Delay Poll - which one to get?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by buzzp, Apr 26, 2016.

Which one?

  1. Belle Epoch

    17 vote(s)
    15.6%
  2. Echorec

    9 vote(s)
    8.3%
  3. DMM XO

    17 vote(s)
    15.6%
  4. Hermida EPH-3

    2 vote(s)
    1.8%
  5. Keeley Mag Echo

    2 vote(s)
    1.8%
  6. Subdecay Echobox

    5 vote(s)
    4.6%
  7. Other

    57 vote(s)
    52.3%
  1. buzzp

    buzzp Member

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    I loved the modulation on my DMB lunar echo, but can't find one at a decent price these days. I had a Moog MF-delay that was AWESOME, but it had no modulation. Just got rid of an Echo Puss because I didn't like the repeats.

    Forgot to add the Counterpoint and MLjr.
     
  2. tonefreak

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    I like the BOSS Waza Craft DM-2W and the MXR Carbon Copy is pretty cool as well. My tastes are pretty simple when it comes to delays.
     
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  3. buzzp

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    I haven't played through a Carbon Copy in a while, maybe I need to revisit. The DM-2w is great, but no modulation.
     
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    I love my keeley caverns
     
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    I absolutely love the Belle Epoch. It can encapsulate everything from beautiful and strange sounds.
     
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  6. KoolThing

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    I have settled on a Skreddy Echo, but to be honest it was REALLY hard to leave behind the DMM XO, which is a great modulated delay for a great price (especially used--I've been seeing them as low as $140!). Skreddy won out because of a smaller size and because I preferred the way it produces usable oscillation.
     
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    The Belle is great. But that DMM xo! It's the real deal and has the most beautiful modulation, if that's what you're missing.
     
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  8. Flatscan

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    @buzzp did you try an expression pedal with the MF-Delay?

    Set up right the MF-Delay can bring the warble along with the echo.
     
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  9. buzzp

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    Wait, how does it do that? I have the expression pedal plugged into my drive pedal. I'm happy to get another MF-delay, for sure.
     
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  10. Black_Label

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    You could get an EHX 8-step program and use that to subtly modulate the delay time on the MF-Delay.
     
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    @buzzp you can modulate the time setting or feedback setting (your choice).

    If you modulate time you can affect pitch and/or achieve chorusy/flangery-type tones.

    If you modulate feedback you can vary wildly between a more subtle delay and feedback loops.

    I leave mine on "time" and bring the pitch warble.

    It's killer and I control it with my foot in real-time.

    Aside: if you have multiple Moog pedals, I strongly recommend getting an Expressionator. It's super easy to use. You can readily control up to 3 pedals individually or concurrently.
     
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    +1 on the EHX 8 Step

    I generally prefer using the expression pedal directly for most things though (personal preference, I do own and use an 8 Step).
     
  15. buzzp

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    Very interesting. Looks like I may be getting another Moog delay and then the 8step program!
     
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    The MLJr is really a great great pedal. It's sort of a "standard" now, and a little devoid of some of the new fangled bells and whistles but it's a classic for a reason.
     
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  18. buzzp

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    Tried it in person and while it was really cool, but wouldn't use that as one of my main delays.
     
  19. 71strat

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    I really like the Voicings of the MOOG Delays. Both the MF104M, and the Minifooger. Ive got both and for my basic needs, even the MINI does all I need, and more.
    Both are warm, and pleasing to my ear.

    I also recommend a Kyle Chase EP3, Secret Preamp with the Delay, when budget allows.

    Its an Exact Copy of both the Early/Late 70s EP3s. All were not created equally.

    This unit uses ALL NOS Parts, original to the EP3, and also runs on the Correct 22V. 6db Boost.

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  20. Martanthegreat

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    The MLjr is the standard for sure I've had 2, but their very simple. I've grown in my use of delays so I needed more. I had the rare Moollon delay which is sooo good and is so tweakable. Just traded it for a GFI Clockwork 2 so we ll see.
     

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