Re: [FWDLK] Reverb Units
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Re: [FWDLK] Reverb Units



I had one too, a Motorola. It came in my 65 Dodge Coronet 500 when I purchased it in 1970. When I sold that car after 11 years, I moved it to my 56 Olds. And when I sold the 56 Olds after 28 years, I moved it to the basement, for some future application.

Both of the above cars only had a single speaker output. The reverb was used to power a speaker in the rear package shelf, to give a "stereo"  balance between front and rear. It went "boing" too, and I think the "boing" got more noticeable over the years. I suspect the spring in the unit got softer, sagged, and bounced more over bumps.

Dave Homstad
56 Dodge D500

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From: "Bob Moore"
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Sent: Sunday May 5 2019 10:20:32AM
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Wonder why they may go “Boing” over bumps?  See attached :-). 
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On May 4, 2019, at 9:49 AM, Ray Jones <1970hurst@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Matters not. Radios in those days were mostly mono, same sound to all speakers, either am only or am/fm.
The reverbs made non-stereo (mono) sound like stereo. Gave the sound a echo effect.
Was pretty trick for it's time.
Ray

On Sat, May 4, 2019 at 7:39 AM Bill Amberger <magnumguy78@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

The system I have is just am/fm



On 5/3/2019 11:47 PM, Ray Jones wrote:
Fern is rght, the purpose of the units were to make Mono sound like Stereo.
They added a slight delay to the sound going to one side after the other.
Ray

On Fri, May 3, 2019 at 10:41 PM Fern Rivard <crc@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
You would not want to hook one of those reverbs to your existing radio.
To start with they were meant for mono (non stereo radio) which had only approximately 5 watts of audio.
I do have a complete spare reverb unit meant for 1965 chrysler.
I presently have a factory reverb in my 1965 300L 2 dr ht.
I remember them in early gm cars that made a funny Boinnnnnn when he would hit a bump in the road.
Fern
 
 
Sent: Friday, May 03, 2019 6:41 AM
Subject: Re: [FWDLK] Reverb Units
 

Question is, would anyone be willing to sell me a working unit? Would love to wire it up in my Magnum.

I'm serious.

 

Bill the Magnumguy

On 5/3/2019 6:58 AM, Jim Stodolka wrote:
I have an original reverb setup from the factory in my 65 Fury


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Sent: Fri, May 3, 2019 01:00 AM
Subject: [FWDLK] Reverb Units


This might apply more to those like myself who grew up in the 60s, but does anyone remember the Reverberation Units that cars had back then?  My best buddy in HS had a 64 Impala that had a reverb unit in the rear, and my memory tells me that it was soooooo cool.  Better sound than a stereo speaker.

Seems that the guitars were more vibrant and the drums (most songs back then were heavy on guitars and drums) more lively.  Or, is it my memory?

Does anyone have a reverb unit in their car?  If so, how is it?  I have a couple units and are tempted to have one placed in my 71 Gran Coupe Fury or 74 Charger.....
 
Larry

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