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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-25-2009, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
 
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how to set up my delay?

hey evryone
ive got a boss me 50 and im working my way through it to get a nice all round tone.
the thing that i want to try out is delay.
i dont use any delay or reverb now unless im doing some cathedral type stuff because i find that the delay cascades too much when i use distortion and when it dosnt, i jst cant seem to get it right. it does have tap tempo like most other delays
so i guess what im realy asking is how to set up the delay pedal?
does anyone have any good all round settings that wont muddy up evrything when using high gain?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-26-2009, 12:19 AM
 
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Re: how to set up my delay?

I just got a boss dd3 and I am currently tweeking with it. I think you just have to play around with it for awhile.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-26-2009, 01:29 AM
 
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Re: how to set up my delay?

I use an MXR Carbon Copy analog delay and I like to set my delay at around 230 milliseconds at only about 1/3 of the volume of the original note. This way it kinda sits there in the background adding texture and space without overwhelming the note. I don't really care about matching the delay tempo to that of the song - I prefer to use it as a spatial effect rather than a rhythmic one. You can hear my approach to delay in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQUb3KrLQz0 - it's almost like reverb rather than delay. Listen closely to the very last chord and you'll hear how fast I've got the repeats set.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-26-2009, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: how to set up my delay?

thanks ill try that setting later in the day
anyone else with ideas?
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