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Fostex Model 3180 Spring Reverb: Opinions?

I was just curious to see if anyone here has any experience with one of these. I can probably pick one up used for cheap, and I wanted to hear if there is anything I should check for or avoid altogether with these.

My main use would be for achieving the thick twang style verb of early dub.

Dubious or dubbaliscious?




sorry for the post, just tried my search a couple different ways only to realize this had been brought up as recent as the 27th! Crazy.

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They are kind of noisy.
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not the best spring in the world really.
fun if very cheap, but not a potential classic
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for $50 buck I think it was worth it.

the way it colors the signal just running things through it dry is interesting, it sounds like it saturates/overdrives and adds compression. I could see using it on bass tones just to get the thickness it imparts. The reverb will definitely give that dubbed out tone too when taken to the extreme setting. The noise is there when you crank up the wet signal, but I believe with pre and post EQing this will give some great results that sound more authentic than software.

$50 bucks / 2 Uses = Good deal.

Plus, I kind of like the way it looks with the simple layout and orange knobs.
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I have one, mine is not too noisey as long as the signal isnt cranked all the way up. Paid like 15 bucks on ebay. It was in perfect condition & its cool sometimes...
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I like mine a lot... but it's noisy! If you can get it cheap, it's a fun one to have around...
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