06-04-2011 04:07 PM
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I think you need to figure out what sound you like most, bucket brigade or tape. Ones you make the decision between those two you can rule out a lot of your choices. Malekko EKKO 616 is in the same camp as the Carbon Copy. The Flashback will give you more options but it also allows you to choose between the type of delay sound you want. If you look at the controls you'll see that one knob allows you to choose your effect model and the other three are the parameters, meaning that the flashback with an analog delay setting is about as complex as a Carbon Copy. On top of that the flashback also gives you stereo ins and outs if you ever decide to have a 2 amp set-up. The MP Deep Blue delay is demo'ed a lot by Bobby D so his youtube videos might give you some insight. Other then that I think all your choices will suit you fine, in the end it's whatever sounds best to you.
I am getting back into pedals after a digital detour. I typically use spring reverb (after a preamp) as an always-on effect, but am looking to replace that by running a delay before a preamp. For example, the last pedal before my Fender Pro Jr at least until I get an amp with an effects loop. I don't mind digital, but I want my pass-through signal to remain analog. Here are the various contenders, in order of my current bias, mostly based on forums, ProGuitarShop, and YouTube: Wampler Faux Tape Echo (So far sounds the best in videos) Way Huge Aqua Puss mkII (Short delay makes it seem less worthy than others, but is all-analog) Mad Professor Deep Blue Delay (A little confused about it's pros/cons) MXR Carbon Copy (50% of the price of the top contender) TC Electronic Flashback (Bottom of the list because of the TonePrint/USB stuff, I want less complexity) A little help people!
06-04-2011 04:40 PM
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06-04-2011 04:52 PM
I don't know why the usb thing is an issue for you. Just don't use it. It won't fuck up your tone. Plus this pedal has the options for trails, so you can have it buffered, or true bypass. I use the FB before my amp's gain, an AC15c1, and it works just fine.
Thanks, will check out the other suggestions! - I think the Deep Blue got on the list because of BobbyD. - The only reason the El Capistan is off the list is the price. It looks absolutely killer, but I just can't pay more than the Wampler at $210. - Unless a bunch of people say Flashback it's off the list just because it has USB.
06-04-2011 04:55 PM
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06-05-2011 04:17 AM
+1 On the Analogman ARDX20 it's by far my favorite analog delay. So warm and musical, and with the AMAZEO controller capable of more fun stuff
I'd put the Maxon AD-999 and the Analogman ARDX20 on your list; I've seen both between $190 and $225. Those two sound exceptionally good to me. The Deep Blue Delay CB's repeats are high-pass'd or something - at higher feedback settings, the oscillation (and later-generation repeats before oscillation) are too high-pitched for my liking. Fine at lower feedback settings.
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