Delay in PEDAL FORM survey says...

Discussion in 'Pedal Pushers Forum' started by Merc, Nov 16, 2020.

What’s your favorite delay type in pedal form?

  1. Digital

    14 vote(s)
  2. Analogue

    22 vote(s)
  3. Tape

    20 vote(s)
  4. Drum

    0 vote(s)
  5. Oil Can

    1 vote(s)
  1. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    What’s your favorite delay pedal you’re using... feel free to post pictures if you’d like. :)
  2. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Friend of Fred

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    I use a Mystery Brain digi-“tape” delay and a Maxon AD9 analog delay.
    The “tape” delay with long repeats fed into the analog delay with a slapback makes for awesome dreamy echos.
  3. Lionpotato

    Lionpotato Gretschie

    Oct 10, 2018
    MXR Carbon Copy
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  4. nasonm

    nasonm Gretschie

    Nov 3, 2010
    New England, USA
    I've used an MXR Carbon Copy & Mystery Brain to great success in the past. I'm actually expecting a Boss DM-2w in the mail today!
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  5. Gretschmen65

    Gretschmen65 Synchromatic

    May 20, 2016
    QLD Australia
    MXR Carbon Copy V1
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  6. DaddyDog

    DaddyDog Country Gent

    Sep 18, 2011
    Mississauga, Canada
    How about the option 'don't care'? I have analog and digital, and both sound terrific.
  7. MatchlessMan

    MatchlessMan Country Gent

    Nov 29, 2010
    Swindon UK
    EHX DMM 1100TT does everything I want and makes me very happy.

    Duo Jet > DMM > Matchless Lightning - I’m living the dream!
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  8. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    All likely have their time and place. My intent is not to say one sounds worse than another. It’s more to garner the preferred delay taste’s of the moment. Especially if you have to narrow it down to one vote in the survey.
  9. RomanS

    RomanS Gretschie

    May 26, 2010
    Vienna, Austria
    Strymon Deco - so, a digital tape emulation.
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  10. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
    C21576DE-5FEE-4889-9CB7-233E1C6EA092.jpeg Carbon Copy on longer delays... Mystery Brain for Slapback.. :)
  11. OzzPocket

    OzzPocket Gretschie

    Aug 11, 2020
    Still itching for a Mystery Brain, but that'll be a ways off yet....this guy is pretty nice, though...
    New Pedal Day_delay.jpg
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  12. RG7X

    RG7X Synchromatic

    Nov 11, 2018
    Los Angeles
    Digital Digital Digital Digital Digital
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  13. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    I have a bunch of delays to choose from:
    Pedalboards x 6 007.JPG

    But mainly it's the Mystery Brain:

  14. Gretschmen65

    Gretschmen65 Synchromatic

    May 20, 2016
    QLD Australia
    I'm sort of in the same camp. For the little bit of delay I use it doesn't matter a toss.
    I've owned the carbon copy for years but have used a Joyo Digital and for the $200 buck difference in price both did the job for me.
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  15. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    TC Electronics Flashback II for me
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  16. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    I've used an oil can Del Ray, and a few tape delays---including a pair of Ampex 350 reel to reel recorders. Your survey questions need some rephrasing---tape and oil cans are analog, most everything else is digital.
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  17. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    I know the majority of us likely are not using a real Oil Can or Tape delay due to cost or maintenance. Maybe I’ll put the Pedal Form in the title in caps if it’ll help to clarify. I know in reality that both tape and oil can pedals are digital, but they have a distinct difference in characteristics compared to a traditional Digital delay.
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  18. Marv666

    Marv666 Gretschie

    Jul 26, 2020
    Thats my favourite one!
  19. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Oil cans and tape are actually analog. Cascade types are digital. Most likely, if it's a pedal, it's digital. Anything mechanical is analog.
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  20. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    I saw this video a while back that made me think about doing the survey.

    I hear what you’re saying by them being digital. But when it comes to wear, wow and flutter on some of the recent tape delays like Strymon or the Dunlop Echoplex.... they are partly digital by design but not by sound. The same goes for the oil can Adineko delay by Catalinbread. I’m not sure how they can make an analog pedal sound like oil swooshing around. But I could be wrong. Although I classify digital pedals in the survey as sound exactly like the dry path with no modulation. And with the repeats simply getting quieter.

    Last edited: Nov 16, 2020
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