Best Analog Delay you have/had

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  1. malabarmusic

    malabarmusic Member

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    Catalinbread Montavillian is my favorite analog SOUNDING delay. Yes, it's digital (PT2399), but to my ears it sounds better than the many delay pedals I've been through - pretty much all of which have been mentioned earlier in this thread.
     
  2. Tubevalvemaniac

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    After 30 years of active use of delays, there are just few of them that are considered by me as the most beloved for sound and overall quality.

    Moog 104M Superdelay (unique)
    Diamond Memory Lane 2 (pure beauty of sonics)
    EHX DMM Tap Tempo with original 3005 ICs and 1100 ms (magic)
    Maxon AD80 (purest magic)
    Boss DM2 (organic)

    There is at leat dozen of other delays I use continuously, but hardly any of them touches above group.
     
  3. MmcGrouty

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    I sold my MF104M and kept my DMM. The Moog was great, and did all kinds of cool stuff, but nothing could beat the DMM for that subtle background delay. I can't justify having an $800 delay pedal that was rarely used.
     
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  4. tonewave

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    best analog delays I have now
    - Memory Lane 2 (always been on every board I use live, as was the ML1 when I had it)
    - Ibanez ad-80 - amazing sounds, almost reverb like, 18v power with mini jack slightly annoying though, best slapback I've heard out of a pedal
    - DMMTT 1100 first run - very creative box, but also very hi-fi for analog
    - Moog 104M - mind bendingly good dark sound with mind bending versatility to go crazy experimental
    - Boss DM-2 - just a classic, beat the DM-3 for me

    also not analog but bloody awesome is my Ibanez HD1000 harmonics/delay
     
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  5. cubistguitar

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    I love my ARDX20 dual analog delay. Just got the right tone and having 2 presets in one box is great.

    I have the AMAZEO but I don't use it, I just don't need that many options, and I like a light pedalboard.
     
  6. Del-Uks

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    The MXR M-118 Analog Delay with the Reticon R5101 BBD is the most "organic" delay I ever heard.

    Never left my pedalboard since I purchased it 15 years ago...

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    My god that is beautiful, everything I have ever wanted to try, less Meet Maude and AD4096. Is the DMMTT NOS Panasonic MN3005? I think you must have made that YouTube I just watched.
     
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    Of these, I think I'd say the DMMTT1100 (mn3005).
     
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  9. clusterchord

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    my favorites were always vintage MN3005 based units, Boss DM300 and prong blk EHX DMM. latter was always a loan from a buddy, so i finally picked up a mint specimen of my own, last week.

    in rack i got Dynacord SRS56. it has some unknown chips inside. it's unique in that its two separate delay units, with capabilities of crossregeneration, and modulation with lfo and envelope follower. not BBD, but i also use RE-201 often. magical tone no question about it.


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  10. Moontrills

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    Big box DMM (mn3005) and MF-104m are both magical, each in their own special way.


    Speaking of the DMM,
    Does anyone know of a place that has the pointy knobs in stock?
    Love the look of those a lot more than my boring old round ones :bounce
     
  11. tazzboy

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    I've had the Boss DM-3, Analogman Dual Delay, and Way Huge Aqua Puss MK 2.

    I am currently getting a Retro-Sonic Analog Delay from Member here to try out.
     
  12. 71strat

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    Best Ive owned was the MOOG MF104MSD.

    Best 1 I won now is the MOOG MF104M.
     
  13. drbob1

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    How many threads have been "the best delay", "the best analog delay"? And you get a list of a bunch of cool delays, but does that really help? I'm not busting your chops, I'm really interested in the answer? Because I guess if I wanted to find the best analog delay, I'd start reading new pedal threads that reference delay, going to guitar stores that sell them and trying them out, gradually refining what "best" means to me... To ME:

    1. Slap Back-original Way Huge Aquapuss. The best DM2 style delay ever made.
    2. Long, ethereal delays: Echoczar with Angelbaby
    3. Weird, long, ultimately flexible: Moog 104m-SD
    4. Tape: EP3
    5. Rackmount, straight: Ibanez AD230
    6. Rckmount weird: Marshall Time Modulator

    Those are the analog ones. Add digital and it gets a lot weirder!
     
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    I agree!

    I keep thinking I need something with more features, keep coming back to its simplicity and good sound.
     
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  15. Black_Label

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    I'd agree with that list, for the most part. But I prefer an AD-80 over the Aqua Puss (or other MN3005 delays) for just the purely bbd sound of it. For me, the AD-80 really boils down everything great about exactly what an old MN3005 sounds like, both at slap back and longer delay times.

    Then, for tape, I'll take an EP-2 over an EP-3 just about any day of the week. Nicer preamp, more headroom, cleaner, less decay on the repeats.

    Happy 15k posts, btw.
     
  16. DavidRAZ

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    And what are the best digital delay pedals for you?
     
  17. Michael_V

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    Ok, I'll play. I've owned the CC, Aqua Puss, Supa Puss, Echo Puss, vintage AD-9, Maxon AD-999, several old DM2s, DM2w, Memory Lane 2, DMM, and Memory Toy among others I'm sure I'm forgetting. My top three in order are the DMM, Memory Toy, and DM2.

    Currently have a 3005 DMM on my big board, a Memory Toy on my Nano+, and just ordered another Memory Toy to put on my PTJr. Guess I like EHX haha.
     
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  18. meltedbuzzbox

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    My favourites are the Moog mf104m and the analogman ardx20.

    A modern digital delay will do a good enough impression and will offer a lot more if you want lots of variation. I wouldn't go down the analogue rabbit hole personally.
     
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    Malekko Echo 600 Bright - soundwise!
     
  20. drbob1

    drbob1 Silver Supporting Member

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    Well, digital, for me, has to include the rack stuff, but here goes:
    1: Small format: tie between DD2 and DBD
    2. "Do Anything Pedal": Source Audio Nemesis, with special mention to the Pigtronix Echolution 2 Deluxe and the Vox/Korg Delaylab/SDE3000
    3. Best dedicated rack: TC 2290
    4. Best Multi-effects rack: Tie between Lexicon PCM60/80/90 and Eventide H3000/8500

    I'd have to leave a place for the Eventide H9, as well, since they're still adding weird and useful algorithms.
     

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