Favorite analog delay

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  1. Neener

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    Just bought a new Carbon Copy and I’m not in love. Feels too sensitive if that makes sense? The feedback tone Isn’t great either, imo of course...

    What’s your favorite true bypass analog delay pedal?
     
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  2. Nick Fanis

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    I don't drink the tbp cool aid (especially for the last pedal in my chain that I NEED to be buffered) , my favourite is this one:



    I never turn it off anyhow so even if it was tbp it would act as a final buffer in my pedal chain.

    Sorry it doesn't.
     
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    Malekko Ekko 616.

    Don't have it any more. Stolen. Sad and angry.
     
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    I bought a Carbon Copy Deluxe earlier this summer because it's been years since I have owned an analog delay, and I returned it within a week. To be perfectly honest, I can get my digital unit (Eventide) to sound so close to what I was trying to achieve with the analog delay that it really didn't bring anything extra to the table for me.
     
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    Ooo those are nice, just watched a demo
     
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    Used to be the Boss DM-2w (not true bypass but I sure don’t care), but I moved on from being an analog delay purist with my acquisition of a Digitech Obscura. That thing can sound *exacty* like my DM-2w, to the point where I honestly couldn’t tell the difference, plus it’s got other delay types and a great tone knob. All of which sound very natural and musical and not at all digital or sterile in that “obviously it’s digital” kind of way.

    Granted I’m not a massive delay kind of guy, but I really have all my delay needs met and then some with the Obscura so I was happy to move on from analog with that one.
     
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    Strymon El Capistan- pricey and not actually analog, but a digital facsimile of tape delay. You can adjust the "tape age" and "modulation" of the tails to anywhere from pristine space to loads of extra character. Also has a luscious (adjustable) built-in reverb. Not everyone's cup of tea, but covers the bases I need in praise and worship.
     
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    Early boss DM-2. Nevermind, not TB.
     
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    +1 Strymon El Capistan....
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    George L inter connects....



    RJ
     
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    Try the Mooer Ana Echo.
    It costs nothing and it should be a true bypass DM2 clone.
    It sounds good to me.
    The first I bought was kidnapped by my bass player (he loves the feedback); I thought I could go on with what I had, and still own: an Ibanez AD9 reissue, and a couple of digitals.... But in the end I could not resist and bought a second.
     
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    The Ibanez AD9 in my UE405, AD80 in the UE305 are just phenomenal...closely followed by the Ibanez Mini Delay. These things are just insanely good
     
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    DMM xo.

    Same circuitry as the originals, modded for true bypass. You just might want to click it on though for the pre amp warmth alone
     
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    Maxon AD999.
    To be honest, I dont bv use long delay, so I've been tempted to sell it and buy an AD9 pro, so it basically sounds the same with and extra switch and shorter delays....

    I'm only pretty sure its tbp.
    Analog delay is about finding the flavor you want. People like different flavors. I just wish I liked cheaper, non-Maxon flavors the best.
    I have a BBE two timer as well. Its neat, but darker, and I don't like the sound as much. But it looks cool and is cheaper to replace.
    All about preference, dont feel bad for not liking CC. Too dark for its price tag, for my tastes.
     
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    Boss DM-2
     
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    My favorite delay happens to be analog: a DOD Rubberneck. It’s versatile and sounds great.

    I’ve had a couple TC El Flashback, a regular one, then a X4, then a regular one again. Then a MXR CC Delay. Then I stumbled onto the DOD RN and it’s just so great at what it does. The delays can be bright and clean, or dark and clean, or dark and dirty, modulation or not. And the “rubberneck” footswitches can get it into self-ossilation nearly instantly and change the pitch of the repeats. It’s quite capable BBD.
     
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    Aqua Puss.

    But then, that's the only one I've ever owned.
     
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    I have just two analog delays, being a low achiever when it comes to gear

    EHX Memory Toy

    sounds great, but what a stupid design idea to solder the ribbon cable at a right angle to the PCB, so that as you change the battery time and time again, the entire ribbon cable starts to break down, the effect starts becoming erratic, and eventually the whole ribbon cable breaks off entirely

    TC Electronic Echobrain

    40 bucks for real bucket brigade, nice dark-ish repeats, perfectly fine for slapback, and 300ms is the upper limit which is fine for many applications -- it will self-oscillate at around 1 o'clock -- this will do as a stand-in for the EHX while I stay lazy when it comes to repairing it, and it's a tank, so I'm happy to keep it where it is

    this is the holding pattern gear when it comes to delay
     
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    Maxxon AD80
     
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