Some help with delay needed.

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by auffredou, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. auffredou

    auffredou Member

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    Im pretty much starting from scratch here as I recently cleared out most of my pedals in order to afford a new tele :BEER . Im going for a different style these days and planned on getting some new stuff anyway.

    Is there any point in having something line a Line 6 DL4 along with a boss dd-7 and rv-3 on a board, or would it be redundant? My most recent purchases have been a rat and an RV-3. Im trying to decide if this many delays would be overload, or perhaps if I should skip the dd-7 completely and just pair an RV-3 with a DL-4.

    For guidelines on what Im aiming at, think that "indie" (for lack of a better word) style by guys like Jon Buckland, Jonny Greenwood, Bloc Party, Death Cab, etc.

    Im also trying to decide if I need a compliment to my RAT that Ive got coming. Maybe it will cover it all? Im trying to squeeze all the "essentials" for the sound Im aiming at on a Pedlatrain JR. that I recently got, and the initial plan was some delay, an OD/Distortion or two, maybe tremolo, tuner, etc.
     
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    I would say it's overkill to have a DD7 and DL4. I happen to like the DD7 and DL4 (won't find many more DL4 supporters here), here's a comparison:

    -Both have tap tempo, digital delay, and analog delay mod
    -DD7 has better rhythm delays - specifically dotted eighth and dotted quarter
    -DL4 has more kinds of delay (tape, analog plus mod, lo-res, etc)
    -DL4 lets you save 3 presets for different kinds of delay/tempos while the DD7 you'll have to twist a knob to get a different kind of delay or rhythm setting
    - DD7 will take up less space
    - while I've never had a problem with the DL4's reliability, others have. The DD7 will be less likely to break on you.

    Honestly I think either would work for you, just depends on the convenience to size ratio.

    In terms of other pedals, I would get a second OD or a boost pedal to put before the RAT so you can push it's gain harder if you want.

    Hope that helps!
     
  4. auffredou

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    great info frizbplaya, thanks!
     
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    I was leaning towards the dd7 recently. I was thinking the only benefit I would miss is the presets available through the DL4 on the fly. Being a pedaltrain JR user, the dd7 will definitely have the size advantage though, and my last concern was the dotted eight type rhythms, so I think you made the decision a little easier!
     
  6. Hugo Da Rosa

    Hugo Da Rosa Silver Supporting Member

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    I don't personally think the DL-4 and DD-7 on the same board being overkill. But I think any more on top of that would be overkill (not including a reverb unit). The DD-7 is a solid delay pedal but you get more spacey and warped sounds out of the DL-4. I'm not sure if that's what you are looking for in your style of music but if you want something to create more of an ambiance, the DL-4 would be perfect.
     

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