Originally Posted by SnorkelMonkey
The problem is wow, flutter, and the tape splice bump that comes built in with a real analog delay be it good or bad. I've not come across anything that really does it except for the real thing.
I found that the Line 6 DL-4 does it pretty well. I looked around a long time for a Space Echo and this green box filled the job vacancy. Could not be without it now. I still only use about 10% of its capability but for tube, tape, multihead affects it works pretty well. I cover Mr Setzer's version of Sleepwalk (like 98% of Gretsch players) and the DL-4 works pretty much as Mr Setzer's Roland. Took about 10 minutes to get the setup right first time. Click and hold the target foot switch and it is locked in.
There seems to have been questions around the reliability of this device but I have never had a problem and it has been used, abused, dropped kicked, doused in liquids but still keeps going...