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Which simple delay pedal to get?

Discussion in 'Effects Pedals, Strings and more' started by jontheshredder, Sep 13, 2019.

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  1. Greg Ellis

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    I've been using an old Truetone H2O pedal (delay plus chorus) for many years now.

    If you don't need tap tempo, it might be worth considering.

    New unit price at L&M is about $249, but there are lots of used ones around for well under $200.
     
  2. mhammer

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    The Danelectro Fab Echo can often be bought for under $25. It is set for one specific delay time, but if a person is handy with a soldering iron, it only takes a very simple mod to get it to provide a wide range of delay times up to around a half a second. It's the same digital delay chip that just about every delay under $120 retail uses. I know people look down their noses at the plastic enclosures, but those suckers are sturdy. Just another choice.
     
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  3. troyhead

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    I'm surprised no one has mentioned a Line 6 Echo Park or DL4. You can probably get those for under $200 used. Or the M5 has all the same sounds and more for less than $200 new.

    But if I were you, I'd spend a few extra bucks and get the Carbon Copy Deluxe so that you can get the bright switch, tap tempo, and more control over the modulation. (Delay with modulation is really cool and can fill out the sound in a great way, so don't overlook the mod!)
     
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  4. BMW-KTM

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    Moog no longer makes guitar pedals so the one I am thinking of would likely be well under $200 in the used market.
    The MF-Delay was/is an amazing sounding analogue delay with rich, warm tones and easy controls that just work well for guitarists.
    In my estimation it is the very best analogue delay ever made for that price-point and footprint.
    They didn't sell a ton of them, which is most likely why they no longer make them so finding one in the used market will be more difficult than finding a Carbon Copy but if you can, it will be worth the effort.
     
  5. markxander

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    I would try to demo the carbon copy next to a dm-2w (also analog) and a dd-6 (digital) and go with the one you think sounds best. I always found the CC a little too dark, and the dm-2w in custom mode is perfect for my ears. I also think a lot of people believe they need analog delay when a dd-6 would do exactly what they need and sound great.
     
  6. NtR Studios

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    A lot of carbon copy votes here, but personally I did not care for the way it colored my sound. Did not like the mod either, not subtle enough for my taste. I guess I'm more of a digital delay guy.

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  7. JBFairthorne

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    The mod on the Carbon Copy has an internal adjustment pot.
     
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  8. jontheshredder

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    Well this sounds appealing. Space savings aside, what do you think of it? Anything you don't like?
     
  9. JBFairthorne

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    If there’s anything I don’t like...maybe a few too many knobs/switches. I’m used to a basic carbon copy.

    I love the pedal though. I haven’t really found my 2 or 3 quick dial in sounds yet. I particularly like the ability to go into more shimmery, almost tremolo like reverbs if desired. Getting the delay AND reverb while only using a bit more real estate than a regular sized pedal while also only using one port from my power supply is a huge plus. The big selling point on this one as opposed to some other similar pedals? A separate switch for on/off for delay and reverb. Most of the other similar pedals had delay and reverb but it was a blend with only one on/off switch. The second button was for tap tempo or something else. For me, I would rather be able to separate the effects than have access to tap tempo. Mind you I don’t really do the ULTRA repeat delays that make tap almost required.
     
  10. knight_yyz

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    If you think the CC is too dark, there is a solution....
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  11. knight_yyz

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    the Joyo delay can be had for about 40 bucks. It's a digital chip emulating an analog chip. Works well enough for home use
     
  12. amagras

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    Carbon Copy if you just need a delay. DD7 if you need stereo and more than just repeats.
     

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