Recommend me a really nice delay pedal

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  1. Random Hero

    Random Hero Member

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    I'm thinking of selling the G-Major and just getting an extremely nice delay pedal to use with my Bogner rig. Eventually I'd just stick it in a GCX loop run the rig MIDI that way.

    What can you recommend me for a super nice, beautiful sounding delay, for both clean and dirties? Something with a lot of versatility but a pure tone?
     
  2. Clumsy Fingers

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    I can't recommend the Freakshow FX Digilog delay highly enough: It sounds great, and has a very handy feedback feature that you can use at will, so it's not a constant thing.

    Here's a link: http://64.18.205.119/~freaky/digilog.htm

    I also played the Mad Scientist 'Sunny Day Delay' this weekend, and it's also a very, very good pedal.
     
  3. Richard Guy

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    Boss DM-2 or DM-3 gets my vote
     
  4. Alan_Guitar

    Alan_Guitar Member

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    that new empress delay looks pretty cool
     
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    Geeze, there are a ton of really nice delays out right now, here are some of my picks:

    • TC Nova Delay
    • Eventide TimeFactor
    • Diamond Memory Lane
    • Diamond Memory Lane 2
    • Empress Super Delay
    • Boss DD-7
    • Boss DD-20
    • T-Rex Replica
     
  6. Alan_Guitar

    Alan_Guitar Member

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    what about the dl4?
     
  7. pulse.

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    If I had to choose one delay,
    that would be a Sib Echodrive (blue is the ONE, but red is great too)
     
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    Eventide Timefactor is a really great delay plus its midi compatible so you can not only punch it in or out in presets but also change the preset on the Timefactor.
     
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    DD-7 and that anlog setting is based on the DM-2.
     
  10. qatcat

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    I've had these

    Boss DD20
    Diamond memeory lane
    Yamaha UD Stomp
    Ibanez AD80
    Maxon AD9
    Eventide Time Factor
    Maxon AD900

    The Maxon AD900 is the nicest delay out of all of them. If you are looking for tone. that's it. Flexibility look at the DML too.
     
  11. Jahn

    Jahn Listens to Johnny Marr, plays like John Denver Supporting Member

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    The Deluxe Memory Man is still the only delay I've owned (and still own) that has given me that musical headrush. And that's rare considering the source of that sound (me playing the guitar through it).
     
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    dd-20 - ok (nothing bad to say)

    dd-7 - love the modulation / analogue / reverse

    de7 (ibanez) - really great soundscapes (but my particular one is noisy - I think it is probably just my pedal that is a bit defective - but the sound is really nice when I'm playing).

    dmm - well, this is really is awesome - I like it because it just makes this great musical sound - and unlike the other delays I feel it is really "alive" and fills the spaces when I am not playing in a very musical way. I have not sold any of the other delays but I just really like the organic feel of the dmm - it seems like an instrument itself.
     
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    Digital: Time Factor
    Analog: DMM or DML
     
  14. Random Hero

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    How good is the Time Factor? I'm checking the videos now and it looks to be really great, with a lot of cool stuff.
     
  15. Hiwatt Bob

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    if you can go beyond a 'pedal'--tape rules them all.

    others to consider:

    moog mf104z--best analog delay i've ever heard.
    malekko e600bright--2nd best analog delay i've ever heard.
    pigtronix echolution--just got one, haven't fully explored it, but it sounds great so far.
    line6 echo park--basically like a DL4 but in a smaller footprint (and no looping).
     
  16. NewarkWilder

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    LOVE my timefactor. if i could afford it i'd be all over the moog delay tho too. and my buddy has the pigtronix echolution and loves it to death. lots of good options out there.
     
  17. thiscalltoarms

    thiscalltoarms more gadgets than Batman. Gold Supporting Member

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    cheap simple delay to leave in a loop- DE7


    pricier digital complex- Time Factor
    pricier Digital simple- replica or deep blue delay
    pricier analog- DMM or Malekko 600 or AD-999

    the holy grail of tone- Fulltone TTE!



    how much do you wanna spend, what type of tone do you need, what kinda features do you need? lots of questions to be asked.
     
  18. Lolaviola

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    I picked up Analogman delay XL, it is a really nice delay, ans has ended my "search" for a delay.

    Nice, clear analog delay with a small footprint, great tone and long delay time. Price is a fraction of the Maxxon.
     
  19. GregoryL

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    I've had a Boss DM-3 Ananlog Delay on my board for years - actually have never had another delay.

    However, it's been acting up a bit so it's been a bit too unreliable for shows, so I was waiting to check out the new Boss DD-7's analog setting - they nailed it.

    I'm very happy with a DD-7 on my board.
     
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