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old AKG spring reverb
Old 18th August 2005
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old AKG spring reverb

Anyone use the old AKG spring [?] reverb? Ive got a friend with one, wants to get rid of it. Is it of any use at all?

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Old 18th August 2005
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Which one? BX-5, 10, 15 or 20?

BX-10 and up are all pretty nice, IMO.

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Old 18th August 2005
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Which one? BX-5, 10, 15 or 20?

BX-10 and up are all pretty nice, IMO.

-dave

great question...
he said it was tall wood box, with chrome akg logo.

ill find out.

thanks

Sean
Old 18th August 2005
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I used that one about 8 years ago in a studio i worked in... I got the owner to dig it out. First up, these things are MASSIVE and HEAVY. Second, they sound like expensive spring reverb... I love the twang of springs, a lot of people hated them (especialy when it was the only option), but these days, for my money, they sound SO different from anything else, a cool thing, especialy for dub or any of that type of music. And when you rock the AKG, you get brilliant stereo thunderclap spring chaos! King Tubby style!
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Originally Posted by Sofa King
great question...
he said it was tall wood box, with chrome akg logo.
That's going to be a BX-15 or 20 ...

Good boxes.. Take it quick if it's cheap, or give me your friend's number ... I only have 3 good spring reverbs right now.

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I used that one about 8 years ago in a studio i worked in... I got the owner to dig it out. First up, these things are MASSIVE and HEAVY. Second, they sound like expensive spring reverb... I love the twang of springs, a lot of people hated them (especialy when it was the only option), but these days, for my money, they sound SO different from anything else, a cool thing, especialy for dub or any of that type of music. And when you rock the AKG, you get brilliant stereo thunderclap spring chaos! King Tubby style!
Right on!

That looks like whats hes describing.
It looks like a mini fridge.
whats the thing worth?

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Old 18th August 2005
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I have seen them go for between $500-$700 on ebay. That was a while ago when I was looking for one. I did not want to shell out for the crazy shipping charge to the middle of nowhere, which is where I live. I still really want one.
Old 18th August 2005
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Thats the BX-20 all over that... the only reverb on the track, thats me rocking it at the start :-) Sorry the groove is a bit loose on that one, we had a short time to do it and thats the first and only time we all played together...
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Old 18th August 2005
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Thats the BX-20 all over that... the only reverb on the track, thats me rocking it at the start :-) Sorry the groove is a bit loose on that one, we had a short time to do it and thats the first and only time we all played together...
Thanks Fellas,
It is in fact a 20.

Ill pick it up monday

thanks again

Sean
Old 29th August 2005
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Picked up the giganto box yesterday.
It sounds pretty sweet.
Nice on horns, percussion, clean creepy guitar.
Its not at all what I anticipated. Very dense, dark, very nice.

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Old 29th August 2005
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Thanks for the mp3 7Hz! thumbsup. Just as I imagined a spring might be good on...electric gtrs. Your track has some shades of Grace Jones 'Nightclubbing' if you don't mind me saying so. Could I ask what type of bass you were using?
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