Looking for a Chandler Echo in Pedal Form [Any Suggestions?]

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  1. Mastersonics

    Mastersonics Senior Member

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    Hi everyone

    I'm looking to find a pedal replacement to my Chandler Echo rack unit.
    The Chandler is by far my favorite Echo and need to find a pedal as close to the Chandler as possible.

    So far the Wampler Analog Echo is the closest thing I found to the Chandler
    but I would like to know if any of you know of another pedals that fit my description before I commit and buy.

    Almost forgot
    it would be great to have a tap tempo feature as well.
    That's the only bad thing about the Wampler.......


    The ones that made the list are:

    1. Wampler
    2. Vox Time Machine
    3. Line 6 DL4


    Thanks a lot and Happy Holiday
    CJ
     
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  2. kludge

    kludge The droid you're looking for

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    Have you tried a TC Nova Delay?
     
  3. James

    James Member

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    I use a Chandler SDE-2 delay and love the tone and layout of the TC Electronic NOVA Repeater. It lets you darken the repeats with a knob to taste, similar to the High-Cut switch on the Chandler echo. And it has tap tempo.
     
  4. orogeny

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    my favorite recommendation would be a dd20. tone knob is key on this one as well. initial voicings have quite a range to work from also (analog, tape, multi-head tape, crispy clean. . . etc).

    the wampler is excellent.

    tech 21 dla with tap is exactly up your alley.

    the nova is a fine delay also, but i prefer the tonality/functionality of the dd20.
     
  5. todd richman

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    I think someone here, maybe Danocaster, had a Chandler that was rehoused in a fairly large in width pedal enclosure.
     
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    I've not played through one, but I would suggest you check out the Tech 21 Boost DLA w/Tap Tempo. Supposed to sound killer. And only $150.
     
  7. Mastersonics

    Mastersonics Senior Member

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    Wow, I knew there were more options out there....:rockin


    Thinking about it I do need the tap tempo feature for sure.

    The thing I like about the Line 6 DL4 is that I can store presets,
    do the tap tempo and it sounds pretty decent and good enough to my ears.

    I will definitely check the Tech 21, TC Electronic Nova and the DD20.
    plus I just checked the EH Deluxe Memory Boy and looks really interesting too.

    Officially I can say that pedal GAS has entered the building......:D


    now to You Tube to check all of these pedals
    will get back here shortly

    thanks a lot guys

    cheers,
    Charles
     
  8. Just1more

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    I replaced my Chandler SDE2 with the Skreddy Echo. For what I needed in a delay. But, it doesn't have tap tempo.
     
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  10. Mastersonics

    Mastersonics Senior Member

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    Housing the Chandler looks like a great option but I'm not sure 100% yet.
    Plus it looks like it's going to be a lot of $$$ to do the conversion.

    Anyone knows who can do the conversion in the US, pricing etc?

    The Skreddy Echo sounded fabulous and thick....
    Really impressed how nice it sounds.

    1. Where is it made?
    2. Do you really have to wait 5 months to get it?

    I will keep reading and doing some more GAS research

    cheers,
    CJ
     
  11. Just1more

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    Made in the USA, & yes it will take 5 months to get. They come up for sale used pretty often, about $100 more than a new ine.
     
  12. Mastersonics

    Mastersonics Senior Member

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    I have been looking into a few of the pedals and have to tell you that
    after looking at some videos of the Skreddy Echo nothing compares so far.....
    If it had the tap tempo it would be the perfect pedal for me.

    The sound is what I'm looking for but I need to know how it will sound
    in a band situation. I hope is not overly dark to get lost in the mix.

    It seems that every video is with single coil pickups.
    Anyone knows how it will sound with a humbucker equipped PRS McCarty?

    Now I will look into the Roland DD20 after a long day of research, :dude

    cheers,
    Charles
     
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  13. lv

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    I do not think the Skreddy will make you happy, it isn't really thick, it rolls off bass and top, and the repeats are pretty dirty. That said, what it does is great to my ears, but not like a Chandler at all imo.
     
  14. Mastersonics

    Mastersonics Senior Member

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    Mmmmm, really?
    I'll be using it mostly with a PRS McCarty with Humbuckers
    but thanks for letting me know so I can be aware of that.

    It's really weird
    all of the videos I've seen on You Tube sound thick and with character.

    let's see which one will be my new Echo pedal....

    thanks,
    Charles
     
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    I suppose it is thick in the upper mids, thick just isn't the word that comes to mind, definitely warm and mixes really well with the dry tone. Great box.
     
  16. Melodic Dreamer

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    How about the T-Rex Replica?
     
  17. Mastersonics

    Mastersonics Senior Member

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    Thanks for letting me know Melodic

    I was about to post and ask about that one.
    It sounds good so far and it has the tap tempo option.

    Any experience with it anyone?


    thanks,
    Charles
     
  18. Don Rusk

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    Or you may be happier just running a good delay into a good stereo chorus ..... you are running in stereo ?
     
  19. Mastersonics

    Mastersonics Senior Member

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    Hi
    I'm running mono
    (PRS McCarty Humbucker & PRS McCarty Tremolo with Soapbars into a Fender Blues Jr.)

    I'll use the echo/delay mostly for leads but I like it in Rhythm as well.

    Maybe I should buy 2 echo/delays one for lead and another for rhythm.

    thanks,
    Charles
     
  20. Don Rusk

    Don Rusk Biggus Bearfootus Vendor

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    Ah then what is it you like about the Chandler so much - its a nice delay with rounded off repeats and a nice wobble in mono ....

    What setting do you use ?
     

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