Discussion in 'Effects Pedals, Strings and more' started by Stratin2traynor, Apr 25, 2007.
Whoa. What's the story on this one? Where'd you get it?!
Damage Control Timeline
Anyone tried the Mad Professor Deep Blue Delay??
Agreed, although I wish it had a little more loop time, and that the delay effects worked while using the looper. If it had that and maybe were a little more intuitive it would be absolutely priceless.
Wampler Analog Echo. Sounds gorgeous. No modulation, but otherwise a fantastic pedal.
I've got an old DD2 that works fine for me, but I'm not really a big delay user.
Maxon AD999 here!
The Vox Time Machine is a close second tho....
best: fulltone tube tape echo
best medium priced full analog: diamond memory lane
best medium priced digital: damage control timeline
best cheap analog: carbon copy
best cheap digital: dd3
by far - Empress Superdelay.
Don't bother buying crappy pedals that won't last, spend some good money and buy good pedals.
Sorry, I just had to laugh at the Memory Lane being listed as a medium-priced pedal! It's a fantastic pedal, but jeez, I wish I had pockets deep enough to consider it medium-priced!
I've been lusting for one of those for a while. Right now I have a Boss DM-3 set up for slap and a EHX DMM set up for long lush echoes. Together they take up a ton of space on the board, but they sound so good that I don't really want to tinker with something I like either.
I've thought about picking up a single delay unit for slap back only.... and i still may one day... but for now the Empress does all that and more, including acting as a looper.
In all honesty, i only use about 3 of the presets on the delay, so i'm not even using it to its full potential, and I could probably get away with having 2 smaller box units on my board, but, the superdelay gives me options. I like options.
Just my opinion -
Maxon AD999 - very nice. I like how the delay fades off when the pedal is switched off.
Moog - Amazing sounding. On the noisy side. Very expensive.
MXR Carbon Copy - sterile sounding. I'm not a huge fan. There are better cheap deals out there. The new EH Memory Toy is analog and true bypass for under (or around $100). I haven't heard it yet.
Eventide Timefactor - Amazing digital delay(s). Very versatile.
Fulltone Tape - Big, warm, lush, expensive.
Diamond Memory Lane II - Nice. I really like Diamond products.
EH Deluxe Memory Man - My favorite by a long shot. Priced right too. A lush warm delay with nice modulation. I loved it from the second I plugged it in. I have the Memory Boy coming this week. It looks great too.
I've owned or played a few more, but these stick out in my head right now.
Try it before you buy it. I'd figure out a way to make some room for the EH DMM.
I've actually swapped things around again since then, and the DMM is still on there. I decided that I'm willing to make concessions to other things in order to allow the DMM to stay on the board. It's just too damned good!
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