#1
I mean sure they are fun to mess around with but I can't seem to find a good practical use for delay.
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I use mine on pretty much ever lead I play. Just a little bit of delay adds a lot of character to your lead tone.

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#6
I have mine in my effects loop and its on all the time....I have it set so that there is only one echo and it is immdiatley after the notes so it doesn't linger.....adds alot of body to everything
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I use reverb all the time, do you use short delay settings then for your leads?
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#8
I use a moderate amount of slap delay to thicken up my sound, similar to what Mick Mars does with his rig in Motley Crue. Also add in a bit of reverb for that added slight punch.

Also, a lot of Paul Gilbert's sound has a bit of delay in it, as well as most Kirk solos [Kirk also abuses his Wah in the solos]
#9
I use it all the time....I wish I had a reverb....but I dont have alot of money...and when I did I was saving up for my amp which is a Mesa 2 channel Triple Rect. ....but the short delay really makes the leads sound so kick ass....as for rhythm stuff it just adds a little body to things....it isnt very prominent.
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so by slap delay i assume you mean short delay settings without a lot of repeats or decay
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#11
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I use reverb all the time, do you use short delay settings then for your leads?


I use about this much delay, starts at 45 seconds:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5rQqpbtL5k

Pretty much one of the best lead tones in existence.

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#13
Great for getting ridiculously crazy sounding or using for somethin as subtle as a little reverbishness.
#14
Shoot, someone beat me to the Eric Johnson vid.

I find delays to be absolutely necessary, they're so useful and can really liven up your sound (especially analog delays).
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Nothing is necessary or practical, nor does it need to be. Whatever floats your boat is what I say.
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#16
1. Listen to U2 and tell me if you still see a delay pedal useless practically.

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Also that. Speaking of EJ, how the hell does he get that kind of delay? I love the sound of it, I'd love to replicate that delay tone on my DD-3. Any setting recommendations?

But yeah, Kevin Saale's right; it's not needed, it's just fun and if you can incorporate it into your technique, awesome. If not, oh well, you'll live.
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I use mine on pretty much ever lead I play. Just a little bit of delay adds a lot of character to your lead tone.


Me too. I use delay so much I'm considering looking heavily in the boutique market. I want the best I can find.
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#20
Dude, I have two delay pedals, both of which counteract each other for different uses. I have delay on most of the time when I use cleans. They are unbeatable for creating ambience and making your sound bigger, as well as contributing a different character to the sound. I suggest you listen to some bands that use delay, and see where and how it is effectively used. The songs on my profile are a perfect example. Then, go and try one yourself, because they are very useful.
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That got to be the WORST lead tone I've heard in a long time.



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#25
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That got to be the WORST lead tone I've heard in a long time.

yeah, that sounded terrible to me.
i like to use delay to thicken up solos and add a little bit of atmosphere to cleaner stuff
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I use mine on pretty much ever lead I play. Just a little bit of delay adds a lot of character to your lead tone.


yep, it really makes your leads stand out and give it that little extra
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That got to be the WORST lead tone I've heard in a long time.



it's not supposed to be a "lead tone"... he's using very quick reverse reverb (or possibly volume swells) into a delay pedal to emulate multiple violins.

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#29
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it's not supposed to be a "lead tone"... he's using very quick reverse reverb (or possibly volume swells) into a delay pedal to emulate multiple violins.


No, it is actually just bad.

At least the Malmsteen clip is a good example.
#30
How bout this? If you think this sucks then I obviously have a different idea of good tone.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38t9akRJQ54

But I agree that was a little over the top and probably not the best example. But I still really like that sound.

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#31
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I have mine in my effects loop and its on all the time....I have it set so that there is only one echo and it is immdiatley after the notes so it doesn't linger.....adds alot of body to everything



My thoughts exactly. Or if you have a Carbon Copy, you can do really cool stuff with chords using a long delay and the mod switch
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How bout this? If you think this sucks then I obviously have a different idea of good tone.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38t9akRJQ54

But I agree that was a little over the top and probably not the best example. But I still really like that sound.

It doesn't sound as bad on a band setting, it's just that with only one other guitarist playing it sounds like there's too much gain (imo).
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I hear they make nice coasters.

Aside from a musical use.


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#34
Quote by Necrophagist777
How bout this? If you think this sucks then I obviously have a different idea of good tone.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38t9akRJQ54

But I agree that was a little over the top and probably not the best example. But I still really like that sound.

it sounds like a boss metal zone to me, and i can't stand the sound of those pedals. to each his own. if it's metal solo tone we're discussing, i like petrucci. i just find that with that much gain, you lose all your dynamics. my fave solo tone right now is mike einziger's on "sick sad little world." to keep on topic, there is delay in there
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