Marshall Plexi, combining channels with a delay to fatten the tone

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  1. Newbcaster

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    so im looking for a budget friendly delay pedal to insert between channels 1 and 2.

    I dont wanna use some Strymon or somethign expensive for something this simple.

    Just cheap and sounds great...suggestions?
     
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    Donner Yellow Fall.
     
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    Boss DD-3. The first answer to all delay questions.
     
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    For that application, I think literally any delay will work fine. The delay is so short that it is not heard as a echo or repeat, so the quality of the a very fast double is secondary.
     
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    What do people mean by "fatten the tone" with a delay? I've never gotten that. I understand using delay as a delay. Or reverb to give some "space". Is it something less than "slapback"?
     
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    I did it with a Boss through a 1964 Fender Pro-Amp 115.
    It was glorious. You're gonna love it.
     
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    Exactly. More like a double track. It use to be a hard rock staple. I think even Robin Ford has said it's what he does.
     
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    Here's the Boss DD-3 setting for a "doubled" guitar sound, for what it's worth.

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    Used Hardwire DL-8 is great for doubling, can go all way down to 15ms if need.
     
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    Can't go wrong with a Boss dd-3.Cheap money used. Good quality build and good sounds.
     
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  12. bluesholyman

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    I discovered that very trick around the turn of the century (can't believe I just said that) using an Ibanez PMD-1 (digital modulation delay) - I set it up for around 15-20 ms and it did exactly that, thickened the sound. Was running a telecaster into a Mesa Boogie Mark IV

    Haven't done this with anything recent, but the DD-3 is probably the most ubiquitous piece available making it a de-facto choice. I'd give a second vote for the DL-8, but a little harder to find and probably a little more pricey than DD-3s second hand.
     
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    I have two, a Donner Yellow Fall, and Rogue analog delay. Both are perfectly good for what I need, and each cost me around $20 used on Reverb.
     
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    i run jmp50 everyday..TS 0r SD1..no gain on..use as boost and tone shapes how deep or trebley...i use TS for typical marshall mid boost..the sd1 for slight trebley fatter color & Joyo sweet baby(geat pedal for $22) for total transparent ..just more of..think i tend to do this more for alone playing for some reason..but when we in studio..my guy..no pedals is a rule for recording..the amp just had the mojo..also fatten up a plexi..the real way..turn up the volume and the el34 power tube is the feature that makes the plexi..what circuit you have ? not of anything in a plexi circuit..there is a reason they came without a loop & reverb..it just has it with right 4x12 cab..natural reverb that will stun you
     
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    i just re read your post..if you have a 4 holer,,do this(in pic),,you already have it..$3 pedal chord PL (2).jpg
     
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    DD 3 is perfect for this. Dry out to one channel, effect out to the other channel. Set the delay to it's fastest setting with a single repeat!

    Without the dry output it will require more patching, and a delay with a blend that can completely eliminate the dry signal or the 2nd channel will get a blend which isn't ideal.
     
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