I have only ever had one analog delay—MXR Carbon Copy—but I liked it fine. I chose it because it also has modulation. You gotta open it up to adjust it, but I really liked having that little bit of swirl in there with longer repeats.
The Ekko is fantastic. I sold one because I am known to be a moron and now I am looking for another.Malekko Ekko 616 sounds great, small, flexible, possibly no longer made. Ditto the DOD rubberneck, though it’s not small, it does do tricks. Carbon copy sounds pretty good and is still in circulation but I would look for a 616 if it was me.
That T-Rex contraption is unbelievably cool.I would also say the Ibañez AD-9 Analog Delay is the one I like most. I try and run it in the effects loop after the preamp section of the amp sometimes. And instead of pedals for dirt and drive I'll use the amps overdrive. The delays seem a little clearer and less muddy that way. I've heard the term "chewy" on this and other forums before, but don't know what that is and how it applies to guitar sound. So I'll use the term deep and spacious for the AD-9 in the effects loop with amp OD. I'll also use the T-Rex Replicator Tape Echo sometimes even at gigs and on my pedalboard. View attachment 965698 View attachment 965699 View attachment 965700
It hisses a little but I turn the guitar volume down between songs so you can't hear it. Once I turn back up and start playing you can't hear the hiss no more.Maguchi, I see you have an 'old-style' , "Holy Grail".
Does yours 'hiss' really bad?
I don't know if it always was like that and I just couldn't hear it, or it developed the hiss
over the years, but I had to stop using it because of the hiss.
Still 'sounds' good, but I can't tolerate the level of hiss.
I was going to suggest this too if the OP wants to try a slightly different flavour. Brighter repeats than some other analog delays. It’s almost two pedals in one with the modulation switch. Opening it up to twiddle the modulation depth is an easy adjustment if the modulation is too swooshy.Electro Harmonix Memory Toy is the only I’ve ever had. It does everything I need it to do, including getting into the way weird zone occasionally.