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Old 11-03-2012, 07:20 PM   #1
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Need a new delay pedal, round 2

After making a thread a couple of days ago and doing some of my own research I have narrowed down my choice of delay pedals.

My requirements are that it has tap tempo, and some form of presets that can be changed while playing (without me changing the settings manually, so will need to be foot switchable).

Some of what I found include:

TC Electronic Flashback X4
TC Electronic Nova Delay
Boss DD20

I was also suggested a few others but those were the three that look most appropriate.

My budget is preferably no more than 200, I am willing to go used.

If anyone has any other ideas please let me know, the one thing stopping me from going out and buying a Nova Delay is that the presets can't be specifically chosen, they need to be scrolled through. Does anyone have experience with this? Is it really an issue?

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Old 11-03-2012, 07:38 PM   #2
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I have the DD20 and couldn't be happier with it. Though I would suggest getting a momentary footswitch to go with it for tap tempo. Or you have to hold down one of the pedals for 2 secs before it becomes tap.

As for the settings thing. On most foot controlled units you will have to scroll.
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:41 PM   #3
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I have a Line6 DL4 and I think it's amazing. It has tap tempo, but only two presets. It also has an amazing looper. You can't use the presets at the same time as the looper, but that's offset by some other really cool functions.
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:51 PM   #4
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Thanks guys, how does the Eventide Time Factor compare to those I listed?
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:55 PM   #5
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Timefactor is crazy good, if youre looking into that pricepoint take a look at the Strymon Timeline.

Any particular delay sounds you want to achieve?
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Timefactor is crazy good, if youre looking into that pricepoint take a look at the Strymon Timeline.

Any particular delay sounds you want to achieve?


I only ask because I checked eBay and found one that may be going cheap.

Basically I really like the lead delay sound used by guys like Vai, Satch and Gilmour, but also the slapback kinda thing that Gilbert does in a few songs.

I also want to be able to make some interesting weird sounds.
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:00 PM   #7
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Timefactor would be good if you want versatility. Loads of banks, different delay sounds and great switching capabilities (midi etc).
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Old 11-04-2012, 04:09 AM   #8
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Timefactor or Timeline. Both are brilliant
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Old 11-04-2012, 04:32 AM   #9
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only get the dd20 if you're happy with pristine digital delay. only thing it's good for. its tape/analog/whatever other sims it has are all horrible.
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:55 AM   #10
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I have an iB modified Nova Delay, and to be quite honest i'm not that impressed with it, if i could turn back time I would pick up 2 Flash backs or new Flashback 4. Presets are a nice add but I don't find myself using this pedal as I had intended and hoped
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:13 AM   #11
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Look on musicradar FX classifieds you can usually find some good stuff in there
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:08 PM   #12
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I think I'm going to get a Flashback X4, looks great and has the preset and tap tempo capabilities I am looking for. Thanks guys!
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:14 PM   #13
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I currently use a hardwire dl8 and it's a nice piece of kit with loads of variables, would look at the mxr carbon copy as well but in all fairness the tc electronic stuff your already looking is supposed to be very good
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