Looking for a good delay pedal or rack unit

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Mayor McCheese, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. Mayor McCheese

    Mayor McCheese Member

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    I have a G Major which has problems. It keeps dropping volume at random in the middle of rehearsal or a gig, and it's been in the shop twice for repair (both times TC Electronics said yeah, there was a problem and fixed it), but it still screws up. It went down Friday night at a show and I ended up unplugging it altogether.

    So I think I need a replacement.

    What I'd like:

    1. Something with at least 4 or so presets so I can vary the effect level and number of repeats.
    2. A tap tempo option that's easy to use.
    3. Can be pedal or rack, but I need it to work well in effects loop.
    Stuff I've tried in the past and didn't like:
    • Line 6 DL-4. I thought it messed up the sound too much.
    Currently have:
    • Digitech digidelay which I use in front of the amp for noisy analog style delay. Tap tempo function on this is awkward, and I have to tweak the level and number of repeats on the fly.
    Considering:
    • The new Rocktron unit.
    Anything else worth looking at?
     
  2. gtr777

    gtr777 Supporting Member

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    I'm in the exact same boat as you. I've been running a G-major in the loop of my SLO-100 but it has been going down lately as well. It just locks up and cuts the sound. I just can't trust it now. I use timed delays a lot so a tap temp feature is very important to me. I'm looking into the Eventide Timefactor to put in the loop and just running pedals for the rest of my effects....
     
  3. Mayor McCheese

    Mayor McCheese Member

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    That's exactly what mine does. The output goes to zero, but the input level still shows good.
     
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    Sometimes if I power it down and back up again it will conm alive but Sometimes it takes a few tries. Not cool when your playing a gig. I like the unit but have just lost trust in it. The tap tempo feature also got weird on me. If I tap a tempo in using my pedal say 80bpm the g-major displays 40bpm (half value). yet if I tap the tap button on the front of the unit it will recognise it as 80...the guys at TC have not been able to help me with it.
     
  5. Mayor McCheese

    Mayor McCheese Member

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    EXACTLY the same thing. I think the unit is just a lemon.
     
  6. blood5150

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    The Eventide Timefactor is great. Has 20 presets, tap tempo, expression pedal, looper, even mod for some of the delays. They even have software version updates for it that you can download via usb from Eventide's website.

    Studio quality sound in a stompbox enclosure... it will run you $399.99
     
  7. tonesearchin'

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    I have ADA Digitizer 4 if you are interested - Probably sell it pretty cheap
     
  8. Mayor McCheese

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    I'm leaning toward the Timefactor; that seems to be the one that gets the most praise.
     
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    TC 2290 (THE king of delays IMO)

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    Eventide Eclipse or higher model

    TC G-Force

    Rocktron Intellifex

    TC Vintage Delay pedal OR T Rex delay (SAME thing as the TC)

    TC Nova Delay pedal

    H&K Replex pedal

    Pigtronics Echolution pedal
     
  10. LouRossi

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    Lexicon

    LXP-15, MXP-1, MX 300 & 400, PCM 80, 81 etc
     
  11. Stressfest

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    I'm running an MPX-1 via a Suhr Mini Mix and it does a great job.
     
  12. gtr777

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    I just realised I have MPX-1 sitting in my studio rack collecting dust now that everything is done "in the box" I'll have to try that out in my rig!!
     
  13. gtr777

    gtr777 Supporting Member

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    is there any delay when changing between patches via MIDI on the MPX1?
     
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    Stressfest Supporting Member

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    Yes there is. If you run it parallel via a mixer, it's hardly noticable though. :AOK
     

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