What delay pedals are you using?

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  1. flyswatter

    flyswatter Member

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    I'm looking for a decent delay pedal in the under $150 range that can give me a fairly subtle thickening/ atmospheric/ Gilmour-ish type sounds. Most of the stores close to me stock the usual Boss models, though I did get to try a TC Electronic mini-pedal delay that I didn't like.

    Curious what other people are using. I don't mind whether it's analog or digital.
     
  2. Alex_SG

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    I'm using this: [ame]http://www.amazon.com/Biyang-AD-10-Delay-Pedal-Machine/dp/B007K82O04[/ame]
    It's dirt cheap, and gets the Gilmour/Edge sound pretty darn well.
    For the price, I don't think you could complain about it either. Quality is brilliant, has a steel case and solid stomp button. Super-bright LEDs and more settings than you could poke a stick at...
     
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    MXR Carbon Copy
     
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    Same here...except mine is an earlier one in pink. Great pedal!
     
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    Alex_SG Well-Known Member

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    Mines the pink one too! (Top left of pedalboard)

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    Dan Echo and Carbon Copy
     
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    Susihukkanen Well-Known Member

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    I don't delay, I always play on time :fingersx::naughty:
     
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    Dadou Well-Known Member

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    I am using a Mooer Reecho, which I got new for about 75€.. I an very happy with it, it's super small and has a switch to choose between analog, digital and tape modes
     
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    Thanks for the great suggestions, folks. I'm going to check these all out.
     
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    I went and tried a bunch today -- including most of those mentioned here, except the Biyang which the store didn't have. The MXR Carbon Copy was definitely the standout among the simpler analogue-type delays.

    However, my favourite of all was a DigiTech Hardwire Delay/ Looper that goes for $189 (a little above my stipulated range but not out of the park, considering the added bonus of a looper). It had amazing versatility, and was an easy match for the MXR in terms of the two main sounds I want -- slapback for rockabilly and long repeating delay for the Gilmourish stuff. Wasn't really in the market for a looper, but it might come in handy from time to time.

    http://digitech.com/en/products/dl-8
     
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    I use a Behringer Vintage Time Machine (EHX Memory Man Clone) and a Madbean Cave Dweller (project you have to build). Both are on the short end of the maximum delay time.

    One thing you might want to watch out for is "tails" - do you want the repeats to continue after you switch the pedal off? Not every pedal can do that.
     
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    potatofarmer, cool observation on the "tails". The Hardwire I tried today has a setting for tails/ no tails, so it can do either.

    I'll check out the Behringer as well; have not seen Madbean gear locally at all.
     
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    I use a TC Electronics Nova Delay. I like it very much. For what I do, being able to select subdivisions for delay (i.e., quarter note, dotted eighth) and being able to have an accurate tap-tempo is very important. I even use a reverse delay, from time to time.

    It's a very transparent delay and very versatile. It even allows you to save up to nine presets.
     
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    Visual Sound H20

    If you are not familiar with the H20, it has both a delay and a chorus. New, this pedal will be just over $150.00.

    Have had the V2 maybe 5 or 6 years. I use it for short delay and some chorus on the cleans. Just bought the V3 and am impressed with the new version.

    Rather than me wasting time, here is a video that demos the pedals abilities nicely. Yes, there is some talking and there is some history and why's of this pedal.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HIkWRjT25o
     
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    for the money i dont think you'd go wrong with mxr carbon copy,,youre going to peoples opinion of what they use ,,,i use a carbon copy :)
     
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    smitty_p Well-Known Member

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    Flyswatter,

    The type of delay you choose really depends on your playing needs. If your playing really just needs generalized delay repeats for an echo or spacious effect, then a delay like the MXR Carbon Copy is great. I have a friend who has a Carbon Copy and I really like it. It is a fine analog delay.

    However, if, as I alluded in my post above, your playing requires precise subdivisions or tap tempo then a digital delay more fits the bill. Honestly, there's nothing wrong with having both on your board and just using what you need at the time.

    If you're interested, here is a review I did of the TC Electronic Nova Delay when I got it. The one change to the following review is that I no longer have an Electro-Harmonix Memory Boy on my board. But I use the Nova Delay all the time. It is one of my most-used pedals.

    http://www.everythingsg.com/forum/effects/19681-tc-electronics-nova-delay.html
     
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    For ages it was the old DoD FX90 analog delay. Superb old unit. Lost mine a few years ago (don't want to talk about that:mad:) so I went on a search for a replacement. Landed upon the MXR Carbon Copy. It has the same internal adjustments via the trim pots, and the "modulation" built into the circuit adds a mild chorus effect when needed. I truly enjoy the CC and it's as close to the old FX90 as I could find in current production. That's one pedal that never leaves the board and it's nearly always on to expand the signal and create über lush tone.:) I'm not trading or selling it that's for sure. And if someone wants to try and take it I'd send AlexSG after 'em and he'll whip 'em to a frazzle!:wow:
     
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    I use a Boss DD-3 I bought used. Works just fine and didn't cost much.
     
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