Like many surf guitarists, I have tried quite a variety of guitars, amps and effects, to get that sound. But I'm talking pedals here. I first tried the Boss FRV1, which did a great modelling, of the old Fender, valve reverb tank. To my ears though, it was a bit of a tone killer. The fact that the Boss isn't true bypass doesn't help Plus I thought it somehow dirtied up the tone, but not in a good way. A friend, owns the full Fender reverb tank and reports that it does effect the tone, rather like the Boss. So it appears that Boss were just being faithful to the original. So I moved onto the TC Electronic Hall of Fame, which has a very nice spring reverb. I had to add some slap back echo to get some drip. It pretty much worked but I wanted better. Through some research and a friend's recommendations, I narrowed it down to a Strymon Flint or the Wampler. The Flint has the added benefit of some gorgeous, vintage tremolo effects and a stereo output. Both pedals are really good quality and I really took to the Flint's tremolo sounds. But it was the spring reverb effect that was my priority and to my ears, the Wampler won, hands down. The Faux Spring Reverb has that drip and some wonderful, vibrant tones. Long tailed, splashy effects that don't drown the guitar. But let it surf. It's very much a personal thing, for those who love that surfy reverb. I guess we can all hear things a little differently, at times. I think that having the reverb between the guitar and amp, rather than as part of the amp, also makes a difference. This Wampler pedal stays on, all the time and is occasionally joined by some tremolo, vibrato or some delay.