types of reverbs

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  1. Sumanovo razor

    Sumanovo razor New Member

    difference between spring reverb,reverb and twin reverb
     
  2. rickkkyrich

    rickkkyrich Guest

  3. thehundredthone

    thehundredthone New Member

    LOL. The Twin Reverb is an amp, it's called so because the combo is 2x12 and has a reverb.
     
  4. Sumanovo razor

    Sumanovo razor New Member

    ow thanks alot...i thought twin reverb was a type of reverb...could you please explain me the difference between a normal reverb and spring reverb...i have these to reverbs in my digitech rp90...saw the article provided by ricky but it was quite confusing ...any song which uses these reverbs
     
  5. aryasridhar

    aryasridhar New Member

    This may help understand Spring Reverb --- Spring Reverb Unit For Guitar
    There is nothing called as Normal Reverb - There are a few types of reverbs,
    Hall Reverb
    Room Reverb
    Church etc
    Basically these types of reverb emulate the sound of how much echo you will hear in the respective reverb...
    So for example if you sing in a small room, that would have a different kind of reverb, as in the echo would be less
    and it keeps increasing when you sing in a larger room and more in a huge hall..... or in a big church.....

    Spring reverb is a mechanism where the signal is sent through a casing (reverb pan) which has spring(s), so imagine the springs vibrating a little when a signal passes through it, it would make the signal wavy in a way that it sounds like a natural reverb, something that is just enough and sounds great....I cant explain this in words, you may want to look up on youtube to see if any videos exists
     
  6. Sumanovo razor

    Sumanovo razor New Member

    well i just wanted to know what a spring reverb is...not its working mechanism...
     
  7. guitarplayer729

    guitarplayer729 New Member

    must say u come up with really good questions
    and ur threads help me too
     
  8. aryasridhar

    aryasridhar New Member

  9. wylder

    wylder New Member

    Ok.. Let me try a practical explanation...

    Natural reverb is created by sound bouncing of obstacles in its path. Generally the reflected sound has 2 parts to it - the initial echo and the diffused secondary echoes. The initial echo would be a clear echo (like a slapback echo) which comes straight from the obstacle to your ear. the secondary echoes get reflected from multiple surfaces and come back to you.
    A Room reverb is the reverb found in most rooms of your house. Here the initial echo is strong off the wall but secondary echos are subdued due to absorption by furniture/carpets etc. So the reverb sounds like a short delay with very low repetitions.
    A Hall reverb is that from an empty hall. Here due to lack of absorbing materials, the secondary echos are also strong giving a very full reverb.
    The Church reverb would be like the Hall except that stone walls create a lot more secondary echos (like tiled bathrooms, empty marbled/granite rooms).

    To add reverb to a track, early studios had to play the track in a Room/Hall/Church and record the reverb-ed sound. To overcome this, they came up with a few contraptions to mimic the reverb sound.
    A spring reverb is what is used in most (non-digital) guitar amps. This thing produces a characteristic "boing" sound (a springy warble) when the attack of the noise is high. If you have ever kicked a stranger cube amp when it was on, you would recognize this sound. Otherwise it is close to a hall type of reverb.
    A plate is another one where the reverb has a distinct high pitched shimmer. This is good for fast moving notes like arpeggios because the reverbed sounds are all high pitched and do not interfere too much with the original mid-heavy notes.
     
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  10. rickkkyrich

    rickkkyrich Guest

    really good explanation dude... reps..
     
  11. wylder

    wylder New Member

    Thanks rickkyrich, glad to be of help...
     
  12. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    .:RollLol:.
     
  13. wylder

    wylder New Member

    Yup.. Band practice can be that frustrating :)
     
  14. Sumanovo razor

    Sumanovo razor New Member

    guess in that case i have to buy a stranger amp...and kick it to feel it... ;) and yeah@wylder...thanks for the explaination...this was what i wanted to know..
     

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