good delay??

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by KB, Oct 16, 2001.

  1. KB


    Jan 13, 2000
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Along with a few other effects I am looking for, I would like to find a good middle of the road delay pedal. I want something that works well with a bass and has enough delay so you can actually hear the effects (with repeats, etc.). I also want one that if fairly easy to use. My guitarist has the Line 6 Modeler and it is nice, but first off it is too expensive and secondly it has way too many options and settings and is not very easy to use. I don't really want a super cheapo unit either. I am looking for something with a solid housing, that doesn't eat my tone when in-line and is <$150. I am also unsure if I want digital or analog. I am betting analog would sound better, but I don't know. How are the Boss delays? Let me know.

  2. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    BOSS Delays are awesome, but id checkout the guyatone digital delay, very, very good delay, no tone suck at all. if your pressed for money, i hear the ibanez delay is pretty good.
  3. Jeff Moote

    Jeff Moote Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2001
    Beamsville, ON, Canada
    I've tried the Boss RV-3 Digital Reverb/Delay. If you need reverb too it is awesome, just a bit expensive. I think for the DD-3 Digi Delay it would be similar w/o reverb modes. Hope I was of help.
  4. i was looking for a cheap delay that just got the job done recently too and i bought the ibanez delay/echo for abou 30 bucks used in excellent condition. It does get the job done, is cheap, easy to use, and doesnt eat your sound to much (i use a bypass box so i never did pay much attention to that). The sound is decent... IT CAN FEEDBACK ON ITSELF VERY EASY. thats what i love about it. crank the repeats up and hear the mecahnical feeback of your note come shredding through the speakers (use the level to control the volume so it doesnt fry your system) then i screw with the delay time to change the pitch of the feedback. so weird... so spacey. not very practical but very very fun. I use it sparingly like a normal delay but for the cost used it got the job done but if i was going to buy it new (around 80) i would get the cheaper boss delay (around 90) for a much better unit.
  5. LowfreqB


    Nov 10, 2000
    United States
    I have to give praise to the boss delay pedals. The DD3 is your basic delay. The DD5 added 1/2 a milisecond more delay time, and a reverse delay feature. Both are great pedals, and all ways for sale at online auctions. The tape delay pedals (analog) are slightly warmer sounding and when tweaked mid phrase can really give you a neat effect. I would put my money on a boss Digital Delay over a tape delay. I dont think digital sound is very defferent from analog.

    Have fun

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  6. KB


    Jan 13, 2000
    Chapel Hill, NC
    I think I am leaning towards the DD-5. Does anyone use the "reverse" effect with bass? If so how does it sound? I like the DD-5 because it has a longer delay time. I doubt I would get the extra pedal that goes with it.