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Aping old-school digital echo yields a sweet spot between BBD and ones-and-zeroes delays.

Distinct, dirty, and colorful echoes. Very cool BBD-like overtones. Rangy tone and modulation controls.

No expression control.

$209

Crazy Tube Circuits TI:ME
crazytubecircuits.com

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Even in the earliest days of the analog/digital delay schism, there was never a right or wrong answer about which was best. Each has their virtues and musical place. And both delay categories are far too broad to encompass anything close to a definitive sound. An analog Echoplex sounds pretty different from a bucket brigade Deluxe Memory Man. And a shimmeringly pristine Eventide DDL definitely sounds nothing like the smoky MXR Model 113 that helped kick off the digital delay era.

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Gazillions of tone colors lurk in this box of swampy fuzz and funky filters. The PG Fuzzrocious Croak review.


Recorded via Shure SM57 and Apogee Duet to Garage Band with Guild X-175 and Fender Vibro Champ.
Electric rhythm track recorded at low gain, filter 1 and 2 settings, and high output volume.
Electric lead features real time adjustments to gain, filter 1 and filter 2 settings.
 

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Deep reserves of unexpected filter/fuzz sounds. Amazingly deep fuzz textures.

Cons:
Precise filter settings can be elusive and difficult to return to.

Street:
$189

Fuzzrocious Croak
fuzzrociouspedals.com


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Need help overcoming irrational analog-delay addiction? This PT2399-driven fox will sweetly, gently (or not) lead the way. The PG Caroline Guitar Company Megabyte review.


Recorded using the boost side of a SoundBrut DrVa, a Ground Control Tsukoyomi mid boost, a silver-panel Fender Vibrolux Reverb (miked with a Royer R-121 and a Shure SM57) and the DI out from a Fender Rumble 200 combo feeding an Audient iD44 going into GarageBand with no EQ-ing, compression, or effects.
Clip 1: Squier Telecaster with Curtis Novak Tele-V and JM-V pickups (in middle position), first with Megabyte bypassed, then with Megabyte engaged and mix at 10 o’clock, sum/feedback at 10:30, gain and modulation at max, and manipulating warp and clock/delay time (at end of clip).
 

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Pros:
Super-cool might-as-well-be analog sounds. Near-perfect balance of flexibility, simplicity, and compactness. Self-oscillation feature more flexible than previous iterations.

Cons:
Tap-tempo can be finicky at lower bpms.

Street:
$249

Caroline Guitar Company
carolineguitar.com



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