Suggest me a digital delay...

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by DagoMaino, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. TC Flashback

    7 vote(s)
  2. TC Transistions

    0 vote(s)
  3. TC Alter Ego

    2 vote(s)
  4. Boss DD-7

    8 vote(s)
  5. Hardwire DL-8

    2 vote(s)
  6. Other: Leave a comment

    8 vote(s)
  1. DagoMaino


    Feb 1, 2013
    I'm looking to add a digital delay to one of my boards. Must have features: Tap or strum tempo, single pedal form factor. Bonuses: Reverse, presets, modulation, looper, and/or subdivisions.
  2. triviani


    Oct 23, 2010
    I love the DL8, but its tap tempo feature is almost useless. If I needed tap tempo I would want a dedicated switch for it.
  3. bassmusic17


    Jan 15, 2011
    Akai Headrush.
  4. DagoMaino


    Feb 1, 2013
    Headrush is too big for the space allotted unfortunately.
  5. triviani


    Oct 23, 2010
    There are a few delays with top jacks out there that will take the same space than your regular mxr sized box with side jacks. Way huge , Strymon, Trex, wampler..
  6. DagoMaino


    Feb 1, 2013
    Of those the strymon brigadier is the only one that interests me. It would be a pretty tight fit on the board and I honestly want a digital sounding delay in that spot. I had a BBD on the board before and actually prefer digital tone/versitility for the purpose of this board. I also don't want to drop a ton of $ on this one because it won't be used a great deal on this board.
    I'm also building a mad professor deep blue with tap tempo/subdivisions and top jacks in a 1590bb and think it will still be just a bit big for the spot.

    Hence the selection in the poll...
  7. mouthmw


    Jul 19, 2009
    TC Repeater - awesome, simple and filled with goodies.
  8. Driven Crane

    Driven Crane

    May 30, 2014
    Strymon Timeline. I have had it both with TC Flashback. But, after all, i has swapped TC for OCD. Flashback is very good, but there was no self-oscilation in there... Very nice, but Timeline is ULTIMATE.
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  9. DagoMaino


    Feb 1, 2013
    Tv nova and timeline are simply too big for the hole I'm filling on my board.
  10. negativefx

    negativefx complete hack

    Feb 18, 2013
    Fort Collins
    Line 6 M5 has some great delay sounds for cheap but it's 2x sized. Haven't played the Zoom single form factor but I heard good things about that one too. I have a Flashback but always end up using the M5. The nice thing about looking for a digital delay is that all of the modeler pedals out there do an excellent job on digi delay models. Just don't use the distortions. :)
  11. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    There are delay Toneprints for the Flashback that will self oscillate.
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  12. Driven Crane

    Driven Crane

    May 30, 2014
    I still think that Flashback is a weapon of choice for - size, versatility, quality and price. Timeline is just a next step... If you want MORE and PRESETS...
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  13. mouthmw


    Jul 19, 2009
    Flashback didn't do it for me because of the lack of tap tempo (strum tempo was completely unusable live for me) so my next step was TC Repeater which is simply awesome and does everything but self oscilate which I can go without. If I were to go smaller footprint, I'd probably get a Boss DD7 with an external tap tempo switch.
  14. DagoMaino


    Feb 1, 2013
    Yeah, I'm leaning in that direction. Especially because I have a dual tap tempo (1590a) that I built that I can fit elsewhere on the board.
  15. Flashback X4 is nice is you have the space. It has tap tempo and Toneprints, and three presets you can preset. I love mine.
  16. vlsndgrdn


    Oct 21, 2013
    The boss DD-7 is great, lots of features and great quality.
  17. I just got the TC Flashback delay, and I'm quite pleased. It has everything you mentioned plus the TC toneprint technology.

    I went with the TC because I liked their Vortex flanger I got a while back - they both sound very digital with some extreme range. Beautiful sounding IMO.

    9 types of delay, 20/40 sec loop.
  18. SlugShellBass

    SlugShellBass Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2014
    My DD7 has done everything ive wanted it to do. There are so many options to it that I feel kind of limitless with my playing ability with it.
  19. I think Boss really kills it with digital delays, and the DD-7 is the king of the bunch
  20. kurotenshi


    Jun 27, 2009
    Amadora, Portugal
    SourceAudio Endorser
    To buy right now I would go with TC Flashback either normal or Triple if you have space. They are simple to use but the tone print editor makes them very versatile.

    If you can wait, sometime this week SourceAudio will announce their new Delay that promises to be full featured (maybe more that TC) and, by the looks of their recent announcements, also small and simple interface.