• Pros: It’s dirt cheap.
• Cons: It has no frills and a relatively short delay time.
• Overall: If you’re broke and you need a delay pedal, well, here you go.
There’s really not a whole lot to say about this pedal. It’s analog–and really, truly analog–and it goes for less than $50. It’s got a sort-of feminine turquoise paint job and one red LED light to indicate whether it’s on or off.
It’s got an expectedly warm sound–as it is analog–and it’s got the three rotary knobs that handle the most basic parameters of delay: time, level, and repeat. Time determines the length of time between the delay affects after the initial signal. On this pedal, it doesn’t get very high so you can’t get those anticipatory, long, trippy delay notes. Level determines how loud the effected signal is. And repeat determines how many times the effected signal will repeat.
It may not seem like much, but with these three knobs, you can get a lot of different sounds. With a short delay time and few repeats, you get a slap back, brick wall, Johnny Cash sort of sound. Conversely, with long delay time and many repeats, it gets pretty out-there. Yeah, you know what I’m talking about.
Compared to most digital delays and even some analog delay pedals, this short list of options leaves us pedal reviewers with an empty feeling deep inside our effect-saturated souls. But really, how much can you ask for when you could buy this pedal without your wife even noticing?
It didn’t seem to affect my guitar tone or add any noise to my amp, so that’s a plus and a sign of decent wiring. But at this price, you’re going to get a little suspicious. Was this made in the most degrading of Chinese sweat shops or what?
I was tooling around on the internet, seeing what others had to say about this pedal and I noticed a shocking amount of feedback saying things along the lines of: “this pedal stopped working after three weeks” or “I just got it and the footswitch doesn’t work.” I find that slightly worrisome. My advice would be to buy this if you just got paid and you’ve pawned all your pedals and you’ve got a show tonight. Other than that, save up for something with a longer projected shelf-life.