Rare Japanese stereo spring reverb. There is magic in these boxes - the circuit just eats up high signal and overloads so well. The ability to switch the input between three modes on this model (two mic and phono) allows you to quickly dial in different flavours of distortion. Demo below...
Rare Japanese stereo spring reverb. There is magic in these boxes – the circuit just eats up high signal and overloads so well. The ability to switch the input between three modes on this model (two mic and phono) allows you to quickly dial in different flavours of distortion. Demo below…
NOTE: This machine is working, but awaiting a full service. It will ship within 10 working days of purchase. Price includes the fitting of a new 120 or 240v transformer (currently 240v).
We’re big fans of all these Hawk spring reverbs; this HR-40 appears to be an earlier incarnation of the fine-looking stereo HR-45 (the first one we got was promptly removed to the studio for ‘testing’ and still hasn’t been returned).
With a definite 70s Hi-Fi aesthetic, albeit with a fairly business-like diagram across the front to explain the signal path, this stereo unit takes mic or line in via front jack sockets or line via phono on the rear. You then have various controls over the echo, including “reverse” which sadly does not offer a backwards reverb, but switches the wet signal to the opposite channel. Output is via phono on the rear.
It’s a useful and good-sounding spring; where things get really interesting is how this unit reacts to being overdriven – pure magic when a guitar is plugged into the mic input, but also very usable on a whole range of sources. The flexibility offered by being able to just drive the dry or reverb signal, or a combination of the two makes this a very creative tool: the overdriven reverb sound from this unit is highly-addictive! With the added phono option on the input and a different circuit the HR-40 sounds quite different to the HR-45 when pushed – can get very crunchy and vicious indeed…
We keep picking up these vintage Japanese machines – read all about them in our Hawk/Mirano tape echo and spring reverb blog post.
In excellent cosmetic condition with only minor scratching to the face. The end cheeks are also clean with some wear around the edges. See photos for more information on cosmetic condition.
For sales in UK/EU the price will include 20% VAT. VAT-free sales are possible to businesses and individuals in the EU (outside the UK) with a valid VAT Number - please get in touch if you wish to buy this way.
Will be set up for either 120 or 240v operation before shipping.
Demo featuring a previous unit for sale. 808 is through the phono input, Dato Duo is through the mic input and a bit of spring added. no other effects units used!
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