Stereo compact delay pedals - Pretty rare?

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  1. Naigewron

    Naigewron Member

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    Apart from the (TGP snobbery trigger warning) "boring" pedals like the Boss DD-8, TC Flashback, Digitech Polara, etc, what are some good stereo (input & output) single-size enclosure delay pedals. Bonus points for a decent tape delay emulation.

    There's a few that offer "stereo" but really only gives you a wet/dry setup (Dunlop Echoplex, etc), but very few that offer a proper stereo spread of any kind.

    Give me your favourites, fellow pedal nerds!

    The GFI Clockwork seems to be a good option, and the soon-to-be-released Keeley Eccos looks really interesting as well.
     
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    I've been tinkering with the ECCOS for a couple of weeks. I've owned tons of delay pedals (plus racks, mechanical tape delays, too) and prob still have over a dozen hanging around. This is in my top 3 or so I've ever played.

     
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    Trex Replay
    Neunaber stereo echelon
    top of my head
     
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    brs928 Supporting Member

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    What do you consider "single size"? For instance, my El Capistan takes up almost the exact footprint of my DD-7 if you consider the size of the jacks when plugged in. So... El Cap!
     
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    EQD Avalanche Run (v2 has improved stereo image)...assuming you still consider that size compact.
     
  6. Naigewron

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    Well it's not an exact science, but I would personally not classify the Strymon pedals in the compact category. But that's just me; they're definitely a lot more space-friendly than many others.
     
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    Woah what jacks are those? A jackfruit? :D
     
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    Ha! Seriously, though, here's the DD-7 on top of the El Cap:
    [​IMG]
     
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    lefort_1 Nuzzled Firmly Betwixt Gold Supporting Member

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    Mr Black Tapex2

    True stereo (not w/d) Ins and Outs
    It is smaller than you think it is. Just under 4" x 3 3/4" x 2"
    Has switch for Clean vs 'Damaged' tape emulation
    ANY of the 3 knobs (1, 2, or all 3) can be assigned to an expression pedal.

    They are almost NEVER found on the used market. That should tell you something.

    Oh yeah, you get one Preset + the knob settings.
     
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    fenderjapan World Heavyweight Champion Silver Supporting Member

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    Not sure why the boss is considered "boring" as even Mike Piera who makes a decent chunk of money modding boss pedals stated the DD-7 had "no mod needed"...

    But T-Rex Replay Box, Arion SAD-3, TC Nova, Zoom MS-CDR70
     
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    I have a $250 gift card from Christmas.. Think I have to try one of these. Hows it sound with the flange/modulation off, just straight delay?
     
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    lovely. there are a few other video clips on the same youtube posted above, admittedly I have some modulation on I think most all of them. If I get a chance at NAMM I'll run a clip with out
     
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    The Eccos really does sound stellar - That tape sound is right up my alley.

    Question: Is there a way to hook up an external switch to change presets? So many of these pedals have such amazingly clunky ways of changing presets.

    The manual actually tells you to press the Feedback knob with your foot. Is it really sturdy enough for that?
     
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    Well well well, look what Horizon Devices just announced

     
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    For verb and delay I would buy alexander sky5000 with midi, presets sans midi, and more modes than that horizon at the same price point. Albeit Mono.

    https://www.alexanderpedals.com/shop/sky5000
     
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    Stereo was the main point of the thread though :p
     
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    Line 6 Echo Park- one of the best out there for the price
     
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    I've been looking for a more compact substitute for my SDD-3000 without much luck. Its L/C/R setting does a sort of ping-pong delay that really spreads out (in my case) a mono input but can be applied to all the algorithms (reverse e.g.) whereas most pedals it seems to be an either/or rather than both/and situation.
     
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    If you haven’t tried the digitech Obscura, you really owe it to yourself. Four great delay sounds, very tweakable. I think its tape delay stands up to strymon stuff. Its reverse delay is also glorious.

    caveat: I never tried it in stereo.
     
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