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. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh Country Gent

    May 14, 2013
    Initech, Inc.
    Between my Mystery Brain and Malekko Ekko 616 I've got all the bases covered. If I had to kick one off it'd be the Malekko, but these both bumped the DD-2.
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  2. slickfaster

    slickfaster Synchromatic

    Dec 29, 2009
  3. MotorCentaur

    MotorCentaur Gretschie

    May 11, 2016
    I really like the Strymon Volante'. It's modeled after a Binson Echorec, but I use it to replace my Roland RE-201. And a Mystery Brain as first in line for its preamp goodness and occasional slapback.
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  4. gtttrrr

    gtttrrr Country Gent

    Dec 7, 2011
    United States
    Strymon ElCap and Mystery Brain on main board. Dan Echo on secondary setup, dig em all!
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  5. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013

    Man, I like that setup there. Everything you need and nothing you don’t. The organ pedal is killer
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  6. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
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    Me three!

    I have had a Carbon Copy, and liked it, although I wasn’t blown away by it. Currently I currently have three digital delays and am fine with any of them.

    I have an EarthQuaker Devices Dispatch Master, which is Hall Reverb and Digital Delay. It sounds good, it’s simple, and because of combining two effects, it’s inexpensive.

    I have a Boss DD-5 which I’ve owned for years. I set it for a short slapback with two repeats and it blends right in during legato playing, adding depth. For more staccato playing, the slapback jumps right out. It sounds fine and is part of the default sound on my largest board.

    The third is my Stanley Blue Nebula, which emulates the delays Hank Marvin used (including all sorts of tape and drum delays), a Roland 301, and has Abby Road’s plate reverb, as well. It’s a lot of fun.
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  7. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
  8. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    My guess is the question is more the sound than the technology. So El Capistan, while digital technology, is a tape delay sound.

    I use a Tonal Recall for most delays, and use some oil can and digital delays from the Eventide H9 occasionally.
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2020
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  9. Gretschtim1

    Gretschtim1 Country Gent

    Dec 4, 2012
    Dundalk, Md
    Digital, Analog & tape.
    I use them all - I love echo.
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  10. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
    Yes Tony.. The organ pedal is great fun & becoming a great tool for recording. Ive recently added a Marshall Guvnor 2 for a slightly bit more dirt on a couple of songs.
    less is more for me..
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  11. lathoto

    lathoto Gretschie

    Apr 23, 2020
    JHS Panther Cub V2 for slapback.
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  12. RomanS

    RomanS Gretschie

    May 26, 2010
    Vienna, Austria
    Bucket brigade-type pedals are analog - the difference between analog and digital is not that one type uses mechanical means, and the other doesn't - it's that with digital, your tone signal has to go through AD conversion, is then treated in a little "computer" and goes back to analog through DA conversion...
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  13. DennisC

    DennisC Country Gent

    May 11, 2017
    I use (and like to use) a Behringer Vintage Delay VD400. It is said to be analog, and does nothing special but very exact replications of the signal going in - but you can plug in two devices downstream. Or one - then all is as usual. Two - processed and direct signal come out of seperate jacks, so you can do different things to them, like distortion on original, clean on delayed et al ... which I haven't made even close as much of as I could.

    Actually, this feature was the one making me finally decide on this one - and the very reasonable price they ask for their pedals. So far, 2 of my 3 Behringer pedals sound great, and one might be rebranded as a fartbox (someone seems to think it is a fuzz ... its name kinda indicates such).

    I also have one of those chinese miniatures, ... a Donner Wave. This has two modes, one making clear and usual repeats, the other somehow making it sound a little bit less bright and nice, I guess it's an attempt to sound like a tape delay, on the veeeeery cheap, but as it was a present from a very dear friend, and actually doesn't sound bad at all ... I'll keep it and use it.

    Today, I might stack them ... haven't done so very often, only tried it out once ... sounds cool, sounds like something to waste a lot of time in - just what's needed right now.
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  14. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    One of my least fav FX to use, but I have an Empress Tape delay or Neunaber Expanse if I wanna go there.
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  15. BarryMClark

    BarryMClark Country Gent

    Apr 4, 2011
    I don't own one... but the one that has me intrigued is the Strymon Deco.
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  16. S.R.Cash

    S.R.Cash Gretschie

    Aug 29, 2019
    Ontario, Canada
    A DD3 seems to work for almost everything, but sometimes I use a TC Gauss. The Gauss on the fastest of repeat, maybe just 50ms and the echo up over noon sounds great for the Folk-A Billy kind of stuff I write too.
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  17. knh555

    knh555 Electromatic

    Apr 22, 2019
    I prefer Analog over Analogue. :rolleyes:

    MXR Carbon Copy works great for me on my pedalboard. Then again, I use digital delays on recordings all the time in my DAW and they sound fine too, just different. I suppose I use what the tune demands and sometimes a different vibe is important. Sometimes it doesn't matter.

    I picked up a Strymon Deco last year too. Very. Cool. Pedal.
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  18. Gregor

    Gregor Synchromatic

    Oct 17, 2018
    New Brunswick, Canada
    Same here.
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  19. stiv

    stiv Country Gent

    Sep 12, 2014
    Florence, Italy
    Not using much delay in these days... the reverb of my Standel is so good that I really don’t feel I need it. The only delay pedal I own it’s a Boss RE-20 (improved with RE-201 separate pre amp section) so I guess I’m digital :)
    Btw, the best delay I’ve ever used it’s an Ampex ATR-700 Vari-speed. You can’t beat the real thing... too bad it couldn’t be dragged down to any gig or rehearsals, or put in any pedalboard!:D
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