Quality Japanese stereo spring reverb. These have a really great sound, especially when overdriven. Demo of one of these units in action below.
Quality Japanese stereo spring reverb. Versatile and flexible, and with a great overdriven sound as well.
NOTE: This item is working but awaiting service (re-cap etc) and will ship within 10 working days of purchase.
We’ve landed a selection of Hawk spring reverbs over recent years, and the fine-looking HR-45 is a favourite. The first one here was promptly removed to the studio for ‘testing’ and still hasn’t been returned.
Sharing similar 70s HiFi aesthetics with the Hawk HE-2150 & HE-2250 tape echoes, the Hawk HR-45 is a stereo unit that offers input controls for mic in, and also mic/line echo input. Moving along is the four-way Mode selector switch with a choice between Normal, Reverse, Split and Mono reverb settings – Reverse sadly does not offer a backwards reverb, but switches the wet signal to the opposite channel. There’s a pair of quarter inch jack inputs on the front and rear as well as a bunch of connections on RCA phonos that show its hifi background.
It’s a very useful and good-sounding spring – whilst overall it has a more-appealing the sound than the Pioneer SR-202W, there is a strong argument for having more than one spring timbre at your disposal (this from someone who has over a dozen in the studio).
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 with beats and synths. 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!
In excellent cosmetic condition with only minor signs of age. See detailed photos for more information.
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100v Japanese model - it will run on North American mains 115/120v without a transformer (we run all our tests using 120v power); however, a step-down transformer is recommended for extended use. A step-down transformer is required in the UK/EU. We do not recommend using cheap generic Chinese mains transformers and can supply a high quality UK-made unit if required.
More of these we had through.
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Normal testing is fine. Very not normal testing is more fun though, and it reveals hidden dimensions to gear that deepen our appreciation and understanding of just what it can really do. Here the stereo Hawk HR-45 and a pair of Space Echoes find new terrifying depths to the sound of a factory Juno-60 patch. The Hawk is deployed as a source of monstrous distortion - it’s just been listed for sale, and both 201s are also freshly serviced and up on the site (& supplied with one year warranty). Juno is sold but we have another now ready to go - contact if you need to get your (big green) hands on it.
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Testing some of the rig we're bringing to @strongroom.studios this Thursday (also trying a "what if..." experiment - see below for a... rough idea of what is happening). . The daytime sessions on Thurs are now FULL, but we may have cancellations so check the link in our bio about the event and get in touch if you want a place. Or come in the evening for more noises, to meet us😊, plus live music from @lula.xyz and a 🤐secret guest. . And the What If was: what if we distort the beats through a Hawk HR-45 (sounding 🚀💥), layer them up with RE-150, feed that through the RE-201 on the aux send from the desk, and then modulate the wet output from that via the instrument input of the MRK-4! Confusing, unnecessary, and brilliantly turns the 201 into a percussion instrument...
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