DRIP SWITCH / SURFY DRIP
Surf Guitarists, Reverb afficianados - have we got the pedal for you!
There's nothing like the crazy reverb drip of a 6G15 style outboard Reverb; it's the defining tone of surf guitar.
That wild reverb comes with a challenge - how much is enough? How do you set the reverb level to have enough drip for palm muting while having the clarity for complex melodies? In the past, this has involved on the fly adjustments to the Reverb mix level as needed.
Now, there's a solution. THE DRIP SWITCH. This Drip Switch plugs into the foot switch jack of the Reverb chassis, and gives you the ability to set a secondary mix level which you can select with the pedal. You can also control the Drip Switch mix with your foot as you need - per song or per passage.
How It Works
Using a standard 1/4" instrument cable, connect the Drip Switch to the foot switch jack on the underside of the Reverb chassis (between the two smaller tubes to the right). Set the controls on the Reverb to the your maximum intended reverb level. Use the mix control on the Drip Switch to set lower level.
On a Fender style combo amp with vibrato and reverb, you will need our accessory kit to connect the Drip Switch. Start by disconnecting the reverb return cable from the Reverb Output jack on the chassis. Plug in the RCA male to dual female splitter to the Reverb Output. Connect the reverb return cable to one side of the splitter, and, connect the RCA to 1/4" adapter to the other side. Plug a standard 1/4" instrument cable into the adapter to connect the Drip Switch. The stock Reverb/Vibrato footswitch is not affected and may be used to turn the Reverb on and off.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The Drip Switch is designed to be compatible with the Fender 6G15 Reverb tank and Fender combo -Reverb amps both vintage, clone, and reissue. It is also compatible with the SurfyIndustries SurfyBear Reverb DIY kit. HOWEVER, Drip Switch will not work with the Surfy Bear Metal and Classic pedals without modification to the pedal. For uses other than the Fender 6G15 Reverb, you may need the additional accessory kit. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us to discuss your application.
DO NOT USE the Drip Switch with any amps besides the 6G15, Fender combo -Reverb amps, or SurfyBear as reverb circuits vary and the voltages can be dangerous. If you have questions about a particular amp, contact us to review the circuit and discuss.
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The Drip Switch is now the Surfy Industries "SurfyDrip"! Available at their webstore: https://www.surfyindustries.com/surfydrip
The Drip Switch is no longer in stock. Please contact Surfy Industries for more information on the SurfyDrip.