inexpensive delay recommendations

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  1. royd

    royd Member

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    hey everyone,

    I'm looking for a delay... cheap... hopefully under $100. Obviously it won't be great at those prices but I don't want it to suck either. And hopefully it won't suck tone any worse than a boss pedal.

    I see the nobels but can't find any thoughts about it. The guyatone md-3 sounds cool but it looks as if the switches are a serious trouble spot. The Visual Sound h2o seems to be a tone sucker from what I've read. there is the ibanez tone lock series...

    What would you all recommend?
     
  2. onemind

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    The used echo park I found for 80. doesn't seem like such a value anymore!
     
  3. Blues Wail

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    honestly, other than takin up a rather large chunk of real estate, the rocktron short timer is a nice delay. mine was $59.00, check out the
    reviews over at H.C. it has outperformed some of my "upper end" delays,
    good luck!
    ;)
     
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    ibanez EM-5 or DL-5 under $50 and excellent!
    Arion SAD-1 under $100 and excellent.
     
  5. gearitis

    gearitis Gold Supporting Member

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    DigiTech DigiDelay. Around $100
     
  6. teddy boy

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    Isn't the S.I.B echo something like a $100? Am I totally wrong?
     
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    Look for a dod FX90 on ebay there around 50.00 they cant be beat for slapback or a reverb type setting.There quiet and dont seem to suck tone. Really one of the best kept secerets in delays all analog too. ~ mike
     
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    if you like the echoplex vibe you might look around for a dano reel echo.i picked one up recently and have been blown away by it.its freaking huge but feels well constructed and sounds really close to a nice tape delay.
     
  10. drolling

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    Few things in life I love more than a nice expensive analog delay loaded w/bells & whistles - but cheap digital delays can be a ton of fun, too.

    I'll second the recommendation of the DigiDelay. It does a number of useful tricks, w/tap tempo and modulation, but I usually use the 'tape' mode.

    Another one that I'll second is the Dano PB&J. This one's got 2 speeds, so you can tap back and forth between a slap-back & a dotted eighth setting.

    Neither are true-bypass, but the DigiTech buffer's no worse than a Boss. The Dano's, unfortunately, a real tone sucker in bypass mode, and needs to be in a loop.
     
  11. Sean Doty

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    Guyatone MD3 might be an option. Good bang-for-the-buck delay, plus it is easy on your pedalboard real estate.
     
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    Get a used Ibanez DL10 or a BOSS DD-2, both are very warm sounding digital delays, almost like analog unit in regards to tone.

    TheGrooveking
     
  13. Fifthstone

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    +1 on the Rocktron Short Timer. It does an excellent tape emulation. Is warm and natural sounding and has plenty of delay time for most needs IMO. Guitar Player also gave it an Editor's Pick award. The only "problem" I've had with mine is that the footswitch sometimes pops the first time you engage it, but is fine after that. At about $60 and with the excellent tone it's a no brainer.
     
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    Danelectro Reel Echo

    Some great sounds in there!
     
  15. Fuzzdawg

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    byoc delay! it's relativelty cheap, fun, and sounds pretty good. way less than $100! and much more durable than, say, a danelectro pedal.

    www.buildyourownclone.com
     
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    +1 on the DL-10. For some reason it has the same vibe to me as my DM-2 or DM-3.
     
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    DaveG Gold Supporting Member

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    Another vote for the Digitech DigiDelay; I picked up a used one for $35 a couple of years ago, and it's been great.
     
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    I have one and it is an excellent value for the money.
     

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