Best Delay for bass?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Caius1991, Jan 24, 2013.


  1. Caius1991

    Caius1991

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    Hey, Im looking to complete my pedal-board with a good delay pedal.

    Currently, (going from instrument to amp) I have:

    Jim Dunlop Crybaby Wah >
    Boss BF-3 Flanger >
    (delay pedal) >
    Boss ODB-3 Overdrive / Electro Harmonix Big Muff >
    Behringer NR300 noise reducer >
    KORG Pitchblack Tuner

    If you have any suggestions I would appreciate it!
  2. 4001

    4001

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    I have a Boss DD-6 and it works fine for me, but then again I hardly ever use it.
  3. ravenred

    ravenred

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    I have a Boss DD-3 that has worked well the few times I have used it
  4. MilkyMcMilkMilk

    MilkyMcMilkMilk

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  6. Stretchhh

    Stretchhh

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    Look at the earthquaker devices delay as I have the small one and that is really nice for how I use it. Would definitely recommend the larger one for more tweaking ability.
  7. Caius1991

    Caius1991

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    whats the name of your Earthquaker pedal?
  8. Bassmike62

    Bassmike62

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    I tried a few delays on bass (EHX Memory Toy, Boss RV-3 and DD-7) and found out I ain't delay guy on bass. But reading here, the Boss DD-3 gets a lot of love.
  9. VanillaThundah

    VanillaThundah Pleasantly plucky Supporting Member

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    I'd love a Boss DD3 or a fancy analog delay, but I'm using a digitech digital delay and have pretty good luck with it. Tweak it enough and you can get Justin Chancelloresque (basically a Boss delay) sound. I'm sure not all are created equal, but features aside I don't think you'll notice an immense amount of tonal difference from one digital delay to the other...IME
  10. punisher911

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    Said it before and I'll say it again.. So far I'm a fan of my Carbon Copy. True, haven't tried other delay pedals.. but I have a song or two that I switch it on with a short slap back delay.
  11. insomniac2295

    insomniac2295 Supporting Member

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    *Line 6 DL4 or Line 6 Echo Park (depends on how much functionality you want)
    *TC Electronic Flashback or TC Electronic Flashback X4 (depends on how much functionality you want)
    *And the king of all.... Strymon Timeline!
  12. Catbuster

    Catbuster

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    MXR Carbon Copy. That's where it's at.
  13. b57

    b57

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    I'm also thinking of getting a new delay. Want to replace my dd 20, maybe with an strymon el capistan. I know the dd 20 is a lot more versatile and the strymon is more like a one trick pony but i tried it once, but just with guitar and really loved it, i didn't find a setting i didn't like.
    So how does it work with the bass, anybody here who maybe tried the dd 20 and the strymon?
    what do you think?
  14. neuman

    neuman Supporting Member

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    I really like the options on my Hardwire DL-8.
  15. fleizenkruz

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    depends on how are you going to use the delay

    if you don't need the tap tempo ability, which means you're just adding some decoration to specific parts of the song (like I do), then a Boss DD series should be sufficient. I use DD-3 myself for this purpose. Even with the DD-7 you can add a tap tempo pedal

    Or go with the boutique path with Empress Superdelay and the likes
  16. Vlad5

    Vlad5 Chronic Knob Twiddling Tone Chaser Supporting Member

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    mxr carbon copy - great analog delay w/modulation, clean, but warms up at longer delay times
    earthquaker devices - disaster transport (the big one) - great digital delay w/modulation, very warm
    earthquaker devices - dispatch master - great digital delay w/reverb - very clean and clear
    strymon timline - digital delay with phrase sampling - expensive and totally worth it if you want as much delay as you can handle

    i'm currently using the dispatch master on both boards (treble/bass) and love it.

    if you want something simple that sounds great for less than $150 (used) the carbon copy is a great choice.
  17. brandau

    brandau Supporting Member

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    I've tried a bunch a keep coming back to my boss dd3... It's really great. Also love a memory man
  18. devilman666

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    Gotta go with tc electronics delay . with the tone print and the new editor program you can basicly build anything you want for cheap.
  19. erigod23

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    I have the Carbon Copy and I find it very good. I'm going to swap it for an Earthquaker Devices Dispatch Master, though, because I want the reverb.
  20. pacosarae

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    it works fine for me, but then again I hardly ever use it.[​IMG][​IMG]
  21. kenstee

    kenstee Supporting Member

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    I have a Boss DD-2 and a TC Alter Ego. Both sound GREAT with bass...

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