A new look for TES?

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  1. LL1

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    After a long wait, it finally is here. My second digital delay.:eek:

    I wasn't expecting the new look. Seems like a better layout for foot control though. Anyone else seen it set up this way?

    I don't see anything on Pete's website about the TES? Sorry if this is this old news, just thought I'd share info and pic.

    No TTE or Echoczar to compare but the DMM, MemLane, Prisoner, Moog104SD, and the Echodrive Blue and Red+ should make for good A/B testing for days. :crazy
     
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    I had to do somthing with my DD-2, It ended up in my drum machine rig, seemed like a waste. Worth the beans?.... to early to tell.
     
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    It looks smaller than the old one. That's a good thing. The only bummer with Cornish stuff is the boxes are freakin huge.

    The old TES was in a duplex box turned sideways. That looks like his single effect size...

    So, how much was that sucker? 15?
     
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    Love the new look. Can't wait for mine.
     
  6. Stanley

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    Cool - whats the dimensions??

    Petes agreed to make me a P1!
     
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    are these for military use?

    seriously, its like they're designed for combat with the labels and LEDs
     
  8. Stanley

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    What does one of these bad boys sound like??

    Expensive??
     
  9. LL1

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    To answer all questions:

    expensive, yes

    $1599.00 total cost w/delivery :crazy

    dimensions 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" x 2" or 2 1/2" w/ knobs&switchs

    and Yes, I believe it is military grade.:)

    Sound wise, I have not had much time yet to compare but I have been testing it alittle bit with max time and as much feedback and repeat needed to keep it on going. It will eventually go up against all the delays listed previously. I hate to give a mis represented view on it now since I just got. So I am not really going to list any comparison results right away. Although the stabilty,clarity and quietness are obvious right away.
    It reminds me of a cross between two or three analog delays I have.

    I wish my Echoczar was ready or had a TTE to compare as well.
     
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    That is a nice new design, a bit smaller and down to the size of the current duplexes. The larger red LED at the top is new too; is it a tempo pulsar?
     
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    i'm not sure what the red light is for. there's a new feature... the x4 knob. the first edition that i have uses one of the stomp buttons to turn the TES (filtered repeats, a little gain boost) part of the delay on and off. now this button goes to quadrupling the delay time. i asked pete about this change and haven't heard back. i do have the manuals in pdf for the new one if anyone wants to see them.
     
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    I would really appreciate that. Supposedly, I have one on reserve. By the way, your mailbox is full.
     
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    send me an email and i'll forward the files
     
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    Can someone post a pic of the old TES for comparison?

    PS> Hey Andrew, can ya send me a copy of the manual too? brian734 at comcast ...thanks dude.
     
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    i gotta say.... i've never been happier with a product than i am with the TES. it sounds ridiculous. never an issue. it's even tough to scratch it!
     
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    Can someone post sound clips A/B ing this with amny of the delays out there. I think it would do some justice, and debunk some of the hype...
     
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    Whats the delay like compared to soemthing like a Eventide or TC2290

    What so damn special about it in words?? Its a pedal im very interested in

    Cheers
     
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    i owned a 2290 plus every high end lexicon delay made since about 1980. the 2290 is cleaner and clearer and more hi-fi sounding compared to the cornish, if i remember the 2290 well enough. the cornish is tonally very similar to the best classic lexicon delay like the pcm42, although its darkest TES setting can be darker than even the pcm41.

    it is rich and thick and yet clear. the delayed notes on the cornish have girth like the best rack delays a la lexicon.... unlike every other delay pedal i've ever tried. they have a thick, rich, as-if-it-were-produced-mechanically kind of sound that is involving. the way the repeats merge into one another later in the decay is like a great tape echo in that they create a large, smooth sound field that is reverb-like. think steve morse's best sound from the 90s before he went digitech. or eric johnson's echoplex sound.

    the delayed repeats sit in a mix incredibly well and sound musical but not overpowering, or thin, muddy or weak. the TES' darkest setting doesn't truly duplicate the (what i think is the) pitch warble of a tape echo. the chandler echo does that part better, but is quite a bit thinner sounding.

    it's only special because it's the ONLY pedal i know about that does what i attempted to describe above. if you don't want to use rack gear, what's it worth to you if you have to have a delay that is just that good? to respond to people who ask if it's hype, i ask you all to be logical. it's very simple. either a delay at 1500 bucks is a) preposterously overpriced and playing on some vanity or other irrational need of the buyer or b) actually unique enough to command that price to people who care enough. funny that probably no one sat around on message boards (BBS's then!) saying that a lexicon PCM42 @ $1500 (in late 80s dollars no less) was stupid or made of hype. just because it's a pedal? i'm only interested in sound, not prejudice based on form factor or any other precedent. sound is 100% of the reason i bought a TES.

    the only other delay i BELIEVE could live up to the standard that the TES sets in pedal delays is the echoczar, but i have yet to experience it firsthand.
     
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