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    Matt
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    i was saving this for my combo entry later this year But I just heard one of my guitar heroes, Dick Dale has passed away.

    Does this circuit get drippy enough to get some surf sounds? I was going to pair it up with a light OD (tbd) and make a tribute pedal. I’ve got an Ancestral all done, but I’m not vibing with it and can’t decide what to do with it right now. Any thoughts?

    #4885
    wilkie1
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    If you want the true Dick Dale sound, you will need to get a Fender Pro Reverb amp with an Accutronics SPRING reverb.  That was his trademark.  The reverb circuits that use a “brick” for the reverb do sound close to the spring.  But only close.  The untrained ear is often fooled by them though.  Some very expensive digital versions do come even closer.

    #4886
    Barry
    Keymaster

    Being the owner of a Fender Twin I have to concur that for Surf Tones nothing beats the real thing. That said I think I can come close with the Ancestral Apparition myself since real spring reverbs are expensive.

    #4889
    Matt
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    Well, I’m always one for authenticity, but my intent here is to keep it in the GPCB family, if you will. I did my research years ago and I know that if I wanted the “real” sound I’d have to hang a tank over a stage and use a pair of Bassmans but come on now. We build pedals to emulate the sounds we love. I’m going for the tribute sound here. I’ve been playing the Ancestral and I just can’t quite click with it. I think I’ll build up the Add-Verb and toy with the two together and see what they sound like.

    I haven’t actually boxed up the Ancestral- I think the delay on top of the verb is throwing me off. So I’m interested in a more verby verb, which is why I was asking about the Add-Verb’s qualities. I have a tank on my Fender amp, but that’s not the point! I can’t paint that gold and put surf logos on it.

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