Which sounds better?

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  1. 3bolt79

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    Well I bought a Boss DD200 delay with a Dual Delay setting, and Also a tape delay setting. I was hoping that I would be able to replace my Digitech Brian May Red Special Pedal, since I was only using the Dual Delay setting on it.

    The Brian May uses only two repeats and I’ve got the delay time maxed. One of the things I dislike about the Digitech BM pedal is that you can’t use the amp’s distortion. You have to go into the clean channel, and control the gain from the pedal to get a decent sounding distortion. It isn’t just that, but the built in treble booster is always on. Also, it sounds best in front of the amp and doesn’t sound good in the effects loop.

    I can get a similar sound using my Klon in front of my Boss DD200 delay, running through the effects loop. However, in order to get it to sound good, you have to back the gain off in the dirty channel on the amp. Also the repeats fade away a certain amount after the first repeat, and as this is controlled via a dial, you wind up with a couple of progressively lower volume repeats that fade to a whisper. However it does sound thicker, and after the second repeat you can’t hear the other echos as long as you are playing.

    So which do you all prefer? Brian May or Boss DD200?




     
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    mikej89 Senior Stratmaster

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    Through my crappy laptop speakers the Digitech sounds way better...
     
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    Not trying to be an A hole, but the only thing that really matters is what YOU prefer.
    Best of luck
     
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    Yeah @mikej89 it definitely sounds clearer. I should probably see about cleaning it up so it’s not too fizzy with the Boss. Thanks for listening to both, I know is 5 minutes of your life that you can’t get back lol.
     
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    Another vote for : Digitech
     
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    stevierayfan91 DEEPLY SHY.

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    Hi , @3bolt79 -Buddy

    I liked the sound of Boss DD-200 & where has options to choose the delay type .

    my next purchase will be a delay.
     
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    BTW he really doesn't look like somebody who'd play an Ibanez RG... When I watched it that really messed with my brain :D.
     
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    T Bone Slort "Was you ever bit by a dead bee?" Silver Member

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    I like the Digitech the further up the neck you go, the Boss sound nice and full down low.
    I do prefer the Digitech over all.
     
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    Bowmap I nose a thang or two. Platinum Supporting Member

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    Another Digitech vote here.
     
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    Digitech
     
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    Stratafied Most Honored Senior Member

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    I’m going with the digitech. If I chose the wrong one slap me.
     
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    Cool tune to test the delays. I liked the Digitech slightly better.
     
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    Does this one sound as good as the Digitech now?

    I ran my Klon Klone in front of the Boss delay, in the effects loop. Using just the amps distortion with the gain backed off.

     
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    Stratafied Most Honored Senior Member

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    I’m still going digitech, but I’m just a nobody.
     
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    . And @stevierayfan91


    How, about now? Any better?

    see previous post for video
     
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    Digitech by a small margin.
     
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    How about now?
     
  18. 3bolt79

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    Well I really appreciate your guyzez opinions. I am trying to make it so I don’t have to take the Brian May Digitech pedal out when I play (is it ever going to be a thing again?). It is old tech and it is noisy,mand doesn’t play well with my other pedals. I have to run it before the amp. But if the post I made before Russia commented isn’t passable, I may have to get a different delay. ( more expensive one, like a strymon )
     
  19. T Bone Slort

    T Bone Slort "Was you ever bit by a dead bee?" Silver Member

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    That's better.
     
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  20. Bowmap

    Bowmap I nose a thang or two. Platinum Supporting Member

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    Well that was closer, a lot. Have you thought about the Fender Reflecting Pool pedal?
     
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