I am pretty new to the world of delays, so I borrowed a friend's MIK DD-3 to experiment a bit, before buying anything. Although those 800 ms are very comfortable, I notice some sort of coldness on my tone with this pedal and it seems I'm not the only one under this impression. After reading valuable opinions around here I decided I'd give the analog way a shot. The Ibanez AD-9 has very good reviews with regards both to the sound quality and reliability but what really bothers me is that those 300 ms are not quite enough for some high gain stuff. I read that many people mess with the internal trim pot and get the delay time up to 500 ms, but is there a price to pay in terms of tonal degradation? I mean 500 ms is enough for some high gain stuff on the DD-3 but on the AD-9, aren't the repeats too darkened and dirty? Please fill me in. Thanks.