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Top 20 Best Delay Pedals of 2016

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  1. Silvio says:

    February 18, 2018 at 7:11 am

    Tc Electronic Nova delay . Best warm pedal delay!

  2. Terry Flood says:

    November 20, 2017 at 12:17 am

    Hughes and Kettner replex smokes all other tape echo simulators .pity it doesn’t have a stereo output….

  3. paul. says:

    June 27, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    I want to see analogue delays with a digital display.

    • paul. says:

      June 27, 2017 at 8:41 pm

      To add to that, i mean…….a simple delay without all the bells and whistles for live work. An analogue delay with a time display…all the rest is superfluous.

  4. John Nickell says:

    April 26, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    The Dawner Prince Boonar delay is a great take on the Binson Echorec . Love this pedal . I believe David G. Plays this very pedal currently. Not an easy pedal to find & not cheap , but worth it. Would like to try The Timeline & the Tonal Recall.

    • Luis sutil says:

      August 1, 2017 at 4:01 pm

      No, David Gilmour uses the original Binson Echorec, and other delays… but he doesn’t use the Catalinbread one. Also, I would like to say the Nemesis added the Echorec 1 and Echorec 2 multi head engines and they are so awesome!!! Definitely made me very happy because they keep adding engines even ones that were never advertised or they don’t even have to do it… but they keep improving the Nemesis and the Echorec engine is my favorite!

      • Todd says:

        September 14, 2017 at 2:29 pm

        Luis Sutil, you are incorrect. There is pictures of David Gilmour having the Boonar on his current live performance pedal rack.

      • Buddy says:

        September 18, 2017 at 3:08 am

        He does indeed use the Dawner Prince Boonar, you can see pictures of him using it on his last tour.

  5. Jimmy Johnson says:

    January 9, 2017 at 4:15 am

    You’ve pretty much covered it, but I have a question, and y’all can save me a ton of time. I’m an acoustic player, and I’m looking for a simple delay/reverb that gives you a warm spatial intimacy for my solo acoustic gig. Versatility, of course. Tap, definitely. Warmth, natural to my acoustic, low noise…, above all. The Strymon El Cap, sounds like a sweet choice.

    Any suggestions for an old alter boy doing a solo acoustic gig?

  6. JB Salé says:

    November 5, 2016 at 2:07 am

    Full review of the Pigtronix Echolution 2 Ultra Pro, please !

  7. Eric Raven says:

    September 21, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    Donner Yellowfall is a great little pedal. For the money (~$40) it’s the best bang for the buck. It’s a mini-pedal too, so it fits nicely on your board.

  8. Katie Corson says:

    August 1, 2016 at 5:48 am

    The Boss DD-500! It’s like the Strymon Timeline but even better and cheaper!

    • Nikolay says:

      November 14, 2016 at 4:24 am

      Meh,DD 500 is not better than Timeline I think you save your money and just get the DD7 it’s all you need from Boss delay pedal.

      • Luis sutil says:

        August 1, 2017 at 4:05 pm

        Hahahaha Never!!! The DD-500 can’t even be tweaked love it’s so annoying…. only with an expression pedal… it has some good engines… but they are boring… that’s why you don’t see that delay in many pedalboards… you see thw timeline in almost every single one, granted it’s been out for longer but even the nemesis is in more pedalboards now than the dd-500… biggest dissapointment in a delay in a long time… what makes it better than the timeline? Does jt soubd better ? No. Does the stereo profile sound better and lusher? No. In fact the dd-500 it’s not even real stereo… it’s not crap… but even the knobs feel like it… haha better than the timeline… hahaha right

        • Nikolay says:

          August 4, 2017 at 12:41 pm

          I was kidding you 🙂

  9. Matt Carlton says:

    July 25, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    Wampler Faux Tape Echo

  10. Wedge Antilles says:

    July 3, 2016 at 5:14 am

    Although i am a proud owner of an Empress Vintage Modified Delay, İ have to admit Alexander Oblivion is also a very neat delay. It even has a murky oil can echo setting which is very rad. I’ ll check Echorec as i grew very fond of Catalinbread lately.

    Very good list btw.

  11. WomensNews says:

    June 22, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    It’s not just about dual delays, though; the DIG also revives the sound of early digital delays, just like other pedals strive to recreate the sound of tape or BBD analog units.

  12. Marko Valcic says:

    June 11, 2016 at 2:58 am

    I really need to get more into delays, love them but they are so hard too build for a beginner and too pricey

    • John Guitar says:

      June 15, 2016 at 5:51 am

      Agree with your point.

      I love the simplicity/versatility of the Carbon Copy Bright, believed that could be on the list?

  13. Igor Sikavica says:

    June 1, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    Amazing pedals, great overview!

  14. Tristan Pollack says:

    May 30, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    Strymon dig super cool, but too expensive; tonal recall is nice but a little so sonically bold for me dial in sounds effectively; my best bet is bellwether. Would love to see that beast in my pedal board.

  15. Tony A says:

    May 29, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    Excuse me if I just repeat myself……….. Excuse me if I just repeat myself……………..Excuse me if I just repeat myself……….Excuse me if I just repeat myself……….Excuse me if I just repeat myself………

  16. Corry says:

    May 29, 2016 at 9:10 am

    Can never get enough delay

  17. Kyle Black says:

    May 28, 2016 at 12:23 am

    Sure would like to win. Analog delay sounds best to my ears.

  18. Neil Gal says:

    May 27, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    I’ve got my delay needs sorted, if I hadn’t I’d probably be wanting to try out the Tonal Recall based on your review/demo

  19. elijah says:

    May 26, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    is there an echo in here?

