recommend a Delay unit that colors my sound the least

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  1. primerib

    primerib Member

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    I'm an old G-Major user and I was happy with it in my Triaxis/2:90 rack. But I've been using a Road King II and now I simply want a delay on a couple of channels. Being not much of a pedal guy, I picked up a Digitech Digidelay unit to throw in one of the loops, but I find this thing really changes the sound.

    Anyone know of a good Delay unit that colors the sound 'the least'?
     
  2. MrMunky

    MrMunky Silver Supporting Member

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    Do you want a delay that colors your dry signal the least, or one that offers high-fidelity echos that sound just like your dry signal? Or do you want both?
     
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    "colors your dry signal the least" because the loops on the RKII are serial. when I engage the loop with the digidelay, it changes my tone a lot. and I'm not talking about just the delayed sounds.
     
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    My experience of the Boss DD-20 is that it is completely transparent for your dry signal. The DD-20 does not convert your dry signal to digital and then back again to analogue, like many, many delay pedals.
    My experience is completely based on using the DD-20 at instrument level signals, before the pre-amp. You can of course select whether to set the thing up for line or instrument level signals. I can't remember how to do it, but that's what manuals are for, right !
     
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    MrMunky Silver Supporting Member

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    My strongest recommendation would be the analog delay that Analogman makes. It is an excellent delay that is exceptionally quiet, but it is the best that I have heard in terms of avoiding any effect on your dry signal.

    Hamfist may be correct, but I have no independent knowledge whether the DD-20 converts your dry signal to digital. It is, however, quite transparent and versatile. I find the DD-20 colors my tone no more and no less than any standard Boss analog stomp like a chorus or distortion pedal when disengaged. I do know that the DD-3 and DD-2 pass an analog dry signal. The DD-2 is one of my favorite delays, and it is also as transparent as any standard analog boss pedal.

    The BJF Deep Blue Delay is another good option. It sounds indistinguishable from a good analog delay, but maintains a pure analog dry signal path that sounds great.
     
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    Sweet. THanks for the comments on the few delays you guys mentioned. I'm going to try some of them and see which works best for me. :RoCkIn
     
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    I like the red SIB echodrive. It CAN color your sound a lot...if you want it to, but it can get insanely subtle if you want too. Plus a wide range of time on the echos, due to the fact it's not analog. Just an idea.
     
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    Go digital then. The DD-3 is used by a ton of people for the reasons you mention.
     

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