54 PM        

Thanks. <br /> I have a 4 spring tank, that it's stock. I want to know how different a 6 spring would be before I buy one. <br /> <br /> The search on the forum couldn't get me this information. <br /> <br /> Thanks, again.



Mar 30th, 2017 02:16 AM        

My experience is that reverb tank performance has a high degree of variance, even between individual examples of tanks of the same manufacturer and part #.<br /> So you may just have a bad one in your amp. <br /> Your amp tech may be able to facilitate you trying out a few different tanks in your amp, as they're quick and simple to swap in and out.<br /> <br /> 6 spring tanks tend to have a thicker, denser reverb signal than those with 4 springs; it may seem counter-intuitive but that can result in the reverb effect being too much if a lot of reverb is wanted.<br /> Hence 'surfy' type reverb fans may tend to prefer 4 spring types.<br /> <br /> You may find that the linked page is helpful in selecting a new tank.



Mar 30th, 2017 02:57 AM        

Thanks pdf64 :-) I already saw that amplified parts link :-)<br /> <br /> I think there is nothing wrong with my tank. Maybe it's the circuit of the amp that it's designed not to have tooooo much reverb. So I'm thinking on try a tank that could have a little more punch. I thought about a 6 spring tank...<br /> <br />


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Mar 30th, 2017 07:26 AM        

I've used 6 spring tanks and like them. Maybe you will too.<br /> <br /> Tanks are cheap enough that you can audition a different one without breaking the bank.



Mar 30th, 2017 07:56 AM        

Yes, amphead4, I agree with you.<br /> However, if all of you could send some video/audio comparing 6 spring with 4 spring tanks, it would make my life easier. Here in europe it's difficult to find tanks of non-Accutronics brand.<br /> Thanx.

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