  20. Ingrid Ruddick says:

    May 26, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    Great selection across all levels of complexity and prices, I especially like the Flashback

  21. enrico says:

    May 25, 2016 at 6:32 am

    Flight Time FT-1Y is in my dreams…

  22. Colin Baldwin says:

    May 24, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    A pretty comprehensive list you have there, it certainly would cover all of my bases

  23. Sandy says:

    May 24, 2016 at 10:32 am

    So many choices….is “all of the above” an allowable answer?

  24. John Mountford says:

    May 24, 2016 at 12:33 am

    The only one I’d add to your list is the Carbon Copy bright

  25. G Berry says:

    May 23, 2016 at 2:35 am

    As the proud owner of the Timeline I stand by it, but this list is so good. There really are an abundance of top delays out there on the market. Cheers BGE for always narrowing down that browsing list. But seriously stop making me spend so much money guys.

  26. Mile Vrbica says:

    May 22, 2016 at 11:38 am

    Sounds great!

  27. Dave says:

    May 21, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    Great looking list here. I’m with EmmaW. Would love the strymon but it’s just out of reach.

  28. Eibert Draisma says:

    May 21, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    Thanx for this nice review.

    I like the Bellwether design.

  29. Pat L says:

    May 21, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    A great selection of pedals at a number of price points, I can’t wait to try out your recommendations

  30. EmmaW says:

    May 21, 2016 at 5:59 am

    I aspire to the Timeline but funds are limited to a Mooer. Good selection there tho! Em

  31. Carl Martin says:

    May 20, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    Those are all awesome pedals, I would really love to try out the Empress Super Delay.

  32. Andrew Ranford says:

    May 20, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    They all look so intriguing

    This is the one effect

    We don’t have a pedal for!

    Love to win!

  33. Neville Scott says:

    May 20, 2016 at 3:02 am

    I would add the Carbon Copy Bright to your list, thanks

  34. Jase says:

    May 19, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    Great list guys! Love your insights.

  35. Christopher Jacques says:

    May 19, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    It’s pretty great that as digital delays/analog emulations have improved (my primary delay is an Eventide H9–which is a far cry from my first flat digital delays) the analog delays have gotten more adventurous (like the Chase Bliss or the Seymour Duncan). I think both sides of the delay coin are pushing each other toward greatness! Awesome list, going to have to try a couple of these.

  36. Richard Cantle says:

    May 19, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    I’ve had my eye on the Empress Superdelay for a while now… One of these days!

  37. Tom Bailey says:

    May 18, 2016 at 10:52 am

    great list of awsome pedals! wish i had me a cool delay pedal!

  38. Tom Bailey says:

    May 18, 2016 at 10:51 am

    Awsome list, grat load of variety, wish i had me a sweet delay pedal!

  39. John Nickell says:

    May 18, 2016 at 9:24 am

    Give me the pedal pedal pedal pedal pedal pedal right now now now now now now

  40. Noah Hackbarth says:

    May 18, 2016 at 7:13 am

    Echorec is a beautiful little pedal.

    Looking forward to trying out an Obscura, Bellweather, and Tonal Recall.

    One of my favorites that I didn’t see is the Malekko 616 Dark.

  41. Lacey P says:

    May 18, 2016 at 6:45 am

    Pretty good range of pedals at all price points, I can’t think of any to add

  42. Niko says:

    May 18, 2016 at 3:06 am

    You missed the most important and best vintage delay pedal ever namely TC Electronic Alter Ego X4!!!!

    • Johann says:

      November 20, 2016 at 3:09 pm

      Yes! alter ego x4 IS THE BEST pedal for vintage delay ever! Strymon timeline is boring en chilly.

  43. Jacob Wagner says:

    May 17, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    The Timeline is my ideal pedal due to the ability to store presets and it’s amazing sounds. The Bellwether and El Cap would be a sweet pairing as well! For the cost the Ibanez is a great analog alternative with a unique look. Really any of these could find a place in my rig and I would be just as happy with any of them lol

  44. Ethan R. says:

    May 17, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    I don’t know what I would do if I didn’t have this site to get opinions from. I would probably waste a lot of money. I’m so thankful for this website.

  45. rory says:

    May 17, 2016 at 9:32 am

    have a supapuss. dig the sound but really wish you could control feedback via exp. bellwether seems rad but yeah i think i may be buying a tonal recall (MIDI!!!) once i get to spend more time with my new H9 and the GAS returns.

  46. Bruno Afonso says:

    May 17, 2016 at 7:18 am

    Ohhhh god

  47. Paul G says:

    May 17, 2016 at 6:53 am

    Currently loving the crazyness that is the Obscura pedal

  48. Big Norm says:

    May 17, 2016 at 3:23 am

    I love the simplicity/versatility of the Carbon Copy Bright, thought that might be on the list?

  49. Frank says:

    May 17, 2016 at 1:04 am

    i want the tonal recall!

  50. John says:

    May 16, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    Very wide range of delays covered here, from the inexpensive to pricey

  51. Dave Ashfield says:

    May 16, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    Love the Flashback Triple and would probably take that over the X4 as I prefer the vintage angle

    • Niko says:

      May 18, 2016 at 3:09 am

      Yep the greatest ultra creative delay pedal out there for prestine modern delay sounds.Have it and I love it.And also I have the Alter Ego Vintage Echo X4 for vintage delay sounds.Have this two and no more I need from delay point of view 😉

  52. David Peatfield says:

    May 16, 2016 at 9:20 am

    Great to add extra interest to simple melodic playing

  53. Robert Abernathy says:

    May 16, 2016 at 9:01 am

    So many good delays here – I lllllllllllllove alllllll of themmmmm

  54. Daniel Jacques says:

    May 16, 2016 at 9:00 am

    And with no delay the winner is…me. Oh come on I wanted to win with a delay.

