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Rack Effects/Delay Units...Need Recommendation.

reo73

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I have a guitar rig that I am running in stereo and I am looking to add a good effects rack unit for Delay (must be rack, must have ping-pong delays, and no latency when changing patches). Looking to get something off the bay for under $300. What I have looked at so far is:

TC D-Two...Lots of great delay choices but might be too complicated?

TC M-One XL...looks good and would include verbs which I might like to have

TC G-Major 2...Maybe, a little more $$$.

Lexicon MP-400...I used to have a MP-300 and hated it. Not sure the 400 is any better.

Lexicon MPX-1...Might be too complicated also.

Any suggestions from personal experience?
 

Liquid_Metal

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I own(ed) both the TC G-Major 1 and 2, and the Lexicon MPX G2. Didn't like the GM1 in serial but both the 1 and 2 have really pristine and set-and-forget delays. However, they're a little too hifi to my taste, the delays don't pop out. Now the Lex can sound a little better, but it takes a lot more tweaking and in the end it's as thin/hifi as the TC stuff.
I have always been looking for thicker delays (but not as thick as analog stuff). I really like the TC Flashback's tape delay. Recently purchased an Axe FX Ultra and that thing really has the delays, its parameters and ease of use I'm looking for. Of course it's above your budget, but my point is I have not been able to find my kind of delay in 19" shape. If you're not in for thick delay, definitely check out the G-Major 2.
 

stilwel

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Look around for a used Line6 Echo Pro.

TC D-Two is a fantastic choice too.
 

reo73

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Thanks for the reply. I used to have an echo pro and remembered not liking it for one reason or another. I am leaning towards the TC M-one XL unless someone gives me a good reason not to want it. I like the fact that unit has verbs I can use too and the delays are not so complicated.
 

AnalogKid85

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Do you need tap tempo? If not, the Rocktron Intellifex has a very nice ping-pong delay sound that I use all the time, plus dynamic capabilities ("ducking") and *instantaneous* patch switching--there really is no gap at all. The "HF Damp" (high-cut filter) is pretty nice on it too.

One thing I use on it quite a bit too is the Stereo delay, which is basically two independent delays which (I think) both go to about 750ms max. You can set up 2 different delay times--say 200ms and 350ms--panned hard left and hard right, and if you use the HF Damp at the same time, you will get different delay "tones" going on at the same time, since the 200ms repeats will get darker more quickly than the 350ms ones. VERY cool and can sound pretty reverb-y at times, and really widens everything out in stereo.

EDIT: I should also add, these things usually go for anywhere between $80 to $130, and there's one for $99 on eBay right now (Buy It Now).
 
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mertas

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did someone compared tc d-two to strymon timeline?
and what pedal board works fine with d-two?
is d-two to offer two delayes next to each other (dual delay called on strymon timeline)?
 






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