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Looking to replace vox delaylab

Discussion in 'Effects Pedals, Strings and more' started by Muskoka Man, Sep 28, 2019.

  1. Muskoka Man

    Muskoka Man Gold Member

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    Good morning all,
    I have been using the delaylab for many years and it has been great. However, it’s huge an I’m looking for some more real estate on the board. I don’t need a ton of features but having presets is a must as is tap tempo. Looking for some suggestions. I’m somewhat interested in the boss dd 200 if anyone has some experience with one. Thanks
     
  2. High/Deaf

    High/Deaf Gold Member

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    My suggestion, as always, for this is a used TC Electronics NovaDelay (I've seen them for < $150).

    Small form-factor, ten presets, and a good tap/stroke tempo system. The only downside is it requires a 12V DC source - won't run on a standard 9V. It is also from the era when TC made high-quality stuff - the current stuff is hurting their rep a bit, but the sounds of things.
     
  3. Muskoka Man

    Muskoka Man Gold Member

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    That’s a great call. It would look good beside my nova reverb
     
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  4. TheYanChamp

    TheYanChamp

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    Would still recommend the Empress superdelay. Very compact, 8 presets, modern and vintage flavors and all the right features. Has been on my board since it came out.

    Used they are probably better value than they were as the forum internet hype has waned.

    Sent from my H3223 using Tapatalk
     
  5. troyhead

    troyhead Gold Member

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    Most of my suggestions would be the size of your delaylab. But here are couple of other options:
    • Line 6 M5 - 9V power, lots of presets, tap tempo, and other weird sounds. There are some modded versions around that make accessing the presets a bit easier.
    • Small Strymon delay of your choice + Fav switch - If you just need a couple of sounds and then set the tempo with tap, this could work for you. You are limited to one "flavour" of delay (tape, analog, digital/multi) but there is a fair bit of customization available to get both bright and dark sounds with each.
    • Use two pedals as your presets - I had a little board with a DM-2w for my "always on, fills out the sound" delay, and a Diamond Counter-Point for stuff I needed to tap in the eighth or dotted eighth tempos.
     

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