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Reverb Tone Experimenting | Dual Professional -> SSS #004 & JM Two-Rock Sig

By request, I set out to experiment with the Fender Dual Professional's reverb driving the front end of SSS #004 and JM Sig. One of the cool features of the Fender Dual Professional is that the reverb section is before the dry tone controls. This gives greater flexibility over the reverb tone and fattens up the tone quite considerably.

Fender Dual Professional Block Schematic

John Mayer uses a Victoria Reverberato as part of his overall tone quite a bit. Countless Dead & Company shows can often find a Victoria Reverberato.

The exact settings of John's Reverberato is unknown at this point, so I swept the tone controls to try to get an idea how to recreate the best tone. Of course, I documented this in a YouTube video to share with everyone because I believe in sharing information so we can all get a better understanding.

Final thoughts

The Dual Professional reverb in front of the JM Two Rock circuit does not sit well with my ears. I much prefer the lush reverb of the JM Two Rock circuit which reminds me a lot of of the Continuum album. In my opinion, the Dual Professional reverb driving the front of SSS #004 is amazing. Fattens up the tone nicely and the reverb doesn't get in the way of the amplifier. Seems like a natural fit and may "unlock the code" as it's been said to me.

How I can further my understanding

I welcome any feedback and information about the Victoria Reverberato since a schematic has not been made available and gut shots has not been circulated on the internet to date that I have come across. I'm just looking to understand more about the Reverberato and I also happy to uphold confidentiality & anonymous tips. Contact me.

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