  55. Jesse Emery says:

    May 16, 2016 at 8:47 am

    I’ve owned a few of these and they are all deserving of their place on this list. Two I haven’t tried that I’m lusting after are the Bellwether and Tonal Recall. Chase Bliss does incredible work. I definitely need more delays.

  56. Kelly S. says:

    May 16, 2016 at 7:33 am

    The variety of delay pedals available is overwhelming. I used to be one of those people who thought all you needed was one delay with presets for playing live. Now I’m hooked on stacking very differently voiced delays to get a smeared wash underneath melodies. I think I need one of each of these pedals!

  57. Clark Brown says:

    May 16, 2016 at 7:32 am

    All great delays and whilst I’d love the Strymon, I’d probably only use 2% of it’s features so something like the Flashback or a Carbon Copy would suit me better

  58. Casey says:

    May 16, 2016 at 7:02 am

    Wow, I’m a pedal head and I didn’t even know half of these exist!

  59. Dariusz says:

    May 16, 2016 at 6:13 am

    I like nearly all of the delays in this listing. Every one got it’s special sound. I line most The Srymon’s and the Bellwether Delays. Great creative sounds

  60. Ben L says:

    May 16, 2016 at 4:31 am

    From the inventor of the digital delay stompbox, you’ve gotta love the Boss DD-500 Digital Delay

  61. Bertram D says:

    May 15, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    Red Panda yeah!

  62. Kitty Lang says:

    May 15, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    The only one I’d add to the list is the Carbon Copy Bright, I love mine

  63. Matt says:

    May 15, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    Love a bit of single slapback, simple but effective

  64. Douglas Ives says:

    May 15, 2016 at 9:32 am

    Love delays, especially liking the sound of analogue delays at the moment! Great reviews here, love the bellwether, sounds amazing with some great features, I especially love the loop in it. Could you do a video review of the tonal recall at some point? Too many controls on it for me I think, but I’d love to see how usable it is.

  65. Jenine says:

    May 15, 2016 at 8:57 am

    Wish I could afford some of these great pedals. Love the delay on delay! Shoegaze all the way…

  66. Daan Bossink says:

    May 15, 2016 at 7:44 am

    I recently bought the Strymon El Capistan and I totally love it, one of the best pedals I have on my board.

  67. Albert Chiochon says:

    May 15, 2016 at 6:12 am

    I lean more towards simple so for me the seymour Duncan Vapor trails looks good and so does the TC Flashback mini ,I tend to use slight delay more them reverb

    thats for the reviews!

  68. Rob says:

    May 14, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    It is impressive to me that the Timeline remains competitive as it is after several years on the market without revision (and several years with a target on it’s back). Those guys at Strymon must be pretty visionary.

  69. Jarek says:

    May 14, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    I bet all of these pedals are great sound-wise. Unfortunately, I’m unable to state an opinion on which one sounds the best to me (for now 😉 ). But I still can say something about their looks, right? And oh boy, Bellweather looks killer!

  70. Lisa Scott says:

    May 14, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    I think you have most bases covered on your list, I can’t think of any I’d add

  71. Tawny Close says:

    May 14, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    The Carbon Copy Bright edges it for me as the best delay out there at the minute

  72. teodor says:

    May 14, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    Bellwether

  73. John Seetoo says:

    May 14, 2016 at 9:33 am

    Boss DM-2 Waza Craft deserves inclusion. Sounds exactly like the original (I currently own a vintage DM-3) on Std setting and Custom setting adds way more versatility.

  74. Kevin H says:

    May 14, 2016 at 8:21 am

    I’d take the Flashback X4 over the single and X3 models.

  75. Nutshell says:

    May 14, 2016 at 7:35 am

    Delay, my favourite effect. I’m always eager to have some more.

  76. Seth says:

    May 14, 2016 at 7:26 am

    Delay, delay, delay. Sounds like our congress in action these days. I am a total delay junky – I have the Vapor Trail (awesome), Strymon El Cap (awesome), the Disaster (Jr not Sr, but awesome), a Catlinbread, but not the Montavaillon not Echorec – dunno why that one is discontinued because it is, you guessed it, awesome, and also the MXR Carbon Copy, also awesome. Those are the ones I kept – sold some great ones, expecially a Maxon AD900 drool, but the power supply was too complicated for me. Oh, I have an H9 as well. Nevertheless, I want most of the other ones described in this article, plus a few others, including Boss and Digitech versions not mentioned here.

  77. Austin says:

    May 14, 2016 at 6:18 am

    Dreaming of the day I find myself magically coming across enough money for a Strymon or a Free the Tone.

  78. David B says:

    May 14, 2016 at 5:13 am

    I totally agree, these are all pretty good ones! My favs are the Empress unit and the Walrus one but I’d mention Jhs Panther Cub or EQD Dispatch Master as well.

  79. Juno Kim says:

    May 14, 2016 at 4:46 am

    Would be awesome to have any of these.

  80. Johnny says:

    May 14, 2016 at 2:19 am

    Lot of exciting pedals here. I love how deep the delay game has gotten. Really great options on both the emulation and analog sides. Way Huge Supa-Puss is worth a mention, I think that one sounds great in the analog category at fairly compact footprint and decent price point.

