• TGP is giving away a Strat, Tele, and Jazzmaster. Click Here for full details.
    Click Here to upgrade your account and enter today!

Time For A New Delay

Bogner

Member
Messages
6,647
For something different I would go Meris Polymoon. Fantastic pedal full of glorious sounds.
 

Guavadude

Member
Messages
281
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!
 

josiahmac

Member
Messages
72
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.
 

Kluch

Member
Messages
3,872
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.
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
 

Abandoned

Tweed Tube Tone Purist
Messages
7,835
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.
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
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.
 

teefus

Member
Messages
8,948
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.
 
Messages
17,654
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)
 

addisonnyle

Member
Messages
2,553
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!
 

Abandoned

Tweed Tube Tone Purist
Messages
7,835
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!
Still tempted by this option! I might try this out again. I did years ago and preferred the ML Jr.
 

Abandoned

Tweed Tube Tone Purist
Messages
7,835
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.
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.
 

Wolfboy1

Grandpa but...Not Yet Old!
Gold Supporting Member
Messages
8,974
JHS Pink Panther (now Lucky Cat) delay is simple, sounds great and has enough options to keep you happy.
 

Abandoned

Tweed Tube Tone Purist
Messages
7,835
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
 

Abandoned

Tweed Tube Tone Purist
Messages
7,835
I guess I didn’t update this thread specifically. I ended up keeping the Volante and still love it.
 




Trending Topics

Top