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Kevin Fix


From:
Michigan, USA
Post Posted 6 May 2017 5:35 pm     Reply with quote

What is the preferred Delay Pedal that most of you use?
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David Higginbotham


From:
Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA
Post Posted 6 May 2017 8:06 pm     Reply with quote

There's so many delays on the market that you may receive countless opinions. They can range from very inexpensive to the opposite end of the spectrum. After trying many pedals including the most popular years ago I settled on the Guyatone MD-3. Small simple and sounds great. I've used it for many years. My setup changed and I needed reverb &a delay so I'm now using the zoom CDR-70 and couldn't be happier.
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David Nugent


From:
Gum Spring, Va.
Post Posted 7 May 2017 3:48 am     Reply with quote

I currently own several and my absolute favorite is the Strymon 'Brigadier', rather pricey but outperforms most others that I have used by far.
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Stu Schulman


From:
Ulster Park New Yawk
Post Posted 7 May 2017 4:44 am     Reply with quote

I also use a Guyatone MD3 tiny little unit,I've probably had it for ten years,sounds great!
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Ken Metcalf


From:
San Antonio Texas USA
Post Posted 7 May 2017 4:49 am     Reply with quote

Guitar I have a Guyatone. Works okay
Steel I use a Dispatch Master Delay and Reverb.
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Jeremy Threlfall


From:
now in Western Australia
Post Posted 7 May 2017 5:32 am     Reply with quote

Any Boss DD2-7 for me
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Jack Hanson


From:
San Luis Valley, USA
Post Posted 7 May 2017 6:29 am     Reply with quote

The choice of delay unit really depends on what you want it to do and how deep your pockets are. All I want from a delay is a slight slapback, and my $25.35 Joyo JF-33 fills the bill quite nicely, as my feature-laden BOSS DD-5 and DD-7 units rest comfortably in their boxes in a storage unit 1200 miles away.
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Craig A Davidson


From:
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin USA
Post Posted 7 May 2017 6:31 am     Reply with quote

I use a Rogue Analog Delay and also leave my DD-3 and DD-7 at home.
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John Billings


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Ohio, USA
Post Posted 7 May 2017 2:20 pm     Reply with quote

I got my Echoplex from it's designer, Forumite Don Dixon. Nothing I've heard can compete with it!
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Jeff Hogsten


From:
Flatwoods Ky USA
Post Posted 7 May 2017 2:52 pm     Reply with quote

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Kevin Fix


From:
Michigan, USA
Post Posted 7 May 2017 3:05 pm     Delay Unit Reply with quote

THANKS GUYS!!!! I was just curious which was the most popular.
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Gary Sill


From:
Mt. Zion, IL, USA
Post Posted 7 May 2017 4:58 pm     I recommend the recently released Hilton Legend Delay pedal Reply with quote

Everyone that has purchased the delay have really liked it. $100 plus shipping


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Doug Earnest


From:
Branson, MO USA
Post Posted 7 May 2017 7:01 pm     Reply with quote

Yep, Keith Hilton's new delay unit is a dandy and bargain priced!
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Jeremy Threlfall


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Post Posted 7 May 2017 7:29 pm     Reply with quote

I don't use Boss pedals for their features. I use them because they are indestructable
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Dale Foreman


From:
Crowley Louisiana, USA
Post Posted 7 May 2017 8:36 pm     Delay Reply with quote

I must admit, best Delay I have found is the new Hilton Pedal! I've used it on 4 sessions in the past month. Producer is amazed at the tone I get with my Rittenberry, Hilton Delay and one of my Nashville 112's!
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Bob Hoffnar


From:
Austin, Tx
Post Posted 7 May 2017 8:48 pm     Reply with quote

I'm a big fan of the MXR Carbon Copy. You can find them used for under $100.

They are real simple actual analog delay pedals and that sound works for me.
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Bill L. Wilson


From:
Oklahoma, USA
Post Posted 7 May 2017 9:23 pm     I Like'em Too. Reply with quote

The Carbon Copy works for me, when I occasionally use a delay for steel or guitar.
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Steve Sycamore


From:
Sweden
Post Posted 7 May 2017 10:03 pm     Reply with quote

The Nemesis unit is a bit more expensive that some others that sit on the floor. But it sounds really good, has lots of different modes and sounds, is customize-able and has excellent control of all parameters.

http://www.sourceaudio.net/products/one_series/nemesis_delay.php

Yeah, an Echoplex is holy grail if you have one that is in good working condition. The Nemesis has a couple of modes that get a lot of that kind of sound, even if the Echoplex has its own magic that can't be perfectly recreated with our current level of software sophistication.
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Steve Hinson


From:
Hendersonville Tn USA
Post Posted 9 May 2017 4:45 am     Reply with quote

"Belle Epoch"from Catalinbread...closest thing I've found to the gray tube Echoplex.

A-Bd it with my EP-2...not a nickel's worth of difference!

Steve

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Dennis Detweiler


From:
Solon, Iowa, US
Post Posted 9 May 2017 5:15 am     Reply with quote

I use a Carbon Copy, but haven't tried a Hilton. All of Keith's projects are innovative and well thought out.
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Steve Sycamore


From:
Sweden
Post Posted 11 May 2017 11:27 am     Reply with quote

These guys really get into details about Echoplex sounds and various emulator pedals. I've seen other demonstrations of the El Capistan pedal that has excellent characteristics even if overall the Nemesis had an Echoplex emulation that was most useful in my case. I haven't used a Fulltone SS unit but do find the Fulltone TTE with tube preamp as a real tape delay is probably about as close to an Echoplex as can be found in an up-to-date and usable hardware unit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=729c1YkDyWc

Maybe the ultimate thing is to have 3 different Echoplex emulators similar to what Eric Johnson has (so I have heard). But we're talking about 6 string guitar here, not so much pedal steel.
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Jack Stanton


From:
Somewhere in the swamps of Jersey
Post Posted 11 May 2017 12:03 pm     Reply with quote

What Steve Hinson said....
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Steve Sycamore


From:
Sweden
Post Posted 11 May 2017 12:41 pm     Reply with quote

Of course there's a HUGE variation of what an actual EP sounds like, depending on the tape used, the settings and a large number of mechanical and electronic variables. Each emulator tends to focus on one or more particular characteristics of the real thing. So it's really great that we have so many options available and can choose one that best suits our needs.

Most of the classic recordings have the echo effect so low in volume that you almost can't identify that it's there. Except that a magic and transcendent halo sort of envelops the track.
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