Recommend a Digital Delay Please

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  1. WrayGun

    WrayGun Friend of Leo's

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    I have a pretty okay analog delay (Carbon Copy), but I would like to find something equally simple, but with a clean digital sound and longer delay times. And, oh yeah, not too expensive. Any thoughts on the issue? TIA!
     
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    For what you're describing, I'd say the TC Electronic flashback. The mini is a great buy. Lots of delays on tap with the toneprint.
     
  3. 985plowboy

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    Always check out the Boss offerings.
    I had a DD-? I think it was a 7.
    I traded it towards a Carbon Copy just like yours.
    I don’t want it back.
    I really like analog delay.
    Admittedly I don’t use long delay or many repeats, mostly slapjack.
    I can understand why you want digital for those tones.
     
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    New or used Boss DD-3.
    Simple
    Bulletproof
    Sounds terrific
     
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    Boss DD-6. Best ever, if there's room in your chain for a buffer. Switch won't break like a TC pedal, simple, and has great sounds. Added bonus for the 6 over the 5 or 7 is because you can't plug an external tap tempo switch into it, which helps a player resist doing that tap tempo stuff.
     
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    I’m very happy with my Fender Mirror Image Delay. In my use, it’s invisible.
     
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    Mooer ReEcho. Buy used, they’re $50.

    A nice delay, I’ve had one on a few boards over the years.
     
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    I prefer to buy American-made stuff these days, but the original Joyo d-Seed is still one of the best delays I've ever used. Has Digital, Analog, Modulated and Reverse delay settings. I tried the d-Seed II but didn't like it as much. For one thing...it had a noisier switch. Felt like it sacrificed some cool elements of the original design too. Had a few more sounds and an easier tap-tempo though. But yeah...go for the first one. For the price, it's almost too cheap NOT to try. Definitely a sleeper delay.

    I'm still looking for a U.S. made boutique delay I like better than (or even as much as) the d-Seed...it's still on my board, for now. Props to Joyo. Seriously.
     
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    Boss DD7
     
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    I just picked up a Harley Benton Digital Delay (Joyo also markets it and builds all of them, I suspect). I've only tested it, but it seems like a good one. You'll have to do a cost analysis to see which is better pricewise...HB + shipping or the Joyo through a free shipping vendor. I went the HB route, since I was already having a carton shipped over. HB is $30+shipping.

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    DD5
     
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    Have you tried the Universal Audio Starlight? I believe there equipment is made here in the US. I own the Starlight and it's nothing short of amazing.

    https://www.uaudio.com/uafx/effects...p2-X3MQxU8LiddrAEq-a7z45zavHRCdhoChSUQAvD_BwE
     
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    Donner Rev Echo is pretty good. Best I've tried in probably 10 years. I've had many, but they get muddy/lost in the band mix. The Rev Echo does not much. $39 when they go on sale. More when they are not.

    The only thing I dont like is adjusting the time "Delay". For the delay I want, it take's a micro adjustment. ( ie: I wish the adjustment was over a wider sweep)

    But all in all I like it better than the CC, Flashback or Boss DD3 or DD5 etc.
     
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    I’m super picky about my delay sounds. I have said since I got my first one in the early 90’s, that the DD3 is the best digital delay ever made. It still is, IMO. There’s plenty of stuff that’s cheaper, there’s plenty of stuff that costs more. There’s plenty of stuff that’ll drown you in options and features and capabilities you’ll never need. But for a bulletproof reliable, fantastic sounding, basic digital delay that’ll do anything I’ll ever need, the DD3 is it.

    I don’t need presets, I don’t need tap tempo, and I don’t need seventy-hundred options. The DD3 is famous for a reason.
     
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    For what you're describing the DD-3 is perfect. I played the pants off of one in the 80s and 90s and loved it. I use a lot of fancier delays now because I'm the dork that likes wonky effects and synthesizers, but I'll always have a huge soft spot in my heart for the DD-3.
     
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    I’m with the guys who said Boss DD-3. As far as I’m concerned, that’s the standard by which all other delays are judged. Kind of like the Tubescreamer of delay pedals
     
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    I always liked the old DOD / digitech 2 second digital delay sampler.
     
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    New DD3 has everything the old DD3 has plus Tap Tempo

    In other news I recently bought this when Thomann was blowing them out and I really like it

     
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