I love delay pedals. I mean i REALLY love delay pedals – I just adore the way that players like U2′s The Edges color their tone through using delay creating really iconic rhythmic sounds. With a little bit of thought you can get some really great sounds from 50′s rockerbilly with a little bit of slap-back, to Mark knopfler tones with a hint of echo to out of this world U2 sounds.
Luckily for delay lovers there’s loads of Delay effects out in the market place with varying controls and sounds (for Edge lovers look for modulated delay units).
For those looking for a bit of warmth in thier delay tones up pops MXR’s M169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay.
MXR M169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal
The MXR Carbon Copy Analog Delay Pedal features a completely analog audio path for the ultimate in rich, warm delay-made possible only by old-school bucket brigade technology. This design boasts an amazing 600ms of delay time with optional modulation via a top-mounted switch and a simple, three-knob layout that controls Delay time, Mix (dry/wet blend), and Regen (delay repeats)-all in a pedal no bigger than a Phase 90. In addition, the M169 pedal has two internal trim pots that offer user-adjustable width and rate control of the modulation for even more tonal options. The Carbon Copy effect pedal will take you from crisp “bathroom” slap echoes to epic, Gilmour-esque delays with a twist of a knob. True hard-wire bypass, single 9-volt operation, and stage-ready blue LEDs round out the package.
Check out this great video from pedaltoneshop which takes a look at the MXR delay pedal. I think you’ll agree those warm sounds are great!