Anyone else not like delay...

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  1. mugen74

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    I think I’m going to try the DD3 again and spend some more time with it. If I’m still not sold, then I’ll just be done with delay.

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    Playing alone I love Delay. Playing in a band I hate it. It just sounds muddy. I hope it sounds better out in the room. I have been through a TON of delays trying to find the right one. CC is definitely too muddy for me. Best I can do is Digital Boss DD-3 or something like that. I have just kept the VS I have at this point and use it very sparingly. Reverb is the same thing for me.
    I only use delay as Slapback, or just a hint instead of Reverb. Or for leads enough to trail a note just a bit.
     
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    Delay is a great effect, provides space and can fatten up one's tone, both digital and analog have their strengths. Stacking delays can be pretty cool too. Consider putting one in your FX loop. See if that doesn't work better for you.
     
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    I tried the DM-2w in the loop just a bit ago. This is what prompted the thread. I just didn’t like it or see how it was better than my reverb. And the reverb on this amp isn’t good at all. Is this a reverb or delay I’m hearing in this song? I feel like it’s reverb.


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    I finally broke down and got reverb, delay and OD...
     
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    I bought a DD-3 new in 1988. It's still on one of my boards. I also have another DD-3 (bought new in 2007, sounds identical to the old one) and a DD-7, which I set like my DD-3s.

    Every delay effect I need I can get with it. Slight ambience, stadium rock solo tones, slapback, U2, Pink Floyd, you name it.

    As far as I'm concerned, the DD-3 effing rules.
     
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    Delay......It can take a while to get used to :)

    My fave-rave is my OLD Yamaha Analog delay unit. It degrades as it fades out plus, it has separate input and output levels. Another plus is the knobs are over 2" in diameter. Makes them easy to se from Cross the stage and to use in a hurry. In its day, I kept it on top of my amp. It is a weird size, will not fit a standard Rack or, much of anything else.

    These days, I have an old, blue digital delay of some kind from DOD.
    I keep it on Slap-back for the most part.
     
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    What you're hearing is Reverb but with pre-delay setting ramped up, hence why there's a couple ms of time before you get hit with the big bombastic reverb sound, adding to the spaciousness and presence of it all.
     
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    Delay, okay... Latency, not so much...
     
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    So perhaps what I really need is a reverb pedal?

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    I run two DD-3s on my gigging board. One long, one short. The short is set for either slap, or right at 30ms for doubling, depending on songs and if I'm playing with other guitar players)
    WhIle I love analog delays (and own several) I find the DD-3s to work well because you can dial them back. Less is more and I think that is the key to any effect.
     
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    I would always start with reverb if one must be chosen over the other, out of the the two time-based effects, reverb is more important to me.
     
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    I have a waza DM-2 which I love.

    10 years ago I found a vintage DM-2 at garage sale for either five or 10 bucks.

    I bought it but my big mistake was playing through it for a week before I sold it. For a very great profit.

    I should have only figured out whether it worked or not and then immediately listed it , because it sounded so good it haunts me to this day...:(
     
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    As a lifelong procrastinator, delay has always been my favorite ...
     
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    Ok, now to hijack my own thread...

    Reverb pedal suggestions?

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    Prepare to be bombarded. My sense is that there are lot of great (and often expensive) reverb pedals out there. I use a TC HOF. Lots and lots of reverb choices and reasonably priced.

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    I keep thinking I am missing something- I've owned about 4 or 5 different ones and sold them all-just give me the good old fender spring reverb
     
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    It's just not for you, that's all. I'm the same way with fuzz boxes. Not my thing, weren't used in any music I was heavily into, so I don't bother with them.
     
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    I find that if I get the delay rate correct, delay is awesome. If its off, it sounds like a mess
     
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    Delay has a lot of uses, it can be a very prominent effect that you play off of, or it can be way in the back and subtle. Maybe play with your mix knob more and see if that makes it more useful.

    Reverb, I love it and always have to have it. But one reverb is as good as the next for me. I'm not picky.
     
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