Looking at a Donner Yellow Fall, just wondering if anyone has a better idea? Would love a Dunlop Echoplex or Analog Alien Rumble Seat, alas out of my price range. Let's hear your experiences!!
I have the Behringer. Didn’t know about the chip, but it sounds like my analog BBD pedals from back in the day, and for next to nothing in cost.The Behringer VD400 Vintage Delay uses a CoolAudio V3205 chip which is a BBD design based on the sought after and unobtainium priced MN3205 chip. It has a bit different, perhaps more traditional, sound than the numerous PT2399 based pedals. There are some other relatively inexpensive pedals around that use this chip as well but are typically more in the $75 to $125 range.
So is my DD five and I don’t think they go for a lot of money? It has been working tirelessly, on my board for 6/seven years of six days a week with doubles through the summer months, then less but playing all the time for fun, if not working, and now home use/recording, quite a lot of time in the effects loop of my pod go, often with the Home studio running 24 hrs, and occasional busking. I must’ve got it late 90s or, yeah before 2000, and I bought it used. I invented that little tap tempo thing for it back then right after I got it. The tap tempo thing only broke once, or rather it was a design flaw, in that I didn’t use enough hot glue the first time, allowing the switch to break free and be pushed down into the sleeve. The “keeper” is made for holding down conduit marked 1/2”EMT. It uses the original screw with a little washer added and there’s some double stick foam around the outside of the quarter inch 90°, completely reversible. I remember seeing the three on a lot of good players boards back then. The yellow sticker was when I was adding up all my current draw, so if you’re getting it I’d probably figure 90/100mA for a little headroom if it’s going on a board.Used Boss DD-3. It does everything I need from slap to longer echos. It is also very reliable. I still have the one I got used in the 90s. It was my first delay.
Joyo has some nice newer stuff. Like this Aquarius delay and looper. Like JHS says in his review, the Galaxy setting alone is worth the price of the pedal. It’s good for everyday stuff, too.