Spring reverb

An electromechanical effects device that uses springs to simulate natural room or hall reverberation. Spring reverbs work basically like plate reverb systems, but are muchk smaller and produce an inferior effect. A transducer sets up vibrations in the spring which rattles back and forth, extracted by a pick-up at the other end. The character of a particular spring reverb unit is fixed (other than wet/dry balance), but can be optimized for the sound source at the design stage by careful choice of the number, length, diameter, and compliance of the spring(s). Also called a spring-line reverb.

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