Echo pedal recommendations?

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  1. Free

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    Hello, all. I'm thinking I'll go with the MXR "Carbon Copy", but wanted to get other suggestions befor I do. I don't think the MXR is true-bypass, and that concerns me a little bit. Here is what I'm looking for. Thanks in advance - as always, I appreciate all of your input!
    • Need at least 600 ms delay
    • Analog or warm analog-voiced digital
    • Under $200
    • Transparent bypass switching or ideally true-bypass
     
  2. hurleysurf

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    I think about your only choice is the CC. Not a bad choice at all though!
     
  3. FloridaSam

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    Yes. You have described the Carbon Copy. I love mine.
     
  4. TheBigShow421

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    You could always try a Denelectro Reel Echo, I love mine, but now that I think about it I don't believe its true bypass.
     
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    Analogman AR20DL/XL
     
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    This may not be very helpful but the Retro Sonic Analog Delay is exactly what you describe, is true bypass, and has the short/long switch to go from a slap back to a longer delay on the fly. I just got mine and I love it. Very organic sounding. They are $300 new but maybe you could find a used one?
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  7. blood5150

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    if you can save another 50.00 get the boss RE-20 space echo, has tap tempo, etc.. 6 seconds of echo..

    if not, the CC is a great choice.
     
  8. Blunder

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    Check out the Earthquaker Devices Disaster Transport. It's a really good sounding digital delay with footswitchable modulation. Really crazy mod if you want it. And there seems to be quite a few of them in the emporium lately.
    The Carbon Copy is a really good sounding delay for the money. Modulation is very subtle on it. I wouldn't worry too much about the true bypass issue as I found the CC didn't affect my signal.

    I ended up keeping the Disaster Transport. I found that I could get it to sound almost exactly like the CC and you can switch the mod on and off with the 2nd footswitch.
     
  9. TheGuildedAge

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    I liked the echotap if you don't need modulation.
     
  10. tv eyes

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    Although I don't have one, I'm almost positive that the Carbon Copy IS true bypass.
     
  11. Free

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    I'm certain MXR would be advertising that if it was, and I've never seen it advertised.

    Regardless, looks like I'll have to go with the CC.
     
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    The EH stereo memory man is a truly great sounding echo!!!
     
  13. wildschwein

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    Moen Pretty Dolly. Has about 550ms delay. Is a digital and analogue hybrid but sounds very analogue. It's true bypass and built pretty strong. It is a bit bigger than a MXR Carbon Copy though. You can, however, pick them up on eBay for around $50 US - not much to lose really. I think the Moen is a great sounding echo for thickening up your tone - but it's not so good for precise digital-style repeat times.
     
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    I have two Ibanez DE-7's on my board. One set to Echo and one to Delay. The Echo setting is fantastic, very deep and analog sounding.
     
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