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Delay Pedals

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by latkingz781, Jul 5, 2008.

  1. latkingz781


    Apr 26, 2008
    I want to get a decent delay pedal and well I hear alot of good things about the boss DD-3, DD-5, DD-6, and DD-7. However I want to know what other manufacturers may offer better bang for the buck. :bassist:
  2. GingerConor


    May 2, 2008
    im currently looking at an electro-harmonix stereo memory-man with hazari. it has alot of stuff and i already have an Ibanez AD9, which i got for like half price on ebay, wooo!!!
  3. Bang-to-buck digital delays that all have fans around here:

    Line 6 Echo Park

    Ibanez DE-7

    Digitech Digidelay

    Marshall Echohead

    EHX Stereo Memory Man with Hazari (a little more expensive than the others, but a TON of features)
  4. fishtx


    Mar 30, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Genzler Amplification/Spector Basses/Mojo Hand FX
    +1 on the Echo Park (for bang for the buck)...tons of features...

    I would also add the Guyatone MD-3 to the list. Bang for the buck, this "may be" the absolute best sounding delay in it's price range...I just wish it had tap tempo...
  5. the DD7 is getting good reviews and i think that the tap tempo is a lot better than on the DD6 since you can use an external pedal for it but in my opinion if you are going to spend that kind of money you might as well go for a DD20. also i want more flexibility in choosing the rhythm that results when tapped. if that sort of thing is important to you. you also can't beat the vibe of a good old analog delay.

    i'm a bit opinionated on this though. i play guitar in my original band and use quite a bit of delay.

  6. René_Julien


    Jun 26, 2008
    Depends on what you need.

    I personally could do with a simple pedal like the Ibanez DE-7.

    If you wanna do more insane stuff:
    EHX Memory Man
    Line6 DL4
    Boss DD-20 Giga Delay
    .... (many more to choose from, but above three are the obvious ones
  7. Joe Gress

    Joe Gress

    Dec 22, 2005
    Pueblo, CO
    I just bought a Stereo Memory Man w/Hazarai. It should be here next week.
  8. latkingz781


    Apr 26, 2008
    I have delay on a multi effects pedal, but I just want a versatile delay pedal for a decent amount of cash
  9. D.A.R.K.

    D.A.R.K. Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2003
    i just picked up an mxr carboon copy used in the box for 100 bucks.
    really nice, very dark sounding with excellent, musical feedback
    and sweep capabilities. great as a tabletop unit to tweak with your hands, but the pots have plastic shafts so it might not hold up well
    to foot abuse(for tweaking). the switch, however, is nice and solid.
    great size too (smaller than a boss).
  10. if thats all you need then the echo park would do just fine. it's got a couple of different sound and rhythm modes available and by all reports sounds great too. and can be had for a good bit under 100 bucks used.
  11. EADG mx

    EADG mx

    Jul 4, 2005
  12. mattq


    May 23, 2006
    Santa Cruz, CA
    i'll typically advocate for my carbon copy any day of the week, but i don't think you'd be happy with it. if you're wanting bang for the buck in terms of features, you'd probably be better off with an echo park or dd-5/6/7. i was wanting simple delay that sounded amazing and was very usable. different strokes
  13. beyondthe48

    beyondthe48 Guest

    Apr 29, 2007
    as far as live performance is concerned, you need to have tap tempo

    i love my headrush, its very performance friendly and has some cool extra features.
  14. cameric


    Dec 31, 2007
    Boss Re-20 - hands down. Tempo tap, superb 'vintage' tone, space echo feedback on demand, dark, filthy reverb - what more does one want? Well, apart from an original RE-150, 201, or 301. Personally, I need both the original space echo and its recent digital tribute these days.
  15. Valerus


    Aug 4, 2005
    Austin, Texas
    Maxon AD-999 :)
  16. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches

    Aug 21, 2006
    Denver, CO
    I love the Guyatone MD-3 and what I've heard of the MXR Carbon Copy has been impressive. But as mattq points out, neither are "versatile" which is what the OP said he wants.

    In that case, I don't think you can do better than the Echo Park. At some point I'm going to replace my with an Echolution or an Empress Superdelay, but it really is the most feature packed delay anywhere near it's price range. And it sounds pretty good too.
  17. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Columbia, MD Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    I've had a DL-4, cool but too big, went to eBay. An Echo Park, also a cool pedal, but I never really used it, it's going to eBay when I get off my butt. Tried a Nova Delay and had some glitches with it, so that went back. I now have a DD-7 and I'm very happy, at least for now. I like the delays and the basic looper. Great pedal, easy to use, solid, compact.
  18. SpankyPants

    SpankyPants That's Mr. SpankyPants to you.

    Aug 24, 2006
    Brooklyn, NY
    I briefly tested the DD-7 recently, and I was impressed, especially for a Boss unit.

    Gold star.
  19. kevteop


    Feb 12, 2008
    York, UK
    Whereas I tested a DD-7 and it electrocuted me and I died, so there's some perspective for you.

    Actually the only compact delay pedal that hasn't killed me to death is the Echo Park, so that gets my vote.
  20. Killed you to death....?