I've never owned a delay pedal, and I'm not exactly sure why I need one, but I'm probably going to buy one. I don't need the U2 rhythmic delay sounds, just ambient, spacious sounds for lead (more of an enhancement than an effect). I'd like to spend less than $200. Do I need tap tempo for this application? What do I forego by choosing a delay without tap tempo? Keep in mind that I'd rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it. I want a delay that is easy to use, and sound quality is more important to me than features (an abundance of delay types). For tap tempo delays, the Akai Headrush looks really cool, especially with is looping feature. I'm also looking at the DLS Echotap. If I choose strictly analog delay, my search is easier as they all seem to work pretty much the same. The T Rex Replica looks like the perfect delay for me, but I can't afford it right now. The Headrush is definitely the frontrunner ($199, looks easy to use, has everything I might need, nothing I don't). I'd also consider the Boss pedals (DD-6/7) if the tap tempo is easy to use. So, 1) Should I buy a delay with tap tempo? 2) What pedal do you recommend?