MXR M169 Carbon Copy
M169 MXR Carbon Copy Analog Delay PedalGo from crisp "bathroom" slap echoes to epic, Gilmouresque delays with the MXR Carbon Copy Analog Delay.M169 MXR Carbon Copy Analog Delay PedalView largerM169 MXR Carbon Copy Analog Delay PedalView largerLayoutFeaturing 600ms of delay time with optional modulation and a three-knob layout that controls Delay Time, Mix, and Regeneration (number of repeats).More Tonal OptionsIn addition, there are two internal trim pots that offer user-adjustable width and rate control of the delay's modulation for even more tonal options.AnalogAll done by a completely analog audio path for authentic rich, warm analog delay—made possible only by old-school analog bucket brigade technology.PowerDunlop ECB003 AC Adapter or Single 9 volt batteryM169 MXR Carbon Copy Analog Delay PedalView largerFeaturesTakes you from crisp "bathroom" slap echoes to epic, Gilmour-esque delays Powered by old-school bucket brigade technology Features up to 600ms of delay time Simple three-knob layout: Delay, Mix, and Regeneration Optional modulation
- Hardwire bypass
- Stage ready blue LEDs
- 9-Volt Battery Powered
53 of 56 people found the following review helpful
Money well spent if you don't need the bells and whistles.,
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This review is from: MXR M169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay (Electronics)I had the privilege of using an original Echoplex delay box that was lent to me years ago. After returning the Echoplex, I've relied on an inexpensive digital delay pedal that recently began to bomb out on me. After reading a lot of info and positive reviews on the MXR Carbon Copy Delay pedal, I decided to take the plunge and purchase it online at Amazon. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised.
The pedal is nice and compact...no bigger than a phase 90. Sound-wise it's not quite an echoplex...but does have warm tonal characteristics that remind me of the old school delay sounds. The modulation button is a nice touch and does sound similar to the tape warble heard on the echoplex. It basically varies the speed of the echo...creating a chorus effect when heard along with your original signal. This is a very subtle chorus sound...but that's how I remember (and like) it. The pedal will also self oscillate when the repeats are pushed to the max for some crazy... Read more
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: MXR M169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay (Electronics)
The MXR Carbon Copy is becoming a baseline standard by which other delay pedals are compared. That's not saying it's average, or the best, but it's a fine little pedal. Despite the name, the repeats are anything but carbon copies of the dry signal. Compared to a pristine digital delay, the Carbon Copy's repeated tone is warm, dark, and ethereal. There's a hint of overtones in there, too. Compared to one of my other favorite delays, the Electro-Harmonix Memory Toy Analog Delay, which has a heavier modulation and adds a little dirt to your tone, the Carbon Copy is very clean and subtle.0
My favorite setting points the Mix and Delay knobs to about 10 o'clock, and the Regen to 1 or 2 o'clock for a rich sound on my rhythm guitar parts. If you're looking for a great analog delay, this is an excellent place to start.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Great Delay Pedal, AMAZING for the Price,
This review is from: MXR M169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay (Electronics)NOTE: I've only had this pedal for a few days so the rating has nothing to do with how reliable it is, which I'm sure I'll find out over time. It looks really cool though.
I'd been looking for a delay pedal for some time and the Carbon Copy definitely more than fulfilled my needs. As another reviewer said, this doesn't have the bells and whistles that some other more expensive analog or similarly-priced digital pedals have (mini-loops, backwards guitar effects, etc.).
What it does have is incredible-sounding delay effects and intuitive controls. If your amp is several thousand dollars you MIGHT find that the deluxe Memory Man sounds better, but for $120 (Amazon's current price) this is amazing. It both blends with and enhances your tone to a degree that the pretty-good Digitech DigiDelay ($100) can't match, and most other pedals under $200 don't come close. I play through a fairly crap Vox Valvetronix amp and this honestly improves my tone if I set "Delay" and... Read more
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