Delays that cover Rock-A-Billy & Slapback WELL??

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  1. Robert123

    Robert123 Member

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    Hi,

    What delays are known best to cover Rock-A-billy and Slapback well? I have a DD2 but prefer to have it always set for longer delay settings... so I need to give it a friend.

    Thanks
     
  2. Frosted Glass

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    Any darker analogs - AD80, DM-2, AD-9, maybe the old DODs on the cheap
    EHX had a dedicated 'slapback delay' that was fixed at 100ms.
    Brighter analogs - DM-3, CD10 etc might be closer to your DD-2 in sound.
     
  3. Stressfest

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    BYOC DD-80 does the job :)
     
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    The Maxon AD9 has 300 ms. of Delay, It is an analog delay and truebypass. Perfect Pedal for that slapback tone.
     
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    cbpickin Tweed Supporting Member Silver Supporting Member

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    +1 on the AD9. I sold mine and bought an AD900. It has longer delay times, but it can still do the slapback thing. The Line 6 Verbzilla also has a cool setting for slapback that is pretty decent, I was impressed.
     
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    Soothsayer (Paul) Supporting Member

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    The magicstomp can do slapback. Best bang for the buck out there and the quality of the effects is outstanding. Its not the boutique answer but for $79 everyone should have one!
     
  7. gls500

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    The HBE Mimic really does this well.
     
  8. erksin

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    Jacques Prisoner!

    300mS plus modulation that adds a real tape-like warble to the echoes. Great box, IMO.

    Another good one is the Arion SAD-1.

    I owned an old DOD 680 and liked it too, but it's big and the repeats are quite dark and muffled.
     
  9. musickbox

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    I have a Boss dm-2, great pedal overall. For slapback it's okay, not the best though. I would check out the Maxon stuff, I think any of those analog pedals will do the trick. Boss dm-3 I heard is better for slapback.
     
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    If you are into Chris Spedding, he used a Memory Man.
    I've had good luck with the cheapo Danelectro pedal.
    If you want to go after the Echosonic (or was it Echofonic?) amp sound, it would be tape all the way, like a Copicat, an old 'Plex or the Fulltone.
     
  12. ahltarocka

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    Just picked up an old vintage Arion Sad-1 Analog Delay on ebay. Sweet analog heaven, does the slapback thing and sounds beautiful. Probably the only Arion pedal ever made that is worth buying. Make sure you get the old Sad-1 not the later model (don't know that number). As good as a Boss Dm-2 and Ibanez Analog Delay and costs much less. Only downside is that it is made of Plastic, just don't abuse it and it will sound great. You can always find one is good shape on ebay. Good Luck!!!

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  13. Creamy

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    +1 (again) for the Maxon AD9. The Maxon AD9 is supposed to be the same as the vintage Ibanez AD9. - I'm sure some one will correct me if I'm wrong. If you don't mind an older unit, you should be able to save a good $50 on the Ibanez. Forget the Ibanez reissue. I didn't want to fuss with getting a tempermental older unit so I opted for the Maxon. Just a word of caution: this is a gateway pedal. Your DD-2 is an incredible delay (- have you seen the size of the Roland chip inside?), but once you glimpse the possibilities of an analog delay like this, you will begin to seek out others.
     
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    Rocktron ShortTimer - great analog sound, don't let the low price turn you away...
     
  15. Matts Tone

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    I thought the Diamond Memory Lane was very good at slap back!!

    I now own a T-Rex Replica which can do slap back also but in my opinion not as good as the Memory Lane BUT I prefur the delay range of the Replica better!!
     
  16. longgonedaddy

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    I got my DM-3 specifically for slap and rockabilly use.
     
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    I can vouch for the Maxon and the Jacques Prisoner. They will do what you ask very nicely.
     
  18. Robert123

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    Are the latest DD3 pedals worth the $$ for the slabback?
     
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    +1

    I bought a Short Timer to get me by while I transition from broken DL4 to "not quite ready" Pigtronics Echolution. I was amazed at just how good the Short Timer sounds. It was made to do the slab back thing and it does it very well. It got a nice review in Vintage Guitar a few months ago too. I got mine for $50 out the door. How can you lose?
     

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