ANALOG vs DIGITAL which delay do you play ?

Discussion in 'Pedals' started by BOBBO, Oct 5, 2007.

What delay do you prefer ??

  1. Analog delay

    46.0%
  2. Digital delay

    46.6%
  3. Tape delay

    14.4%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. BOBBO

    BOBBO Banned

    Messages:
    20,001
    Likes Received:
    611
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2007
    This thread is not just a POLL !! I would like to see people discuss the differences between analog and digital delay's ... Please post the delay unit you use too !!
     
  2. Shawn Fate

    Shawn Fate Senior Member

    Messages:
    959
    Likes Received:
    74
    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2007
    I use digital ,because it is built into my Vetta and ProTools.
     
  3. HolyGrail

    HolyGrail V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    1,107
    Likes Received:
    7
    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2007
    Tape Delay for Guitar for me. It has a Vintage Warmth .
    Love the Echoplex sound with all it's imperfection Tape wabble,
    wow and flutter .
     
  4. BOBBO

    BOBBO Banned

    Messages:
    20,001
    Likes Received:
    611
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2007
    VOTE ! .... please ...
     
  5. ashbass

    ashbass V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    635
    Likes Received:
    440
    Joined:
    May 3, 2007
    Analog Maxon AD-09 here. Digital anything equalizes my tone so that something comes up missing. I've tried again and again with different digital delays and digital effects in general. I always end up hitting my rig after some time of not playing and thinking that my tone sounds flattened out. I used to track back through all my cables and everything but now I just pull the digital pedal out of the chain and there's the tone suck. In a gig the difference can't be detected I'm sure but I just hobby-noodle around in a small room with three tube amps pointing at me from various corners. I can hear the difference there. It's annoying, really. I got the BOSS Loop Station pedal and it's a blast but it is always on when it is plugged in and sure enough I tracked back to it being a tone leveler.

    I have the BOSS pedal and a Dan-Echo pedal riding on a little dual true-bypass pedal I made for their occasion.
     
  6. tiedstick

    tiedstick V.I.P. Member V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    920
    Likes Received:
    40
    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2007
    Woah, chill bro. I would but...

    ...I have a very old "made in glory days Japan" Boss DD-3. Don't these have elements of both analog and digital??? :confused:
     
  7. lp59aholicDon

    lp59aholicDon V.I.P. Member V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    5,206
    Likes Received:
    57
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Theres no, " I dont use a delay, only spring or digital verbs option there Bobbo
     
  8. BOBBO

    BOBBO Banned

    Messages:
    20,001
    Likes Received:
    611
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2007
    Don .. You a tough one to please !!
     
  9. tarddoggy

    tarddoggy V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    1,961
    Likes Received:
    19
    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2007
    I have become infatuated with the Fulltone tape Echo that a guitarist has in another local band.Its pricey,but,seems to be worth every penny. I really dig that sound!
     
  10. BOBBO

    BOBBO Banned

    Messages:
    20,001
    Likes Received:
    611
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2007
    My jammin bud Jerry has an EP3 EchoPlex !! Wow did it sound great but he had it refurbished by Mr Battle years ago !
     
  11. lp59aholicDon

    lp59aholicDon V.I.P. Member V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    5,206
    Likes Received:
    57
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Good Les Paul, Good ALL Tube Amp, What else do ya need Bobbo?
     
  12. Big Mike

    Big Mike V.I.P. Member V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    386
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2007
    Digital. I like the crisp top end to it. Boss DD6.
     
  13. Lousyatit

    Lousyatit Senior Member

    Messages:
    547
    Likes Received:
    302
    Joined:
    May 4, 2007
    Echoplex
     
  14. LesPRS

    LesPRS Senior Member

    Messages:
    100
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2007
    For me it really depends on the application. I like crisp digital delays for Pink Floyd-ish "Run Like Hell" moments, analog delays for solos, and tape delays for most everything else. :shock:
     
  15. BOBBO

    BOBBO Banned

    Messages:
    20,001
    Likes Received:
    611
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2007
    I find my EchoTap can go from clean and pristine to warm and fuzzy !! Good lil delay !!
     
  16. TxMack

    TxMack Senior Member

    Messages:
    116
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2007
    Old EP-2....just so sweet.

    I've tried EVERYTHING to match it, the old tan Chandler unit sounds very good
    and the new #1 Echo that EH makes is very close sounding and it's $90! I have one on my board, even though I use the ep, and just set it for a couple of particular big delay's in particular song parts.
     
  17. BOBBO

    BOBBO Banned

    Messages:
    20,001
    Likes Received:
    611
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2007
    Does the EP2 add gain to your signal ? I heard the tube Echoplex adds more Ummff to your sound .. Ever compare an EP2 to an EP3 or 4 that's not tube ?
     
  18. Sean French

    Sean French Senior Member

    Messages:
    768
    Likes Received:
    330
    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2007
    I very rarely use delay anymore.
    When I do I use my Maxon AD-80 in the loop for a little slap.
    Analog is just warmer and more natural sounding to my ears.
     
  19. badhabit

    badhabit Senior Member

    Messages:
    496
    Likes Received:
    13
    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2007
    I use a Echoplex EP-3 and a Boss DD-6. Echoplex requires a lot of maintanence, but when its at its best, its hard to beat. the DD-3 is great for a light ambient delay
     
  20. Big John

    Big John tastes like chicken V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    6,873
    Likes Received:
    5,372
    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2007
    I like both. For playing live, I use both an Ibanez AD9 and a Boss DD6. In the studio, I'll record dry and then loop in whatever pedal I want at mixdown.
     

Share This Page