Rack Delay Recommendations

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  1. Aruntang

    Aruntang Member

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    Hi guys, I have a CAA OD-100 Classic coming in and I am looking for a great rack delay to use in it's loop. I am looking right now to spend around $750 to $800 max, so I would probably be looking at used pieces.

    I have the Lexicon PCM-41 and PCM-42 in mind but don't know what the differences between the two of them are. TC-2290 is out of my range at the moment. I just want a musical, lush sounding delay. I would like it to be fairly easy to use as I am likely to use a few different settings depending on the gig requirements.

    Any recommendations?

    So far....
    Lexicon PCM-42
    Lexicon PCM-41
    Lexicon MPX-1
     
  2. re-animator

    re-animator Senior Member

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    Roland SDe-9000 or mxr 1500... two of the cleanest rack delays ever made. If you want something slightly more guitar-oriented (i.e. less squeaky hi-fi) i would look into chandler's rack delay. they can be had on the cheap as well.
     
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    I love my TC D-Two delay. It's a 2290 on a budget.
     
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    yeah, +1 for the D-Two!

    buy two!
     
  5. Aruntang

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    Thanks guys! I am looking at the D-Two at the moment.

    What do y'all think about the Lexicon MPX-1? I like the idea of having reverb and delay in the same unit.
     
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    For that price you can get a used GForce. Its real easy to use.From what I've read, The MPX is a bit difficult to program and has patch lag.
     
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    Look around for a used Line 6 Echo Pro, they go for around $500-$600 if you can find...it's a tremendous unit for the money and it's extremely user-friendly. Seen in a lot of professional guitar rack systems.

    The D-Two is a great piece based on the TC 2290, very pristine delay sound, goes new for around $500.

    Symetrix 606 Delay...very hard to find but well worth it. Sounds amazing!

    My choice would be to get an Eventide Timefactor($400)and put it on a rack tray. Top notch delay sounds, very easy to program, has MIDI, and it also has a great Looper/Recorder. Eventide also has the best customer service out there.
     
  8. les

    les Gold Supporting Member

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    I have an MPX-1, which is a great unit. Reverb, chorus and delay are unbelievable!

    The only complaint is that it is a bitch to program.
     
  9. Aruntang

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    Does the manual walk you through the basics of programming the unit?
     
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    wichita Supporting Member

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    Find an old Lexicon PCM series
     
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    Another for the TC D-two. These go for 200 to $300 used. The presets are killer for guitar too. People are going to "discover" this one.
     
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    Get a used PCM80. You can find them used for 700 and you'll have a great reverb unit too.
     
  13. guitbeef

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    My vote is for a used Rocktron Multivalve. Has internal mixing to preserve analog signal, so it it won't convert all your signal to digital (unless you choose to). The rotary in it is also great IMHO.
     
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    Is your CAA's effects loop parallel or series?
     
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    +1 on both points. Patch lag and a cast iron bitch to program, although there are some PC editors to be found online that help. But the patch lag is a deal killer for guitar use, IMO.
     
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    I've got the Replifex, which is the same unit without a tube in it. I've been using it for years and I like it.
     
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    I've always wanted a G-Force...not enough money though. From what little time I've spent at hugeracksinc I'd say that the G-Force and PCM80 would be great. The Eventide Timefactor would be great if you would rather spend less though, from what everyone on here says.
     
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    +3 on the MPX-1. Nice unit, but takes a lot of needless brain drain IMO to program/tweek it, and I thought the lag between patches was really bad (like over one second, IIRC)
     
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    I really like my PCM41 in my amp loop and my PCM70 pan delays and circular delays are amazing in my stereo rig.
     
  20. Aruntang

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    Thanks guys! I believe the amp has a serial loop, and you can buy the Suhr minimixer if you want to use as a Parallel loop. I'll check out the G-Force for sure.
     

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