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Upgrade Crate v32 Reverb

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I sent an email to Accutronics about upgrading the reverb and got an answer back in minutes! Below is the email he sent. I was wondering if anyone had any experience with the various units he recommends.
Looks like a less expensive way to go than pedal reverbs. Accutronics email below:
I have a note that shows a Crate Palomino comes with a Belton model BS2BBC1B reverb unit. This can be replaced with an Accutronics model 1BB2C1B w/grommets. If you have the room for a 17" long reverb then a 4BB2C1B or a 4BB3C1B could be used. I you want a fuller, thicker, boomier sound, a little more bassy then a type 4, then a 9BB2C1B could be used. If you do not have the room for a 17" long reverb then you could upgrade to an 8BB2C1B or an 8BB3C1B reverb unit.
Regards,
Cal Shuett - Accutronics Reverb
A Division of SEPI-GROUP

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cool! What's the cost on the accutronics? The stock reverb is fine for me, maybe not Fender Sproingy but decent.

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Accutronics website below. It seems they sell to the public through Ebay. Prices seem reasonable. Just click on "ordering".

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I would recommend the 4BB3C1B. It has the long reverb time usually associated with a Fender Twin reverb type of reverb sound. The 4BB2C1B has a shorter reverb time. Basically it sounds like a smaller "room".
The stock reverb in my Crate V1512, like the Palomino V16, was not cutting it for me.
I just ordered a 4BB3C1B and will report when I install it.
BTW, I found this amp WAY too gainey. I was after a cleaner more dynamic sound.
I spent a LOT of time researching what mods I could do to reduce the gain, and why. Basically there are a lot of preamp stages in these amps. So having much gain in any one stage is not really necessary. I considered all kinds of choices, and finally just decided to remove the first stage's cathode bypass cap. This can be cut off the circuit board, quickly and with out removing the circuit board, which can take a while.
So basically I cut C1 out. MUCH better. :)
I was even able to replace the 12AT7 that I had put in the first tube socket with the original 12AX7.
Obviously this isn't for everybody, but I'm happier!

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Great price on them here:

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BTW, I found this amp WAY too gainey. I was after a cleaner more dynamic sound.
I spent a LOT of time researching what mods I could do to reduce the gain, and why. Basically there are a lot of preamp stages in these amps. So having much gain in any one stage is not really necessary. I considered all kinds of choices, and finally just decided to remove the first stage's cathode bypass cap. This can be cut off the circuit board, quickly and with out removing the circuit board, which can take a while.
So basically I cut C1 out. MUCH better. :)
I was even able to replace the 12AT7 that I had put in the first tube socket with the original 12AX7.
Obviously this isn't for everybody, but I'm happier! Can this be done with a V8 amp as well? I have a 12AT7 in mine too. I don't want to lose all the gain, but some would be nice.
Is it really as simple as cutting out a cap, or was there more involved? Any downsides to this?
Thanks.

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that's funny...
i LOVE the gain in mine, and the great clean up with the guitar volume...with SSH EMGs in a mexican strat, there is a HUGE range of sound
anyways, the reverb doesn't do it for me either... please keep us posted on your new tank

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I just ordered a 4BB3C1B and will report when I install it.
Well?

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I'm still waiting for it.....

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I sent an email to Accutronics about upgrading the reverb and got an answer back in minutes! Below is the email he sent. I was wondering if anyone had any experience with the various units he recommends.
Looks like a less expensive way to go than pedal reverbs. Accutronics email below:
I have a note that shows a Crate Palomino comes with a Belton model BS2BBC1B reverb unit. This can be replaced with an Accutronics model 1BB2C1B w/grommets. If you have the room for a 17" long reverb then a 4BB2C1B or a 4BB3C1B could be used. I you want a fuller, thicker, boomier sound, a little more bassy then a type 4, then a 9BB2C1B could be used. If you do not have the room for a 17" long reverb then you could upgrade to an 8BB2C1B or an 8BB3C1B reverb unit.
Regards,
Cal Shuett - Accutronics Reverb
A Division of SEPI-GROUP You're the man U! Thanks I've been wondring about this. Even looked at the site. Who would have guessed an e-mail would have worked.

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Can this be done with a V8 amp as well? Yes - answer is here ->

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I just installed the 4BB2C1B reverb tank. It fits and works perfectly.
Drilled four new holes and mounted it to the bottom of the cabinet with the original screws.
I like it. It's just what I wanted. :thu: I think if I had gotten a 4BB3C1B it would have been too much.
You can use the reverb control even all the way up for a surfy sound, or at about half for a "normal" reverb sound. The knob is more usable than on a typical Fender, with no "snap-on".
Happy! :D
Some guy on the TDPRI says he had to modify the reverb tank. I don't know why. I don't think he has the part that he thinks he has. The 4BB2C1B and 4BB3C1B are appropriate replacements in the Crate V1512 and the Palomino V16.

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you're a man of your word. were you busy with other projects, or did you just recieve it?

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where to order tank from?

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I just got it.
ebay is about the cheapest, search reverb tank. I bought mine used.
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