Do different reverb tanks make the difference between dark and light reverb tone

Joe1166

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The reverb on my amp is very high in tone and I was wanting to make it a dark reverb tone. If I changed the tank would that change the tone of the reverb? I have a mesa boogie rectoverb 50.
 
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Cowbell Fever!

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I know there are long medium and short decay reverb tanks. If you swap one for another perceived tone might change. I once swapped a long decay in for a medium and thought it was kinda darker. If the reverb in your amp is tube driven you may be able to sort of change the tone with a tube swap.
 

mayfly

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Joe1166 said:
The reverb on my amp is very high in tone and I was wanting to make it a dark reverb tone. If I changed the tank would that change the tone of the reverb? I have a mesa boogie rectoverb 50.

Changing tanks won't change the tone per-se.  It would be much better to mod the reverb recovery circuit to remove some of the high end.
 
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But having a longer decay can make things seem somewhat darker.
 
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