Opinions on delays...

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Byknfool, May 1, 2016.

  1. Byknfool

    Byknfool Member

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    Alright TGP community. I'm trying to figure out what I want to do with my delay situation. Currently I am using Stymon El Cap and a TC Alter Ego. I'd like to upgrade the alter ego to something different. Currently I am considering 2 main options...1. Neunaber Stereo pedal 2. Nemesis. Currently I'm a home player and I use a stereo setup. I'm hoping to play out at some point so it would be important to me that the pedal would be useful live as well as home. One other thing I need to consider is I currently have a slate and exp. It may be beneficial to have a neunaber to connect both pedals to the exp for 8 combinations or presets for songs I'm writing songs. I am willing to consider other options as well. So, some priorties...

    #1 good sound
    #2 stereo
    #3 good sound
    #4 versatility (I already have el cap)

    One of my main questions is how do you like the neunaber delay sounds (especially compared to the nemesis)?

    Is it worth getting a neunaber to have the option of using presets for 2 pedals.

    Thanks for any thoughts you may have...
     
  2. gearscrubs

    gearscrubs Supporting Member

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    What are you not liking about the alter ego?
     
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    dirk_benedict Supporting Member

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    Having churned a ****-ton of delays, and also having had both of those delays simultaneously, the Alter Ego is actually pretty great.
     
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    Thanks for the input. I do like some of the delays on the alter ego (CKAT, EP1, SP and my personal TP) but others I don't like at all (way to modulated). It is interesting to hear that you have some experience with all these delays and have that opinion about the alter ego.
     
  5. Black_Label

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    Good sound, stereo, versatile. Sounds like you need a DD-500.
     
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    Scott_F Gold Supporting Member

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    Nemesis is rocking my world right now.
     
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    tl/dr binson echoplex
     
  8. leziv

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    DD-500 gets my vote. I run that in the loop with my DM-2w out front and I'm pretty well covered for delay.
    I've yet to play the Nemesis, but it's getting TONS of love around here and I;m sure it'll do what you're looking for as well.
     
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    Is that the one with all the magic mojo?
     
  10. Nota

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    Sell the Alter Ego. Use the El Cap more! Not sure why you need two delays... especially if you want to play out. It just won't translate that well. Even if you want stereo multi-delay textures, the EC can do that easily with the double tap mode and spring reverb.
     
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    Carbon copy
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    Two great, great time proven delays (see what I did there?) that can not be beat!
     
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    cosmic_ape Supporting Member

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    What kind of music do you play? Based on that, it could be a Dig, an Echorec, DD-5, etc.
     
  13. delay dude

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    Good sound + good sound = Stereo, right?.
    As mentioned above, the DD500 comes to my mind. But why donĀ“t you load the delay preset on your Slate and see if you like it?
     
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    Echolution 2
     
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    Clark GriswoId Supporting Member

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    You have to try the DD500, please
     
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    Agree
     
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  18. R.C.Moran

    R.C.Moran Silver Supporting Member

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    I'm surprised no ones mentioned a 2290, maybe coupled with a SDD 3000....
    Really though, as another said, what do you play and what are the sounds you are looking for? I found the alter ego to be an excellent delay, even if you don't use all the modes. You could get a favorite switch for the el cap and increase its versatility, and there are so many delays on the market it's hard to make a suggestion without knowing more about what you like. The modes you mention you use on the AE are all tape, which points even more toward just using the El Cap.
     
  19. Scott_F

    Scott_F Gold Supporting Member

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    The old Binson had four heads on it. Think Pink Floyd trippy echo. The Catalinbread Echorec captures the Binson mojo pretty well. you get to choose which of the four and which combinations of playback heads you want. Or just choose a single head and you've got a classic echo sound.

    The downside is the 12 pattern selector switch has no clicks or detents to let you know which of the 12 you are on. On stage that might prove problematic.
     
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