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Need small delay with minimal noise

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

  1. Grateful Ape

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    Need something small, possible micro-sized, capable of lush sounds and - most importantly - minimal noise. Thus far I've tried the Mosky Blue Delay (lowest background noise but weird crackling on repeats), the Mooer Reecho (lovely sounds but hisses like mad) and the Kokko Timer (best signal-to-noise of the three but very 'digital').

    Any ideas? Nothing too expensive, please.

    Thanks
     
  2. Shango66

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    Donner “yellow fall” delay
     
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  3. Tim S

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    Another vote for the Donner Yellow Fall. (Years from now, I think this pedal will be considered a classic for the era)
     
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    If you want quality, I would go with the TC Electronic Flashback Mini.
    If you buy quality, you will be happy.
    If you buy cheap, you will buy twice.
    If you are focused on not spending “a lot”, then buy used.
     
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    seconded on this one. they come up cheap used and build quality is good. you also have a ton of delay types to choose from with it.
     
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    So I think the 'really inexpensive' is well-covered above.
    The XVive Echoman is about $100.00-ish, not sure where that falls in your equity scheme.
    I bought one last year and really like it.
    I also have a Mooer Reecho, which I also like.

     
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    Yes, I like the Reecho but not enamored with the hiss.
     
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    I like the Ibanez Mini AD. Sounds pretty lush to me.
     
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    Donner Yellow Fall.
     
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    Hmm, I’ve had a Reecho two different times and didn’t experience noise. Bummer, it is a good sounding pedal.

    I’ll recommend the Carbon Copy mini. Flashback Mini and Ibanez AD Mini would be great too, couldn’t go wrong with any of them, just depends how many features you want.
     
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    Most of the "analog" delay pedals you'll find in the under $50 price range are based on the same PT2399 chip and circuit with only slight differences. These are all based off of a karaoke machine delay/reverb design. A few use the Coolaudio chip, Behringer and Xvive are the ones I know of, and they're better sounding to me. The best of the PT2399 based ones I have is the tiny Ammoon Nano Echo although this same design is available under a number of brand names.

    Noise in pedals in this price range is often due to a bad ground, either in the connection or design. The Ammoon pedal I mentioned is pretty quiet. I have had issues with the grounding on some Moskey and Kokko pedals.

    It might help if you could give an example of the delay sound you're looking for.
     
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    Boss DD8
     
  16. Grateful Ape

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    Ok, so I'm after an analogue-esque sound: rolled off highs on the repeats, etc.

    Dd8 Vs FB2... thoughts?

    I've never owned a Boss delay
     
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    Huh, wasn’t aware they were up to the DD-8 now.

    But I have had a DD-7 and I use the analog setting on my ME-50. I think their emulation of it sounds great. Nice warm sound.

    But, if you want that sound, why not just go for the real deal and get an analog delay? (Carbon Copy/Ibanez AD)
     
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    Another vote for Donner Yellow Fall. I don’t use my much more expensive Belle Epoch.
     
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    I've got an MXR Carbon Copy and it is plenty lush sounding with the rolled-off highs you want and it doesn't seem at all noisy to me.

    And in my experience if you want an analog sounding delay you will do better just getting an analog delay rather than a digital emulation.
     
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    It is DD8 now. I have a DD7 and several others including Belle Epoch. The DD7 can do them all and you can use external pedal for tap tempo.... something that I miss when it’s not there.
     
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