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MXR Carbon Copy vs. Malekko 616

Voxguy76

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Just curious which delay you chose and why. I have both. Both have been modded. Malekko 616 was modded and no longer as any popping and really dirty repeats, and i just got my Carbon Copy back from Dunlop who upgraded my V.1 to a V.2 and ensured it would not be victim to the static failure issue.

Obviously the 616 is more flexible with depth and speed knobs on the front, but the V.2 of the Carbon Copy really surprised me as it was a drastic change from V.1. The CC has a really nice hazy ambient delay that I love, while I find the 616 more hi-fi until the distorted repeats set in. The CC is on my board now but I think the CC is being put in. There's something about the lingering abient delay of the CC.
 

bseamus

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I love both, but have not had my CC modded. the 616 is on my board and i might for the next gig try having both on the board.
 

gear

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616 by a mile. The internal gain trimmer is the kicker. You can get some grit out of the pedal.
 

roadhog

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Whats the differnce in V.1 and V.2 of the carbon copy? I had 2 of them go out on me so im wondering if there was something up with V.1. thanks
 

forgivenick

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Those of you who have both, can you tell us which is noisier (in the bad way, not the good way)?
Also, have any of you messed with the mod trim pots inside the cc, or just left it stock as is?
It seems like the mod pots on the 616 externally are the biggest selling points, along with it being made in the usa....the cc is made over seas isn't it?
 

Last

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V.2 has much more modulation available when the mod button is engaged. V.1 was very subtle and hardly noticeable. Also found this to determine which version you might have:

"you can look at the number on the inside and AB03....and up is V2, also in resistor R7 (modulation mod) should read 0, or 000 ohm, while V1 will have a
470 ohm resistor in R7"
Taken from this thread & posted by riffboy76

Link to whole Thread
 

Hesh_09

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I prefer the Ekko 616 much more than the Carbon Copy. I thought the CC sounded too dark and muddy. The Malekko is much clearer, better built, and better looking.
 

mspizziri

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I prefer the Ekko 616 much more than the Carbon Copy. I thought the CC sounded too dark and muddy. The Malekko is much clearer, better built, and better looking.
I agree
I compared the CC and Memory Boy and the Memory Boy was nice and bright and tighter. I ended up going with the Memory Boy out of the two because I mostly use the delay for a subtle texture to my clean tone, plus it was cheaper

I couldn't actually try the Malekko, but from the clips I heard if I was looking for a delay and was using it with longer repeats (the Memory Boy repeats can sound a little thin) I would go with the Malekko for sure
 

sick1982

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I like the ambience of the CC, but it's a bit too dark. Never tried the Malekko though, but maybe you want to look at the Deep Blue Delay too.
 
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I had a carbon copy in the past and got a malekko a few days ago to replace my deluxe memory boy. Between the three it was this order in terms of great sound, usable modulation and clarity:

1.Malekko
2.DMB
3.CC
 

skunx

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The 616 must be pretty dang sweet because I think the Carbon Copy sounds fantastic. I rarely use the modulation.
 

CrispyTone

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The Malekko in True Bypass mode is just as dark as the Carbon Copy, and very warm as well. The Buffered mode adds bite and grit. I love the Malekko. The mod controls are also a plus, along with the internal gain pot. I increased it a little bit last night and it added real bite to the buffered mode.
 

gold_soundz

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The bypass on my malekko 616 was horrible. It either made my dry signal sound very bright or very dark when engaged, depending on the TB switch position. It was basically unusable to me, which was a shame as the actual delay sounded fantastic.
 

TheGuildedAge

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I have had both, currently using the Malekko. I like it better because the modulation is adjustable externally. I thought the Carbon Copy was great. If I recall, it sounds a little darker. The Malekko kicked my memory man off due to space reasons, and I like it almost as much.

I use modulation a lot, so the 616 works better for me.
 




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