I know there are a ton of threads about delays, but maybe if I tell you what I want it will be easier to nail down.
I was looking for a delay pedal. I watched Joe Bonamassa run through his pedalboard. For a delay he used a Boss DD3 and said he loved it. It sounded good too and I heard lots of good things about them. there were many for sale on Ebay so I picked one up. I am having a hard time with it. It seems very sensitive on the settings. For the most part all I want is a simple slap back just to fill out the sound of my guitar. with the DD3 though it sounds like I get a loss of signal and like I have the reverb cranked. I have run it both in front of and through the FX loop. I don't like it on either side!
So I went to the store today and tried out a EHX Memory Boy. Here is what I discovered (for me anyway) the Boss, the MXR CC & the Boss DD-3 all sound to me like are degrading the signal when turned on. It's like all of a sudden the signal drops 10% because they went into a reverb filled tin can.
I tried a pedal I had never heard of and can't remember the name, but used it was $289. What I found was the signal degradation was probably more like only 5% and only a slight discernible loss in tone. So perhaps I am going about this the wrong way. Start at the top and work my way down?
What I am looking for, for the most part is a simple slapback without such a severe signal drop and only a slight reveribsh tone. Any thoughts on this? For the most part other than the general slap back I would be using it on some Floyd tunes.
3I appreciate your opinions.