New Delay Pedal

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  1. Steven Lafferty

    Steven Lafferty New Member

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    I need a new Delay Pedal and I'm not sure of best bang for your buck since I'm on a tight budget. Any suggestions are appreciated.
     
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  2. Andy80

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    What are you looking for? Analog? Digital? Tap tempo?
     
  3. Revelation

    Revelation New Member

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    Go with Boss
     
  4. Steven Lafferty

    Steven Lafferty New Member

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    All I know is that I have been using the delay on my Fender Amp. I'm looking for a really sweet sound and a hot slapback for chicken pickin as well.
     
  5. elvis

    elvis Hamfisted String Banger

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    Boss or flashback
     
  6. goat-n-gitter

    goat-n-gitter Dismembered

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    Line 6 DL4. it models tape, analog and digital delays, and gives you 4 presets plus tap tempo. They can be had for less than $150 used.
     
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  7. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    It’s hard to beat true analog delay for a sweet sound. I like the MXR Carbon Copy delay a lot, though right now I’m using Eventide H9s for delay because I can create more complex and weird things with them.

    The Carbon Copy is a wonderful pedal at a very good price.
     
  8. Andy80

    Andy80 New Member

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    Carbon copy X2
     
  9. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    Digital or analog? DD-7 or Carbon Copy?
     
  10. elvis

    elvis Hamfisted String Banger

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    I found the CC awfully dark. It is quite popular and a reasonable price, though. Maybe it's just me.
     
  11. Bill SAS 513

    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

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    There are some nice used Wamplers out there between 100-150...they're pretty nice pedals, too.
     
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  12. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Gotta agree with this.
     
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  13. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid just another Alan

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    Best bang is probably the Behringer stuff, it's plastic, yeah, but the circuits are copies of the Boss equivalent, according to Josh Scott (of JHS).

    Analog delays are going to sit behind your original signal and sound sweet and warm, digital stuff is going to be a lot cleaner, but you'll have to pay for all the mixing and eq features and getting it right will be a bit more work. Some people find them too in-your-face for a lot of uses.
     
  14. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    Boss.

    Digital Delay: DD series (the DD-3 is pretty basic but does it well, the DD-8 [new] is very sophisticated)
    Analog: DM-2w

    Or a million other good suggestions, as stated throughout the thread. But the Boss pedal will be inherited by your great grandchildren's grandchildren.
     
  15. jfb

    jfb Plank Owner

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    The Carbon Copy has been mentioned a few times here and I would add my name to the list of people that approve of it. It sounds great and is fairly inexpensive. If you want a variant with tap tempo it does exist for a bit more money.

    If you like to hunt for used gear I would try to find a good condition T-Rex Replica pedal. They can be had for pretty cheap and they are my favorite no nonsense analog delay with tap tempo. Incredibly good to my ear/hands.
     
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  16. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Zombie Eight, DFZ

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    These are great, and add looping too. I also think their stand alone Echo Park is nice, and pretty inexpensive.

    I like delays that let the “tails” of the repeats carry on after you’ve turned it off.
     
  17. BrianC

    BrianC more toys than talent

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    Budget - used Boss or Carbon Copy, a little more Boss DD-20

    Last one you need - Timeline
     
  18. gush

    gush She said "huge bag of dibs".

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    Yes sir. I insist on spill over delay feature.
     
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  19. AaeCee

    AaeCee New Member

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    My favorite analog delay (for any price) is the EHX Deluxe Memory Man. You can find good used ones for $150ish.
     
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  20. ViperDoc

    ViperDoc Plugged In.

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    Another vote here for the Carbon Copy. I love the warm under-layer effect it gives.

    I also like the Wampler Tape Echo. It has much more control.

    Another winner is the Wampler Ethereal--it's a delay and reverb, each individually controllable. You can set reverb level with the knob and kick in the delay with the switch.
     
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