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Hot Box Rev Tank

Post by laurie » Thu Dec 08, 2022 1:12 pm

Picked up one of these for cheap. Sonically quite good. So unknown that I can't even find a manual on line.
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Re: Hot Box Rev Tank

Post by fernieite » Thu Dec 08, 2022 2:02 pm

Maybe this will help?

Features:

RES:(resonant)- to simulate resonant response in different environment of acoustics.
CFR(center frequency)- to adjust centre frequency of format.
LPF(low pass filter)- to adjust the radio-frequency component of reverb response.
PRD(pre-delay)- to simulate the delay of space reflection.
MIX - ratio of wet-and-dry .
DECAY -to adjust the delay time.

Features:
1. Power Requirement: 9V DC centre negative (not included)
2. Current consumption: 50mA

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Re: Hot Box Rev Tank

Post by Pepe » Fri Dec 09, 2022 10:47 am

Looks cool. And it is quite cheap, at least at ebay and Reverb. I just looked up "Hot Box Pedals" at the effectsdatabase. They have mini-sized pedals and other three-knobbed units that were all designed by Moen in China (Mini Series and Ulite Series). I suppose the Rev Tank is a rebranded Moen pedal as well. The overall layout reminds me of the "Buffalo" of their Vintage Series:

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I cannot find a Moen reverb pedal with six knobs, so maybe the Rev Tank is something that they only sell as rebranded units.

@Luke Drifter: you have had the Moen Fuzz Moo from the Vintage Series as far as I remember and you stripped the paint off and wrote "Mayhem Fuzz" on it, am I correct? Did you manage to purchase an original Righteous Tones Sonic-Mayhem Fuzz in the last years?
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Re: Hot Box Rev Tank

Post by laurie » Fri Dec 23, 2022 5:30 pm

fernieite wrote:
Thu Dec 08, 2022 2:02 pm
Maybe this will help?

Features:

RES:(resonant)- to simulate resonant response in different environment of acoustics.
CFR(center frequency)- to adjust centre frequency of format.
LPF(low pass filter)- to adjust the radio-frequency component of reverb response.
PRD(pre-delay)- to simulate the delay of space reflection.
MIX - ratio of wet-and-dry .
DECAY -to adjust the delay time.

Features:
1. Power Requirement: 9V DC centre negative (not included)
2. Current consumption: 50mA
Thanks! Where did you find that?

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Re: Hot Box Rev Tank

Post by laurie » Fri Dec 23, 2022 5:38 pm

Pepe wrote:
Fri Dec 09, 2022 10:47 am
I cannot find a Moen reverb pedal with six knobs, so maybe the Rev Tank is something that they only sell as rebranded units.
The HotBox pedals all seem to be rebrands of something generic.

At the same time as the Rev Tank, I picked up a HotBox LoopTune. There are at least 3 different brandings of the same pedal that I've found. I ended up downloading the manual for a thing called a "Looper Pro" that is the same pedal, painted black instead of white and different branding.

With only one button to control all functions (the footswitch) it takes a bit of getting used to, but it has excellent clarity, 4G of memory, and is cheap.
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Re: Hot Box Rev Tank

Post by laurie » Fri Dec 23, 2022 5:45 pm

The other thing about the Rev Tank - no battery. External power only.

Interestingly, I googled the Canadian distributor for Hot Box (Starlite Distribution) and this is what came up:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Starl ... 80.2758312

Looks like someone out of a basement...

Ohhhh... and their website has been suspended:
http://starlite-distribution.com/

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Re: Hot Box Rev Tank

Post by fernieite » Sun Dec 25, 2022 3:48 am

laurie wrote:
Fri Dec 23, 2022 5:30 pm
fernieite wrote:
Thu Dec 08, 2022 2:02 pm
Maybe this will help?

Features:

RES:(resonant)- to simulate resonant response in different environment of acoustics.
CFR(center frequency)- to adjust centre frequency of format.
LPF(low pass filter)- to adjust the radio-frequency component of reverb response.
PRD(pre-delay)- to simulate the delay of space reflection.
MIX - ratio of wet-and-dry .
DECAY -to adjust the delay time.

Features:
1. Power Requirement: 9V DC centre negative (not included)
2. Current consumption: 50mA
Thanks! Where did you find that?
I think it was in the description of the pedal in a reverb.com ad.
EDIT: Here you go.
https://reverb.com/ca/item/36550339-hot ... -to-6000ms

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Re: Hot Box Rev Tank

Post by laurie » Thu Jan 26, 2023 2:25 pm

laurie wrote:
Thu Dec 08, 2022 1:12 pm
Picked up one of these for cheap. Sonically quite good. So unknown that I can't even find a manual on line.
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I've been chasing down some noise and tone-suck in the pedal chain for a few weeks. It is this Rev Tank pedal.

I don't know if I have a bad version, or if they are all like this, but it had to come off the board. I'll be keeping an eye out for a well priced Boss reverb on kijiji to replace it.

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Re: Hot Box Rev Tank

Post by laurie » Fri Jan 27, 2023 1:18 pm

I bought one of these in the same batch of pedals:
https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/ho ... 4/14973810
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It is a credible clone of a King of Tone and seems well made with 3PDT footswitches.

I was thinking that the Rev Tank would be similar, but no. I pulled the Rev Tank apart and it uses a non-3PDT bypass system with one of those tiny PCB mounted momentary tactile switches. Because of the microscopic SMD build it would take more time that I was prepared to give it to trace the circuit and figure out what the actual type of bypass is - it is likely FET, and it is definitely noisy. To be clear, the noise isn't "overwhelming". It is faint, and the tone-suck in bypass is minimal - but they do exist.

It isn't up to the standards of the other pedals on the board (e.g. it feeds into a DD-6 that is silent and rock solid) so the Rev Tank has gone into the box of pedals to be sold. It will make a good cheap reverb for someone just starting out.

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