Best Guitar Analog Delay Pedals

best guitar analog delayIf you're in the market for a bucket brigade-style analog delay pedal, here are some well-crafted ones for you to consider. See what you think.

Before we get into the best guitar analog delay pedals, we’ll begin with a word or two about them. Analog delay, using the bucket brigade chip, is a staple effect in many players’ pedalboards. Analog delay works by splitting the signal at the input into two parts and sending one part of the signal right to the output; this is the “dry” signal. Continue reading “Best Guitar Analog Delay Pedals”

Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail Analog Delay Pedal

Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail Analog Delay PedalThe Vapor Trail includes an Analog Delay that runs from 15 ms to 600 ms, and a Modulation section that can be used as a mild chorus; mixing them can result in great sounds.

Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail – Details

Seymour Duncan is a name that usually brings to mind high-quality pickups, but the Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail Analog Delay Pedal proves that they also do some other things very well. The Vapor Trail is an analog bucket-brigade delay that also incorporates a chorus-like modulation section. Continue reading “Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail Analog Delay Pedal”

TC Electronic Blood Moon Phaser Effect Pedal

TC Electronic Blood Moon Phaser Effect PedalAn analog pedal designed for classic 1970s Phaser Tones, the TC Electronic Blood Moon Phaser features True Bypass switching and Rate, Depth, and Feedback controls.

The TC Electronic Blood Moon Phaser Effect Pedal is an analog that is designed to give you all of the classic 1970s Phaser Tones that you can ask for. This pedal features a four-stage filter that is capable of producing nice, thick Phaser tones. Continue reading “TC Electronic Blood Moon Phaser Effect Pedal”

Best Guitar Digital Delay Pedals

best guitar digital delayMany of today's Delay pedals are far more advanced than ever. Here's a look at just a few of the latest that allow us to explore new ground, and find fresh new sounds.

Before we get to the best guitar digital delay pedals, let’s take a look at what they do. The Delay effect can be used to enhance a mix or create a fuller sound. It can even allow “looping,” in which solos can be played over backing chords, all created by a single musician. Delay is also the foundation for several other effects, including Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, and the all-powerful Reverb. Continue reading “Best Guitar Digital Delay Pedals”

Providence DLY-4 Chrono Digital Delay Pedal

Providence DLY-4The Providence DLY-4 Chrono Digital Delay Pedal is compact, yet fully featured, includes delay times that go from 1 to 2700 ms, and should be more than suitable for almost any need.

The Providence DLY-4 Chrono Digital Delay Pedal is compact but fully featured. The Chrono Delay includes delay times that go from 1 to 2700 milliseconds, and should be more than suitable for almost any need. The Bright LED display lets you see the delay time easily in milliseconds or BPM. Continue reading “Providence DLY-4 Chrono Digital Delay Pedal”

MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe Analog Delay Pedal

MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe Analog Delay PedalWith some new features, the MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe Analog Delay Pedal now has an extended delay time and a tap division with four different subdivisions.

The MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe Analog Delay Pedal adds a few new features that fine-tune the warm, organic sound that has made the original one of the best-selling analog delays in the world. The Deluxe extends its delay time from 600 ms to 1.2 seconds. It also features a tap division feature with four different subdivisions: dotted 8th, 8th, triplet, and 16th. Continue reading “MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe Analog Delay Pedal”

Electro-Harmonix Bad Stone Phase Shifter Pedal

Electro-Harmonix Bad Stone Phase Shifter PedalA faithful reproduction of the original, this current Electro-Harmonix Bad Stone Phase Shifter Pedal offers a few new and unique updates for today's guitarists.

The Electro-Harmonix Bad Stone Phase Shifter Pedal is the second pedal on this list that is made by the Electro-Harmonix company. This pedal is designed to be a faithful reproduction of the ’70s original, but with a few updates for modern guitar players. Continue reading “Electro-Harmonix Bad Stone Phase Shifter Pedal”

Strymon DIG Dual Digital Delay

strymon digThe Strymon DIG Dual Digital is two Delay Pedals in one. They can be run together as a Master and Companion — or independently — and each has its own Time and Mix knobs.

The Strymon DIG Dual Digital Delay has a three-way switch to toggle between Off, Light, and Deep modulations, giving this pedal Chorus properties. There is also a three-way Type switch that allows you to choose from different kinds of delays. Continue reading “Strymon DIG Dual Digital Delay”

Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man

Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory ManWhile the original Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man can handle up to 550 ms of delay, a few newer versions can go up to 1100 ms, and include a tap tempo switch for delay settings.

The Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man is one of the original heavyweights in the realm of bucket brigade circuit-based analog delays. The Memory Man got started in the early ’80s and it’s still going strong today. The Deluxe Memory Man provides three typical controls to adjust the sound of your delay. A Time knob adjusts the speed, the Feedback knob changes the number of repeating echoes, and a Blend knob adjusts the volume of the repeating signal. Continue reading “Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man”

Boss DD-7 Digital Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

boss dd-7With an Analog that offers a modeled simulation of the classic BOSS DM-2, and several other features, the DD-7 is another in a long line of great Boss effects pedals.

The Boss DD-7 has increased its usual delay time to 6.4 seconds, which should be more than enough for most users. There’s a Hold mode that allows a player to record up to 40 seconds of audio for “sound on sound” performances. Modulation allows the pedal to create chorus type delays. Continue reading “Boss DD-7 Digital Delay Guitar Effects Pedal”