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slap delay?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Jimbo, Dec 1, 2005.


  1. Jimbo

    Jimbo

    Dec 4, 2000
    Philadelphia, PA
    hey everyone

    so in an effort to optimize my pedalboard i was evaluating each pedal i use and how i use it. i'm basically trying to get rid of pedals i'm not using so much. so i came to my Echo Park and i realized that the only sound i really use and like is the slap-back delay.

    so is there a pedal out there with short delay times or just a slap delay effect? would a reverb give me a similar feel?

    -jimbo
     
  2. If you're looking for a good delay pedal with short delay times you should check out Maxon's line of analog delays. They sound great. They would be a good deal more expensive than the Line Six, but if you know you'll use it, it's worth the investment. They have one with a full second of delay time for around $350, but for your needs you could get by nicely with one of their models with a third of a second maximum delay time. I think it's called the AD-80 or something close to that. Probably around $200. I personally prefer the ones with a little more time on them so you can do swirly longer echoish stuff.
     
  3. I like the guyatone micro delay...
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    its not too expensive, and a great sounding unit!
     
  4. thejohnkim

    thejohnkim

    Sep 30, 2003
    NYC
    rocktron has a delay pedal that ONLY does slap back delay for like $50....the name escapes me though.....
     
  5. Jimbo

    Jimbo

    Dec 4, 2000
    Philadelphia, PA
    i'm going to take this one step further with a supplemental question...

    i've also been experimenting to create kind of background noises that i'd like to use. so i'm wondering if there is something like a phrase sampler that will record a short bit of music and loop it. i guess i'm looking for a looper, but i don't want to overdub more loops, just something i can use to turn on my recorded bit of noise.

    -jimbo
     
  6. Jimbo

    Jimbo

    Dec 4, 2000
    Philadelphia, PA
    oh and i'll check out that guyatone pedal.

    i also saw the rocktron, it's called the Short Timer, looks pretty neat. thanks

    -jimbo
     
  7. you don't have to overdub with a looper if you don't want to, but if otherwise what you might want is a delay pedal that has a "hold" function or an infinite repeat...i know the boss DD6 (or is it 5?) can do it, i had an old DOD digital delay that could hold for a few seconds...i still think you should check out a looper, because it sounds like you want to be able to turn on the loop anytime you want, which afaik you can't do with anything but a looper or some kkind of phrase sampler...