So I've been in the process of selling a few guitar related things around the house that haven't been getting much play time and dedicating it to building a revamping my pedalboards and have been stuck between two delays. Mind you this, isn't a thread about which is the better one. Just which is the better one for my needs. Currently I have one pedaltrain jr. filled to the brim with pedals, but I plan on splitting it up into two pedalboards that will be used together, the smaller being the grab and go board and the larger being the at home recording board full of modulation and other crazy effects. The first thing I'll be doing is buying an Eventide Timefactor for the large at home board. The at home board will be exactly where it says in the name, at home and always in the effects loop of my Mesa. I've watched all the demoes and love the tweakability. Other than the more expensive Strymon Timeline, I can't imagine anything as comprehensive. The second board will be a small grab and go pedaltrain nano or nano plus. This board will consist of all the pedals designed to hit the front of the amp:1 compressor, a fuzz, an overdrive, and a delay. At home they'll be used together but this is the board I plan on taking out 90% of the time. This is where it comes down to the echorec and the belle epoch a. Which one does a basic bread and butter delay best? I'm not looking for just weird and cool modulated delays. I have no reverb on the second board so something that I can dial for a sort of reverb and basic delay as well as being able to do its own thing would be ideal. b. Which preamp and delay play best with distortion? This board is full of drives. Based on the last thread I made, i've heard the belle epoch takes distortion best and sounds a little darker. c. Perhaps do things that the Eventide can't do, or at the very least, can't cover as well. Does the Timefactor have a weaker echorec or a weaker echoplex? Which one of these would be better as a dedicated separate pedal for a more well rounded setup?