1. avatar ssmcmullan
    can someone give me a bit of advice about them? i've no clue about them, what would u recomend? are they hard to work? how much would it cost?
  2. avatar wild bill goes commando
    im fond of the Ibanez DE7 meself
  3. avatar ssmcmullan
    cool, you coodn't tell me what the difference between the digital and analog ones?
  4. avatar iamshameless
    a digital one is likely to have a more processed cutting sound, while an analogue one will be warmer

    do you want reverb here or delay?
  5. avatar ssmcmullan
    ummm...i'm a bit of an idiot on this topic, does that mean that reverb and delay are the same as echo or they are both types of echo? i heard an example of an echoplex thats the sound i'm going for, except it costs £500+
  6. avatar antojasper
    There are 2 main types of delay pedal
    analogue:
    These tend to have quite short delay times (i.e. the length of time between the direct sound and the echo, but are warmer and can be messed about with - you can twiddle the delay knob on the pedal to get some crazy sounds.
    If you want to do a kind of dub-reggae type thing these are the best.

    digital:
    These can have much longer delay times and give a really clean sound, personally my view is that Digital is better for vocals and analogue is better for guitar.

    Ideally you want a tape echo box which makes you sound like surf guitar, but they are rarer than a lesser spotted rarebird.

    Reverb is the sound you get from a big hall like a church or something. i.e it sounds BIG but there is no discernable echo.

    some reverb units work by using the same technology as an echo, but in a smaller range and others use springs and all sorts of things to get the effect.

    If you kick your amp and it goes "ASproooiinnnngggggg" then you've got a spring reverb unit - Use it they are good.
  7. avatar feline1
    Wha? There's about 10 tape echo units for sale in Britain on ebay or [url]http://www.sospubs.co.uk[/url] at any given moment at least, never mind whatever other sites I know nathing of...

    What is people's problem with using the equipment forum, exactly? Are they complete spastics, perchance? :-)
  8. avatar Pete
    Good question...
  9. avatar ssmcmullan
    i didn't think to put it in the equipment forum, i usually keep my posts to the right place tho, sorry
  10. avatar ssmcmullan
    oh yeah i think it would be the tape echo i'd be looking for, i have onboard reverb on my guitar amp but it sucks, def not a spring one, my old bassist had one with springs, we got no end of amusement outta kicking it, we kicked a hole in it eventually and it doesn't work anymore tho.
  11. avatar ssmcmullan
    does this pedal seem any good?
    [url="http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2545962902"]Danelectro "reel" echo [/url]
  12. avatar feline1
    looks like a load of tacky digital @#%$ to me..... :-)
  13. avatar Niall Harden
    i rather enjoy my particularly tacky digital line 6 delay modeller thing, it's great, and the simulation of the Roland Space Eco is amazing. iden green have also had good things come from: Boss DD-3, Ibanez Echomachine and Ibanex DE-7 (really well priced, and sounds great)...
    edit: some years on, and i'm still using the line 6, as well as a DD-6 and ibanez AD-9, and thinking of getting YET MORE DELAY. our living room currently has about six delay pedals plugged into each other, making a racket.
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  14. avatar ssmcmullan
    thanx for all the help, i'm sorta leaning towards one of the the analog ones now, whats the deal with tape? i know it's to record the part for echo on but do u need to replace them all the time? Edited by: ssmcmullan at: 17/7/03 3:29 pm
  15. avatar antojasper
    The main problem with tape echo is that its not a "pedal" it's a big box about the size of a toaster, with loads of knobs and stuff, so live they are not as versitile as a pedal.
    They also make a lot of their own noises whis good if you like that sort of thing, or not, if you don't, so they are limited in recording.

    they do need quite a lot of TLC to keep them running, but I don't know how often the tape needs changed.

    I vote analogue.
  16. avatar ssmcmullan
    ach, do u reckon theres a way u could link a footpedal into it?
  17. avatar feline1
    Generally they do let ewe plug a £7.99 footswitch in to switch the FX on and off, yes....... just depends on the model.
  18. avatar Komodo Studios (Alwyn)
    check out echo pedals by electro harmonix
  19. avatar Tufty
    My first post!
    You could also try out the new Boss RE20 space echo double pedal unit. Has all the classic space echo sound & more. Should be about £130.
  20. avatar all-is-vanity
    I love it when four year old threads are given new life, especially on innocent occasions where people haven't noticed the date but have had the subject in mind recently...nostalgia's great...
  21. avatar Speed Demon
    Damn! I ran out of posts and you beat me to it.

    I was going to say something about a 4-year repeat being quite impressive. Quite impressive. Quite impressive. Quite impressive.