  81. Peter Grey says:

    May 14, 2016 at 1:00 am

    The Carbon Copy seems to have made its way onto so many pro boards

  82. Shawn Reese says:

    May 13, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    It’s a heavy toll not having a Bellwether. If only…

  83. Alex Moran says:

    May 13, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    So many crazy options these days. That list is so varied and interesting. This isn’t a list you just buy one from. It’s going to take a lot of experimentation and trial. How exciting!

  84. Hang Tee Tan says:

    May 13, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    Really like the Strymon Timeline!

  85. Frankie Gibson says:

    May 13, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    The Flashback is cool, but the Flashback x4 is better

  86. Wes Sharp says:

    May 13, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    I really want the El Capistan!

  87. Brian D says:

    May 13, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    I have the MXR Carbon Copy on my board and am quite happy with it. I prefer analog delay sounds. The Bellwether would be a welcome addition to my board. I like that it has more options available.

  88. Jason Wilcox says:

    May 13, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    I would love to try some of these but they dont come in to the NZ shops ! I have the Echorec, its lovely. That Bellweather looks really good, please send me one to New Zealand !

  89. Joseph Earl says:

    May 13, 2016 at 11:34 am

    I would really like to try the Red Panda Delay!

  90. Sunny Reum says:

    May 13, 2016 at 10:31 am

    TC Electronics is impressive with their delays.

  91. Billy says:

    May 13, 2016 at 9:43 am

    Great selection, but I agree with some of the other comments that the DD-500 deserves a mention.

    Is it because it’s a Boss…?

  92. Peter Homoki says:

    May 13, 2016 at 9:28 am

    I’m a real delay fan

  93. Stefan Schweigert says:

    May 13, 2016 at 8:55 am

    Great reviews guys, would love to add any of these babies to my pedal chain!

  94. Ryan Stewart says:

    May 13, 2016 at 8:27 am

    Saving up for that El Capistan! I know Strymon is trendy but it’s for a good reason. A lot of artists I follow use one!

    I had the pleasure of seeing Andy Othling (Lowercase Noises) play live recently and he had two of them on his board.

  95. Brandon Walker says:

    May 13, 2016 at 8:13 am

    I would seriously build a board and just fill it with all of these if I had the means. Not practical? Maybe. But I like to get weird. The tonal recall and bellwether are probably the two I really want but I wouldn’t say no to any of these. Great list of maybe my favorite effect.

  96. Christian Malone says:

    May 13, 2016 at 8:07 am

    Thanks for these reviews! I also love my Empress Superdelay VM!

  97. Andrew says:

    May 13, 2016 at 7:35 am

    Thanks to BGE and all these great builders!

  98. Charles A says:

    May 13, 2016 at 7:34 am

    I wish the Bellwether had a footswitch for the modulation. And maybe a couple of presets. That would make it the be all end all for me. But Chase Bliss, though… So maybe nevermind.

  99. jon flint says:

    May 13, 2016 at 7:13 am

    Great article. Lots of good info!

  100. Michael Perkins says:

    May 13, 2016 at 7:02 am

    Love me some analog

  101. Nils says:

    May 13, 2016 at 7:02 am

    El Capistan is my favorite regular delay. Plus the looper is such a great thing. For crazy stuff the most underrated pedal ever is the digitech Timebender.

  102. Paul Lacey says:

    May 13, 2016 at 6:59 am

    Love the sounds I get out of my Vox Delaylab, although for stage use I could do with something a little simpler to operate

  103. Daniel West says:

    May 13, 2016 at 6:54 am

    Nemesis FTW. Also really looking forward to trying out the Alexander Oblivion delay, though it’s not on this list.

  104. Cleamon Jones says:

    May 13, 2016 at 6:39 am

    Keep up the great work Gabriel!

  105. Matt Foster says:

    May 13, 2016 at 6:37 am

    The Bellwether is amazing!

  106. Victor Mejia says:

    May 13, 2016 at 5:57 am

    Yep, but I think you should consider the EHX MEMORY Boy/man family, that pedals are amazing and can do things than other pedals can’t.

  107. Aaron says:

    May 13, 2016 at 5:42 am

    Too many delays to squeeze in the Boss DD-500? Challenges the Timeline head on!

  108. Dominique says:

    May 13, 2016 at 5:12 am

    Bellwether – ether – er…

  109. ed says:

    May 13, 2016 at 3:33 am

    love me some delay!!!

  110. Oscar says:

    May 13, 2016 at 2:58 am

    Tasty delay…ay…ay…ay

  111. Christophe says:

    May 13, 2016 at 2:52 am

    Wow, i don’t lnow wich one to choose!

  112. Tony says:

    May 13, 2016 at 2:44 am

    Have tried a few of these and own the H9, TC flashback and Triple delays. The Strymon Timeline seems to have the edge. Would like to try the Free The Tone too!

  113. Ben says:

    May 13, 2016 at 2:11 am

    The Bellweather looks amazing!

  114. Josh says:

    May 13, 2016 at 2:09 am

    Yesssss! Good, goooood!

    Goodbye, money. Goodbye life. Hello 24 hour psychedelic bedroom drone jams. My dream. MY NIGHTMARE.

    Srsly though. Great work, Gabs and the team! Best pedal review site in the multiverse.

  115. Geremi says:

    May 13, 2016 at 1:49 am

    Wouldn’t mind getting a new Walrus Audio Delay pedal…

  116. Dani Nieva says:

    May 13, 2016 at 1:00 am

    Fantastic top of delay pedals!

  117. Rémi Sève says:

    May 13, 2016 at 12:37 am

    Never play a Walrus Audio, but it’s not too late to start !

  118. Arbel says:

    May 13, 2016 at 12:24 am

    Can never get enough of delay pedals

  119. Johnny Huynh says:

    May 13, 2016 at 12:03 am

    Wow… so many great pedals!!!

