The Sole-Mate Jr is a first of its kind, a spring reverb
designed for pedal boards. It's component design allows the user to place just
the control head of the system on the pedal board while the actual tank is
located remotely, either under or at a short distance from the pedal board. The
small head unit is normally attached to the pedal board with hook and loop
methods commonly used on today's pedal boards. The spring tank can also be
mounted via this method or with small screws utilizing the holes on the spring
tank flange. Mount the spring tank with the open side toward the mounting
surface to prevent damage to the springs. Connect the head unit to the spring
tank with the attached RCA cables, plugging the RED plug into the OUT jack on
the tank and plugging the BLACK plug into the IN jack on the
*Note:Mounting the spring tank to a bare metal surface that is
grounded, may result in a ground loop, insulate the tank form the mounting
surface where possible.
Reverb In/Out Switch
This switch cuts and engages the reverb effect when
pressed alternately; it does not turn the power to the unit on/off. The red LED
indicates when the reverb effect is engaged.
This controls the amount of gain the dry signal has that feeds the
reverb circuit, i.e. how hard the springs in the reverb pan are driven. When
first becoming familiar with the Sole-Mate's controls and how they affect the
output, use small adjustments until the sound you are after is achieved. The
Sole-Mate's dwell control is very responsive so using large changes in the
controls range will prevent the user to hear the important subtleties that this
control can contribute to the overall sound.
This controls the level of the signal derived from the
reverb generating circuitry, which is then mixed with the dry signal from the
guitar at the output of the Sole-Mate Jr. Here again, the user is urged to make
small adjustments so the the full potential of each control is understood. This
control along with the dwell control, the musician will discover and endless
array of reverb effects, from a background shimmer to a fully drenched surf
effect, it's there for you to discover.