Originally posted by lucey
Then you're not into electric guitar music of the 20th century?
I've been playing guitar since I was 8 and anytime I play through an amp with spring reverb, I turn it off, unless I want to do a Link Ray cover... which has never happened. In my opinion spring reverb muddies the natural resonance of the guitar... not to mention the very inclusion of a spring reverb in an amp compromises the signal path.
But you knew that right Lucey?
And for mixing, I like spring reverbs even less. If I want a thick, colored, reflection, I'll just reamp and mic the signal in a hallway, stairway, bathroom etc... this gives me a much more natural resonance that doesn't go
! on transients... and if I'm in a rush its convolution: http://www.knufinke.de/sir/index_en.html
DSP is a distant 3rd I use only for background instrumentation.