From our studio: our Bandive Great British Spring for sale in good condition and excellent working order. Please note the...

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From our studio: our Bandive Great British Spring for sale in good condition and excellent working order. Please note the photos show the last one we sold – photos of this unit will follow – it’s not quite as clean as the one shown and the power supply is different.

Vintage Great British Spring dual channel reverb made in England by Bandive. This is best version with XLR ins and outs.

It’s been tested, checked for safety and comes with a custom-built 240v UK power supply.

A feat of British ingenuity – a pair of Accutronics spring tanks housed in a length of black plastic drainpipe…

It has the XLR in/outs (please note that for some reason on these units, inputs are wired pin 1 hot so may require custom-made cables to interface correctly with some equipment) and input level can be adjusted by a small screw dial (some crackling can occur on adjustment after long periods – use or Deoxit will rectify this).

As it is a UK 240v model, it will require a step-up transformer for use in countries with 100-110v mains supplies. We do not recommend using cheap generic Chinese mains transformers and can supply a high quality UK-made transformer if required.

The GBS has a good long reverb tail and sounds great with guitar – but we’ve found it really shines as a studio effect with whatever you put through it: keys, synths, vocals, loops, beats… We have one in our studio permanently hooked up to an aux send: has a character that is very had to replicate digitally and sounds great in the mix – almost plate-like (and of course you can always give it a little kick if things are getting too polite during the mix…).


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