  120. Aleksander says:

    May 12, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    Aw man, got the GAS now.

  121. Thomas Henderson says:

    May 12, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    The paintwork on the digitech delay is awesome

  122. Tom Ambrose says:

    May 12, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    Should I get analog, tape, digital, one of each, or all 3 in one…..

    So many great choices that I need to try now.

  123. Douglas Cobb says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    I have tried out one other Walrus Audio product, the Daul Phaser Reverberator, and it was AMAZING, so I hope I’m selected the winner of their cool Walrus Audio Bellwether guitar pedal! It was a great review, and it looks like a fantastic pedal to own!

  124. Mike Carpenter says:

    May 12, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    Delay pedals always make me feel stupid. One tweak after another searching for that perfect set of repeats with just the right trail, so that by the time I’m done dialing it in, I don’t even remember what settings I liked and which sounded like my nightmares. The Ibanez Analog Delay Mini and the TC Flashback mini seem to be designed with me in mind: flexible, yet simple. The only problem with those is that sometimes, I want more from a delay pedal. That said, I would love to spend the necessary years required to see every possible set of variations and tweaks the Bellweather could provide.

  125. Chris C says:

    May 12, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    So many delicious looking delays!

  126. Kevin says:

    May 12, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    Can’t have too much delay

  127. Paul says:

    May 12, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    Great…. More delay pedals I have to go out and purchase…

  128. Mark says:

    May 12, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    Awesome lineup. Can you ever have too many?

  129. corey says:

    May 12, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    love it all

  130. Sammy says:

    May 12, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    Joel Korte at Chase Bliss is the man of the hour! He’s really doing work! I want every Chase Bliss pedal. I own the Empress VM Superdelay and it’s my favorite pedal in my chain. I also own Catalinbread pedals and just love them. I think they’re doing awesome work with their delays and reverbs. And of course, Walrus . . . the Bellweather’s tone is so sweet and organic. That’s the one I really got my eye on.

  131. Mike S says:

    May 12, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    The TC Electronic Flashback Mini Delay is the only one close to my budget right now

  132. Brett says:

    May 12, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    My pedal addiction sensors are tingling! I want the Nemesis but my wife will say “what about the ten other delay pedals you have?” I’m running out of excuses to give so that I can feed my pedal addiction, any ideas on what to tell my wife?

  133. Erle says:

    May 12, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    I would love to own that Chase Bliss Tonal Recall. Incredible range of functions.

  134. Brett says:

    May 12, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    Awesome line up, I love the sound quality of the Source Audio pedals can’t wait to try the nemesis!

  135. Grant Ferstat says:

    May 12, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    So many amazing choices in the market right now.

  136. William Gould says:

    May 12, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    I have had a Boss DD3 for the longest time…. but it is truly time to upgrade.

  137. Chris Robbins says:

    May 12, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    Great list!

    I’ve got a timeline and particle which covers a whole lot of ground. I would love to add something that’s analog too

  138. Christopher says:

    May 12, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    I love my Caroline Kilobyte for general ambience, but I’d love to get something with tap tempo for more rhythmic stuff. The Bellwether and Tonal Recall look amazing for analog with tap tempo and a lot of the digital multi-algorithm delays are very interesting.

  139. Sonny says:

    May 12, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    The Walrus Audio Bellwether is another pedal on my must have list!

  140. Raul says:

    May 12, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    I love my DMM, and i have the JHS Panther Cub on my pedalboard, but I really want that Tonal Recall!!

  141. Edison Capiz says:

    May 12, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    I’ve only heard flashback & timeline in a live setting so far..very impressive indeed

  142. MattSDC says:

    May 12, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    The Timeline is still my go-to. LOVE it. But the Red Panda Particle has caught my attention lately.

  143. Stephen Prentiss says:

    May 12, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    I really want to try out the Timeline and the El Cap. There are so many great delay options now especially with tap tempo. I’d love to try the Bellweather too or the H9 on a day where I feel like losing my mind to options.

  144. Dominic Granno says:

    May 12, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    Although I would love an Eventide, I don’t use delay often enough to justify that kind of money. I’m more likely to buy the Flashback.

  145. Sean Fear says:

    May 12, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    I personally prefer the regular old Disaster Transport. It’s mod function ality is sick.

  146. Andrea says:

    May 12, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    Check that Particle !! DD-7 should be in there though !

  147. Stew Guernsey says:

    May 12, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    I would have included the Diamond Memory Lane Jr.

  148. Kirk says:

    May 12, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    I need to get me one of those Walrus Audio Bellwether delays. Looks like top quality gear!

  149. Mitchell says:

    May 12, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    Delay: Making guitar solos that much more impressive since always.

  150. Colin says:

    May 12, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    I’d love to see the alexander oblivion on the list, and my go to delay right now is my OBNE Black Fountain.

  151. Daniel Caceres says:

    May 12, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    That Free The Tone Flight Time looks and sounds tasty! Would love to get to try one!

  152. Brian says:

    May 12, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    I need all of these! You guys are amazing. Keep it up.

  153. Gregory Strand says:

    May 12, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    I’ve owned a few of these. I was unimpressed with the Triple Delay, the interface is way to limiting. My favorite delay at the moment is the Catalinbread Adineko. Looking forward to trying the Nemesis.

  154. Stephen Bier says:

    May 12, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    Glad to see that the el cap you sent me is still on the list 😀

  155. Tyler Hale says:

    May 12, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    Big fan of delay effects. All the pedals looks great. Especially love the Strymon pedals and the H9 looks awesome.

