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Which Delay Pedal??

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I am looking to buy a delay pedal, maybe you guitarists can give me some advice. I think I'd like to have one with a few different types of delays. So what are you guys using?

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you know I don't play guitar, but...
I'd try to make sure you can foot-tap the delays timing easyly. 100 fancy presets are no good if you can't keep up with re-adjusting the tempo in a jam situation.
And pretty please never develop the nasty habit to ignore the fact that a delay does create a rythmic pattern :D I get goosebumps when people turn on delays that bounce totally off time to the groove they are strumming and I might be drumming... that's not how that works, so, tapping speed is crucial IMO.

Seriously, my ideal idea of a delay would need three things:
- a cool way to tap the tempo (I'd want to re-tap during a song if no click is used),
- a switch to choose different measures (think: 1/1,1/2,1/4,1/1 D (...)1/1 T) - even if that doesn't speak to you at all right now, you'll figure out what that does in no time. The alternative to dial in the delay time in milliseconds is much less convenient than tap+measure setting.
- and last, one knob to set how much of the delay is re-fed to itself, leading to more or less decay time...
just my 2 cent. happy echos :)
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Yes most pedals I looked at had a tap button, I am sure I'll have one. Problem is, there are so many to choose from, how can you know which is best?? :O
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Adu got a fine little one with tap available if I remind it well.
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I'm not a guitarist, but an echo is an echo, even for an instrument without neck, isn't it? ;)

I use a BOSS dd 20 Giga delay (https://www.amazona.de/test-boss-dd-20-giga-delay-gitarren-effektgeraet/2/) on my analog synth. 10 different delay-versions, up to 23 seconds plus an overdub function. Of course with tap function. It has four storage "drawers". Luckily no hum. A reverb function is missing.

But it seems to be no more available, at least not in "new". However, I bet, it has a follower.
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Hey TG ,

the tc electronic NovaDelay ND-1 is a fine one. But i agree with Dick, it´s nothing to jam with. ;)
Edited by adu on July 12 2018 22:38
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I like the Tech 21 pedal https://www.musiciansfriend.com/amplifiers-effects/tech-21-richie-kotzen-rk5-signature-fly-rig-guitar-effects-pedal

It's a little more, but it's got a delay you can tap on the fly. It also has a really nice OD with a separate boost channel. And, it's all analogue unlike most of the multi-effect pedals out there. check out the reviews. My huge pedal board I almost never use live anymore (although I sometimes use it when recording so I can get my Wah, my sculpted EQ, and my C-9 Organ pedal. This little thing is about 12" long and about 3 inches wide. It slips into a small metal case that it comes in and you just throw it in the gig bag. You might consider it Tee Gee. -- Gator
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