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Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Kluch, Jul 10, 2019.
I have owned a lot of delays. My pick is the DMM 550TT. It sounds great, its versatile, does the oscillation thing with the footswitch and has everything I need feature wise (stereo in&outs would be nice though). I recently got an El Cap and its really great. It would for sure be second behind the Memory Man.
The CB Tonal Recall.... definitely.
...or the Volante...
...but in a pinch the DD-500 can do it all...mostly.
The timeline always sounds great. Can’t let go of it.
The Thermae is perfect. Great traditional delay plus textures and new tones.
Wait, what is the question?
Dd3. Probably not the most popular choice but its a workhorse and if it ever craps out I can easily replace it.
Thank goodness I don't have to live in such harsh conditions as to only pick one.
Only one delay? The Boss DD-500, of course.
Then I can run four delays simultaneously.
I've got a bunch, but for me that little Boonar sounds so dang good. I mean it not only does a splendid job *as* a delay IMNSHO, but the sound, to my ears, just seems magnificent.
If I had to retain just one that would be it, but I can see why others may say a Rubberneck and/or a few others over the Boonar. In the end it was a combo of ease of use (even a dope like me can figure that box out) and its beautiful sound.
easy , Mxr Carbon Copy.
Pigtronix Echolution 2. It has the best tone of the delays I use, generally speaking. Warm, full, musical, and nice filtering and double tap options.
[Edit: I should add that this is by a nose, not a mile. I have 2 other super delays on my main board, 2 super delays on my small board and many others besides. Great things about all of them, but if I HAD to choose 1...]
El Cap. I currently use it together with a Source Audio Nemesis, which is also great and has more options, but the El Cap has replaced and outlived many other delays. Close to perfection ( for me).
Obscura, with the caveat that I don't have any of the delays anyone has mentioned so far.
There are SO MANY delays any more and all of them have their champions... I think one would have to specify a price range and the type of usage one envisioned to make the question work. The best sounding single delay I've owned recently is the Mr. Black SS-850. Great sound and the perfect amount of modulation.
Fairfield Circuitry Meet Maude; a murky lo-fi analog wonderland.
Boss DD-7. I’ve owned a lot of fancy delays, but this one is compact, takes normal power, sounds great, and does everything I need it to.
Chase Bliss Tonal Recal RKM! best delay ever made imo.
I like that you are going against the conventional wisdom of "it is amazing but don't make it your only delay".
Ibanez AD mini. Yeah, I’m an analog BBD freak and it sounds THAT great. On par with the best vintage DM-2s.