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Decent Cheap Delay

mspizziri

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Well I've gotten rid of all my effects pedals and have decided to just go with two amps. I have a Mesa DC-2 for my crunch and a Vox AC4TV for my clean.

I am looking for something to give the Vox a little extra something in the tone and was thinking a touch of delay or reverb would be nice.
Since I mostly play at home I really don't want to spend a lot of money and want to keep things fairly simple
I plan or running to both amps with an ABY box and leaving the pedal on most of time time. I also won't be gigging with it so it doesn't have to be really durable.

I'm trying to keep things under $50 and have been looking at the following

Danelectro PB&J
Behringer VD400

Both seem to get pretty good reviews but I was curious if anyone had experience with them or could recommend anything else

And just for fun here is some drunk guys doing a demo of the PB&J

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4-2MwouVJI
 

thisday1

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get a used Ibanez DE-7 and you're all set. Brilliant pedal.
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Just bought one and I was very impressed. Really I just bought it to see what all the fuss was about and now I'm considering keeping it and putting it head to head with a L6 Echo Park to see which delays I prefer.
 

brian blaut

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$45 buys you a used Dan Echo. It's my hands down favorite 'cheap' delay. It has the wonderful tone knob so the repeats can be warm, bright, or in between.
 

famousbirds

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Second (or third, fourth, whatever) on the DE-7.

That being said, I LOVE my VD-400. Great sounding, and way cheap for an analog delay. But - it's super warm, and oscillates above 1:00 on the intensity knob. Great ambient delay, but for pinging repeats, do the DE-7.
 

shark_bite

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I'm a huge fan of the Marshall Echo Head - a lot of delay for the money. Might be able to find one used for that price.
 

6Tones

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The Behringer delays are excellent for the money .
Downfall is the construction but if your dont abuse them your ok.

The VD400 analog delay. Darksounding delay but very pleasing on the ear,excellent .
 
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mspizziri

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The Behringer delays are excellent for the money .
Downfall is the construction but if your dont abuse them your ok.

The VD400 analog delay. Darksounding delay but very pleasing on the ear,excellent .

Yeah I was pretty impressed with the clips I heard of the VD400, especially since I can find one new for around $30.

Since I'm just going to be using it around the house cheaper construction really isn't a huge issue
 

Leftyman

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You might be able to pick up a used Boss DD-3 for that price, maybe. They are great delays. It might be a little beat up but as long as it works who cares.
 

jrjoe21

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Another vote for dod fx96 (run it at 12v) I got mine for 35$...

I also have a danelectro fab echo, I got got 15$. Which is nice if always on, but noisy when shitched on/off... mine is moded with a time pot so maybe that causes the switching noise...
 




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