SolidGoldFx - Surf Rider IV

SolidGoldFx - Surf Rider IV

The Surf Rider IV brings the surf and sand in a ground-up redesign which packs 3 distinct spring tank emulations, based on some of Solid Gold FX's favorite vintage spring-laden pieces. The available reverb modes include a tight tank, based on their 60s Reverberocket, the classic splash of the early silver panel Super Reverb and the SGFX fantasy tank, with a slightly exaggerated drip and decay for when you want Misirlou to sound certifiably otherworldly.

Housed in a compact package, with expanded controls and added features like soft-touch bypass switching with trails, selectable momentary or latching modulation and top-mounted jacks, the Surf Rider IV is guaranteed to satisfy like a cool breeze in the sweltering heat. So, plug in honey bunny, crank it up and get your Dick Dale on!

Whether you add just a touch for a little extra depth and space or if you like your rig soaking wet and dripping with the sounds of a crashing waves, nothing quite captures the vibe of surf and summer like a good spring tank.

The Surf Rider offers a multi-function footswitch that both turns the pedal on or off when tapped or activates a mild pitch modulation when held. Internal dip switches set the function of the bypass and modulation as described below. The Speed and Depth of the modulation can be set by holding down the bypass switch (LED will blink twice) and simultaneously adjusting the Dwell(Speed) and Body(Depth) knobs.

Dip 1 - Trails: This switch sets the bypass. Set ON, the Surf Rider is in trails mode. When bypassed, the reverb signal will fade gradually. When set OFF, it is in buffered bypass mode. When bypassed, the reverb will cut immediately.

DIP 2 - Modulation: This switch selects between a momentary or latching flutter function. When set to latching, the flutter (modulation) is turned on by holding the bypass switch - hold it again to turn it off. In momentary mode, press and hold the bypass switch to engage the flutter, the modulation automatically turns off once the button is released.

The Reverb Switch
The Surf Rider IV comes jam packed with 3 distinct spring reverb tanks, selectable via the 3 position toggle, each carefully crafted to give you the ultimate spring reverb experience.

Reverb-O-Rocket: Modelled after the shorter spring tanks found on SGFX's own '62 Reverberocket and Space Echo, the Reverb-O-Rocket is designed to add depth and space to your sound, without soaking your rig. This tighter tank is crafted to emphasize the warmth of your guitar while maintaining a smooth and subtle spring reverb tail.

Super Reverb: Delivering the classic splash of SGFX's favorite 4x10 Fender, the Super Reverb is the ultimate amp style spring reverb emulation. Wider tails that bounce back and forth with that unmistakable metallic twerp. So get ready to be drenched in that classic 60s sound.

Fantasy Reverb: Put on your board shorts and dive into the Fantasy Reverb. If you like it soaking wet, dripping with 'verb and splashy like a crashing wave, this is the one for you. A spring reverb where each characteristic of the attack and tail is pushed to physically impossible limits. Exaggerated decay, floppier springs and a thicker body are all there when you need to go to eleven.

Features:- Compact Spring Reverb pedal with modulation
- 3 distinct spring reverb tank emulations
- Reverb-O-Rocket (left) - small and tight tank based on spring reverb found low-watt vintage combos and tape units
- Super Reverb (center) - classic 60s surf rock spring reverb
- Fantasy Reverb (right) - spring tank pushed to the limits with floppier springs and longer trails
- Flutter style modulation of the reverb trails - switchable between momentary or latching via internal DIP switch
- Multi-function footswitch switches the pedal on/off when tapped and engages flutter modulation when held down
- Compact enclosure and top-mounted jacks - for ease of pedalboard mounting
- Switchable Trails/Buffered Bypass - selectable via internal DIP switch
- Hand-made in Montreal, Canada
- Powered by a regular 9V DC PSU (center -, 2,1 mm, ~65 mA current draw)

Returns are subject to 7% restock fee, and shipping prices will be deducted from refund


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