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%
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  1. BOBBO

    BOBBO Banned

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    Well it is digital ... I tried the line 6 and thought it was garbage ...
     
  2. Splattle101

    Splattle101 V.I.P. Member

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    I rather like this old four-header:
    [​IMG]

    Makes a mean preamp, too. :thumb:
     
  3. faded studio

    faded studio Senior Member

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    I use a delta labs digital delay
     
  4. Benguitar

    Benguitar Senior Member

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    I voted both..

    Currently I'm using the digital delay in my Boss ME50 pedalboard, But hopefully I will switch over to an analog MXR Carbon Copy.

    We all know what both of those pedals look like, So I won't bother posting them.
     
  5. xsouldriverx

    xsouldriverx V.I.P. Member

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    my first pic is digital, though analog has its place and has a real good sound to it too.
     
  6. Willy

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    I got sucked into this "its got to be analog or its crap" hype. Started off with Visual Sound H20 and loved the echo side, thought that the BBE Two Timer may be better though because it is all anaolg, I think I'll take the lead from WildeStar and switch over to a BOSS DD6 or DD7.

    I don't care for the looser analog signal. Give me some tight precision delay!
     
  7. matthornet

    matthornet Senior Member

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    digital.....coz its all i could afford
     
  8. HellfireLP

    HellfireLP Senior Member

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    I own and use the Maxon AD9, AD900, AD999, and the Boss DM2.......i like delay pedals...
     
  9. marantz1300

    marantz1300 Senior Member

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    Analog,I use the cheap,plastic Arion SAD 1 all the time. [​IMG]
     
  10. Jackyrhode

    Jackyrhode Senior Member

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    I had an analog deluxe memory man and swapped it out for a BOSS DD7. The analog setting on the digital gets tremendously close to the DMM.
     
  11. SpinWheelz

    SpinWheelz Senior Member

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    I use an Electro-Harmonix Echo #1 digital delay pedal, and I suppose it's quite decent, having never tried an analog delay. I am filled with curiosity as to their newish Memory Boy and Memory Toy analog delay pedals. Has anyone tried either?
     
  12. Slick

    Slick Senior Member

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    Dont laugh! I use a Danelectro PB & J, it does everything I need, short and long delays on a separate footswitch so slapback to 2 secs at one click. It also breaks up nicley as the signal tails off. Cheao but cheerful
     
  13. V!N

    V!N Senior Member

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    Digital, at the moment a T-Rex Replica. Think digital is bad ? The T-Rex uses 24 bit sampling. To give you an idea, the BOSS DD-6 uses 12 bit and the audio CD's you're listening to 16 bit.
    Other blokes who use the T-Rex Replica include Brad Whitford, Carlos Santana, David Gilmour, Gary Moore, Pete Townshend and so on. Not the kind of lads that have to settle for something they don't like...

    When I was still touring and recording, I used several Marshall JFX-1 units and a Rocktron Intelliverb.
     
  14. epilespaul2000

    epilespaul2000 Senior Member

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    I hated any kind of delay after I was given the Boss Digital Delay by someone who was leaving the country. Delay on most amps too sucks pretty bad. I've just avoided it altogether, but I'm gonna get back into it as I'm playing more and more at church and like to have a cool slapback sorta thing going to add a cool vibe there while I play clean. I assume I don't like Digital delays because I really did not like the Boss. So, I'm gonna give analog delay a shot. Electro-Harmonix Memory Toy, here I come! :thumb:
     
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    I have a Line6 dl4 and used to love it...I really like the tap tempo and the expression pedal, but I'm getting less thrilled with it.
     
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    darkr_reaver Senior Member

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    I haven't tried out the analog or tape delays, but I really like using two digital delays at once... Two Boss DD-3's sounded great to me. =]
     
  17. mizer357

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    i was all about analog delays, but the skreddy echo and vintage-mod empress superdelay, both digital, are the most tape-like delay stompboxes i've ever heard. they're both so, so good.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I've had too many bad experiences with digital effects... Analog all the way...
     
  19. The DUDE

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    TC Nova Delay.

    I don't use delay very often, digital is more predictable, I can set the tempo exactly how I want it (and it will stay there for as long as I want it to), tap tempo, presets are a plus, and REVERSE DELAY!!!
     
  20. Wolf Child

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    This might be the one for me pending the Malekko 919.
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyxMrsXdTJU]YouTube - T-Rex Replica Delay Pedal[/ame]
    Great digital delay
     

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