slap me silly...!

Discussion in 'Pedal Pushers Forum' started by Goldfingers007, Feb 12, 2020.

  1. KuKuKu

    KuKuKu Gretschie

    Aug 28, 2016
    Just a note if you consider the Aqua Puss: It doesn't work well with preamp pedals like the Atomic Brain. If you put it after the preamp - as you should according to Tavo -, the repeat will clip, will get distorted. I went back to my Danelectro BLT Slap-Back because of that issue.
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  2. Fasteddie42

    Fasteddie42 Electromatic

    Sep 18, 2018
    tip of the mitt
    Fyi, aquapuss is best placed before preamps/dirt.

    The manual mentions this.
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  3. DennisC

    DennisC Synchromatic

    May 11, 2017
    This is one of the cases that I'm totally pleased with a cheap Behringer in an unfancy plastic housing.

    I chose it because it has seperate outputs for original and processed signal, so I can do other things to both. Like distortion on one, non on the other, ... and stuff along this.

    Anyway - the VD 400 is worth being looked at - if it is only about delay and nothing else ... coz it can nothing else.
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  4. KuKuKu

    KuKuKu Gretschie

    Aug 28, 2016
    Oops, didn't notice that. But to be honest the Danelectro after the Brain sounds way better than the Aqua Puss before the Brain - and is less noisy. ;)

    Edit: Actually the manual says "before distortion units". Never considered the Brain as distortion, I thought that term is used for metal ... :D
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  5. GlenP

    GlenP Synchromatic

    Jul 23, 2019
    Do you mean a kidney shaped Line 6 POD, or an actual kidney?
  6. T Bone

    T Bone Country Gent

    The Mystery Brain is probably king here, and for good reason. Love mine. Thay said, there are many options.

    I'm a huge fan of the Carbon Copy and have several. If it is too dark, they have a "Bright" model, but even better perhaps, the new Carbon Copy Mini (got one several months ago) has a switch to emulate the Bright or the standard versions, so best of both worlds along with tiny footprint and good price.
    One other I feel is worth mentioning, the Yellow Fall by Donner. It is very easy on the budget and does great slap back (plus some other credible delay work). Also a mini pedal and available under $40 (just spotted Amazon Prime at $35.99). Not mentioned here yet, but it is a very popular pedal. Mine was recently replaced by my Carbon Copy Mini on my Nano Plus board.
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  7. Fasteddie42

    Fasteddie42 Electromatic

    Sep 18, 2018
    tip of the mitt

    Yeah, I should have mentioned I was paraphrasing. I think it still applies to preamps/overdrive/etc.

    The aqua puss is bright but sort of smeary and from my understanding can clip easily if too hot a signal is fed into it.
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  8. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Well Todd if you don't put any delay in a loop it doesn't matter which one you buy imo.
    They'll all sound less than optimal placed before the preamp :D
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  9. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    I sing thru a guitar amp at band practice. A peavey valveking 112 with my FAB echo in the fx loop. Works great as long as I keep the mic in the 2nd input. First input will just feedback like a mofo.
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  10. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    It's a preamp, not distortion, overdrive etc.
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  11. Goldfingers007

    Goldfingers007 Electromatic

    Feb 11, 2020
    Kansas City
    Thanks for all the info everyone! I have some pedals to try out this weekend.... all depends on whether or not my wife orders salad and lemon water or foie gras, lobster and beef filet and a glass of Opus One at our Valentine’s Day dinner how much I can spend on this pedal... Hahahahah...!
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  12. Alanqa

    Alanqa Gretschie

    Aug 22, 2019
    Lancashire UK
    B196896F-3F0F-4615-9F3A-2BC12D0FDEB3.jpeg My favourite was the Wasabi Rock-A-Bye slapback pedal by Danelectro. Basically a fun tape echo emulator with overdrive and bags of character. I particularly liked the 50s Cadillac styling with ‘stop lights’ that come on with each footswitch.

    SH only now but worth a google. Cheap too.
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  13. Scott

    Scott Country Gent

    Jun 27, 2008
    Winston-Salem, NC
    I've tried many delay effect, most anything that's been on the market. And I constantly come back to a Boss DM-2. it's a one-trick pony, but the one trick it does better than anything else on the market.
  14. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    The thread title reminded me of the Monty Python Fish Slapping Dance. Totally absurd but makes me laugh.

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  15. Sid Nitzerglobin

    Sid Nitzerglobin Country Gent

    Jun 8, 2015
    My faves to date for slap have been Mystery Brain, Carbon Copy, Malekko Ekko 616 Mk II ( very much like the CC but brighter & w/ more control of modulation), Keeley Memphis Sun (just such a great atmosphere to this one), & somewhat unexpectedly the Caroline Kilobyte.
  16. Gretschtim1

    Gretschtim1 Country Gent

    Dec 4, 2012
    Dundalk, Md
    If it's slap back that you want you could also try the Strymon Deco. I have both the El Capistan and Deco. I use the El Capistan for long delays and Deco for the slap backs. It also does a great job with chorus & flange/Phase/double tracking sounds.
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  17. bigjohnbates

    bigjohnbates Electromatic

    Jun 15, 2011
    MXR all day long, Carbon Copy is a fine slapback delay, I've used it on tour for years and it is solid as a rock. Their new reverb is kinda on my GAS list but it's a high price to pay for fx I already have covered.
  18. eastmountain

    eastmountain Gretschie

    May 1, 2013
  19. eastmountain

    eastmountain Gretschie

    May 1, 2013
    Dad budget = Danelectro! The BLT or the DanEcho. Seriously. Especially if you aren’t switching it on and off a bunch.
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  20. 5thumbs

    5thumbs Newbie

    Feb 3, 2020
    Mojave desert
    Get a Peavey viper vip.
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