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    <P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt"><FONT face=Tahoma>Hello,<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P>
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    <P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><FONT face=Tahoma><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">I have a Rodgers 330 analog organ with its factory spring reverb unit and often have to use headphones connected through the Practice Panel.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>As discussed in a previous thread dated </SPAN><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:date Year="2009" Day="25" Month="10"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">10/25/2009</SPAN></st1:date><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">, the sound is terrible, but can be improved by using an Alesis reverb and connecting headphones to it instead of the panel.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P>
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    <P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt"><FONT face=Tahoma>Here is the text of that response:<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P>
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    <P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'; FONT-SIZE: 10pt">You just plug the input and output cables from the spring reverb unit into the external reverb unit -- (Radio Shack parts). And then plug your headphones into the Alesis. Compared to the Practice Panel, you'll think you've died and gone to heaven :-)<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Grant<BR style="mso-special-character: line-break"><BR style="mso-special-character: line-break"></SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt"><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P>
    <P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><FONT face=Tahoma><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">I want to do exactly what the writer suggests.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Disconnecting the RCA size IN and OUT jacks from the existing spring unit and reconnecting them into the IN/OUT jacks of a new unit is not difficult.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>However, I've not found a reverb unit from any manufacturer...<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Alesis, Behringer, </SPAN><st1:place><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">Harrison</SPAN></st1:place><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">, etc that has a headphone jack.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P>
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    <P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt"><FONT face=Tahoma>Does anyone know of a reverb unit that has a built-in headphone jack or how to create one from the reverb unit's out jacks and still be able to have those OUT jacks feed into the organ as they normally would?<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>There would be voltage differences to deal with.<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P>
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    <P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt"><FONT face=Tahoma>Inside the organ and mounted on the knee board is the spring reverb.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Its OUT lines connect to a box under the keyboards.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Wiring from that box then goes to the Practice Panel.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>That indicates to me that replacing the spring<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"></SPAN>reverb and using those same IN/OUT lines the quality of reverberation would be improved, however, the signal out of the Practice Panel headphone jack may not change at all because it is feed from the box under the keyboard.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>I can't help but think that a direct connection to the reverb unit would provide much better sound. <SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"></SPAN>Any thought about the good/bad of this would be greatly appreciated.<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P>
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    <P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><FONT face=Tahoma><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">Also, I'm totally confused by all of the features on the many available reverb units on the market.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Many of the features are designed for guitars and rock music and seem useless for organ.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>So far, the </SPAN><st1:place><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">Harrison</SPAN></st1:place><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt"> "2 Channel digital signal processor for organ ambience and reverberation" (listed on eBay for $150) and the Alesis NanoVerb seems to be the most simple and applicable to an organ.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>I would like to hear from anyone with recommendations and thoughts about these and any other models by any manufacturer.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P>
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    <P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt"><FONT face=Tahoma>Again, the goals are to improve the sound through headphones and also to have natural sounding reverberation that allows different frequencies to reverberate at different rates through headphones as well as speakers. <SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"></SPAN><o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P>
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    <P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt"><FONT face=Tahoma>Thanks for any help and advice.<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P>
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