MXR Carbon copy or something else.

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by 6stringbassist, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. 6stringbassist


    Jul 9, 2007

    I'm interested in getting a delay pedal. I really love the sound that Tony Grey has on his solos with Hiromi.

    He uses a TC Vintage delay, that's been discontinued now.
    So i'm considering the MXR Carbon copy.

    Will it get the sort of sound that I'm after.
  2. The MXR Carbon Copy is an excellent delay. For the money i don't think you can beat it, in my book. I'm not sure how close it would come to a TC Vintage delay, but its a great sound in it's own right.

    It depends how much you're wanting to spend, if you've got the buck get an Eventide Timefactor... ;)
  3. Fullmetal


    Oct 18, 2008
    United kingdom
    This may be just preference, but for a little cheaper you can get a Boss DD-3. Out of DD-3 and Carbon Copy, I'd pick the DD-3. Can pick one up second hand about £70.
  4. DD-3 vs Carbon Copy... i'd go Carbon, but thats simply because i like analog delays... not digital. Each to his own.
  5. If you wait another couple weeks, the EHX Memory Boy and Toy are coming out. Both are true analog delays with modulation, and will cost a significant amount less than the Carbon Copy.
  6. Kano2864212


    Feb 24, 2008
    Worcester, MA
    or if you do want a carbon copy for sure, wait till the memory boy/toy come out and the classifieds will be full of them
  7. whoatherechunk


    Apr 4, 2008
    how do you know that kano?
  8. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
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    Because it's a safe bet given the GAS level of TB.
    A new pedal comes out.
    A bunch of people buy it, and sell their current similar-function pedal.
    Some buy back the original.
    Others wait until the next new pedal comes out, and repeat the cycle.
  9. dannybuoy


    Aug 3, 2005
    Exactly. People will be replacing their Carbon Copies with EHX Memory Toy Boys and Malekko 616/919s for no particular reason other than the fact they feel compelled to do so because they're shiny.
  10. TheMutt

    TheMutt Guest

    Apr 28, 2007
    The Carbon Copy is an alright delay pedal, but I found that the modulation was almost not even there, even on extreme settings. The delays can also get quite muddy, and it is prone to feedback and overloading even on moderate settings. I can't speak for the Memory Boy/Toy, but if they're anything like their big brother the Memory Man, I'm sure they will be great. The only thing that has kept the Memory Man off my board is the fact that it is monstrously huge and that it would be adding yet another wall wart to my setup. (I've already got two stashed under the board for my ModFactor and PitchFactor respectively)

    That being said, I have a Malekko Echo 600B on my board currently and I absolutely love it. It's everything that I wished the Carbon Copy had been, even though it doesn't have its own modulation.

    The Memory Toy would be the only thing that might bump it from its pedistal, but it would have to sound really good to do so, and have the headroom to match.
  11. 6stringbassist


    Jul 9, 2007
  12. TheMutt

    TheMutt Guest

    Apr 28, 2007
    Essentially the tone of the delayed notes. E600B is brighter, E600D is darker. It's not really a night-and-day difference as the names would have you expect; as neither are going to be squeaky clean repeats like you would get with a digital delay. I received the E600B in a trade, and while I have not had the chance to play through a E600D, the soundclips that I have heard of the E600B are pretty representative of how it sounds. I would expect the E600D's soundclips to be about the same, which is what I am basing this assumption on. I would be very happy to be proven wrong by someone who has owned or owns both though. ;)
  13. irvinz


    Nov 23, 2006
    has too much gas
    if you want the vintage delay. grab a new replica delay from trex. same delay...... if not, they come up on ebay fairly often enough.
  14. jetofuj


    Jun 16, 2008
  15. Mudfuzz


    Apr 3, 2004
    My guitarist got one [MXR CC] a while back and it came broken: only one repeat:scowl: She likes it anyway:scowl: I find it noisy:scowl: But it isn't my pedal board so I have no say.