Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Abram4235, Aug 29, 2019.
I found my old DD3 has no probs with high gain.
Cool! I'll keep that one on my short list.
Are you boosting the volume a lot? If so, you’re possibly overloading the A/D converter, which would sound harsh.
If not, I don’t know what to tell you, as I’ve never felt my delay pedals struggled with more distorted sounds.
This is true too, if you're boosting the volume a ton, the dbd will definitely start to break up, but if youre just adding drive without heaps of volume its a great option!
Providence Chrono/Delay 80s. Both have handled huge gain for me,b pedal gain in front and in the loop.
Anyone mentioned T-Rex yet? That Replay Box one sounds just lovely and with outstanding dynamic range.
It definitely sounds like the level going into the pedals is too high. The amount of gain should not be causing the issues you describe.
The more I think about this the more I do believe that it's the actual volume causing the issues and not the gain, because it is boosted. I'm going to experiment over the weekend and see if lowering it helps.
If you do want to run the signal really hot, then you might seek out a delay that can handle line level signals, rather than instrument level.
That's another plus on the Nova Delay...you can calibrate the input based on your loudest sound being fed into it. I've never messed with that setting nor ever noticed clipping
I was thinking about this more and I'm thinking you have a better point than I first realized. If it's in the loop, it wont be susceptible to the getting nailed with so much volume if that's what's causing it to act weird. Got it!
I haven't read through all the responses yet but for me, I always use my time based effects through my effects loop. Never had an issue with the tone being effected other than a chorus pedal.
Just want to update for anyone in the future reading through.
You guys were right, it was the amount of boost I was using before the delay.
I backed it off and it fixed the issue and my ODs actually sound better now. I did end up replacing the Echoplex with a DD2 just because I really dig it!
I tried the nova delay but the bypass signal was affected too much for my liking and I had already fallen for the DD2. The delays sounded great and the input signal configuration is really smart and useful too. I found the controls just a bit touchy but overall it was a great unit.
Thanks everyone for your help!
What BED preamp knob?
AKA the "record" knob.
I had great luck with alexander Quadrant.
Record Level knob I guess?
Correct. Said knob controls the unit's preamp gain. It can be dialed in as an additional OD, the same as the original Maestro EP-3 Echoplex that the BED is emulating.
Diamond Counterpoint delay works with high gain. I use the Faux Tape setting. I don't have an effects loop and plug in the front.