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

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Webfoot, Jan 27, 2012.

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

  1. Don't need tap tempo on my delay

  2. I need tap tempo on my delay

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  1. Webfoot

    Webfoot Supporting Member

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    Curious how many people need tap tempo on their delays for gigs.
     
  2. Heady Jam Fan

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    not necessary, I keep my delay dark and almost reverb like.
     
  3. Super 100

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    Nope. Never use it.
     
  4. AJBoy238

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    I gotta have tap. There's no other way for me.
     
  5. tdk8709

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    I have to have it for dotted eighth stuff. Never use it for reverse or subtle delays though.
     
  6. rawkguitarist

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    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.
     
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  8. voorhiessa

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    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
     
  9. guitarz1972

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    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.
     
  10. guitarz1972

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    LOL Great point; see my reply just below yours. Certainly, like most things, it depends on the individual application.
     
  11. xjojox

    xjojox Tardis-dwelling wanker Gold Supporting Member

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    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?".
     
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    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.
     
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    Crucial part of my playing.
     
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    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
     
  15. guitarslinger21

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    gave up on it.

    I pretty much end up playing around 400ms or 800ms and adjusting to suit the drummer's mood.
     
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    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.
     
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    Don't "need" it, but really like having it.
     
  18. NHBluesMan

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    do i NEED one? No
    do i PREFER one? yes :)
     
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    Need the tap for my dubby dot 1/8th stuff.
     
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    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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