NPD : Skreddy Echo

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  1. NoThisIsPatrick

    NoThisIsPatrick Member

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    I'm a little bummed my model doesn't allow for 9-18v, just has 9v printed on it, but it is easily my favorite pedal on my board. Enjoy it!
     
  2. howthewestwas1

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    Congrats! I should have one en route to me soon as I recently bit the bullet as well. Enjoy!!!

    Ps - anyone know if there are differences between the various color version (original green vs current gold)?
     
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    Just the color. Marc said they stopped making the Greyish/Green paint. I have an early Grey and a White one. My favorite delay.
     
  4. lv

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    surprised you've never had one man....looking fwd to hear your thoughts
     
  5. howthewestwas1

    howthewestwas1 Supporting Member

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    Cool! So all versions can run at 9-18v?
     
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    No. My early one is 9V only. The White is newer and does 9-18V. It should say at the top of the pedal.
     
  7. cbpickin

    cbpickin Tweed Supporting Member Silver Supporting Member

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    It is one of my favorite delays also, but I don't really consider it dark. I guess it's all relative. If you're used to pristine digital, but,otherwise I don't find it overly dark. I love the way the repeats decay, but they can be set clear and strong as well. I come more from the analog delay world and dig the Skreddy and the ML Jr. for their analog voicing.
     
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    Loads of people are under the impression that the DMM has dark repeats. Having owned 5 of them over the years none of them were dark sounding. I can only assume it's people who have never actually tried a DMM.

    Way Huge Echo Puss (NOT the Supa, it's not even remotely similar sounding) will get you REALLY close. I ended up with the Empress Tape Delay. Doesn't sound like a DMM per se, but it can pretty much do the same sort of thing when set right - and I got less picky over the years with delay tone.

    Been meaning to try another Skreddy since I'm less picky now, and more into the ambient thing. Using a RE20 for the more atmospheric stuff.
     
  9. la noise

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    Yeah, I wouldn't call it dark either, Chris. Not nearly as
    dark as the DM-2w I had next to it tonight. I also had a
    2000s era Deluxe Memory Man in the chain, too, for
    the sake of comparison.

    It does have a nice percussive quality to it. More so than
    the Boss or DMM. Modulation is lovely, too. Definitely am
    liking the modulation right out of the box more so than, say,
    the Belle Epoch.

    Of course, different beasts. Right?? :)

    There is grittiness to the repeats that is eerily tape echoish,
    though. Really nicely voiced delay. Can see why it receives
    a LOT of love. :aok

    By comparison, the DM-2w is big and fat... and kind of obnoxious.
    That can be a good or bad thing, depending on what someone is
    looking for. :dunno

    I am not looking to get rid of, nor replace, any of the delays I
    love so much. Really are spoiled in this amazing age of guitar
    pedal wizardry we live in. The Skrecho is right up there. Very
    nice marriage of analog-like repeats with some grittiness to
    them and digital perciussiveness and lack of noise. Fun pedal! :banana
     
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  10. la noise

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    Mine only says 9v on the pedal, but the
    manual says you can run it at 18v. I'd
    check in with Marc and see if your serial
    number version will allow you to run at
    the higher voltage.
     
  11. NoThisIsPatrick

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    Huh, interesting. I'll have to do just that!
     
  12. la noise

    la noise Member

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    I know, right, lv?? :dunno

    Guess the opportunity just
    never presented itself, coupled
    with the fact that there are so
    many amazing delay pedals
    available to us these days.

    And more are coming out all
    the time. :thud

    I think I have more delays in house
    than any other "type" of pedal at the
    moment. Nice problem to have. :D
     
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  13. la noise

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    Looking forward to your impressions,
    as I know we share some of the same
    kinds of delay pedals, and love for them----
    well, except for the Vapor Trail. ;)
     
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  14. JWLee

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    May the Fuzz be with you :dude
     
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    I hope "the people" you point at is not me.
    I have never said DMM is dark..
    I have my own MN3005 loaded DMM if you can see on the first page.
     
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    I think I got it right... the Skreddy was dark compared to the DMM, and you were slightly disappointed that it can't replace the DMM, but kind of like what the Skreddy does anyway.

    It seems like every "DMM, only smaller" thread is filled with very uninformed opinions. You know... the DMM is an analog delay, so it must sound dark. I swear TGP is half filled with ********.

    The DMM was designed to emulate a tape delay, and well maintained tape delays are not dark.
     
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    yep, there was a time when the skrechos were hard to come by. If Marc ever makes a stereo version I'm in. I love the voicing of the skreddy's repeats - one of those delays that is dialed right and doesn't require a lot of fiddling to sound great.
     
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  18. Skreddy

    Skreddy Supporting Member Vendor

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    They will all take 18v power; just the colors and graphics vary slightly here and there. Same circuit (with some very minor variations over the years mainly in terms of increasing its signal-to-noise ratio) throughout from the very beginning. There is no V2 Echo, and everything the manual says covers every Echo.

    The thing about running at 18v is that the LED which drives the modulation will get a lot brighter. So you will have to turn the modulation most if not all of the way down unless you like it strong. Keep in mind there are two trimpots on the sides: one to decrease (or increase--it can get absolutely insane if you want it to) the modulation range and one to turn down the delay volume (which is mainly useful if you're running effects in its delay-only side-chain effects loop and/or if you want the echoes to be more subtle and have a wider range on the mix knob).

    Another thing about running at 18v is it provides just the slightest bit of clean boost, which very much reminds me of EVH's EP3 sound.
     
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  19. la noise

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    Night Deux Update. :)

    Took out the Boss DM-2w and put the
    Maxon AD900 up next to the Skreddy
    just to compare another of my all-time
    fave delays with the Skreddy. I can't
    believe I am going to write this, but
    I think I might get rid of the Maxon. :omg

    I really, really dig how the Skreddy
    sits. I think the way it sits behind the
    note, and does not become obnoxious
    and overwhelming like some delays is
    a thing of beauty. That's what I love
    about the AD-900 so much. But the
    Skreddy does it better. I think. :huh

    Of course, they are completely different
    beasts. The AD-900 is King of the Dark.
    It is probably too murky for some, but that
    is the charm of it. However, I think I like
    what the Skreddy does better. There is a
    kind of muffled/filtered quality to the
    repeats on the Skreddy. They are not bright
    and chirpy. Nor are they dark and burpy. I
    dare say, they might be "just right." :)

    Really happy tonight. Very fun and inspiring
    delay to use. Very! :aok
     
  20. Skreddy

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    I know it's not the same thing, but I do use my Echo to approximate the sound of Gilmour's blue-face MXR rackmount digital unit for The Wall sounds. Has a clear, yet gritty sound that plays along but doesn't interfere. E.g., I use it on Another Brick and Run Like Hell, even though the latter I think may have employed some multitap or weird beat divisions.
     
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