Question for Jim McCoy

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by JamesO, Jul 29, 2006.

  1. JamesO

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    Hi Jim

    I was just watching your video.google.com videos and got really excited to hear the prisoner delay. Since to window I gave myself to get my delay has finally arrived, it was exciting to decide it was the delay for me. Great sound like the memory lane, half the price. Then I remembered it probably doesn't have a tap tempo....

    Back to the DL4 for me, it seems. Can you compare the analogue with mod sound of the two?
     
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    Not sure who Jim is... ;) My friends call me John.


    The Prisoner was a loaner last month, but I'll try my best. It doesn't have near the time, features, or control options of a DL-4, but it does have a nice warm sound. I only use my DL-4 for it's looping, reverse, and swell settings. I much prefer the Boss DD-20 for it's mod delays sounds. The Prisoner has a lot of flexablilty in it's mod section and it's ability to modulate the delay time instead of just chorusing the delay signal makes it excell at wacked out sounds. I use a Maxon AD-900 for longer delays and a DL-4 for loops and am now considering getting a Prisoner for some of it's crazier sounds.

    cheers.
     
  3. JamesO

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    Oop, sorry John :)

    Do you think the DL4 can have that warm sound or decently close?

    http://www.languagepool.net/music/nothing.mp3

    This is really the sort of sound I'm after. It's not harsh. Thanks for helping me btw. All I have is guitar center, and whatever cruddy amp they bless us with in the effects dept. It's impossible to be comfortable with that.
     
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    love the clip, what is it ??
     
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    wow, +1, I love that sound and clip...please do tell what it is...
     
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    ah Dropped D tuning - very tasty!
     
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    Hi John,

    I have an AD999. How do you think it compares to the AD900?
     
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    Thanks guys. That's Derek Webb, from his "I See Things Upside Down," album. Definitely one of my favorite CD's.
     
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    Well, I'm leaving for vacation this morning and just wanted to let you all know so it doesn't seem like I'm ditching out on my thread here.
     
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    Have a good vacation! :D
     
  11. fatback

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    James:
    I'd say that the DL-4 can get you fairly close, but again, the DD-20 gets closer. Neither could touch the warmth of an actual tube driven tape-echo, but both are much more versatile. In general I avoid using "warm" to describe anything that has been converted to digital and then back to analog. Tubes can add "warmth" AD-DA converters generally don't.



    ...11uc:
    I had an AD-999 and moved it on. I just prefer the texture and tone of the AD-900's repeats. Not a huge difference, but definately noticeable when compared.
     

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