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Boss Tera Echo or Keeley Mag Echo

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by Zecsson, Feb 28, 2021.

  1. Zecsson

    Zecsson TDPRI Member

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    I want to add an echo pedal to my pedalboard. I can't decide between Boss Tera Echo and Keeley Mag Echo. I'm leaning towards Keeley, but I wanted to hear your opinion. Any owner, any experience with mentioned pedals? Thanks
     
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  2. NWinther

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    Can only talk about the Tera Echo, it is more like a verb'ish delay with an unusual swirly twist to it, I use together with another delay pedal or pedals for big ambient sounds.
    Sometimes I use as a different kind of making space/reverb/delay pedal on a more subtle setting.
    It is a cool pedal to use, it can be used in more than one way.
    As said I especially like it in tandem with another delay!
     
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    I've seen some you tube demos of tera, it's very unusual. I like that tap-freeze option. I have Muza FD900, it's my first and only delay but i don't use it. I just don't like it. But maybe Keeley magnetic echo... It sounds very nice.
     
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    Haven't tried the Keeley, but the TE-2 is awesome. But as it's been stated on here, it's a pretty unique beast. With volume swells it just kills.
     
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    Perhaps you might tell us what you're going to be using delay for and what drew you to these pedals in particular.
     
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    bluesholyman Friend of Leo's

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    I have tried a Tera Echo, but it's really about ambient spacey sounds with an unusual tail to it. I did not find it to be THAT musical of a pedal, but more for textures.
     
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    JHS Panther Cub 2 is worth a look.
     
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    I like how it changes the sound depending on how you either swell the note or pick it.
     
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    I find the Tera Echo a bit of a one trick wonder.. its a special effect really. I have the model of it in my Boss GT100. Rarely use it.

    Are you after ambient strange noises?

    A DD200 or something with more variety would be good if getting an all rounder.. some modulation is nice and you can get tape/analogue tones
     
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    I'm really into weird delays and reverbs and every time I see it for sale I think about buying it (Boss TE-2). I haven't so far 'cause to me too it seems a bit like a one trick pony. I haven't played one though. Now that I have a EQD Afterneath it I've realised that the reverb tail is a little similar. It's just more pronounced on the TE-2.
     
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    I’ve got the Keeley Magnetic echo, it’s really a great delay. Very analog sounding but with the decay length capability of digital. What I like the most about it is the chorus effect that you can apply to the repeats for that worn out tape vibe: it can go from very subtle to full on warble.

    The Tera echo is not a delay IMO, but really some kind of ambient machine. In the same kind I much prefer the EQD Afterneath.
     
  12. Telewielder

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    I used to have the same impression after watching all the video demos. I got it anyway and I'm glad I did because there's more to it than one might think.
     
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