Surfy Industries | SurfyBear Classic | Real Spring Reverb | Tweed | Limited Edition
This is Surfy Industries' top-of-the-line product and the perfect match to your vintage amplifier!
Try it and discover why most surf guitarists and the truly reverb addicted are turning to SurfyBear.
★ wooden enclosure covered with Fender® style tolex, available in the 3 classic colours: blonde, brown or black
★ original Accutronics® type-4 spring reverb pan
★ steel bottom cover to provide maximum protection against noise and interferences
★ vintage style on/off toggle switch and 1/4" jack to connect an external footswitch
★ all Switchcraft® components for best quality and durability
★ working worldwide with a 12V power supply (230V AU adaptor included)
HOW TO USE
The controls are the same as in the original Fender® 6G15®
the amount of effect
the balance between "dry" and "wet" signals
how bright or dark the sound is
Approximately 45 x 19 x 8cm
NO TRUE BYPASS
Is a vintage reverb unit true bypass? Changing the tone a little bit is part of the game here and we wanted to keep it so. We did not invent a new effect, our purpose is to allow everybody to enjoy that sound without carrying around a heavy and expensive instrument.
THE SURFYBEAR PROJECT
The original piece of electronics that started it all! This is a controller which features the same specifications of the Fender® 6G15® reverb unit replacing the tubes with JFET transistor technology. This is not a digital effect.
Spring reverb technology has been well known for more than 50 years. One of the first reverb units available for electric guitars was the Fender® 6G15® standalone reverb, which has set the standard for generations of musicians. Still today, the unique sound of spring reverbs is very popular among guitarists.
A detailed description of the Fender® 6G15® reverb can be found on the SurfGuitar101 Wiki.
Basically, the tubes in the schematic are replaced with JFETS/MOSFETs and the output transformer with a current source. The circuit is all Class A and it is optimised for a tube-like harmonic content.