need advise on delays: Two timer vs. Aquapuss vs. Carbon copy

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by alfonso_bundis, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. alfonso_bundis


    Nov 13, 2011
    Hello everybody
    So, I want to add a delay pedal to my board. After some research I found three pedals that more or less adjust to my whims and (more importantly) to my budget. The finalist are: BBE's Two Timer, Aquapuss from Way Huge and Carbon Copy from MXR.
    I looked for demos on bass but didn't find anything for the aquapuss or the two timer.
    Does anyone have experience with this pedals? I've read that the Two timer doesn't handle bass to well. Is this true? What factors should I take into account when searching for a delay pedal?
  2. mmbongo

    mmbongo I have too many basses. Supporting Member

    I went with the.....TC Electronics Flashback :)

    BBE, Way Huge, and MXR pedals are not very friendly with my high output basses.
  3. i'm running a BBE Two Timer on my bass pedalboard & it seems to work fine. Found it new for $90. i recently saw it on a "pedalboard of the stars" thread bass board here as well.
    i believe all 3 pedals mentioned are Boss DM-2 "inspired", but i haven't used the other 2.

    i do have a malekko 300D which is also an analog delay & sounds fantastic but is a bit more $.

    My current bass is passive, so this may be a factor.
  4. G3Mitch


    Feb 8, 2011
    New Zealand
    Carbon Copy didn't work to well for me on bass. Great on guitar though(irrelevant).

    IMO, digital delays are the way for bass, but it really depends on what sound your after. I like digital delays because your repeats are the same tone as what you've played. With my Carbon Copy the tone changed, it got sort of darker in a way and ended up just sounding muddy. Not sure on other analog delays cuz the mxr was the only one I ever tried.
  5. BioDriver

    BioDriver A Cinderella story

    Aug 29, 2008
    Austin, TX
    I'm with Mitch - digital is the way to go and the Boss DD3 and DD7 rule the coop under 150.
  6. G3Mitch


    Feb 8, 2011
    New Zealand
    Yep the Boss delays are great. Used to have a DD7 'till I got a Line 6 DL4, and actually like the Boss better.
    I've also tried a Digitech Delay which was solid aswell.
    Pretty keen to try a Flashback one day.
  7. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    I actually like the Carbon Copy with bass, but there you go. Also consider a digital delay, which will give more options and longer delays. Boss DD series are good. I use DD-20 for digital, MXR for analog.
  8. sillyfabe

    sillyfabe keeping the low-end silly since '06

    Mar 13, 2009
    San Bernardino,CA
    Want the best of both worlds? I've been loving my Tech 21 Boost D.L.A. for a while now. Has up to 1sec delay, has a tone knob for the delays from digi-clean to well mud (delicious mud), flutter control for that warble, feedback for crazy self-oscillation if need be and up to 6db boost for the delayed repeats. Also has triplets and tap-tempo all in a very nice size box.
  9. RPSully

    RPSully Guest

    Jan 26, 2012
    Nashville, TN
    Not to throw another wrench in the works, but I just picked up a Malekko 616, and it sounds fantastic. I've had a Carbon Copy, it's nice, but the modulation on the 616 makes it even better for bass, IMHO.
  10. BioDriver

    BioDriver A Cinderella story

    Aug 29, 2008
    Austin, TX
  11. I can't speak for the others, but the Carbon Copy works just fine for me. I like the dark analog decay and 600ms of delay is plenty for most occasions. The chorus mod switch adds some glimmer options as well.
  12. G3Mitch


    Feb 8, 2011
    New Zealand
    Yeah.. it's definitely a personal taste thing. The idea would be to try before you buy, if possible.
  13. alfonso_bundis


    Nov 13, 2011
    Thanks a lot for all the suggestion, I never considered that my bass being active would have problems with some delays.

    SoonerMatt, timeline would have be my first option if I had the money, but as also the Blue sky is in the waiting list is I guess I'll push the timeline to the realm of "if only.."

    I checked the suggestion and the TC electronics catch my attention more than the others, although I don't really care for the tone print feature.

    Any how, I'm gonna try to track an analog and a digital delay in my city to test them with an active bass.

    Thanks to all