Can a delay be set up to sound like reverb?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by jimmyohio75, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. jimmyohio75

    jimmyohio75 Member

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    I have heard a few delay demos on You Tube and some of them seem to almost add a reverb type sound. Am I crazy?

    What is a good delay pedal for under $125 new or used?
     
  2. pickleweed

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    yes, if all you want is to thicken your sound a little bit. i had the same idea you did, and tried a carbon copy to get there. i since got a real reverb pedal, and its night and day though.
     
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    Yes, it can, if the repeats are (a) dark and easy to blend into each other while keeping the effect level low but still audible, (b) usually in small tempo values, for example more than 3-4 repeats per second. These are common tricks to "confuse" the brain into thinking that it's a basic style reverb, which will be done in a perfect way eventually if they go down to 35msec or less.
     

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