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ROTHNROLL

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What are the differences between the Maxon ad-999 and the new AD-9's?
Do they have the same tone with different features?

Anyone familiar with both of these models?
 

nibus

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AD-999: 900ms delay time wet/dry outputs
AD-900: 600ms delay time single output (thanks EelEye)
AD-9 original: Rare panasonic chips, only 300ms, wet / dry outputs
AD-9 Pro reissue: newer chips, 450ms, wet / dry outputs, as well as dual delay feature that sounds like a tape simulation.

The AD-999 is the best IMO. I used to own the AD-9 and it didn't have enough delay time for me, but worked great for slapback.
 

Voxguy76

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Here's another vote for the AD-999. I've got one and love it. I have a tonne of analog delays but this one is the warmest IMO.
 

Sniper-V

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Buddy of mine (TGP member: cml145) just got a AD-999 and it kills!

One of those "leave-it-on" pedals.

I use a Memory Lane right now that I love, but there is some really cool things the AD-999 is doing in a more traditional way. I may pick one up because I'm a delay freak.
 

EelEye

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AD-999: 900ms delay time wet/dry outputs
AD-900: 900ms delay time single output
AD-9 original: Rare panasonic chips, only 300ms, wet / dry outputs
AD-9 Pro reissue: newer chips, 450ms, wet / dry outputs, as well as dual delay feature that sounds like a tape simulation.

The AD-999 is the best IMO. I used to own the AD-9 and it didn't have enough delay time for me, but worked great for slapback.

I thought AD-900 was 600ms?
 

ROTHNROLL

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trying to decide which one I want the AD-9 reissue is around 300 dollars and Maxon has responded and updated their pedal with some of the mods that keeley usually does.. true bypass.. etc.
The AD999 looks great as well.
I would also like to try a TRex replica
 

Jennman47

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I have the AD-999 and I agree, it just kills. You have to hear it to understand. However 900ms is over-kill, I have no use for that, that's a little too over the top for my needs.
 

ROTHNROLL

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I have the AD-999 and I agree, it just kills. You have to hear it to understand. However 900ms is over-kill, I have no use for that, that's a little too over the top for my needs.
I think it will be overkill as well for me. Would you recommend the AD-9 Pro reissue to the ad-999?
 

cml145

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I have the AD-999...love it and would definitely recommend it!!!. Great tone and easy to control. I agree, the 900ms gets minimal use...but just cool to have.
 

cheesey

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i just got an ad 999 yesterday , is the pedal power a safe way to power it ?. it came with its own adapter but the pp would be easier.
 

AshlandBump

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I have the AD-900 and love it. I've never played an AD-999 but, from what I understand, the 900 has more headroom than the 999. fwiw.
 

BobbyRay

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AD-999: 900ms delay time wet/dry outputs
AD-900: 600ms delay time single output (thanks EelEye)
AD-9 original: Rare panasonic chips, only 300ms, wet / dry outputs
AD-9 Pro reissue: newer chips, 450ms, wet / dry outputs, as well as dual delay feature that sounds like a tape simulation.

The AD-999 is the best IMO. I used to own the AD-9 and it didn't have enough delay time for me, but worked great for slapback.

I now have your old AD-9. I love the tone of this delay. It just sits perfectly in with the rest of my tone. It doesn't ride on top of everything. This is important to me since I use a Maz Jr set with some breakup of it's own, and push with TS type pedals and humbuckers at times. It caused other high end delays to smear in an ugly way, but this sounds great both clean and with all the drive I can throw at it.

AD-9 = toneful delay!
 

nibus

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I now have your old AD-9. I love the tone of this delay. It just sits perfectly in with the rest of my tone. It doesn't ride on top of everything. This is important to me since I use a Maz Jr set with some breakup of it's own, and push with TS type pedals and humbuckers at times. It caused other high end delays to smear in an ugly way, but this sounds great both clean and with all the drive I can throw at it.

AD-9 = toneful delay!

Great! Glad to hear you are liking it. It really is an amazing sounding delay. If it had 600ms there is no way I would have sold it. A lot of my material requires longer delays.
 

BobbyRay

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Great! Glad to hear you are liking it. It really is an amazing sounding delay. If it had 600ms there is no way I would have sold it. A lot of my material requires longer delays.


It works for me. I use it for slapback ala Robben Ford, and it really sounds great. I also use it almost maxed out on time for a more ambient delay sometimes.

I now know that if I ever needed longer delay times that I would be looking at Maxon's analogue delays.
 




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