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Head question around reverb

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Kia Ora team

Thought I would do my first DIY headshell for a combo conversion (peavey ultra 112)

I have thrown together a basic butted joint mishmash for time being,,,,,hoping to cover my sins with enough tolex and lots of prep sanding

First question I want to put the reverb tank in the head as well….will I get any issues or signals from the trannys and tubes with the reverb tank now being closer???

also second question…,any homies in west Auckland got a router when I want to roll the ends off???

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Re: Head question around reverb

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Sheriffdohboy wrote: Tue Jun 11, 2024 1:27 pm Kia Ora team

Thought I would do my first DIY headshell for a combo conversion (peavey ultra 112)

I have thrown together a basic butted joint mishmash for time being,,,,,hoping to cover my sins with enough tolex and lots of prep sanding

First question I want to put the reverb tank in the head as well….will I get any issues or signals from the trannys and tubes with the reverb tank now being closer???

also second question…,any homies in west Auckland got a router when I want to roll the ends off???

Chur
There will be considerations in terms of transformer orientation and reverb tank. If you look at the fender iterations such as a bandmaster reverb head, the head unit itself is pretty massive too to bottom. This is to accomodate the tank and distance it from the amp. Probably just something you’ll have to test and see.
Plenty of amp manufacturers do this mind.

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Re: Head question around reverb

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In my mesa dual rec at least there's a hum with the reverb tank. The more reverb, the louder the hum. Maybe one of those shielded bag thingies might be a good idea.

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Re: Head question around reverb

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Make sure you mount the reverb tank so it's OUTPUT is as far away from the PT as possible. Making the head cab a little taller helps too by increasing the distance between PT and tank.
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Re: Head question around reverb

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This is a sensible question! I built a Super Reverb kit as a head, with Verb tank. (Mojototone kit and head cab.) Getting the reverb quiet was a bit touch and go.

I tried different orientations and positions for the tank in the base of the head cab... it was quiet only in one position and orientation: Basically as far from the PT as possible, down the preamp end... and facing backwards. My tank is vintage one in an earthed steel chassis... I assume having it backwards was to do with the signal wire leads dress.

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Re: Head question around reverb

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Ha... snap Mike! What he said :lol:

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Re: Head question around reverb

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MikeC wrote: Tue Jun 11, 2024 3:56 pm Make sure you mount the reverb tank so it's OUTPUT is as far away from the PT as possible. Making the head cab a little taller helps too by increasing the distance between PT and tank.

Cheers for that....hence why I have made the headshell quite deep.....appreciate the feedback.....haha...

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Re: Head question around reverb

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Cdog wrote: Tue Jun 11, 2024 3:59 pm This is a sensible question! I built a Super Reverb kit as a head, with Verb tank. (Mojototone kit and head cab.) Getting the reverb quiet was a bit touch and go.

I tried different orientations and positions for the tank in the base of the head cab... it was quiet only in one position and orientation: Basically as far from the PT as possible, down the preamp end... and facing backwards. My tank is vintage one in an earthed steel chassis... I assume having it backwards was to do with the signal wire leads dress.
Yep appreciate the "feedback"....hence ive made the headshell quite deep in size...ill mount the tank similar to how it is aligned currently in the combo chassis

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