Pedal search: analog delay 9volts

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  1. Lolaviola

    Lolaviola Supporting Member

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    Hi,
    I'm looking for a cool analog delay to use w/ battery power. Is it true the Retrosonic can't use batteries?
    Any one offer anything else up?
    --Old School
     
  2. Bob V

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    MXR Carbon Copy (I think the model number is M169) just hit the shelves from the Jan '08 NAMM introduction. Got mine last night. Go check one out - good delay up to a very long 600ms, modulation function that adds a little wow-flutter like the old tape units, and a really reverb-y slapback echo. There are entire threads about this one unit.
     
  3. Teahead

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    Ibanez AD-80 runs on a pair of 9v batteries and is too cool for old school, it's in a class all of it's own.
     
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    ibanez AD-9, Boss DM-3
     
  5. MjCartney

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    +1 for AD-9 ish pedals.

    My fav is the Maxon AD-9 Pro. It's similar to the Ibanez, but much quieter, and the "Dual" mode is wicked cool. It is an Echoplex in a box. Errr, I mean, a significantly smaller, more durable and reliable box. All that and true bypass too. Spendy when new though, costs twice what a Carbon Copy would run you.
     
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    I love the old Arion SAD-1's and they use battery. They do suck the battery life pretty quickly, though, as do most delays I'm familiar with.
     
  7. Lolaviola

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    Thanks

    AD-9 I've had and like alot. Very short time however.

    Is the Carbon Copy comparable soundwise to the AD-9, which I remember was a very quiet polite pedal.

    Also: does the Maxon 900 or 999 run off battery?
     
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    +1.
     
  9. dividedsky

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    I'm looking for one of these too. The two I've narrowed it down to are the Carbon Copy and Analogman. I have a CC coming tomorrow so I'm hoping that one will work!
     
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    The CD10 Delay Champ is an AD-9 dressed down in 80's attire that will go for quite a while w/ a 9V as well.
     
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    All good advice above. Analog Delay is the one effect that will eventually have you exploring power supplies, the day after you watch the LED fade right in the middle of a gig or session. Think of the analog delay as the Cookie Monster, and batteries as cookies.



    Cheers.....................................wahwah
     
  13. Teahead

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    Pretty sure the AD-900 is 12v. The AD-999, whilst 9v, doesn't have a battery option, it's -9v input only. I suppose you could check the mA usage and hook up a battery clip to an Alkaline, if you really had to. But you will need a fresh battery every gig I'd expect.
     
  14. Lolaviola

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    Yeah, I use a daisy chain and plug it in at home, and use a rechargable battery pack for gigs where I need to set up quickly.
    The DD-3 won't even respond to batteries.
     
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    i should have a carbon copy coming in today...i will post a review soon...
     
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    I use an AD9 for this purpose as well on my grab-n-go board and it is pretty good on batteries with somthing like a 35 ma draw. However, if you go for more delay time battery consumption could become an issue.
    Best Regards!
     

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