Keep one and sell two. Who gets the axe?

Black_Label

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Analog delay edition.

1) Big box DMM (2008 version w/ external power and 2 mn3005s on a 4-chip board).
Sound compared to other DMMs: A+
Condition: A

2) AD-900 (2x mn3005 version)
Sound compared to other AD-900s: A+
Condition: B+/A-

3) AD-80 ('79 or so, regular box/rectangle button, 18v)
Sound compared to other AD-80s: A+
Condition: B/B- (lots of scratches, but I've got the box and paperwork)

If you were me, who gets the axe?
 

tbader

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Analog delay edition.

1) Big box DMM (2008 version w/ external power and 2 mn3005s on a 4-chip board).
Sound compared to other DMMs: A+
Condition: A

2) AD-900 (2x mn3005 version)
Sound compared to other AD-900s: A+
Condition: B+/A-

3) AD-80 ('79 or so, regular box/rectangle button, 18v)
Sound compared to other AD-80s: A+
Condition: B/B- (lots of scratches, but I've got the box and paperwork)

If you were me, who gets the axe?

Keep all three and sell plasma for a few weeks to fund your GAS. :p
 

la noise

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Of course we know every pedal you own
sounds better than any other version of
that pedal that anyone else owns. ;)

A++! :aok
 

Black_Label

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Of course we know every pedal you own
sounds better than any other version of
that pedal that anyone else owns. ;)

A++! :aok
Yours might sound better. But I've been through about 10 DMMs and the one I still have was the keeper. I spent years on the 'perfect analog delay hunt' going through pedal after pedal until I settled on these three.

There was that thread the other day about "how many pedals do you own that you're not playing?" and it got me thinking that I should just sell off everything I'm not currently using. Then I realized I should have at least one analog delay sitting around in case of emergencies. And at least 2-3 Big Muffs. And 3 Echoplexes. And 2 or 3 Fuzz Faces...
 

Last Nerve

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Keep the DMM, IMO.
'Specially if it sounds right.
 

la noise

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I have 3 DMMs..... and I couldn't choose which one
sounds best.

I have an AD900 loaded with the MN3005s, too, like
you do.

I could not choose 1 out of all of these. :nono

They sound different enough..... and I believe selling a big box
DMM at this point will be like selling a Strat or Les
Paul in the 1980's to get one of those pointy-headstocked
Superstrats with a Whammy Bar. :D

You've been warned. ;)
 

PurpleJesus

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Analog delay edition.

1) Big box DMM (2008 version w/ external power and 2 mn3005s on a 4-chip board).
Sound compared to other DMMs: A+
Condition: A

2) AD-900 (2x mn3005 version)
Sound compared to other AD-900s: A+
Condition: B+/A-

3) AD-80 ('79 or so, regular box/rectangle button, 18v)
Sound compared to other AD-80s: A+
Condition: B/B- (lots of scratches, but I've got the box and paperwork)

If you were me, who gets the axe?
I'd keep the ad900 for sure.

Out of the other two it's tough. I personally think the ad-80 is the best of all the small box 400ish ms 80s BBD delays.

I think I'd keep the two AD's.
 

e-flat

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Analog delay edition.

1) Big box DMM (2008 version w/ external power and 2 mn3005s on a 4-chip board).
Sound compared to other DMMs: A+
Condition: A

2) AD-900 (2x mn3005 version)
Sound compared to other AD-900s: A+
Condition: B+/A-

3) AD-80 ('79 or so, regular box/rectangle button, 18v)
Sound compared to other AD-80s: A+
Condition: B/B- (lots of scratches, but I've got the box and paperwork)

If you were me, who gets the axe?
There's got to be some other **** you can sell! Keep those delays and sell some dirt boxes :aok
Seriously though, those are "the three" analog delays to have. If you HAVE to sell one, I'd say the AD-80. But man... you're killing me.
 
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You spent the time and energy to find the best delays that work for you. Do you need the money? If not, why sell any of them?
 

CaptainAwesome

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You spent the time and energy to find the best delays that work for you. Do you need the money? If not, why sell any of them?

I agree with this. If you truly don't need all 3 and can't decide which is the keeper, then it's a win-win situation anyway and I'd sell the most expensive ones.
 

greenlander

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Sweet mother of Crom don't sell any of them! They're all keepers, major regrets may ensue. It takes brass balls to sell analog delays like those.

If I had to vote I guess I'd say keep the AD-80. But I'm not going to condone selling either of the others.
 

Erswell

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First thought dont sell any. They are all out right classics.. Youre a gear head. There must be room on a shelf for the two not in use.

Second thought def not the DMM - from your own description its the best you've had. How gutted would you be if you could never find a replacement as good later when you realised you shouldn't have sold it.

And the AD-80 is likewise one of the best if not the best small footprint slapback analogs. Surely it cant go? Its history in a box.

The only possibility IMO is the 900. Played mine a couple of days ago after a slight balance adjustment to the trims. Its bleedin' gorgeous :)

So, to recap for those asleep at the back......keep them all.

(Not much help really but its da trut!)
 




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