Which Delay.....?

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  1. Hendrixlvr

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    Hey guys, so I’m looking at getting a delay pedal of some sort, but I can’t decide what “style“ I want. I know I don’t want a digital delay, I want something a little more Lo-Fi. I can’t decide whether I want to get a simple analogue delay, or and Echorec, or Echoplex, or Roland “Space Echo” type.
    Anyone here have a favorite “lo-fi” delay/echo?

    Thoughts?
     
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    MXR Carbon Copy. It’s analog, a bit darker and does the tape emulation thing.
     
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    Yep^^^
    I also like my CC.
     
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    The AD-999 is my favorite. They aren't cheap or small but if you want really tasty analog repeats without modulation this is great.

    I also have a Carbon Copy and a little purple Ibanez AD Mini-delay. They are both fine analog delays and much cheaper but I think the AD-999 sounds better than either of them.

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    This the older ES2 they now have the ES3 which is equaly awesome.
     
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    Buy a used tc flashback to play with until you decide which types you like. Then, go buy the real thing of the models you liked...or just play the flashback.
     
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    AD-999 i couldnt try on, but ive read only good reviews.
     
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    These are awesome! If size isn't an issue the big, old EH Deluxe Memory Man for BBD analog. For tape, the Fulltone Tube Tape Echo.
     
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    I love my Keeley Caverns V2, it's a delay AND reverb pedal, but the delay on it is worth the price alone. Delay can be modulated or played clean, giving you tons of tonal options. If you're planning on making lofi music the option of two kinds of modulation could really come in handy. Even without the modulation the delay just sounds great though. You could have it sound lo-fi or just really warm and rich. If you just want a meat and potatos delay and want to spend less than 100 bucks you might be better off looking elsewhere though.
     
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    I was in the same boat not too long ago (thinking about getting my first delay). I chose to dip my proverbial toe in the delay waters by snagging the Behringer Vintage Delay...

    ... it was $19 new. I like it.
     
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    Both! One pre-mod and one post-mod. Throw in an EQ and you can get a lot accomplished.
     
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    Have the 999 awesome delay but yes it's big, find the one with the double BBD set.
     
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    Get a TC Electronics Flashback 2.

    $130 new from Sweetwater.

    The Swiss-Army-Knife of delay pedals.

    (If I was limited to just one delay it would be a Flashback.)
     
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    I'm putting together my first pedalboard.

    I got the Mad Professor Deep Blue Delay.

    My main interest in a delay pedal was a good slapback effect, so I narrowed it down to the Deep Blue and Aqua Puss.

    I love the pedal but certainly wouldn't recommend it to someone looking for versatility.

    It basically does one thing and does it well.

    It seems like most people love their delay. And there's a number of good ones mentioned in this thread.

    It's just a matter of finding one that's going to do what you want it to do and compliment the style of music you like to play.
     
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