AD900 vs. Deep Blue Delay

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  1. kenoflife

    kenoflife Supporting Member

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    I have the AD900 (and had the 999) and I'm wondering about the Deep Blue Delay and if I'm missing out...

    Wanting a comparison of the AD900/999 vs. the Deep Blue Delay - from those who have TRIED BOTH,
    around being hit with a strong signal (which AD900 does well) and moreover for overall ambience as a pedal that is left on rather than as an effect
     
  2. cbpickin

    cbpickin Tweed Supporting Member Silver Supporting Member

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    I have had both and tried them extensively. I also had the AD999. I prefer the AD900 for what you describe. The DBD is great, but it is a stronger signal and you have to really back off the mix knob a lot to get the ambient delay that the AD900 excels at. Even then, I never could get it to sound the way I want my ambient delay to sound. The AD900 is perfect at this for me.
    The DBD is a great delay though, no question. It is warm sounding, but I just found it a little too strong and clear on repeats compared with a true analog delay like the AD900. I wanted to replace my AD900 with a smaller footprint, but I couldn't.
    The Analogman delay almost gets me what I want to replace the AD900, but it is still in the closet as a backup. The AD900 rules in my book.
     
  3. EXP

    EXP Supporting Member

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    Has anybody compared the AD900 to the Ibanez AD-80?
     
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    No but from all the clips I've heard, the AD-80 sounds bad; compared to the AD-900/999.
     
  5. kenoflife

    kenoflife Supporting Member

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    bump - anyone else?
     
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    Maven Supporting Member

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    I have a DBD that I just got and love. But for ambient delay sounds I actually like the MXR carbon copy better. Together, you have all the bases covered. Never tried the Maxon AD900 but I've heard it's pretty sweet!
     
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    I have a DBD#44 that I use as an ambient delay and love it. I've owned a ad999 and a ad-80 the DBD smokes them both IMO.
     
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    I prefer the AD900 for ambient sounds, I own both .. as well as an AD-999. The MP-DBD has clearer repeats, works perhaps a tad better for me with overdrive in front (from stompers and behind (from the amp) than the 900. I would describe the 900 as softer and sweeter ... as always YMMV
     
  9. cbpickin

    cbpickin Tweed Supporting Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Exactly what I hear.
     

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