Best cheap delay ($50 or less)?

tele_jas

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Looking for a cheap, but decent delay pedal for my 2nd board. My main board has a Flashback X4, I really don't need anything big or fancy. I'd kind of like a mini pedal, but regular size is fine too.

I've had hit and miss luck with Donner pedals, so I'm a little afraid to try one...But if someone has any positive input on one, I'd give it a try?

Are the Joyo digital delay pedals any good?
 

plaidbeer

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I've noticed DE7s being more difficult to find these days, at least from the larger retailers who sell used gear.

I would also recommend the Behringer VD400 if you're looking an analog delay--$20. I know Behringer gets a lot of stick on here for various reasons, but I had no problems with mine at all. I only sold it, along wth other pedals to buy other pedals.
 

OldBlack

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I liked the Behringer analog delay, but the first one I purchased was DOA. Their rep is worse than it should be, but I'd still only buy one from somewhere with a fair and easy return policy. Love their delays though - the green echo machine ended up being the perfect replacement when I got bored with the El Capistan.

Nothing wrong with the Donner - the Yellow Fall, not sure if they have more than one at this point - or the rebranded Monoprice version. I'd buy either of those again over the Behringer analog any day of the week.
 

TheWayfarer84

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Yeah their prices are steadily in the $60 range nowadays. You'll still get lucky every now and then, but word has been out for a while about these. Why on earth there isn't a clone in a better enclosure with true bypass already, I do not know.
 

R.C.Moran

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On the cheap? Check out Monoprice, they have a delay that's $35ish. I have their flanger and actually like it a lot. They do seem to be Mooer copies, but I can't confirm if the circuits are or not.

I'll also +1 used Digitech/Hardwire pedals.
 

Sociophile

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Ibanez DE-7 is still very doable for the patient buyer. I have five, I think.

The First Act Delay and the Monoprice Delay (the black one in the mini enclosure) are also great values for the money.
 

Gary Razz

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The best delay I've found is the Caline CP-19 blue ocean delay. It sounds better that the carbon copy boss or any delay I've tried. I didn't want to like it but I just kicks every delay I've tried ass. Just sayin.
 

tele_jas

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Well.... I started this thread to help me find a good, cheap delay. During that time, I found a used TC Electronics Flashback mini for $60 on my local Craigslist, so I jumped on that. After playing around with it over the weekend, it makes me question why I have the huge Flashback X4 on my main board now?
 

InAbsentia

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Joyo "analog" delay can be had for $25 or so on ebay. analog voiced digital delay, but actually sounds really good. the repeats degrade a bit and it can oscillate like crazy.
 

MattLeFevers

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Well.... I started this thread to help me find a good, cheap delay. During that time, I found a used TC Electronics Flashback mini for $60 on my local Craigslist, so I jumped on that. After playing around with it over the weekend, it makes me question why I have the huge Flashback X4 on my main board now?
I only popped onto this thread to point out that used Flashback Minis are easy to find at around $60, so it sounds like you have things handled. :-D
 




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