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Saturday, January 21, 2017


Reverberation is a widely used effect in Surf Rock songs. it makes the amplitude of a sound (enhance), different from the "echo" that has the return of the sound. Essential in the rhythm guitarist and leader.

* [The Reverberation
A listener that lies some distance from a sound source will perceive a sound that is actually a combination of direct sound and indirect sound that has been reflected within the boundaries of the listening area. Reflections are referred to as reverberation. "Reverb" can enhance the perceived sound of a source by adding depht, color and liveliness.
"Reverb" can be thought of as consisting of two parts:
1. Early reflections shape the listener's conception of the size of the room;
2. Disorderly reflections convey the vivacity of a room.
Imagine that you are inside a large hall and you clap your hands once. the length of time required for the arrival of the first reflections is called the delay time (usually in the order of tens of milliseconds, for example 33ms) and is related to the volume of the room (or distance from the listener's reflecting surfaces). the number and density of reflections increase rapidly over time and become confused as they simultaneously decrease in level until they are no longer audible.]...

Historical use in Musical Instruments

"Hammond B-2 Organ" tone cabinet with reverb.
Laurens Hammond of Illinois popularized the use of artificial reverberating devices through his church organs in the 1940s and 1950s "The early (pre B-3®) Hammond® organs were sold to churches on the principle that organ music is greatly enhanced by reverberation, but the minister's speech in the church is hampered by reverberation. Therefore, churches were designed to be acoustically dead, and the Hammond® organ had to have its own artificial reverberation.

Reverberation made its debut in the Fender® line as a separate item, using a spring unit bought from Hammond®, in 1961. It was first incorporated in a Fender® amplifier with the Vibroverb® of 1963 and then spread widely throughout the amp line, just as vibrato/tremolo had before it. ...]

* SOURCE: Part of the text by Kurt Prange published on 09/09/2010 on the website of "Amplified Parts". To access the full text: (click here: .

* Photo of "Hammond B-2 Organ" tone cabinet with reverb:

"The Story of Spring Reverberation" on Accutronics Reverb website: (

There are currently varieties of digital pedals with spring reverberation simulators.
Below is the demonstration video of a typical analog spring reverberator

1.   Direct No Effector
2.   JC-120 Attached
3.   BOSS RV-3 Digital Reverb/Delay
4.   Electro Harmonix Holy Grail
5.   DigiTech DIGIVERB Digital Reverb
6.   Danelectro Spring King
7.   BOSS FRV-1 '63 Fender Reverb
8.   DigiTech RV-7 Stereo Reverb
9.   strymon blueSky
10. Fender Reverb Box Reissue

# Rhythm Music: Diamond Head
# Amp: Roland JC-120

 1.Guitar: Mosrite 1964 Vintage

2. Guitar: Fender Jazzmaster 1966 Vintage

* Text previously published in the blog on April 26, 2011. Complemented and updated on March 16, 2017.


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