I've been looking for a delay pedal for a while now. I've tried everything I could find in stores, and listened to days worth of youtube videos trying to decide. Yet I'm still just as lost as ever. I want to write everything out to try and collect my thoughts, and hopefully get some advise from someone whose been in my situation before. First, a little background about me. My only guitar is an SG with humbuckers, running into an orange micro terror. I absolutely love the amp except for its lack of an fx loop. I'm a bedroom player, so I don't need anything fancy or designed for live use. A few of the pedals I was considering: (there are many more, but I don't know what to say about them) 1) Neunaber Stereo Echelon - I've heard countless great things about neunaber, especially the stereo wet. Their other effects don't get as much widespread recognition as their wet, but people who have it really seem to like it. The benefit of this is that I can reprogram it for various effects, making the pedal much more versatile. The con of this, is that despite its versatility, it can still only do 1 effect at a time, and its more expensive than any other pedal. 2) Catalinbread Belle Epoch - CB seems to be really highly regarded around here, especially their delay. It has such a warm, fantastic tape sound to it, and people who have it can't seem to get enough of it. Plus, it seems to run into an overdriven amp with ease, so it would fit my setup fantastically. 3) CB montavillian - A slightly cheaper delay, although not based off a tape echo, still sounds incredible. People who have this keep it as a multi-purpose, always-on delay, which is what I'm looking for. I'm not sure how it compares to their BE, but it doesn't seem like I'd go wrong with it. 4) TC Alter Ego/Flashback - I have 2 other TC pedals and I really like them. Their delay algorithms sound fantastic, and the versatility of these pedals is outstanding. Despite this, I just can't seem to get over their footswitch problem. I know they've improved in the last few years and I haven't heard of nearly as many fatal problems, but that doesn't mean they still exist. Their current policy of offering to sell you a new pedal when yours breaks really doesn't appeal to me. Given the fact that all my pedals are TC's, its really increasing the risk of at least one of them breaking, leaving me out $150 and nothing to show for it. These pedals are the cheapest on the list, but its taking a risk. I could buy it at guitar center with their additional warranty, but thats approaching the price of a CB, which doesn't have any of the problems.