Plate Reverb:  One of the very first artificial means of replicating reverb was the plate reverb. This was actually a roughly 4×8-foot steel plate suspended in a frame and stretched extremely tight. A speaker driver attached to one end of the plate would make it vibrate. These vibrations would travel through the plate similarly to soundwaves through a room, and be picked up at the other end of the plate by a microphone that worked by capturing vibration instead of soundwaves in the air.  The tighter the plate, the longer the decay.


Video Explanations:

Spring Reverb vs. Plate Reverb Demonstration


Effect Pedal Examples:

Plate Reverb Pedal: Catalinbread Talisman

Plate Reverb Pedal: Strymon Reverberator


Common Internal Components:


Written Articles:

Fender Tech Talk: Reverb


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