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Moen Pretty Dolly delay

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by metalmariachi, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. A little back-story.
    My primary delay for years has been an old Dod 680. It’s noisy, colors the sound and isn’t true bypass but I liked it. When it died I discovered the bbd chip is impossible to find, so began searching for a suitable replacement to use in the interim.
    I tried the offerings at GC and other music stores, checked the reviews on H-C etc. and listened to countless sound clips.
    I picked the Pretty Dolly, as it seemed to do what I wanted, plus is inexpensive less than $50 US shipped.
    The first thing I noticed when unwrapping the package was the weight. It’s heavy.
    A very solid enclosure with a battery compartment, feature and quality that is better than some of the boutique pedals I’ve seen.
    The pedal is true bypass, with a nice switch action. Not too soft or too stiff.
    The tone is a somewhat bright, and rolls off some of the low end especially on the delays. I kind of liked the added sparkle on the top, plus I usually run delay to a separate amp or channel so a little playing with the blend and an eq adjustment balanced things out. The blend always allows some of the unaffected signal through.
    The time setting range is from instant repeat to around 500 ms, which is more than enough variation for my uses.
    The repeat control takes you from 1 way over into the feedback crescendo world.
    Playing with both the time and repeat controls unleashes all those great SiFi effects every one just has to play with now and then.
    The only thing I like to see improved would be allow more lows through, adding another output with blend and adjusting the blend so it could pass only the delayed signal.

    The Boss size power adaptor is set in just a tad so my OneSpot right angle adaptor didn’t make full contact. A Boss with a straight plug worked just fine.
    This is a positive ground pedal so power can’t be daisy chained with Boss or other negative grounded pedals.

    Over all I’m pleased with this pedal and give it my bang for the buck award.


    For those of you who don’t happen to read Chinese.


  2. SpankyPants

    SpankyPants That's Mr. SpankyPants to you.

    Aug 24, 2006
    Brooklyn, NY
    Wow. You really went out of your way to find that pedal. :D Kudos.
  3. The BurgerMeister

    The BurgerMeister musician.

    Apr 13, 2006
    Big Bear, CA
    sweet! i've been wondering about these Moen jobbies. thanks for the review!
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