Best Options for Affordable Delay

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  1. ddhr

    ddhr Tele-Holic

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    Take a look at the Hardwire DL8. It has several types of delay and is a looper as well. I bought mine for $100 used.
     
  2. KC

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    used Malekko 616 if you can find one. really a musical-sounding delay. hours of fun in a small box.
     
  3. Chiogtr4x

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    Never would think of my sound with the DD-3 as sounding like this-I play Fender amps w/ Reverb a little mild OD to warm things up with the delay. and I use it specifically for rockabilly, classic country and '50's Elvis songs-I think I get a very warm sound with it & everything just pops with it!
     
  4. mal paso

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    DD-3 rules.

    For a bit extra, the AquaPuss is perfect for slapback
     
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    Visual Sound Axle Grease. Absolutely gorgeous analog sound for not a lot of green.
     
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    The original Tech 21 Boost Delay is pretty awesome. Might be worth checking out used.

    PJ
     
  7. RomanS

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    I use the Marshall Echohead, the tape delay setting adds a bit of warble to the repeats that makes things interesting, and it also does a great slapback echo.

    The Artec SE-ADL is also good for slapback, if you prefer a brighter (but not digital sounding) type of repeat (personally, for slapback I sometimes find the repeats on "real" analog delays too dark/muddy, I do like to hear a crisp repeated note, not a muddy one that kind of merges with the original note...)
     
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    no love for Ibanez DE-7?
     
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    DD-3.(Or 5 and7 )
     
  10. Mike Eskimo

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    TC Electronics Flashback for $119 shipped.

    It will do everything all the other pedals mentioned do plus more.

    Oh - and it's got a basic looper.
     
  11. Studioguy57

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    +1 on TC stuff:

    TC Nova Delay ND-1 used or any TC delay's are great. TC Nova Repeater is also very good gen around $99 . TC Flashback is good.
     
  12. twangjeff

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    Thanks everyone for the input. I have plenty of research to do!
     
  13. soulman969

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    Lot's of good suggestion but based on what you're looking for I'll give you another inexpensive enough to buy another pedal or two for the $100.

    I use one for exactly what you describe your needs to be. I think this says it all. This exactly what you get for your money. Don't let the plastic housing worry you. It's a lot sturdier than you might imagine.

    Simple but effective Delay, Time, and Repeat controls make it easy to find the sound you seek.

    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/amplifiers-effects/danelectro-d-8-fab-delay-guitar-effects-pedal
     
  14. mngsp

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    I use the Rogue Analog Delay and it does everything I ask it to do at a darn fair price.
     
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    TwangJeff - I regularly use a Dan Echo and love it. A bunch of options and a great sound.
     
  16. mike257

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    If you can pick one up used in your budget, take a look at the EHX Deluxe Memory Boy - I love mine, great analog sound and tap tempo, plus tons of other features. I think it sounds great and is pretty flexible.

    Also have the Joyo Digital Delay on my board, which is a cool pedal in its on right and not to be sniffed at for the price, a great buy!
     
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    I never really understood when people refer to a pedal as organic. That is, until I purchased in aqua puss and a carbon copy. The aqua puss had what I consider digital artifacts. The carbon copy had a more natural "analog" sound to it. I've heard it described as dark too, but I don't hear that. Granted, I only use it for a little echo when playing country, but it works perfectly!
     
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    Carbon copy has the mojo.
     
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