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Poll: Do you need Tap Tempo on your delay for Gigs?

When gigging with a delay pedal, do you need tap tempo?

  • Don't need tap tempo on my delay

  • I need tap tempo on my delay


Results are only viewable after voting.

tdk8709

Senior Member
Messages
961
I have to have it for dotted eighth stuff. Never use it for reverse or subtle delays though.
 

rawkguitarist

Member
Messages
11,074
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.
 

voorhiessa

Senior Member
Messages
6,566
your poll options sound read:

1. yes
2. no
3. yes and I play P&W
4. no and I play P&W

I suspect you'd have some interesting results
 

guitarz1972

Member
Messages
4,769
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.
 

guitarz1972

Member
Messages
4,769
your poll options sound read:

1. yes
2. no
3. yes and I play P&W
4. no and I play P&W

I suspect you'd have some interesting results
LOL Great point; see my reply just below yours. Certainly, like most things, it depends on the individual application.
 

xjojox

Tardis-dwelling wanker
Messages
5,739
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?".
 

Onemoorescott

Member
Messages
70
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.
 

bronco1891

Member
Messages
187
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
 

alalalkasar

Member
Messages
76
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.
 

plectric

Member
Messages
242
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. :)
 




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