Delay pedal suggestions?

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  1. cntry666

    cntry666 Friend of Leo's

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    In the market for a delay pedal with trails, would be cool if it had presets like a Flashback X4 and tap tempo would be a plus. I’d even consider a Line 6 M5? I don’t want to spend more than $250. Any suggestions?
     
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    Empress Tape Delay. Great pedal. Ticks all your boxes.
     
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    4pickupguy Poster Extraordinaire

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    Uh, Flashback X4?
     
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    I like the Strymon DIG, which like some others is a dual delay. I thought I would dislike digital, but I spent an hour in a music store trying numerous delays, and the clarity, adjustability, and amazing sonics of the DIG really stood out above all the others. I was really stunned by how incredible dual delay sounds can be. I employ some barely-audible delay effects thanks to the dual setup, and the tones you can get are spectacular, whether subtle or extreme.
     
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    Danjabellza Friend of Leo's

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    Or if you wanna get fancy with your delays, the flashback x4 triple let’s you stack up to 3 delays simultaneously, vs the X4s only 1 at a time. If you want to go more old school, there’s also an alter ego x4 for more vintage voices echoes.
     
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    cheers, RM
     
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  7. El Tele Lobo

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    There are much better delays listed here, but, if money is an issue. Give the Joyo d-Seed a look. I've tried a few more expensive delays (EHX Canyon, Keeley Caverns...still have the latter for stacking, modulation and reverb functions), but I always go back to the Joyo for ease of use and versatility. It does have a tap tempo, but I've never figured out how to use it properly. But you can save two presets and then just twist the knobs to get a third. It seems well built and I've been very happy with it. It offers Digital, Analog, Modulated and Reverse delays. Not sure on the trails...you'd have to research that...if it has them, you can't turn them on or off I don't think.

    If I had the money, I'd get an El Capistan. But I'd still keep the Joyo...
     
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    schmee Poster Extraordinaire

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    I'd like to find a simple but effective delay. Slapback and maybe some minor trails. Dont need a bunch of repeats or reverse sound etc. Clean delay with no added tone changes etc. My DD3 is OK , but it just seems a micro adjustment changes a lot. Other times it gets lost in the mix. Might be time to try something else. It would be nice to find something simple and easy. No tap tempo
     
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    AND the TC EL Alter Ego X4 is on super duper clearance at sweetwater: $110 off.
     
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    I just purchased a used Empress Tape Delay as a replacement for my (very good) Digitech DL-8. I needed a delay that had two or three presets (for live use) and sounded good from slapback to U2 delays. This one seemed to tick all the boxes. I'll provide my review of the ETD once I get it and have had a chance to try it out.
     
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    I would suggest an Empress or Strymon (used if necessary) for that price point. You could also find a used Boss DD-500 in that range, which should meet the needs.
     
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    I owned the Empress... nothing better (opinion)... however...
    Flexibility. Zoom MS70CDR
    I have used and tried all the significant (opinion) delays out there.
    The range of usable quality delays is simply unmatched to this sub $150 box (opinion.) I upgraded(?) to the Zoom G3n... super, but, the MS 70CDR is the stuff.
     
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    I recently posted the same Q over on Strat-Talk, was looking for a decent budget delay.

    Overwhelming response was a Caline delay from China.

    Went and looked at several, finally bought the CP-17.
    [​IMG]

    Doesn't have tap tempo, but since I'm not in a band ATM, and only want a little on certain home studio recordings I figure I can do without it.
     
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    there are millions of them outthere .. what are these threads about ?
     
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    Anybody get the Wilson Slapback yet? I have the Analogman Dual Delay, but wondering how the Wilson sounds.
     
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