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    Default The most simple reverb pedal schematic?

    I'm going to build a reverb pedal, and i wanna start out with the most simple one first. Or if there is a more versatile one that still has a basic schematic...

    I'm all ears.

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    ok here's what i'm doing. i'm building this circuit on a perf board and adding a low pass filter for the reverb effect.

    so basically i'm replacing the 100k resistor with a 100k pot and a cap. which cap should i use on that pot? a .22? .1? .047??

    http://www.modkitsdiy.com/sites/defa...structions.pdf
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    Default Re: The most simple reverb pedal schematic?

    Hmm... I'm not sure about simple. But BYOC has the most versatile kit available. I like this pedal in a kit form because of the size of a vero board version wouldn't fit into a practical sized enclosure. And I haven't found a good circuit board to start with. I've been wanting to build one for a while myself. Does that help?
    Hmm...

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    Default Re: The most simple reverb pedal schematic?

    a little bit yea, but that kit cost 100 bucks, which kind of defeats the purpose of building your own pedal.
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    Default Re: The most simple reverb pedal schematic?

    Yea, what VanDerchuck said.
    I've never seen a "simple" DIY reverb pedal either.
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    Default Re: The most simple reverb pedal schematic?

    if you've never built a pedal you might wanna start with a fuzz box kit...
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    Default Re: The most simple reverb pedal schematic?

    lol, a reverb circuit is the LAST thing you want to build if "simple" is your criteria.

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    Default Re: The most simple reverb pedal schematic?

    $100.00 is a lot. If you could get the board, and then order all the parts it would still come to roughly $60. With the enclosure, switch, and reverb unit taking up a good portion of it. You'll have to order from a few places cause parts suppliers don't always have everything you need. Now you're paying for shipping two or three times. Then, some things might be back ordered.

    So, simple is in the semantics. Ordering from one place and getting great forum help is worth $100.00 for what you get.
    Hmm...

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    Default Re: The most simple reverb pedal schematic?

    ok here's what i'm doing. i'm building this circuit on a perf board and adding a low pass filter for the reverb effect.

    so basically i'm replacing the 100k resistor with a 100k pot and a cap. which cap should i use on that pot? a .22? .1? .047??

    http://www.modkitsdiy.com/sites/defa...structions.pdf
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    Default Re: The most simple reverb pedal schematic?

    Quote Originally Posted by ratherdashing View Post
    lol, a reverb circuit is the LAST thing you want to build if "simple" is your criteria.
    by simple, i mean not a 100 microchips everywhere. this one is simple in my book.

    now all i have to find is a universal pedal housing. can't find one on ebay.
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    Default Re: The most simple reverb pedal schematic?

    Quote Originally Posted by rumblebox View Post
    by simple, i mean not a 100 microchips everywhere. this one is simple in my book.

    now all i have to find is a universal pedal housing. can't find one on ebay.
    Try radio shack. I've seen some there from time to time.

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    Default Re: The most simple reverb pedal schematic?

    Ok, so you're DIYing an established circuit. Cool.
    Have you seen this?
    I found it on the BTDR page.

    Specifically, the part in the Designer's notes where he talks about the shelf filter.
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    Default Re: The most simple reverb pedal schematic?

    The rub-a-dub reverb is meant to be really good.

    You can get a pcb from here and it comes with instructions and a BOM

    http://1776effects.com/projects/

    It uses the belton reverb brick
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    Default Re: The most simple reverb pedal schematic?

    the one i'm building uses the belton module also.
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    Default Re: The most simple reverb pedal schematic?

    That's simple enough. Let us know how it sounds.
    Hmm...

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    Default Re: The most simple reverb pedal schematic?

    This one and anything that you can stomp on and clicks:


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    Default Re: The most simple reverb pedal schematic?

    Quote Originally Posted by NecroPolo View Post
    This one and anything that you can stomp on and clicks:

    That reverb has definitely stood the test of time! -Rod-
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    Default Re: The most simple reverb pedal schematic?

    Quote Originally Posted by USAPatriot View Post
    That reverb has definitely stood the test of time! -Rod-
    It is made for the eternity due to its well-thought design and components. The company did not cut corners on development time.

    There are some downsides, though. It may be problematic to carry and it needs an XXXXXL pedalboard. It is said to be a one-trick pony because of its limited controls, the seemingly simple users interface may be confusing at first. Plus, I have read mixed vievs about the company itself, it is almost impossible to sell and I miss true bypass. But it may be solved to add any pedal in the chain that has true bypass. There is still no substitute or decent modeling for the sound of a signal going from A to B through a bare wire without electric components
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    Default Re: The most simple reverb pedal schematic?

    You guys have way too much time on your hands. hahaha
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    Default Re: The most simple reverb pedal schematic?

    Quote Originally Posted by rumblebox View Post
    ok here's what i'm doing. i'm building this circuit on a perf board and adding a low pass filter for the reverb effect.

    so basically i'm replacing the 100k resistor with a 100k pot and a cap. which cap should i use on that pot? a .22? .1? .047??

    http://www.modkitsdiy.com/sites/defa...structions.pdf
    They did a great job with their PDF.
    Go for it and Good Luck.

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    Default Re: The most simple reverb pedal schematic?

    I'm also thinking about installing both medium and long reverb modules with a 3pdt footswitch or mini-toggle.
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