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Can anyone recommend a good analog delay?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Melvin7822, Jun 1, 2004.


  1. Melvin7822

    Melvin7822 Supporting Member

    May 11, 2004
    Broomfield, CO
    I'm looking for an analog delay that actually has more than 300 milliseconds delay time, has true bypass, and doesn't cut out the lows. Can anyone think of anything that's currently on the market? Please no Line 6 suggestions. I'm looking for the real deal, not a simulation thereof.
     
  2. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Maxon AD900. Best delay ever.

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  3. Melvin7822

    Melvin7822 Supporting Member

    May 11, 2004
    Broomfield, CO
    Has anybody ever used a Maxon delay unit on bass with favorable results? Also, what about the T-Rex Replica?
     
  4. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    I have used Maxon delays with very favorable results. I've tried them all. Maxon is the best, period.
     
  5. Melvin7822

    Melvin7822 Supporting Member

    May 11, 2004
    Broomfield, CO
    So which is better: Maxon AD-900, Maxon AD-9, or the Maxon AD-80?
     
  6. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    They are very similar in sound, but the AD900 has 600 milliseconds of delay! You get alot more flexability because of that, plus you can also set it to start self-oscilating, which is always alot of fun.
     
  7. Muzique Fann

    Muzique Fann Howzit brah

    Dec 8, 2003
    Kauai, HI
    You guys got me interested and I found a newer one on ebay. It's the AD999 - 900ms of delay, dual outs and it runs on a 9v power supply - looks neat, but those things aren't cheap at all.
     
  8. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    I've heard good things about the SIB Mr Echo / Dr Echo (can't remember)
     
  9. Melvin7822

    Melvin7822 Supporting Member

    May 11, 2004
    Broomfield, CO
    Ok, so I'm pretty much torn between a Maxon AD-999 and an Atomic Echo Clone. I hear that the Echo Clone sounds a lot better than the Maxon. Anybody try one?
     
  10. DEVILMAN

    DEVILMAN

    Nov 24, 2001
    New York,NY
    ...still lovin' my H&K Replex...


    ~S~
     
  11. Melvin7822

    Melvin7822 Supporting Member

    May 11, 2004
    Broomfield, CO
    Sorry, I'm not looking for anything that simulates an analog delay. I'm looking for an analog delay
     
  12. DEVILMAN

    DEVILMAN

    Nov 24, 2001
    New York,NY
    ...oh well...

    ~S~
     
  13. John Marat

    John Marat Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2004
    Phoenix, AZ
    Maxon ad-900 is definitely the way to go… I have been using analog delay as part of my sound for about five years. The biggest problem was overloading the input. The ad-900 solves this problem buy utilizing a 12v system that gives it more headroom. Its not true bypass but the buffer is very good. It also cuts less low end than any other delay that I have tried… I preferred it to any of these

    Moogerfooger analog delay
    Way Huge Aqua Puss
    Boss DM-3
     
  14. John Marat

    John Marat Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2004
    Phoenix, AZ
    I never used an Atomic Echo Clone. I understand that it is a clone of the Way Huge Aqua Puss wich I do own. This is my second favorite delay. It does sound great but I was only able to use it with passive pickups Most active electronics will be to hot for its input.
     
  15. Melvin7822

    Melvin7822 Supporting Member

    May 11, 2004
    Broomfield, CO
    Ok, so the Maxon it is.