#1
Hey there,

I find my delay to be quite missused. I currently own an Aqua-Puss that I thought I would use for slapback settings, but I often leave it at home. It seems I just can't find a sweet spot or a dedicated song for it.

Therefore, I was wondering what's your favorite delay setting and for what song do you use it? I would also appreciate any clips/videos.

Thanks!
#2
I like ~500ms, 1/3 for repeats and almost all the way up for delay. Thats a sweetspot for me. I only screw around on delay though, I'm no connoisseur. I could use some tips myself.
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#4
Yeah It depends what I'm going for. I don't really use delay for solo or distortion stuff.
Mainly because I can't figure out a good sound myself. I got a dd-3
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#6
I use delay mainly as something to be noticed in leads rather than to add subtleness like most do.
I usually dial it in through tap tempo but I use a dotted 1/8th delay, it gives you this awesome rolling sound.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBsBKMtnsIA

Skip to 4:00 in this one.
http://youtu.be/ak6M4blISuA?t=4m

However if the part of the song doesn't need the dotted 1/8th, i'll usually have it on quietly using an eighth or quarter note delay.
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I use like three delay pedals. I use my cmat mods deeelay for most my delay needs the I have a vox time machine that uses vintage and modern modes and I have a tap tempo for each mode so even though I only have those two pedals I can get infinite delay sounds out of those two pedals since the tme machine has vintage atnd modern modes fs able and tap tempo along with my main delay which is the cmatmods deeelay. Ive never needed more than those pedals though ive thought about replacing the vox time machine with a memory lane jr and a carbon copy. but the voxx doess everything the deeelay doesn't so I hve kept this setup for 2 years
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ive always respected you but I call bullshit. I know you're playing punk mostly now but I can't believe you invested in a boss processor and don't even use some delay in one song.
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He uses it a lot when playing his band's cover of John Cage's "4'33".


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Actually, with my punk band I am not using the GT-100, all I use is a Timmy and a wah - and I hardly touch the wah. It's a much simplified version of my full rig, I'm only using one channel on the RM100 too; the SLO one.
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#14
Digital delay on my Line 6 M9: 282 milliseconds, mix almost half, bass 1/4 full, treble a little boosted, feedback at 0.
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#15
I use the TC Flashback delay and I experiment a lot, but I most commonly have the delay time at around "10:30" with feedback and FX level at 12:00 (sorry I don't know the actual numbers in miliseconds), and any of the settings between digital/analog/tape/mod depending on the song and whether I want a darker or glassier sound. It's very versatile for me, as it's nice, big and spacey, but still manageable and controllable.

From more unusual stuff, my most beloved Toneprint is Steven Wilson's, and this thing sounds like literally nothing I know. It sounds really blurry and can be really discomforting or very pretty and warm depending on context. Especially amazing with arpeggiated chords. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0595HFjgKs
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#16
Problems I have with delay is that the rest of the band need to play perfect if using it for a true delay sounding fx (like the buckethead example ^^)

Even with tap delay options, it still doesn't account for how accurate the drummer is 16 bars further down.

That being said, always fun to have delay, but since I work a lot with amp sims, it's easier to get more reverb options for cheap.

I found that one thing could be added to guitar delay pedals more often, and that's a low pass/high pass option.

I know some higher end pedals have them, but this filtering influences so much. I guess it's partially what "room" is for or "colour', but I think just having a true hi/lo pass controle on the actual tail is so beneficial.

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#17
Problems I have with delay is that the rest of the band need to play perfect if using it for a true delay sounding fx


Yea, mine don't even have a tap. I find it kind of difficult to fit it when I play with a full band. Another reason why I don't use it much I guess...
#18
I'm going to me speaking POD for a second here. I have 2 delays set in my HD500 chain. Both are tap tempo digital delays. On is set to 1/4 notes with medium feedback and the other is 1/16 notes with tons of feedback, called "slow delay" and "fast delay", respectively. They come from settings for the intro to "Vicarious" by Tool for the slow delay and the intro to "The Dark Horse" by Scale the Summit for the fast delay.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUXBCdt5IPg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuDd_3WT9Ro
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