I ve searched a lot “best delay pedals” articles on the net but I think that made my life more difficult! Everyone says his preferred product but I need the most accurate answer, which delay pedal is the best to buy? Can you help me?
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Ah, the old rabbit hole of "what is the best (fill in details here).
Short answer: the one you like best, and suits your needs best.
I have learned that it comes down to this:
Either you visit your local shop and try out some pedals, or you order pedals online and return those that you don’t like.
It’s nice to have a go at yt and others, that’s good for background information (like the circuits, manufacturers, albums where they were used, etc…) but in the end, it’s down to your ears.
What you like, no video will be able to tell.
I own a few delay pedals because delay is an always on effect for me. At the very least used as slapback it will add some fatness and space to your tone. A delay pedal does not need to be boutique expensive. I’ve done well with high value and even no name brands. My go to is an analog delay because I tend to like the way the repeats decay naturally. Here is what I have and can recommend:
Delay is not a complicated circuit so clones and knock offs will suffice. I’ve even stacked delays for some pretty cool swells and synth like effects:
I would say any of these three:
EHX Memory boy, Line 6 DL4 or Strymon Timeline
All of which are heavy on your budget.
If you’re looking for a budget friendly one
Donner Yellow fall or Donner Echo square
Both of which for the price are outstanding!
Thanks my friends all of you for your precious help! Keep on learning!