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Hey! Just grabbed an AD9...

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Esquirej, Sep 20, 2006.

  1. Esquirej

    Esquirej Member

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    Ok...I've been surfing pretty much constantly for a good deal on one of the more popular analog delays. Been using a Danecho for a while and it's nice, but noisy...and it's been doing this weird dying out thing from time to time. Fades out and then after about 10 seconds starts to come back. Took me a while to identify which part of my chain was causing this issue, but I finally isolated it down to the Dano.

    Anyways...grabbed the Ibanez pedal just a couple minutes ago on ebay for under $90! Will I be happy?!? I think so!

    So, now my pedal board will be: Fender Pedal Tuner > AD9 > Sparkle Drive > Duncan Pickup Booster. I think I'm where I want to be. :AOK

    Oh...wait, I'll be adding a Budda Wah in a week or so. Almost forgot. :)

    J
     
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    vintage saddles Supporting Member

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    Good on you. Should be a telling difference over the Danecho.
     
  3. mustangman

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    I used a AD-9 for about year, its a great pedal! You'll be very happy! I just needed something a little better, so i got an Echoplex! :D
     
  4. AL30

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    I haven't talked to too many players that didn't have their DanEcho go down. Myself included. Too bad I really like that pedal.

    I just had an AD9 in for repair - sort of - needed a battery :rotflmao


    That was the first time I ever played one. Great sounding pedal - very full. I tried to talk my friend into selling it to me. He has no tech skills but he's got good ears. It's back on his board.

    AL
     
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    Gas-man Unrepentant Massaganist

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    And Keeley can mod it down the line if you decide you like the smell of cork.
     
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    Gas-man can you elaborate on this comment? haha
     
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    I've always wanted an AD-9. I tried one out for a bit and really dug it's subtle nature.
     
  8. MightyGuru

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    I'e got two AD9s. An 80's model and a newer one. They're both very useable fx, but the 80s version sounds a little fuller.
     
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    Mixoso Silver Supporting Member

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    I love my AD-9...take the back off and there are 2 mini pots you can fool with if you like. One adds delay time...I nudged that up to make it work for one song in the set that needed a bit more spaciness. I dont recall what the other one does...
     
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    Have you tried your signal path as Tuner->SD Pickup Booster-> Sparkle Drive-> AD-9 ?

    Just curious... I like delays at the end of the chain, as overdrives have trouble reproducing delay and time-based effects. Plus, I don't know much about the Pickup booster, but if it's really trying to lighten the load on your pickups, it's probably supposed to be as close to them in the chain as possible...
     
  11. Esquirej

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    Thanks for posting both here and on my other post about the pedal chain. I actually tried the delay after the drive pedal and it significantly deadened the snap of my Tele. I can't explain it...maybe because I do the slapback country twang thing...it just worked better in front of it.

    As for the SD booster, I use it strictly as a clean boost on solo's and stuck it at the end of the chain. I may try moving it to the front to see what goes.

    Thanks!!
    J
     

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