Time For A New Delay

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Abandoned, Aug 11, 2019.

  1. Bogner

    Bogner Member

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    For something different I would go Meris Polymoon. Fantastic pedal full of glorious sounds.
     
  2. Steve Hotra

    Steve Hotra Silver Supporting Member

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    I am liking this one, even though I own a Timeline, Keeley 30 ms and a Ventris.

     
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  3. Guavadude

    Guavadude Member

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    I was on the same hunt and have similar tastes, not a fan of the digital delays I’ve heard.
    Trying to get the vibe of my Re-501 in a small footprint that fits on a pedalboard.

    Try the SD Vapor Trail. Idk who designed it but the guy has skills. It’s the perfect bbd style delay and with a touch of modulation cops the tape echo vibe. And they’re cheap!
     
  4. josiahmac

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    I haven’t enjoyed the multi units like the timeline, nemesis and echosystem. I’ve owned all 3 and found that while you are getting multiple sounds, you’re only getting one tone. They all have their own sheen to them. The analog sounds the same as the digital, but they turned down the highs. The tape sounds the same as the analog, but they warbled the repeats.

    I’m now back to single pedals for single tones, but each pedal sounds completely unique.
     
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  5. Kluch

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    I have sort of noticed this over time. I think the nemesis has some fantastic sounds but there are days where all the different types sound sort of... the same...? I do think most super delays have a good variety of sounds but have some sort of "sound" to them, as you mention, for better or worse, I guess.

    With that said, what delays are you using now? Just wondering
     
  6. Abandoned

    Abandoned Tweed Tube Tone Purist Silver Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    I agree with mega/multi/delay units. It’s not like you get completely different tones in them. That’s why I’m generally not a fan. You expect to get a WIDE variety of tones but in reality you don’t.
     
  7. teefus

    teefus Silver Supporting Member

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    i have gone through many delays over the years. strymon, eventide, TC, etc. the MLJR beat them all sound-wise. no question. it always made my guitar sound just better. a very sweet tone and just the right features without being super complicated. get the MLJR deluxe. you won't regret it.
     
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  8. semi-hollowbody

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    I have a boss dd20
    hardwire delay
    boss dd3
    nova delay
    and a way huge aqua puss

    I want to get a boss dd7 and way huge supa puss...

    I like delay (not all of that is on my board lol)
     
  9. eternally found

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    DMMTT for sure! I have an original with pano chips, but I see a lot of folks using the new one with Xvive chips. I imagine in a mix it would be hard to discern, and outside of a mix, it still might be hard to discern!
     
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  10. Abandoned

    Abandoned Tweed Tube Tone Purist Silver Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Still tempted by this option! I might try this out again. I did years ago and preferred the ML Jr.
     
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  11. Abandoned

    Abandoned Tweed Tube Tone Purist Silver Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    I agree - my Diamond delays (QL & ML Jr.) have always been my preferred delay pedals. I tested them extensively against lots of top tier pedals.

    It’s been years since then though and we’ll see if my tastes have changed.
     
  12. slicepaperdavid

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    I 2'nd this!
     
  13. aaronjcurtis

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    I’d wait for the Memory Lane DLX. I sure am! Fingers crossed it comes out “soon”!
     
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  14. Wolfboy1

    Wolfboy1 Grandpa but...Not Yet Old! Silver Supporting Member

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    JHS Pink Panther (now Lucky Cat) delay is simple, sounds great and has enough options to keep you happy.
     
  15. Abandoned

    Abandoned Tweed Tube Tone Purist Silver Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks for all the suggestions guys.

    I’ve been checking out demos of most of the suggestions here, and somehow got intrigued by the Strymon Volante. I ordered one and we’ll see how it turns out
     
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