Build your own spring reverb

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Need a cool reverb sound? Or just bored? This is a cheap and easy project to add a weird vibe to anything you run through it.

What you need:

  • Some plywood
  • A saw
  • Screws
  • Screwdriver
  • Springs
  • Hinges
  • Hooks

Start by cutting out 6 pieces of plywood that will fit together make a rectangle.

On the two end pieces cut circles. One and should be just big enough to fit a microphone into, the other big enough to point a speaker into.

Build the rectangle box, leaving the top off, attach the hooks inside the rectangle and attach the springs to them, put on top piece and hinge it so you can open and close to add/remove springs

Point speaker of sound source into the hole on one end, and put a mic in the other hole.


Editor's Notes: Be sure to build the rectangle box very solid. Consider caulking or gluing the pieces at the seams in addition to screwing to help prevent sound leakage and noise from the box itself while having loud sound pumped through it. Additionally, make sure the hinged top is securely fastened down while recording to help eliminate noise from it rattling around while recording as well.

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User-submitted comments

Nov 21, 2003 05:32 am
Very cool Loki..
Sounds like it could be a fun and interesting little project!

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