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Which delay pedal?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by aftguitar94, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. aftguitar94

    aftguitar94 Member

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    OK, since I'm 14 I don't have a steady income and I don't get paid too much even though I gig a lot. But anyway, I am getting a tube amp soon (finally) and I'm almost 100% positive it won't have built-in FX so I'm gonna need a delay pedal. I'm getting paid 100$ for my next gig in a couple days and I have $20 set aside for tax and shipping if I order online. I'm looking for a pedal that can do The Edge-type stuff for $100 or less. Please help me out.

    Thanks,
    BK
     
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    I'd say go for a used DD-20.
     
  4. aftguitar94

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    I've seen some Boss DD-3's on eBay in my price range. Will one of those get the job done? Or if I can find a used MXR Carbon copy maybe?
     
  5. Guitar Goober

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    I have a DD-7 which I'd highly recommend. The DD-3 is fairly similar to the DD-7. It doesn't have as long a delay time or hold time as the DD-7 and is only mono, but if you don't need the extras it sounds like the sort of thing you're after. The DD-7 also has an analogue mode which is quite good.
     
  6. LeeSympathetic

    LeeSympathetic Supporting Member

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    Go for a used DD-20 or Nova Delay.
    IMHO the Nova Delay is better.
    I've owned the DD-5, DD-20, and I still own the Nova Delay.
    And I've tried the DD-7 many many times at GC.
    The quality of the Nova Delay is superior compared to the DD-20.
    Trust me, I know what music you're talking about.
    I love U2 and P&W stuff.
    I'm around your age too! High five! (I'm 15.)
     
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    I'll definitely check out the Nova Delay. I don't use delay too much which is another reason why I'm trying to stay with a lower priced pedal but I've been experimenting with it lately as a result of listeing to a lot of U2. :RoCkIn
     
  8. Willie Johnson

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    The DD3 is an excellent delay pedal.
     
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    Ibanez DE7. Unbelievable value/money digital delay.
     
  10. drolling

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    These are around $69 up here in Canada, and I don't know of anything else out there that'll give you the same *bang-for-the-buck*.

    A buddy of mine uses two of 'em in series; one set for slapback & the other for long, spacey trails. Very sophisticated setup for peanuts..

    Then again, if you can afford that BOSS double pedal (GigaDelay?), you'll have a lot of processing power right on the tips of your toes. Bells & whistles galor, in a user-friendly package. Even has a built-in loop function for jamming over a chord progression.

    I'm a bit of a delay junky myself, and prefer analog pedals, but they're quirky & an acquired taste. If I was looking for a versatile, flexible delay in an affordable package, I'd go with BOSS or Ibanez, no question.

    The DigiTech's are nice, too. I've heard nothing but raves over their new hard-wire series & I've got a little DigiDelay that I throw into the gig bag to cover the basics..
     
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    I was just looking at the DE7 like 5 minutes before reading your post. I need to get to the store this week and check some pedals out.
     
  12. eternally found

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    If you're wanting to do Edge's rhythmic stuff, I'm thinking you're probably going to want something with tap delay. In that price range, as someone mentioned, you're looking at the DD7 with a way to have external tap. Great pedal! You could also try and find a DD5, which is what I am looking for.
     
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    Yeah, I've seen a lot of people using the DE7 and it does some sounds really well and others not so much. If you're a set it and forget it pedal user, it wouldn't be a bad choice to give it a try.
     
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    I think the Edge used the Deluxe Memoryman for delay.
     
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    He's looking for a delay in the $100 range.
     
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    The Boss DD-7. Boss DD-20 or the Ibanez DE-7 will get you there fine... and then some. For now, screw analog delay. You learn a lot more from having a shitload of options to experiment with.

    :dude
     
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    I've used the Boss DD3 for about 15 years now and it hasn't skipped a beat. Great pedal.
     
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    I just bought a Carbon Copy in the Emporium for $105 shipped. If you're patient, you should be able to find one for that price. You'll be getting something that you can use for years as well.
     
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    Just got a Line 6 echopark in the emporium for $55 shipped. You gotta look for them, but the deals are out there. The echopark is a great choice.
     
  20. mgarrison99

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    I had a Danelectro Dan Echo for a while and really liked it. Could switch between short slapback and longer delays. No hold function, but a nice pedal that can be found cheap.
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    Also, the Visual Sound H2O Chorus/Echo is two pedals in one for your target price. They have their new body style out, but the older ones worked just fine.
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    Good luck!
     

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