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Favorite delay pedal

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by bassboy1076, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. bassboy1076


    Jan 7, 2011
    So, I'm looking for an awesome badass sounding delay pedal. I like them simple and with true bypass. Thoughts? Recommendations?
  2. fishtx


    Mar 30, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Genzler Amplification/Spector Basses/Mojo Hand FX
    I was going to recommend the Strymon El Capistan, until you said "simple"...the El Capistan is a fantastic delay pedal, but I wouldn't call it simple. If you want an awesome sounding delay pedal, that's super simple...check out the Mad Professor Deep Blue.

    Both of these options are pricey, but great (awesome badass sounding) in my opinion.
  3. Dont get an Eventide....they sound like tard!
  4. MXR carbon copy. Sounds great with basses, simple, well built, analog, true bypass, small footprint, and affordable (picked mine up new for 105usd on a auction site), been using mine for over a year, not a glitch
  5. BOSS DD7
  6. True bypass on this one?
  7. Fretlessbaby

    Fretlessbaby Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2013

    lol.... I was going to say Strymon Timeline. It kicks major booty.
  8. fishtx


    Mar 30, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Genzler Amplification/Spector Basses/Mojo Hand FX
    Even more so...
  9. mouthmw


    Jul 19, 2009
    Tc Electronic Flashback. Awesome.
  10. If you want tap-tempo for the delay time, try the Echo Park - great sounding, simple and affordable.

    ~ Charlie
  11. fishtx


    Mar 30, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Genzler Amplification/Spector Basses/Mojo Hand FX
    actually not a bad idea...
  12. Flymo Wang

    Flymo Wang

    Jan 5, 2011
    Bristol, UK
    I have tried a lot of delays, wanting a small, simple analog delay, and now have the Maxon AD-10. Don't know if it's true bypass, but the buffer is fine.

    IMO it beats the carbon copy (which I also own), as it's less noisy, and the oscillation and feedback are much more controllable (the MXR goes into oscillation too easily for my tastes).

    I have owned 2 deep blue delays, and although digital, they sound great, really good analog voicing. BUT, far too noisy. Also tried malekko analog delays, and again, nice sounding but noisiest of the bunch.
  13. garmenteros

    garmenteros Bass Enthusiast

    Aug 24, 2008
    Dominican Republic
    This. I used a TC Electronic Flashback but found it was a bit hard to deal with. The MXR is easy to dial in and sounds awesome.
  14. gregmon79

    gregmon79 Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    Chicago IL
    The boss delay pedals are pretty great for the money and sound good too. I myself have a hardwire DL8 and and older DOD digital delay that I love. It's starting to give me problems though. I will probably end up getting a line 6 DL4 module. It has a lot of goodies in it. I've also heard the echo park by the same maker is sweet too, just like the DL4 in a smaller and a little less versatile package. TC flashback looks too.
  15. eloann


    May 14, 2012
    You do know true bypass is bad, right ?

    I am very pleased with my Strymon El Capistan. I would also recommend the TC Flashback. The carbon copy made me realize I'm not into analog delays (I want clean repeats even on extreme settings, and tap tempo can't hurt) and the Neunaber Echelon I used for a bit got kicked in the balls by the Strymon.
  16. True bypass isn't inherently bad. I wouldn't use it for a delay though. No trails when you turn it off.
  17. eloann


    May 14, 2012
    It's not too bad if you have a buffer first, otherwise it lets all the wire's capacitance do its thing. Just try with/without a buffer first in line like I did and if our ears are made the same you'll hear what I mean.

    +1 on the trails by the way
  18. NeroJazz


    May 2, 2011
    Catalinbread Echorec. The rythmic possibilities with this thing are endless, perfect for bass, and it sounds awesome.
  19. 999Brent

    999Brent Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Greenhouse Effects, RetroSky Delay
    Easy to use, small size, true Bypass and sounds great
    Good price too...
  20. mouthmw


    Jul 19, 2009
    How exactly is flashback hard to deal with? It's got several awesome tones, easy controls and a toneprint option.