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What's your favorite Delay pedal??

Discussion in 'Effects Pedals, Strings and more' started by Stratin2traynor, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. ben_allison

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    Mark makes my brain explode.

    But in the best possible way!

    Thanks for the VOLUMES of knowledge.



    FWIW, I'm really liking the Nova Delay. I find it to be surprisingly organic for a digital delay (I much prefer it to the Timefactor). The tape/analog thing is a bit of a misnomer – it's more or less a tone control.

    But the BPM/millisecond readout and the strum-tempo are simply killer features.

    Modulation is very lush, if you don't mind the chorus variety (as opposed to the vibrato variety).
     
  2. libtech

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    I would like to get a superdelay, but will most likely end up with a nova since its about 1/2 the price!
     
  3. ben_allison

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    I grabbeb mine used from L&M for like $165!!!

    I don't know why it was priced so low, but I really lucked out. They sell for at least that, typically a bit more, in USD!
     
  4. bannahz

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    i have a nova too and its my favv the repeats are so clear.. i got it for 200 cdn
     
  5. ben_allison

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    Exactly. I've never played a delay where the repeats sat so "presently" in the mix... it's just amazing how out front they are, but at the same time, don't dominate your sound.

    It's just perfect for rhythmic Edge style playing.

    I'm just waiting on the Malekko 919 to round out my ambient/organic delay needs.

    In case any one cares, here are new pics of the 616!

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    It looks like sex.

    Here's the old pic of its big brother:

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    That red metallic finish is pure sex.
     
  6. libtech

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    Really? Thats a great deal! Even new they are almost the same price as in usd, kind of weird!
     
  7. libtech

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    Do you find the nova nice and full or transparent or however you discribe it? Also a guy at work said his broke, has yours been reliable?
     
  8. ben_allison

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    They're $250 new in the US!

    It's pretty transparent, but it's still "nice" sounding – not harsh or sterile. It's very pleasant and musical. FWIW, The Edge switched from DMM's to the TC 2290, and this is kinda like a mini 2290. It's obviously not a marshmellowy and euphonic as the DMM, but it is a legitimately beautiful sounding digital; the best digital I've played (as I said, better than the TF to my ears).

    It seems well built. I haven't had it long, but I got it used, and it seems as sturdy as anything.

    It's PURE win!
     
  9. libtech

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    Hmm, I'll have to pick one up, let me know if you see another deal like what you got!
     
  10. I love the maxon ad-999 for dirt and analog feel and I use a replica for cleaner stuff.
     
  11. k tone

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    I have Carbon Copy, a MIJ DD-3, a Marshall Echohead and a SMMH. I am enjoying the features on the Echohead but it is the newest!
     
  12. bannahz

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    its pretty transparent but i found that it does take a little bass off.. but mostly its pretty good... i'm a delay junkie and its amazing.. you can turn the contour knob if you want a more natural delay or just crank it to the digital which will get you crystal clear delays without a doubt its a great delay pedal.. the dd-20 is supposed to have more features but it cannot touch the nova's delay quality.... and for the reliability issues... its built like a tank mine hasn't failed yet. simply amazing
     
  13. bannahz

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    are you asking me? uhh i think if you look really hard you'll find one around 190 :smile: but check craigslist thats where i bought it... maybe tgp but depends if the seller will charge alot more for shipping anyways i'll keep an eye out :smilie_flagge17:
     
  14. Matsal535

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    I Use the DL-4 in my effect loop I like it alot. It emulates pretty accurately although nothing beats a good analog delay.
     
  15. Grant2023

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    MXR Carbon Copy. It's simple, subtle, and very organic sounding (it should be, it's analog). Placing it after a MXR Phase 90 on a slow sweep gives a beautiful vintage delay.
     

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