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
- Rich, all-analog delay
- Up to 600 milliseconds of delay time
- Modulation controls emulate tape echo tones
- Bucket-brigade technology
57 of 61 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
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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.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
As REAL As It Gets!,
This review is from: MXR M169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay (Electronics)It took me a while to settle on this delay. I wanted something with warmer tone and tap tempo, and as it turns out, that is a catch-22. Some digital delays (Digitech DL-8, Boss DD-7, T-Rex Reptile) have decent simulation of analog delays, but ultimately all of them sounded stale next to the real thing. The control panel on this delay is as simple as it gets: REGEN is the feedback control, MIX controls the level of delay, DELAY controls the rate, and the MOD button toggles the modulation feature. You can experiment for days on different modulation settings, different combinations between the M169 and other pedals (such as reverb) to create a full spectrum of ambient effects capable of making any audiophile drool.
I've been using this for several months now, so I've gotten used to it's quirks. That being said, here are a few things worth considering before buying this delay:
Control: Don't buy this if you need tap tempo! The knobs function very smoothly, and I can tweak... Read more
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