  156. Nicholas Farrar says:

    May 12, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    I am a delay fiend, need moreeeee!

  157. Ross Slater says:

    May 12, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    Bellwether sounds cool!

  158. Albert Ceva says:

    May 12, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    I could use this stompbox without delay.

  159. David says:

    May 12, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    yes please! moar delay any day.

  160. Mike Harris says:

    May 12, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    Those Eventide H9 Harmonizers are amazing. I’d love to get my hands on one.

  161. Brian wagner says:

    May 12, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    Since I don’t have any my world just got bigger

  162. Edson says:

    May 12, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    Cool article! I have an el Capistan, its great! 🙂

  163. Craig Schechter says:

    May 12, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    I recently picked up a new delay that I think is flying under the radar – the Tomkat Day Dreamer. It’s a combo delay and reverb, in the vein of the Dispatch Master (and the new EQD pedal whose name I can’t recall), but it’s got a secret weapon – if you hold down the bypass switch, it goes into self-oscillate mode. The delay and verb are exceptional. Very ambient sounds, but can also be used for more conventional delay and/or verb sounds (only want to use one or the other? Just turn them down). Highly recommended.

  164. Jay Kirgis says:

    May 12, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    Delay is probably my favorite tool for sculpting sound. Great article …..thanks

  165. Anthony Childs says:

    May 12, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    I was considering the Bellwether for quite awhile. Nemesis is getting one of the biggest promotional pushes I’ve seen in a long time; I have the El Capistan and I really enjoy it but there are too many other delays of note for me to have just one. Tonal Recall was going to be a lock but I balked a bit at the price even though I know how feature-rich Chase Bliss pedals are (I own a Gravitas). H9 definitely looks like an attractive possibility. Not to mention the Boonar (even though I have El Capistan). Sheesh.

  166. Tanner McMahon says:

    May 12, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    El cap is cool

  167. deheuvels says:

    May 12, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    So nice delayx… with no delay

  168. Colin says:

    May 12, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    So great to see the wide variety of gamechanging delays rolling around out there. Strymon sure puts a lot into all of their pedal designs, but they aren’t the only ones making big moves in the pedal game. Case and point: Walrus Audio and the Bellwether.

  169. Brent Johnston says:

    May 12, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    That is a wide variety of delays, something there for almost everyone!

    • Brent Johnston says:

      May 12, 2016 at 1:22 pm

      My favourite is the Visual Sound Dual Tap Delay. I would love to try any of the ones on the list as well.

  170. brian morgan says:

    May 12, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    Can anyone really have enough delay pedals? Thank you for making me poorer.

  171. Tyler Ott says:

    May 12, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    The DIG and the El Capistan are sweet, just need several presets available IMO. I’m torn between the Timeline and my Eventide Timefactor. My impression is that the Timefactor is a happy medium between the dry Boss DD500 and the super-wet Strymon Timeline. It’s hard to knock the Eventide off the ‘board.

  172. Jurek says:

    May 12, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    my dream is to win the Eventide H9 Harmonizer

  173. Steven Razey says:

    May 12, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    Sooooo many options

  174. Jonathan says:

    May 12, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    Omg the delays. ays. ays. ays. ays. ays.

  175. Max Melo says:

    May 12, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    Sweet! All of these look sick! That tap tempo on the bellwether looks boss

  176. Curt H says:

    May 12, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    I could use something to fatten up my tone.

  177. Seth Oyer says:

    May 12, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    hello?

    hello?

    yeah, I need a new delay (please)

  178. Dan Sidoli says:

    May 12, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    Love me mini flashback…

  179. Matt Collins says:

    May 12, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    Every one of these is a work of art!

  180. Jan Čapek says:

    May 12, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    Some of these are fantastic, some less so, but still… thanks for this extensive article 🙂

  181. Gabriel W says:

    May 12, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    Great article. I tend to like the El Capitan, Timeline, Flashback and Vapor Trail, but I’d love to get my hands on that Bellwether in person.

  182. Christian Merizalde says:

    May 12, 2016 at 11:52 am

    I have owned and tried several of the above referred, but after getting the Strymon Timeline, I just can’t imagine playing with no other delay… it’s just way too cool cool cool ool ool ool ol ol ol l l l….!

  183. Scott Moyer says:

    May 12, 2016 at 11:52 am

    Would love to win!

  184. Adam says:

    May 12, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Red panda is my favorite pedal company.ever.

  185. Austin Wilson says:

    May 12, 2016 at 11:35 am

    I lead worship music – delay is key! Thanks for this article!

  186. Kirsten says:

    May 12, 2016 at 11:34 am

    I have the H9 and it is so nice!

  187. Jason Andreasen says:

    May 12, 2016 at 11:26 am

    I’ve been considering switching out my delay pedal for something better. The hardest part is price, being on a budget makes a lot of these out of reach. I may try the Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail or Digitech Obscura. The other one I am considering is the TC Electronics Flashback, I’ve been very happy with my other TC pedals.

  188. Robert A Herrmann says:

    May 12, 2016 at 11:21 am

    Been wanting the Strymon Timeline for like… ever. That Bellwether sounds cool AF, though.

  189. Ross Carter says:

    May 12, 2016 at 11:20 am

    I’ve been eyeing that Bellwether for a while…

  190. Supergome says:

    May 12, 2016 at 11:18 am

    I love my Flashback X4, but that Flashback Triple looks sick! The FX loop on the Walrus Bellwether is a really cool idea too.

  191. Jens says:

    May 12, 2016 at 11:13 am

    MmmMMmmm beeeellweather *gurgle*

  192. James Phegan says:

    May 12, 2016 at 11:11 am

    So many delicious delays!

