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Allsound FH-36 Spring Reverb in excellent overall condition and good working order.
Uncommon spring reverb unit – characterful sound.
Minor crackle from some pots may occur when unit’s not been used for a while.
Now fitted with a correct UK mains plug (photos were taken before the service).
As it is an EU 240v model, it will require a step-up transformer for use in countries with 100-120v mains supplies, though it may be possible to tap the transformer for 120v.
Spring reverbs are a great ‘secret weapon’ to have in the studio arsenal – not just for the ‘boingy’ effect as used by dub and reggae pioneers such as Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, but also for adding that unmistakable classic shimmery vibe to electric guitars. It’s a sound that lends itself well to modern production: the perfect treatment for overly-sterile digital delays and reverbs and it can be heard all over today’s music. Whether it’s cutting-edge dubstep from Rusko, or a top pop mix engineer like Tom Elmhirst (who used vintage spring reverb all over the last Adele album), the sound of springs is everywhere right now (check Alabama Shakes’ album, Boys & Girls).
Of course springs sound great with guitars – but they’re widely-used as a studio effect with keys, synths, vocals, loops, beats… they have a character that is had to replicate digitally and sound great in the mix (and of course you can always give it a little kick if things are getting too polite during the mix…).
Try using a little tape delay before sending to a spring reverb, or use a digital/plug-in reverb and send the wet output from that to the spring to add character.