Delay Help!!!

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  1. tterry2

    tterry2 Member

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    I just got my brand new Savage Macht this weekend and it is absolutely amazing!!!. When I run my clean tone the Eventide Timefactor and Empress Tape Delay really shine but when I kick on any type of OD with either the Timefactor or Empress Tape Delay the repeats get way to distorted and sound really muddy. I have turned down the mix considerably but it only helps ever so slightly.


    The amp does not have an effects loop otherwise I would run it through that......any insight would be greatly appreciated.


    Thanks!
     
  2. bluflames

    bluflames Member

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    Do you run the delay in front of or behind the OD?
     
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    That is a problem. That's why most amps nowadays have FX loop. If you put in front of the amp, the more overdrive equals more muddyness of the delay.
    Although it is unconventional, I would try to put it before the overdrive. Or maybe 1 before the overdrive that is buffered but not active, and the one after is active. Maybe that'll help something? I dunno.

    I use a Providence Chrono Delay in the front of my amp, but I think I don't push the overdrive as hard as you do, cause mine sounds great
     
  5. NielsM

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    I would like to know the solution to this as well, if I were to decide to use more gain and delay at the same time.
     
  6. movingpictures

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    Delay after dirt usually works best. Are you sure the delays aren't seeing too much input from the od? The tf has a clip light and input gain switches on back. Try those
     
  7. Rab1s

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    I'd try running it through the Effects loop on your amp if you have one. That's what I do with my nova and it sounds great weather I'm running clean, low, medium, or high gain.
     
  8. NielsM

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    It doesn't have one... That's the problem. Mine doesn't either so im pretty curious.
     
  9. TheRealDeal

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    check the feedback of the delay..most of the time that will 'fix' things...the same thing happens to me...i will be playing clean and the delay is glorious, then i kick in some dirt and it is simply too much. i have an expression pedal assigned to the feedback to help me control things so it doesn't get crazy
     
  10. NielsM

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    So long feedbacks will not be possible when using more overdriven signal?
     
  11. TheRealDeal

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    It will work but the signal is so overdriven/distorted that it becomes muddy and the amount of times you hear that you will lose any clarity left that they may be
     

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