Versatile Cost Effective Delay

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  1. bassestkkm

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    Well like the title says. I've been doind a lot of reading but haven't been able to decide yet. I wanna spend under $200 and there is a sale on the Alter Ego x4 at the moment. $180 plus tax. But I was wondering if I might just be better off with a Boss DD-5 or something else?

    Ideas would be greatly appreciated
     
  2. Morgancolgrave

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    I can't praise the DD7 enough. Compact, powerful, easy to use. Boss gets a bad rap usually, but some pedals are great. This is one.
     
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    valvestate Tele-Afflicted

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    Just buy an Ibanez DE7 Delay/ Echo and you still have an extra cash for another guitar pedal :)

    DE7 is very very lush sounding... extremely good sounding.
     
  5. poiureza

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    I think the most important aspect in choosing a delay is to know if you want the delays to be detailed/accurate or blurry.

    Detailed = Boss, TC, DE7 ...
    Blurry = EHX, ... and most of the analog ones.

    IME there isn't really all that much difference, and I'd go along with Valvestate's advice here.
     
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    If you want analog, I recommend the Way Huge Aqua Puss or Supa Puss for even more versatility. You should be able to find both used for under $200 easily.
     
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    analog - malekko 616
    digital - boss dd-7
     
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    Do you need presets? If so, how many?
     
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    I have the Alter Ego v2 and I love it. That being said, it does have one issue that I hear about over and over and that is: On the presets, there is no dial to affect the modulation on the delay. That is true and in some cases you may want to alter this. In my case, it's a non-issue. I like the presets and you also have a "TonePrint" slot that you can drop in any of the Flashback delay TonePrints or use a computer to affect the modulation on the presets. The limiting factor here being that there is only one slot for this. The Alter Ego is great for the old school tape delay sounds and that is exactly what I was looking for. If you are not looking for that specifically, the Flash Back x4 may be more to your liking as it has more "pristine and modern" sounding presets but it also can do the old school vintage thing as well.
     
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    Another vote here for Way Huge Aqua Puss. Great, warm, analog delay. Full on delay with feedback control or just set it for some good ol slapback..
     
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    MXR carbon copy fan here, it sounds just so good.

    I here the delay lab is also good but a tad more expensive.
     
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    I really like the Aqua Puss, but I only use delay for a quick slap back. The Aqua Puss really shines in this application. I think the TC Electronic stuff is probably really good if like to change your settings or in their 4x pedals you could program a few delays. I have the Corona Chorus by them its really good, although i use the CE-2 setting. The TC Toneprint stuff is pretty cool to. The Line 6 Delay has 4 presets also. Line 6 stuff is really good and versatile.
     
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    All of the Boss ones are great and most can be had used for very resonable prices!
     
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    Ash Telecaster Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I have the DD 3, that's a very good pedal. I also have the carbon copy. Also very good but different as 1 is analog and 1 digital.

    I also have the CD R 70 which is a great multifunction pedal chorus, delay, reverb. It's pretty affordable too and its models are remarkably good. I bought it is a toy initially but have been very impressed by it.
     
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    Used DD3 can be had for $50-$70.
     
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    Just saw these.

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    Looks like you can pre-order at amazon, they'll probably drop at NAMM this week.
     
  17. valvestate

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    Interesting... but I find the enclosure too fugly :neutral: though, the features really looks promising.
     
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    When it comes to versatility and bang-for-buck, it's hard to beat the Boss DD20. They sound great, very easy to use, they're built like tanks and can handle anything from basic slapback to looping and dotted 8th insanity.

    And you can easily find them used for $150.

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    I like the MXR Carbon Copy. Just over 1/2 of your budget. I like the subtle modulation option.
     
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    This gets my vote.. Both can be had for $125ea new in box.. Don't see the 616 used very often but the DD7 can be picked up used everyday for about $80.
     
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