  193. Daniel Yeh says:

    May 12, 2016 at 11:09 am

    I wanna win itttt!

  194. Stan says:

    May 12, 2016 at 11:05 am

    good group of pedals…

  195. Louis Kiley says:

    May 12, 2016 at 10:55 am

    Why are delay pedals so frikken awesome. I just want them all.

  196. Ricardo Carvalho says:

    May 12, 2016 at 10:52 am

    The Walrus Audio Bellwether is a monstrous delay. Awesome!!!

  197. Evgenii K says:

    May 12, 2016 at 10:52 am

    Digitech Obscura Altered Delay and Disaster from EQD are my favorite!

  198. Jin Jung says:

    May 12, 2016 at 10:51 am

    I want all of these awesome pedals!

  199. Vladimir Glavchovski says:

    May 12, 2016 at 10:51 am

    All great delay pedals and I wish I could have them, but the Bellwether would suffice!

  200. Joe says:

    May 12, 2016 at 10:50 am

    I also love your lists.

  201. Juan Manuel Marín Velázquez says:

    May 12, 2016 at 10:38 am

    Looking forward to an analog delay, the obscura wasn’t very good sounding to my ears so… lets see the bellwheter

  202. Andrew Hensley says:

    May 12, 2016 at 10:34 am

    I want it. Give me the Bellwether. do it.

  203. Jared Kaser says:

    May 12, 2016 at 10:26 am

    Gabriel,

    I always appreciate how you take your time to break a pedal down into laymen terms and how it makes you feel. I am very simple when it comes to gear and reading your reviews on delay, something I haven’t messed with a lot, makes me excited and ready to experiment.

    Thanks again!

    Jared

  204. Joe Cartwright says:

    May 12, 2016 at 10:23 am

    What about the Endangered audio ad4096? Sounds killer and it’s nice to have the expand momentary footswitch for feedback madness.

  205. Phil Prevost says:

    May 12, 2016 at 10:17 am

    I have a Flashback and love it. The tone print is an amazing feature. I borrowed my buddy’s Timeline and liked it a lot too, there’s really nothing you can’t do with it… but it’s out of my price range for now.

  206. Jennifer says:

    May 12, 2016 at 10:13 am

    Ughhhhhhhhhhhh I want all of these (but mostly Tonal Recall, Particle Delay, Bellwether…). The delay pedal landscape has changed so much since I first got my Boss DD-20 in 2006… lol.

  207. Dave says:

    May 12, 2016 at 10:12 am

    I could build an entire board of just delay pedals and be happy about it.

  208. Illya Reid says:

    May 12, 2016 at 10:07 am

    Seymore Duncan has the goods on Pickups and now that they make a few fx pedals that seem to compliment them,the Vapor Trail is the one delay that u know will be perfect and compared to the others it’s also pedal board friendly and has the quality and bypass u expected from SeymoreDuncan

  209. Sean Regan says:

    May 12, 2016 at 10:04 am

    What a time to be alive. Tap tempo, tap tempo as far as the eye can see.

  210. Tom Mycock says:

    May 12, 2016 at 9:56 am

    I feel like the Bellwether and I need to spend some quality alone time together. So cool.

  211. Kyle Alm says:

    May 12, 2016 at 9:54 am

    Pigtronix makes great pedals, that new Echolution is siiiiick

  212. Christopher Kemp says:

    May 12, 2016 at 9:53 am

    So many delays, so little time…and money…

    Hi, I’m Christopher, and I’m a delay-o-holic…

  213. Bryce Cronkite-Ratcliff says:

    May 12, 2016 at 9:52 am

    I think we’ll start seeing more of these multi-delay units like the triple delay…stacking delays nearly multiplies their utility

  214. Timothy Wojcik says:

    May 12, 2016 at 9:51 am

    I have the Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail and it is my absolute favorite simple analog delay. Very clean and great tone–would highly recommend for anyone looking for a basic analog delay.

    Would love to try out some of these crazier delays, though. I’d probably get lost for hours playing around with that Bellwether, Particle, or Disaster Transport.

  215. Nick says:

    May 12, 2016 at 9:49 am

    The Walrus Audio Bellwether is an awesome pedal. Definitely one to consider adding to your board. A lot of great options here.

  216. Marc Brule says:

    May 12, 2016 at 9:41 am

    I have the Flashback Triple Delay. My son has the Strymon Time Line. Both great pedals. He can get sounds I can only dream about. Dealing in tape crinkle is great. I can stack delays to create soundscapes that are dreamy.

    A great addition would be the Bellwether with an OD pedal in the FX loop! Delayed grit is such a nice change from pre-delay OD.

  217. Roy Donkin says:

    May 12, 2016 at 9:40 am

    these days, I don’t have a dedicated delay on my board and really need one… this article is a good place to start

  218. Robert May says:

    May 12, 2016 at 9:40 am

    Strymon DIG! Cause everyone needs a little PCM42 on their pedalboard to get dubby. Also, happy to see the underrated Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail here… Great pedal!

  219. John says:

    May 12, 2016 at 9:37 am

    Out of production, but the Yamaha Magicstomp and UD Stomp both deserve continued respect. As great as the pedals above are, with very few exceptions their “multi-tap” modes are limited to two taps–that’s a bit deceptive to call that “multi.” The Yamahas have legit 8 tap delays and can do a ton of tricks with them, making them affordable powerhouses for the adventurous.

