I've just built my first CB amp.  It's a simple 2.5 watt Artec circuit w no reverb.  I recently saw a pic on here of a CB guitar with springs literally mounted inside the body of the guitar to give a reverb affect.  I'm curious if this same idea would work in an amp.  No circuit or electronic control, just literally a spring or two mounted inside the amp cabinet.  Maybe drill a couple sound holes in the front of the amp to let the reverb ring out a bit.  Has anyone here tried this before?  Is it worthwhile to do?  Thanks!

Views: 161

Replies to This Discussion

The springs in the guitar box vibrate because of the string vibrations. All spring reverb units in amps have a strong preamp or tube to activate the spring vibrations for Reverb effect. I tried to activate spring reverb with round piezos recently, but it just wasn't strong enough.

Yeah i figured a guitar would vibrate the springs naturally. I thought maybe the speaker would vibrate them enough as well but probably not it seems. Thanks.

Maybe if the speaker was mounted on a plate/baffle with spring mounts like a plate reverb is made?

If it did work like that, it would be constant without control though.

RSS

The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation? How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor


Recommended Links & Resources


Discussion Forum

LM386 Amp w/ Switchable Clean Channel

Started by BrianQ.. Last reply by BrianQ. May 28. 1 Reply

Simple 1st Timer CBG Amp

Started by BrianQ.. Last reply by BrianQ. Sep 28, 2020. 25 Replies

Matching Speakers to LM386

Started by Southern Ray. Last reply by Southern Ray Aug 6, 2020. 11 Replies

Suggestions wanted for easy amp build

Started by Southern Ray. Last reply by Southern Ray Jun 16, 2020. 11 Replies

Ruby Amp

Started by BrianQ.. Last reply by Southern Ray May 17, 2020. 27 Replies

Low-Z pickup and components values

Started by Southern Ray. Last reply by Southern Ray May 13, 2020. 6 Replies

Oops

Started by Southern Ray. Last reply by Southern Ray May 3, 2020. 12 Replies

DIY Spring Reverb

Started by Kevin Keating. Last reply by Paul Craig Oct 17, 2019. 4 Replies

TDA2030A Amp

Started by Bama Hound. Last reply by Gary Stenzel Jul 23, 2017. 14 Replies

Home Brew Champ Tube Amp

Started by Scott aka Farmer Ted. Last reply by Paul Craig Feb 6, 2017. 3 Replies

Dual IM386 Chip amp

Started by Paul Craig. Last reply by Paul Craig Jan 27, 2017. 29 Replies

5 Watt Amp Kit (DIY Case)

Started by Walter Haapapuro. Last reply by Gene Jones Dec 7, 2016. 46 Replies

DIY reverb behold - I found this online

Started by Danny B.. Last reply by Paul Craig Nov 2, 2016. 3 Replies

Bass Cabinet project

Started by Murdoc_420. Last reply by Murdoc_420 Jul 16, 2016. 34 Replies

Kalamazoo Model 1 Deluxe

Started by Scott aka Farmer Ted. Last reply by Rick Alexander Jun 20, 2016. 12 Replies

LM386 amp and other stuff

Started by Denis U. Last reply by Denis U May 29, 2016. 19 Replies

Combo Amp Build

Started by Paul Craig. Last reply by Paul Craig May 27, 2016. 113 Replies

Blog Posts

Mr. Bells

Posted by Stephen Cohen on September 4, 2021 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

Bookie's Poor Man's Dobro

Posted by Steve Bookout on July 18, 2021 at 2:04pm 3 Comments

Get your groove on for free

Posted by François on July 13, 2021 at 3:05pm 1 Comment

Soon to be free to play more

Posted by Danny Gordon on June 14, 2021 at 1:06pm 4 Comments

Latest Activity

Cigar Box Blues commented on Gary O'slide's video
1 hour ago
Jerry Jordan replied to Uncle John's discussion Dave Lynas needs prayer and good thoughts and wishes
1 hour ago
Jerry Jordan commented on T-Gripped's photo
Thumbnail

AF box

"This is the kind of guit I like to build and play,. You did a great job.! Nice striping on the FB"
2 hours ago
Glenn Kaiser replied to Uncle John's discussion Dave Lynas needs prayer and good thoughts and wishes
"Thx Uncle John. Continuing to pray for Dave and his wife and family. -Glenn"
6 hours ago
Gary O'slide posted a video
7 hours ago
Doug Thorsvik commented on Rob Uker's photo
Thumbnail

Campground Ukes

"I can see why Rob! Your ukes are cool!"
9 hours ago
Doug Thorsvik commented on T-Gripped's photo
Thumbnail

AF box

"Arturo Fuente boxes are pretty much the perfect size for a CBG! I agree with Uncle John. Though…"
9 hours ago
Uncle John commented on T-Gripped's photo
Thumbnail

AF box

"I can only give you Cs on this one. Clean, Classy and Classic. Excellent."
11 hours ago
Uncle John commented on Mark E. Martinsen's photo
Thumbnail

20210903_150826

"Cool pics and guitars!"
11 hours ago
Uncle John replied to Uncle John's discussion Dave Lynas needs prayer and good thoughts and wishes
"Dave Lynas's home town (Duluth) friend, Tony, was kind enough to tell me that Dave's…"
11 hours ago
Doug Thorsvik commented on Korrigan's video
Thumbnail

Justine, the tenor guitar, GDAD

"Great choice of a song to cover Korrigan! One of my favorite songs. Outstanding arrangement, guitar…"
12 hours ago
GARAGE HERMIT liked Doug Thorsvik's video
12 hours ago

Music

© 2021   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

\uastyle>\ud/** Scrollup **/\ud.scrollup {\ud background: url("https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/963882636?profile=original") no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;\ud bottom: 25px;\ud display: inline !important;\ud height: 40px;\ud opacity: 0.3 !important;\ud position: fixed;\ud right: 30px;\ud text-indent: -9999px;\ud width: 40px;\ud z-index: 999;\ud}\ud.scrollup:hover {\ud opacity:0.99!important;\ud}\ud \uascript type="text/javascript">\ud x$(document).ready(function(){\ud x$(window).scroll(function(){\ud if (x$(this).scrollTop() > 100) {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeIn();\ud } else {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeOut();\ud }\ud });\ud x$('.scrollup').click(function(){\ud x$("html, body").animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, 600);\ud return false;\ud });\ud });\ud \ua!-- End Scroll Up -->