Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Webfoot, Jan 27, 2012.
Curious how many people need tap tempo on their delays for gigs.
not necessary, I keep my delay dark and almost reverb like.
Nope. Never use it.
I gotta have tap. There's no other way for me.
I have to have it for dotted eighth stuff. Never use it for reverse or subtle delays though.
Can't stand out of time delay... so yes I *want* it. Luckly when I play to a click track I only have to tap it in once.
your poll options sound read:
3. yes and I play P&W
4. no and I play P&W
I suspect you'd have some interesting results
I voted that I "need" it, but really I don't guess anyone "needs" much of anything effect-wise. With good practice and technique, good players can make passable covers of songs with whatever stuff they have available.
That being said, I play mainly in church with IEM's/click tracks. Tap-tempo really helps with precise timing/tremolo picking, particularly on the Hillsong stuff.
LOL Great point; see my reply just below yours. Certainly, like most things, it depends on the individual application.
I can do ok without it but I really like it. I use more delay than reverb, and in a 3-piece situation it really adds a lot when subtle repeats are there in sync with the music. A lot of my patches don't sound like they have much delay, you don't notice it. Till I turn it off...then it's like "what happened?".
I need it. I was a drummer before I played guitar and a byproduct of that means my foot is tapping almost all the time. Might as well put it to work.
Crucial part of my playing.
if we use click, yes.
if i use .8th, 8th, 1/4 note, yes
if im using analog for swells, no.
just depends on the situation
gave up on it.
I pretty much end up playing around 400ms or 800ms and adjusting to suit the drummer's mood.
Live I tend to use darker delays so no, but at home or recording tap tempo becomes more important for me because I can actually hear what I am playing.
Don't "need" it, but really like having it.
do i NEED one? No
do i PREFER one? yes
Need the tap for my dubby dot 1/8th stuff.
Having tap tempo allows me to use the delay more prominently and creatively. Without it I only use it as atmosphere. Oddly I find that for atmosphere it sounds best at the historic max bbd times (around 300 ms and 550 ms). Just what I am used to hearing on records I guess.