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Ibanez DML delay

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Kaiser, Jan 25, 2006.

  1. Kaiser

    Kaiser Member

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    does anyone here own one of these?

    is the delay on this pedal digital sounding or analog sounding?

    does it self-oscillate?

    is it tone sucking?
     
  2. jordanL

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    I think thats the digital delay with modulation. The ADL is the analog delay of the series, the DDL is the standard digital delay.
     
  3. playon

    playon Supporting Member

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    The DM stands for "Delay Modulation"... this is an 1980s era pedal. It is digital, depending on the model some are less clean sounding than others. The DML-10 has slightly less delay times and isn't as clean-sounding as the DML-20. The cool thing about those pedals is the long delay times and the really wild modulation effects you can get with them. They are kind of a bargain if that's what you're looking for. I wouldn't use one for slap-back retro kinds of sounds, but they do pretty amazing chorus, 12-string effects, long delays, and wild mangling.
     
  4. MrSage

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    The original DML has about 500ms of delay time. The DML-10 has around 900ms. The DML-20 has over a second.

    They're all digital, and the DML and DML-10 are by no means "dirty" sounding (unless someone has jacked around extensively with the trimpots). They're much less "digital-sounding" than Boss delays. Much less muddy than, say, a Deluxe Memory Man.

    They do fine with slapback and other sounds, but they really excel with chorus, flange, and over the top sounds. Great for U2-style modulated delays, or anywhere you want a Deluxe Memory Man sound without the muddiness and the huge footprint.
     
  5. Rid

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    Great units, had two of them, was so foolish to sell them when I went rack in the days.
     
  6. jman

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    i had a couple DML 10's for a few years(one of which cost me 10 bucks!)-the very freaky sounds it could do were pretty cool indeed,but i liked the more subtle modulation settings as well(though dialing them in just right can take a little time)...great concept for a floor delay pedal and though mine were kind of rickety they sounded pretty clean. the only really noticeable older 'tone suckers' i have used were some MXR's,but maybe i'm just not quite as picky as others!
     
  7. Don Rusk

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    Love em, have three ( one 10 and 2 20s) geez they will self copulate if you play with them long enough :D the EchoPark has a digital setting with modulation that does some of t he lighter mod stuff......but for just plain molten sickness- cant touch this ( hey its an 80s pedal :AOK )
     
  8. fernmeister

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    one of my all-time favourite pedals. decent enough early digital delay, OK modulated tones but some really funny things when you add modulation to the longer delays.
     
  9. Frosted Glass

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    I had a DML10 for a while and it was pretty great. By no means analogue sounding, but not too sterile that it was unusable. I could never find a use for the whacky modulation on longer delay settings (but I've since acquired a Boss RDD-10 that's similar and when running a pure delay signal the whackyness becomes much more usuable. IIRC the DML has a direct out and a mix out - perhaps if you plug a dummy in the direct the other output will be delay only?). Apparantly if you tweak the feedback trimpot (labelled fb.) you can get the unit to self-oscillate. Mine would only if you ran a distortion pedal into it. Personally I prefer the Boss unit because it has a tone knob to warm up the delays, but that's half-rack (also has half the delay time) so not for everybody.
     

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