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previous: JaySG "The typical Fender reverb circuit ... -- 10/13/2000 5:18 PM View Thread

Re: Anybody added reverb to their D'Clone...?

10/14/2000 4:23 PM
Gil Ayan
Re: Anybody added reverb to their D'Clone...?
For what it's worth, the Overdrive Reverb amp does not do the "Fender reverb" thing inside. I can't quite remember the circuit off the top of my head, but it taps the signal right after the tone stack and, with an isolation resistor, sends it to the reverb circuit. On the return side, I think wet and dry signal are mixed using a "Tweed mixer" type of circuit or something like that. This amp uses I believe 3 extra tubes... Never heard one.  
I do know that the FX loop of the D'clones works very well with a D-lator clone. However, some people use a BOSS RV-3 pedal in the loop, without anything else, and get good results. I have tried using my FX without the D-lator clone and the sound becomes a little chessier. But, the main problem is that you have to watch your master volume level (which is the FX send level from the amp, if you will), or else you may overdrive your FX. And with that comes the following problem: your FX box may not have enough gain to make the signal going back into the power amp strong enough for LOUD playing.  
People that use the RV-3 reported that the unit has enough dynamic range at the input to where you can make the amp as loud as you want without overdriving the box. I have never confirmed this though.  

Steve A. Gil:  &nb... -- 10/14/2000 9:45 PM
Jim S. q{some people use a BOSS RV-3 pedal... -- 10/16/2000 5:58 PM