June 28th, 2012, 01:48 AM
Way guys I had a few questions on slap back. I usually set it for one repeat or so, very fast and just slightly audible. If I pay a staccato note it's loud enough to really hear and feel
Do you normally leave slap back on pretty much all the time? Or do you use it for more of an ambience sound? Do you use it to 'thicken' up solos?
I've used delay for years, but now trying to use it in a more conventional way-not as effecty. I'm looking mostly at modern blues and modern country. I know theres a good amount of slap back on the old rockabilly stuff-which is studio based, obviously not a pedal, but I'm looking at more current uses of slap back. Thanks so much!
June 29th, 2012, 03:02 PM
My MXR Carbon Copy is on nearly all the time to provide a reverb-like ambience; reverb, I've found, is best suited for the studio and doesn't really translate that well in a live setting. My take, I'm sure the take of others will vary. I usually don't have it on for super-saturated lead or riff tones as I've found the delay trails get mushed together.
I usually have it set for just over two repeats, and just under half of the range which equates to around 300ms or so (on the MXR, anyway).
June 29th, 2012, 03:06 PM
I leave the slapback delay on if im doing one string rhythms (Boot Scootin Boogie, Fast As You, or any Johnny Cash) but not when I'm strumming chords or doing 12 bar blues rhythms. I think I have my slapback stuff in order, now I'm trying to figure out my longer delays.
June 29th, 2012, 03:11 PM
For me, I set my Eventide at about 100ms for 1 repeat.
Anything less sounds like a doubler, while anything more sounds like an actual delay (and not room reverb).
Big John Studd
June 29th, 2012, 03:17 PM
I leave the slapback delay on if I'm doing one string rhythms (Boot Scootin Boogie, Fast As You, or any Johnny Cash) but not when I'm strumming chords or doing 12 bar blues rhythms.
I'm the same way. And to add, for me the slapback delay is significant contribution to the rhythm of the song. It sounds just right on some songs, but it can really be a distraction or just sound flat out bad on others.
June 29th, 2012, 03:45 PM
My Aqua Puss stays on all night. I set the Delay knob at 3 O'clock, same with the mix knob. Repeat turned all the way down. It adds a subtle reverb type effect, as well as a nice slapback sound. YMMV