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Least favorite thing about the Timeline?

theonlychrisj

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I'm dangerously close to getting one. All I have to do is sell my Nova.

There are so many threads about how awesome it is, I just wanted to know what some of the drawbacks are from guys that have one. Just to know what to expect...
 

bronzetalon

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I think the only drawbacks would be if you didn't like the sounds or it was too much for you. Sometimes I think I could just get by with a simple delay but I still keep the TL. Also its doesn't really do any super bright delays.
 

Footbutt

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yes, the Digital settings are oddly not as digital as we all are familiar with, ala DD-...
many people claim "it was too much" or "i'm not taking advantage of all the features".
for me, it's one of those pedals that i dialed in tones i like, and if i ever want to sit down with it for a Saturday, i won't become bored and i'll have a whole new batch of presets to use the next time i play out!
 

tomuchroc41gtr

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I never really had a problem with the "quirks" that have previously been documented before the most recent software update. The only somewhat negative thing I can say about it is the current needed power it. Running at 300ma can be a bit annoying with the most common/popular power supplies out there. But that is a small price to pay for what you get with this beast. And it's pretty easily remedied by using the courtesy outlet if you have a PP2+. Would have been nice to have the secondary functions for the tape and analog algos that are on the individual stompboxes...but now we're just getting nit-picky.
 

thewordking

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I agree. There is really only one thing that I don't like about it (and there are probably a hundred things I love-just to put it in perspective) and that's that it doesn't have that super clean pristine Boss style digital delay. It can do a 2290 type digital delay but never gets quite to that Boss digitallity (I really think "digitality" should be a word). So I have a DD-7 on my board right after my Timeline for looping and for that digitality. (It's growing on you, isn't it?) But other than that there are ZERO negatives for me. I think each engine could be sold as a standalone pedal and if you're into simplicity you just have to think of each engine that way. Want a Carbon Copy? Just use dTape and don't fiddle with any of the paramaters, just turn the knobs. Or don't even do that. Just use the delay and repeats knob. It's really as complex or as simple as you want it to be. To me, that's its genius. Well, that and sounding amazing.
 

jmoss5347

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Just pull the trigger.. The timeline has been my favorite effect ive ever owned, and. there have been plenty. If it has any faults, it would be that it has so many options that its hard to decide how you want to utilize them
 

Bruce Lychee

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I sold mine on eBay for $400 within a few weeks of owning one. I wasn't crazy about being able to hear the zipper on the pots and had some weird noise issues with the main dial. They sent me a new one which exhibited the same characteristics. They said the zippering on the pots is by design, which is fine because it doesn't interfere once you play.

I also found that it simply didn't sound as good for the things my AD999 Pro and Echoczar cover. That being said, it's an extremely versatile unit and should satisfy anyone who wants versatility and some excellent digital delay options.
 

Geetarpicker

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That I've owned my Timeline for use in a wet/dry rig for about 7 months now and they still have yet to fix the new "kill dry" parameter. Last I heard a new firmware update was expected for September that would address the issue. That said until that feature is fixed my Timeline sits unused.
 

SirGilmour

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This might be a dumb question but whats wrong with the "kill dry"? (just got my TL a few weeks ago)
 

78deluxe

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It is complex.

(lots of parameters to tweak, double buttons to press to perform a function, lots of settings, etc).

Pretty much every thing else is great.
 

jb4674

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I think the TimeLine's biggest flaws are four things (in the order below):

1. Its inability to produce a convincing digital delay that doesn't sound "warm"

2. Its lack of dual delay options on every mode/preset

3. The failure of the design to incorporate a larger screen that displays more information

4. The lack of physical controls to adjust parameters on the fly without having to dig through several menus on the unit.
 

Bruce Lychee

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I think the TimeLine's biggest flaws are four things (in the order below):

1. Its inability to produce a convincing digital delay that doesn't sound "warm"

Compared to the analog delays I have, the AD999 Pro and Echoczar Quad, I did not find the Timeline warm at all... And neither one of those are really that warm as far as analog delays go.
 

mcdes

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For me. If I pick one. It would be the warble when re tapping tempo on dBucket. But there is so much to love abou it still.
 

Dbwalker

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The Timeline is amazing, deep, flexible and sounds great. I have a few gripes, but they are niggling details.

* The looper stops when you release the button, not when you press it!
I've spent a lifetime timing button presses, I just cannot get the timing right on a button release.

* No Editor

* No midi clock out
 

thesooze

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For me. If I pick one. It would be the warble when re tapping tempo on dBucket. But there is so much to love abou it still.
Yeah- this for me as well. I wish there was an on/off feature for it because I like it sometimes, but most of the time it just ruins the moment :rotflmao
 






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