Anyone try the new Carbon Copy Bright?

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  1. SixShooter

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    I just saw one on ebay, assuming it is new? How is it?
     
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    It must be really new bc it's not even shown on the Dunlop site.

    Thanks Jupiter. I'll check that out.
     
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    PGS says it's an exclusive they helped to design.
     
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    The demo on PGS sounds awesome.

    Then again, that is Andy playing.
     
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    I won't be changing, i like my CC the way it is. But going on the comments i see from a lot of users saying it's too dark a bright version should do well.
     
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    Of all people, it was my wife who first informed me of the "carbon copy bright", early this morning. She must be on the PGS email list after entering the free-pedal-friday contests. I've recently contemplated buying an analogue delay, I haven't owned one for close to a year now. While I liked the CC that I owned in the past, I did find it a tad dark for slapback, in comparison to the Maxon AD-10 and Way Huge Aqua Puss, so this new CC-bright might be just the ticket!
     
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    Sound like a malekko or dmm now
     
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    There's been some discussion on it on a certain "gear" forum. Obviously, all the comments are based on the PGS promo vid (which I personally found cheesy).
    I'd like to see some actual comparison vids to get a feel for how much it differs from the Carbon Copy.

    Apparently, PGS in possession of magical chips and special fairy dust which allows them to sell an exclusive Kermit the Frog green Carbon Copy to compete with the Malekko 616. In some ways it's like when Malekko released the 616 Dark to compete with the Carbon Copy.

    All kidding aside, it does appear mildly interesting, but I can think of several other compact delay pedals I'd choose over the CC Bright (like the Malekko 616), and you still have remove the back to get to the modulation's depth and rate controls. Part of the reason why I preferred the 616 Dark over the Carbon Copy was that the modulation controls are on surface mounted.
     
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    I'm surprised they didn't just add a pot for the tone control. Would be nice to adjust it yourself.

    I do dig the Kermit green color.

    Did this come out recently?
     
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    How is this different from the digital pedals we used to complain about being too bright so they came out with new and improved analog pedals that are now too dark so now they've come back out with more new and more improved analog pedals that are bright again?
    "Try our new and improved de-caf coffee... now with more caffeine!"
     
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    I never liked the CC. I always thought the Malekko was better. There's another new kid at $149, the Keely Magnetic Echo. I just got one a week ago & am usinging it with my electric/acoustic rig. Sounds great, modulation controls on the outside, has a bright tone. Using a Malekko Dark with my bass rig.
     
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    I'm happy enough with the "dark" one.
     
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    Me too.

    I bought the Carbon Copy because of its analog dark/degraded repeats.
     
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    Yup, it does seem to be a bit of a contradiction when everyone was supposed to want analog delays as they give a 'warmer' tone in comparison to the bright tones to be had from digital delays.
     
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    I never cared for the Carbon Copy. I always thought the Aqua Puss was better, and then the Echo and Supa Puss pedals were way better.

    I thought the modulation on the regular CC sucked, and it just sounded "off" to me. Echo Puss killed it IMO.

    This pedal seems to have lots better modulation and I dig the sound of the repeats.
     
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    Bingo. That makes sense. Or a toggle for bright or dark.
     
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    While not a delay pedal, one thing I like about the TC Electronics Corona Chorus is the tone control. It really helps you dial in the tone.
     
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    I think I'm pretty much the target audience for this pedal but I would also rather just have a tone control. That is the whole reason I'm using an Earthquaker Disaster Transport Jr. for a delay - the tone knob. I'm going to try one out, but I'm in no hurry.
     
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    I think this is supposed to land somewhere in the middle. It's still darker than your dry signal, but bright enough to be useful for rhythmic structures and whatnot. This seems to be right about where I'd want to set mine normally, but as previously discussed, I'd also rather have the tone knob and exterior mod controls. Enter the Wampler Faux Tape Echo, which has tap tempo to boot. But for a basic, relatively inexpensive, no-frills delay, I'd think something like this or the KeelMagEcho would be hard to beat.
     
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