Ask the Dude: Is there a pedal sounding like the Binson Echorec?

Ask the DudeRecently, I found the following request in my mailbox:

I think, I actually would need a Binson Echorec, but they are in fact beyond price. I love the flutter echo mash, that the Echorec is able to create.
In the meantime, I think, that an analog delay is able to produce every sound, I long for. Digital delays with analog emulation do not sound that nice to me. But at the same time, I don’t want to get into dept.
Could you tell me, if the Ibanez Echo Shifter might be a suitable pedal for me? Especially in contrast to the Ibanez analog delay, AD9, mini or even the EHX Memory Toy?
I have already tried to many sappy pedals. Right now, I do (still!) use the Hardwire DL8. But in my opinion, it is too cold and inorganic.”  Continue reading “Ask the Dude: Is there a pedal sounding like the Binson Echorec?”

Earthquaker Devices Disaster Transport SR

Disaster Transport SRWith the Disaster Transport SR Advanced Modulated Delay & Reverb Machine the guy of Earthquaker Devices went a great step further. They combined the Disaster Transport Jr with the Ghost Disaster, a digital delay that has been in stock for a short time around 2010. Continue reading “Earthquaker Devices Disaster Transport SR”

Review: Strymon Volante part 1

Strymon VolanteSince the El Capistan, Strymon is famous for their tape sounds and the Volante offers wow and flutter, tape speeds and tape saturation of the highest quality.
The studio mode provides quasi the hi-fi version of a tape sound. Continue reading “Review: Strymon Volante part 1”

Earthquaker Devices Disaster Transport / Disaster Transport Jr.

disaster transport Stricktly speaking the Earthquaker Devices Disaster Transport covers a whole series of digital delays that are all dedicated to lo-fi sounds. Continue reading “Earthquaker Devices Disaster Transport / Disaster Transport Jr.”

Earthquaker Devices Avalanche Run

Avalanche RunThe Earthquaker Devices Avalanche Run is a moderate pedalboard-friendly digital delay, that, in fact is rather a mixture of a delay and a reverb effect. Continue reading “Earthquaker Devices Avalanche Run”

Review: Walrus Audio ARP-87

ARP-87ARP-87 – a pair of interacting galaxies, affecting each other by gravitative interaction and the exchange of gas and dust.
Let`s have a look, if the Walrus Audio ARP-87 boasts likewise characteristics like its eponym. Continue reading “Review: Walrus Audio ARP-87”

Dunlop Echoplex EP 103

Dunlop EchoplexThe Dunlop Echoplex EP 103 is a pedalboard-friendly digital delay. By connecting the external tap footswitch, the 750 ms of maximum delay time can be extended up to 4 seconds. Continue reading “Dunlop Echoplex EP 103”

Review: Crazy Tube Circuits – Echotopia

EchotopiaToday I’m going to test a very nice pedal: The Crazy Tube Circuits Echotopia.
The play of words with echo (resonance) and utopia (wishful thinking/illusion) describes the pedal quite well. The guys from Crazy Tube Circuits categorize the sound of the Echotopia as a retro tape echo for soundscapes. Continue reading “Review: Crazy Tube Circuits – Echotopia”

DOD Rubberneck

DOD RubberneckThe DOD Rubberneck is a moderate pedalboard-friendly but really nice sounding analog delay. The trails mode allows to make the repeats of the 1500 ms maximum delay time fade out marvelously. Continue reading “DOD Rubberneck”

Tips & Tricks: MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe

Tips & tricksSeveral times I found in guitar forums the comment that some guitarists can`t deal with the mix pot of the MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe. It is true: you have to turn the pot into full clockwise direction to get a delay signal which is a bit louder than the clean guitar signal. Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe”

DMB Pedals Lunar

LunarThe DMB Pedals Lunar is a moderate pedalboard-friendly analog delay with a design that is in colour pretty uncommon. Continue reading “DMB Pedals Lunar”

Delay pedals for bass players?

Ask the DudeDelay pedals are a great invention and every guitarist should own at least one. But not only guitarist can benefit from the effects of a delay pedal. Bass players also can venture into a new realm by using a delay pedal. But there is one thing you should take into consideration. Continue reading “Delay pedals for bass players?”

Diamond Memory Lane Jr.

Memory lane jrLike its predecessors, the Diamond Memory Lane Jr.  needs quite a lot space on the pedalboard.
In return, the digital version of the Memory Lane series offers 1200 ms maximum delay time that can be enjoyed in the analog or digital mode. Continue reading “Diamond Memory Lane Jr.”

Chase Bliss Audio Thermae

ThermaeThe Chase Bliss Audio Thermae is a pedalboard-friendly 9V analog delay. Like all Chase Bliss Audio pedals, this stompbox also is constructed according to the motto “analog heart-digital brain”. Continue reading “Chase Bliss Audio Thermae”