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Re: I have found the best Delay unit so far!

Postby Hank2k » Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:54 am

Hi Dave

Im with you on the above. For a long time i have now used the Zoom G3 with my band and for that purpose i wouldn't use a tape echo unit and it gives me a good sound and its consistent and reliable and that is exactly what i want live. However i have just got my Vox Short Tom back from repairs after 3 months and after messing around with it last night its blown me away. It is so easy to get a sound just the guitar and echo and amp, i didnt need to use eq pedal etc and it gave me a sound that i cant get with anything else that made the hairs on my arms stand on end and reminded me just what is so great about the old tape echo units (I say old units as i had an ESE 4 head model and found it very clean and clinical)

I was planning on selling the short tom but after playing around with it im not sure i want to now.

The problem I have is i wouldn't want to take it out and use it live so apart from the odd session at home or shadows clubs its an expensive piece of kit just sitting there, i guess that is the issue above all. We all want the sound of the old kit but we don't want the cost, reliability and weight of it all so we have to compromise somewhere.
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Re: I have found the best Delay unit so far!

Postby Clarry » Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:49 pm

The same can be said for "outboard" reverb units. There's something physical that you can almost touch about it. My Surfy Bear reverb kit built into an old 1938 radio is immense!
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Re: I have found the best Delay unit so far!

Postby Iain Purdon » Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:53 pm

As someone with no vested interest and a reasonable pair of ears, I'd say you can do fine with or without any of the equipment aforementioned. If you can play well, that's what you'll be appreciated for, no matter what gear you use. Likewise, if you can't, none of these gizmos will hide the fact.
I wouldn't worry about any of it unless you are already in the premier league. And I do appreciate that some members of this site are!
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Re: I have found the best Delay unit so far!

Postby Tab » Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:13 pm

Going back to the original topic.....

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