Cheap but good

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  1. Scottz

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    I'm interested in trying out a delay pedal on a short budget. I started looking here and had to go back to page 34 to find a thread on cheap good pedals, so I figured it's about time for a new thread. If you've tried something cheap (<$50) and was pleasantly surprised, post about it here, any type pedal..
     
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    Dan-Echo.
    Used for 35-40 bucks.
    If you like that old tape echo sound where the repeats get ratty, it's hard to beat.
     
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    Lots of love for the Donner Yellow Fall Delay in a lot of threads. Including from me. $35 on Amazon.
     
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    That's one I was looking at, good to hear.
     
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    Donner is a cheap, basic but good delay. I use mine a lot for a quick slapback delay.
     
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    Joyo d-Seed delay. About $100 new. Could probably be had used for around $50.
     
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    Big "Way yeah!" on this. I like this thing more than several much more costly and elaborate delay pedals. Not only does it do the Lo-Fi slapback thing really well, but it's quite good at more modern versions of delay.
     
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    I use a Mod Tone Vintage delay I bought used for $25
    There out there in the used market cheap enough to experiment
     
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    Rocktron Short Timer.
    It’s digital but sounds analog.
    Big enclosure, though
     
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    I've been using a Joyo Digital Delay for a few years now. It's the larger, brown box, older model. It's advertised as digital, but don't let put you off. Good for fattening the sound through slapback to some quite impressive tails that can get quite nicely broken up.

    I have second delay, a Behringer VD400, which serves a purpose. Don't let the plastic case put you off. Unless you are befooted like an elephant, it isn't an issue. Fine sounding, seems sturdy, no complaints, peanuts to buy.
     
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    If you want digital with tap tempo..Kokko Timer. Very, very good.
     
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    My cheapie delay is a used Digitech Digidelay. It's really great.

    Other cheap pedals that I own and have gigged. I find these to work very well:

    Joyo Vintage Overdrive
    Joyo Us Dream
    Joyo Sweet Baby
    Joyo American
    Joyo AC Tone
    Joyo Ultimate Drive
    Caline English Man
    Used Digitech Digiverb
    Used Boss SD-1
    Used Ibanez SoundTank pedals

    I'm still looking for a great, low cost, phase shifter and a tremolo.
     
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    Yep. Had a Dan-Echo on my board for years. Still works great. Hard to beat. Although my RE-20 gives it a serious run...
     
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    Trelicopter, a Demeter Tremulator clone, sold under various brand names, like Mooer, Rowin and Ammoon, is very good.
     
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    Danelectro pedals .
     
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    I've recently heard in a YouTube video that the Behringer is a good budget delay pedal.

    Skip to the 7 minute mark:


    Super cheap: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0016ML1C2/?tag=tdpri-20
     
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    I've never seen anything by Behringer that looked remotely roadworthy.
     
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    Great sounding pedals, though. I had a Behringer digital reverb pedal and it sounded as good as anything else I've ever heard. If you're not touring with Motley Crue, or have feet like an elephant, it should be fine.
     
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    I've never used the Behringer delay, but everyone says it's a great budget delay pedal. It's certainly priced right if you've never used delay before and just want to experiment with it. End up hating delay? Then you only wasted $25. End up loving it? Then you wont mind spending more on something else.
     
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    Granted I only own one Behringer stomp box (the graphic EQ), but I agree that the Behringers: a) function as well as their Boss counterparts, and b) do not appear to be nearly as durable.

    Totally worth the $25 for around town gigs, but don't plan a world tour with them...for that spend $100 and get the Boss.
     
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