Carl Martin Red Red Repeat Delay Guitar Effects Pedal
Overall Rating: I give an 8 for the overall rating, it's probably my most-used effect in my rig because, to me, it's a very musical pedal and I've actually kinda started loving the small break-up the delays give at maximum picking power. I personall...
Overall Rating: I give an 8 for the overall rating, it's probably my most-used effect in my rig because, to me, it's a very musical pedal and I've actually kinda started loving the small break-up the delays give at maximum picking power.
I personally play Ambient / Post-Rock / Shoegaze / Classical-influenced material and to me this delay really makes the whole ordeal a lot more warmer. I can't imagine this delay ever leaving my rig.
Sound Quality: My setup through which the Carl Martin Red Repeat goes is as following: Fender '94 Golden ltd. CiJ Jazzmaster with matching headstock / XP Telecaster -> Behringer Slow Motion -> BOSS OC-2 -> Ibanez TS-9 -> Small Clone Chorus -> CARL MARTIN RED REPEAT -> Ibanez DE7 -> Rocktron Tsunami -> Line 6 Verbzilla -> BOSS RV-3 [stereo out] -> Line 6 DL4 [stereo out] -> [pedals are powered with an Artec Power Brick]
I love this delay, it's thick, it's gorgeous, it's warm. Turning the echo down almost makes it usable as a warm small reverb en turning up the repeat and dialing the time knob makes for some great oscillation. The trick with this delay is that it's 80% analogue and 20% digital. The only problem I have with this delay is that after 3 days it started getting this distorted tone and it has never left the pedal in various different setups. I now use the delay with the tone knob on 9 O' clock to keep the distortion to the minimum. In bypass it doesn't color or distort my signal so I keep it in my rig. It doesn't function like it should and STILL I'm keeping it in my rig, this says a lot. I really think this delay is gorgeous. Also, clicking on the delay gives me a pop, sometimes, not always. I often see those 'clicking buttons' and think to myself; "Why didn't they make these more solid ??"
I give it an 8 because of the distortion issue and the pop. I'm having it checked out soon by a guy I know.
Reliability/Durability: I've had it for a half year now, it's still there but seeing as it took 3 days to let the distortion set in gets me to the conclusion this unit isn't really reliable.
Ease of Use: It's extremely easy since it's just a delay pedal with no menu's etc. I don't really think these units actually need a manual.