Hi guys, been a long time. Since the last time I visited the site about one year ago, my band has completely redefined its style. We still are stubborns playing our own music and mostly improvising it. but there have been big changes: - the other guitarist now plays mostly an analog keyboard with a bunch of crazy modulation effects onboard. He still plays guitar on some songs where we deem it appropriate, but for all the new stuff, it's about crazy noises from the keyboard. - the saxo still plays the saxo, but he uses a lot of effects as well. In the style of Guillaume Perret for those who know him. Pretty modern stuff. In short, we transitionned from some blues-jazz-pop-rock into something more electro-jazz-rock. I currently still have a very modest pedal board for which the only noticeable effect is a DB2w, and I have the inboard reverb of my trademark 120. So my sound is very raw, either fenderish clean or overdriven. On some parts, I can get away with it pretty well as a raw guitar sound can bring some nice contrast to the more electronic sounds of the others, but sometimes, it's simply too raw for what I intend to play. After having heard a few demos, I kind of think adding a delay to the board would be a good idea. My intention is to keep playing raw where it works, but I would be happy if I had something that enables me to: 1° add a bit more texture to some clean chording, pretty much as a faux reverb-like thing with more 3D echos than real reverb 2° fatten the sound without dirtying it too much for soloes 3° maybe going a bit more adventureous with some auto harmonization on melodic phrases 4° not critical, but as a bonus, I could find some creative use for reverse delay if it's there. My current opinion is this: 1° is pretty much possible with almost any kind of delay pedal on the market. 2° could probably also work with any, but maybe more tastefull with analog delays. 3° seems to require a tap tempo feature to sound the best, which seems to exist mainly on digital delays and 4° probably exists on digital only (but that would just be a bonus for exploring new possibilities, and I already have some playing tricks if I need to get crazy sounds, so not a decision changer). Do you have any comment/remarks about what I currently believe to be true? Any comments from your experience with using delays to achieve these type of things? From the ease of use point of view, I understand all those functions require very different settings if not different pedals altogether. Do some of you use several different settings in a set on the same pedal? Is it difficult to change in-between songs? What I'm trying to determine for now is do I try to seek a do-it-all pedal and assume I'll be able to change from one setting to the other without too much hassle, or do I drop one or two of the intended purposes, buy first one analog delay for the arythmic stuff and plan on buying a good digital with tap tempo later? Opinions about all this?