French pedal co Anasounds reckons it’s cracked the secret to nailing the Twin Reverb, erm, reverb in a pedal by using actual spring tanks to produce the sound with its new Element stompbox.
The pedal itself is styled as a typical stompbox, but features an RCA connector to hook up to an external spring tank.
Three sizes of tank are available - Le Bon, La Brute and Le Truand - with the first two designed to be mounted on top of or beneath a pedalboard, while the latter is probably too big for even the largest pedalboards, but Anasounds reckons it’s the best-sounding of all.
Control-wise, the Element features a wet volume, dry/wet mix, low, high and, most intriguingly, a spring saturation switch, which ups the output and ekes an overdrive/fuzz sound out of the spring itself.
Looks like the best reverb pedals might have some competition in the spring category...
The Element is available now, starting at €190, from Anasounds.