DigiTech DigiDelay

DigidelayThe DigiTech DigiDelay is a pedalboard-friendly digital delay that provides several features in an optically not really attractive enclose. Besides tap tempo and modulation, the 9V stereo pedal offers a maximum delay time of 4 seconds. Continue reading “DigiTech DigiDelay”

Review: Strymon Volante part 1

Strymon VolanteThe Italian as well as the Spanish word “Volante“ means wheel or travelling/flying.
I think, it refers to the magnetic disc of a Binson Echorec, for the Strymon Volante emulates its sounds (as well as further tape echo sounds) in a very special way. Continue reading “Review: Strymon Volante part 1”

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”

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”

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.”

Diamond Memory Lane 2

memory lane2Like its predecessor, the Diamond Memory Lane 2 is a less pedalboard-friendly analog delay pedal.
The 550ms of maximum delay time are, accordingly to the Memory Lane, refined by the legendary Panasonic MN 3005 chip. Continue reading “Diamond Memory Lane 2”

Diamond Memory Lane

memory laneThe Diamond Memory Lane is a less pedalboard-friendly analog delay. Compared to other analog delay pedals, the maximum delay time of 550 ms is quite ordinary. But because of the Panasonic MN3005 chip, the sound of this 24 V mono pedal is legendary. Continue reading “Diamond Memory Lane”

Binson Echorec

Binson EchorecConcerning the categorization of delay pedals, guitarists mostly refer to analog delays, tape delays and digital delay pedals. But one true classic is often overlooked because it is pretty rare and only available in used condition: the Binson Echorec. Continue reading “Binson Echorec”

Boss DD-20 digital delay

Boss DD-20In contrast to most Boss stompboxes, the DD-20 is a rather less pedalboard-friendly pedal.
In exchange, it shines with spectacular 23 seconds maximum delay and loop time. Continue reading “Boss DD-20 digital delay”