Best Budget Delay Pedal?

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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!!

Yes!

Before you buy the Yellow Fall, check out the Donner Wave Analog delay.

The Yellow Fall is digital while the Wave Analog is analog.

Both are priced similarly (around $30-35 new). I think the YF is a mini while the WA is a micro ( about 1x2 inches).

I have the WA and like it as much or better than my Carbon Copy.
 

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I don’t know if this qualifies but I got both the Ibanez mini and Carbon Coby used for around $40 each. I was originally going to grab an Ana Echo but these popped up. I like the greasy bucket brigade delays, so I liked them. But don’t rule them out as budget offerings used.

EDIT: I found them on local FB market place where there tends to be better deals than people who don’t want to shop through reverb.
 

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I love my Rogue analog delay been using it for years and can highly recommend it!
 

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I have a TC Flashback Mini as a second delay on my board and I like it a lot.

Though the TonePrint thing has an awful interface it really expands your options with the pedal if you are looking to deal with it.

Looks like you can get used version 1's (which is what I have and haven't felt the need to upgrade to the more recent version) for about $60.
 

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I like the Donner Rev Echo, it's Reverb and Delay. I like the delay side a lot. But it does take a bit more space.
 

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For variety, the Zoom MS50 / MS70 are hard to beat.

For tape delay, I think the Nux Tape Core is outstanding - does everything I'd want from a Space Echo but in a neat little box. It sounds seriously good!
 

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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 hear the Donner is probably the best bang for the buck, but I really like my TC Electronic Flashback Delay and Looper. The older ones (like the one I have) is relatively inexpensive on the used market, and the toneprint is pretty fun to fart around with.
 

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Behringer VD400 is a phenomenal pedal for $25. Factory setting is a relatively short max delay (I think something like 300ms), but you can easily adjust the pot and extend that.

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!!
 

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Well I seem to be the dissenter in the ranks. Never got on with the yellow fall it's knobs just seemed to small for me to dial in what I want.
Bought a TC electronic prophet for around same price and am much happier with it
you aren't the only one.. i dislike mini pedals as well, too small. i like pedals i can bump adjust with my foot. i don't get the mini pedal craze.
 

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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.

I was wondering how long into the thread someone would mention it. I needn't have worried.

Alternatively, if you're really tight on cash and you want to buy new, a TC Electronic The Prophet is worth the (modest) outlay. I have one and with it, no complaints.

The moral of this story is: judicious knob twiddling and a good ear are more useful to your tone than mo' money these days :)
 

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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!!

That's the one cheapo I bought and it's very good. I bought an El Capistan just to see if I was missing much. Decided the Donner pedal did all I wanted. I also have the Boss DD3 and it's good but cost more.
 

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Biyang Baby Boom Tri-Verb. Does everything well, solidly-built, and inexpensive.

Hall, spring, and room. Can vary the tone/timbre of each. They call it stereo out, but that's wet and dry outputs. Like most pedals, reviews range from 'total crap' to 'fabulous.' Even if you need only a spring pedal, IMO it's a good one.
 
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Got one on my practice pedalboard, and it's been great. Shane, who does "In the Blues" on YouTube does a review on the Yellow Fall, and he liked it.
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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.

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.
Hmm, Behringers are so inexpensive that it's tempting to get one of these. However Behringer could've given a bit more thought to naming this pedal. I mean VD-400? I can see getting comments and jokes about VD if I put that pedal on my board.
 

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Boss just reissued their DM-2 delay as a Waza pedal. I have an original pedal from the 80s, and it’s still running strong. I think they were only available for a couple of years, so I was lucky to find one.

 

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Biyang Baby Boom Tri-Verb. Does everything well, solidly-built, and inexpensive.

Hall, spring, and room. Can vary the tone/timbre of each. They call it stereo out, but that's wet and dry outputs. Like most pedals, reviews range from 'total crap' to 'fabulous.' Even if you need only a spring pedal, IMO it's a good one.
Was wondering if anyone would mention the biyang. I have no experience with their delay but I have their triverb reverb pedal and it's pretty legit for 50 bucks. Been thinking of adding the delay the time machine. I've read it's a carbon copy clone but that could be a rumor.
 




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