Which pedal should I get? Deluxe Memory Man: Big Box or XO version?

A reader’s question:

I need the help of a specialist regarding the Deluxe Memory Man:
To me, the sound of Ben McLeod (All Them Witches) is brilliant and I would love to recreate it.
Luckily, the guy offers several rig rundowns online, so it ought to be an easy project…. That’s what I thought first. Continue reading “Which pedal should I get? Deluxe Memory Man: Big Box or XO version?”

Budget Delays Part I

Ask the DudeThere is an enormous number of nice delay pedals and there is one within everyone’s price range.
Regarding the budget area, you will also find a lot of good delay pedals, analog ones as well as tape emulations and digital delays.

In this three-part series, I would like to present some delays of all three sections that are available for ridiculous prices. Continue reading “Budget Delays Part I”

Maxon/ Ibanez AD 999

Maxon AD 999Similar to the other Maxon AD-pedals, the AD 999 as well is a less pedalboard-friendly analog delay.
The MC4107D bucket brigade ICs make the AD 999 sound a bit dirtier, less defined and a bit rougher than the AD 900. Continue reading “Maxon/ Ibanez AD 999”

Maxon/Ibanez AD 999 Pro

Maxon AD 999 ProThe Maxon AD 999 Pro is a less pedalboard-friendly analog delay.
Similar to the AD 9 Pro, the extended version of the AD 999 offers an additional tape echo multi head function. A toggle switch allows to choose between single head and dual head mode. Continue reading “Maxon/Ibanez AD 999 Pro”

Ibanez AD 99

Ibanez AD 99The Ibanez AD 99 is a less pedalboard-friendly analog delay.
To be strictly accurate, this mono- pedal is AD 9 in a bigger enclosure. Continue reading “Ibanez AD 99”

Maxon/Ibanez AD 900

Maxon AD900Because of its size, the Maxon AD 900 is a less pedalboard-friendly analog delay.
Sonically oriented to the AD 9 the sprit separates regarding the two possible chips that have been used for the circuit of the Maxon AD 900. Continue reading “Maxon/Ibanez AD 900”

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”

Are there analog delays without white noise?

Ask the DudeBesides spectacular delays every analog delay produces white noise.
Generally, one can say that the proportion of white noise increases in dependency of the delay time.
To some this unintended noise represent an important part of an analog character, others prefer digital delays to produce a signal that is more clear. Continue reading “Are there analog delays without white noise?”

My Top 10 delays

Effect PedalThese are the top 10 analog delays.
Of course this ranking is absolutely subjective. Continue reading “My Top 10 delays”