  220. Jordan says:

    May 12, 2016 at 9:36 am

    Glad this site exists

  221. Jannik says:

    May 12, 2016 at 9:35 am

    I think the DIG is one hell of an interesting pedal

  222. larry says:

    May 12, 2016 at 9:33 am

    this is really helpful to players like me who uses only dirt and wah, thats looking to broaden our musical horizons… i personally am looking to get into the far out trippy stuff man!

  223. Szab says:

    May 12, 2016 at 9:31 am

    That Chase Bliss looks insane!

  224. Jérémie D says:

    May 12, 2016 at 9:30 am

    Strymon effects seem to be so cool. That’s a shame they are so expensive…

  225. Ashley says:

    May 12, 2016 at 9:28 am

    would like to try/own them all!

  226. Sean says:

    May 12, 2016 at 9:28 am

    My fav type of guitar swell, is when you stack those delays with a nice tape flavor, an analog , and a digital, for a brighter sound is incredible. The Bellwether, would sit nice because you get such nice warmth form that analog sound, and Walrus Audio, sure has made a nice DELAY! PEDAL..pedal…pedal……pedal…….. 🙂

  227. BIG-ASIAN says:

    May 12, 2016 at 9:28 am

    great review. in the market for a digital delay

  228. Casey Mallough says:

    May 12, 2016 at 9:28 am

    Is a delay pedal the same as a procrastinator effect?

  229. jacek cz. says:

    May 12, 2016 at 9:27 am

    EarthQuaker Devices Disaster Transport SR.

  230. Avled Oliveira says:

    May 12, 2016 at 9:24 am

    The Nemesis seems sweet! Love the Timeline.

    Could do with a Bellwether on my board 😉

  231. Russell Tanenbaum says:

    May 12, 2016 at 9:23 am

    So many great pedals!

  232. Scott Anderson says:

    May 12, 2016 at 9:22 am

    Bellweather!

  233. Brent Stewart says:

    May 12, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Excellent overview – there are so many great delays out there now, it is nice to have a place to start. Now I need to play them!

  234. luis neiva says:

    May 12, 2016 at 9:21 am

    wow, a lot of good replacements for my old 300ms boss DM-3

  235. Zachary Dunne says:

    May 12, 2016 at 9:20 am

    Never can have too many delay pedals

  236. Greg Moore says:

    May 12, 2016 at 9:20 am

    Have a good delay now but would love, love, love to have a higher end delay for that Pink Floydesh delay sound!!! Yes Please!!!

  237. Jeremy Bowen says:

    May 12, 2016 at 9:19 am

    I would love to have all of these, but the Bellwether really seems like it would be totally amazing in my rig.

  238. henry says:

    May 12, 2016 at 9:17 am

    I’ve been following Walrus Audio since their inception. Have to say I’m glad they made your list as they make great products. Would love to get a hold of the Bellwether for my board.

  239. Giuseppe Galato says:

    May 12, 2016 at 9:16 am

    I think that the Walrus should be mine for two reasons:

    1 – ’cause, for now, I just got a Tape Eko from Hotone (that I love, so tiny that I have it sticked on my guitar with velcro along with the Fat Fuzz Factory, Mett Bellamy’s style), so I want to increase my pedal board;

    2 – ’cause “I am the Walrus” from Beatles is my favourite song

    Anyway, you guys are amazing!!!

    CHEERS!!!

  240. Paul Van Heuklom says:

    May 12, 2016 at 9:15 am

    Loving the Nemesis … also have a Dawner Prince Boonar. Bothe great delays.

  241. Pete says:

    May 12, 2016 at 9:15 am

    I bought an el Capistan and haven’t looked back. But lots of these other pedals still intrigue me. The Walrus Bellwether and Strymon Timeline, especiallly…

  242. Jordan Gale says:

    May 12, 2016 at 9:10 am

    I’ve been eyeing the Bellwether and the Nemesis for some time, but up until recently I hadn’t heard much about the Tonal Recall. I’d be very excited to give one of those a go. I’m still rocking my Belle Epoch, and I love that thing to death.

    Here’s hoping I get to snag that gorgeous Bellwether!

  243. Dylan says:

    May 12, 2016 at 9:09 am

    Another good looking review!

  244. Michael Prentice says:

    May 12, 2016 at 9:06 am

    Was looking to pick up a timeline in the next couple of weeks. This article just made me rethink as there are so many unique options out there. hmm….

  245. Andrew Meyer says:

    May 12, 2016 at 9:02 am

    Using a TC Transition delay right now, some of the settings are pretty cool but I really miss my old Flashback. Seemed to have a lot more usable settings for me.

  246. Kleanthis says:

    May 12, 2016 at 9:02 am

    Another good one!!!

  247. Bret Alexander says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:59 am

    I want them all!!!

  248. Gianluca Magri says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:56 am

    love it it it it it it it it (delayed appreciation)

  249. Brett Paschen says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:55 am

    The Catalinbread Echorec is one of my favorite delay pedals of all time along with the Walrus Audio Bellwether .I have heard from a lot of people that the Nemesis Delay is an awesome delay.

  250. Mark Darrow says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:52 am

    Would love to put a few of these up to the test

  251. Allen Sangster says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:50 am

    Nothing better than good delay. That can be hard to find, however….

  252. Joe says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:49 am

    Delay is pretty much the only “effect” (i.e. not gain-based like overdrive or fuzz) I use regularly. I’d love to try out all of these!

  253. Jason says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:49 am

    Nice list…

    I’ll take one of each please! m/

  254. Michael Tomlinson says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:48 am

    I’ve been considering a Disaster Transport for so long. And a Bellwether, for that matter.

  255. Mitja says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:48 am

    Tonal Recall is sooo HOT and will end up on my board for sure.

  256. Lukas says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:45 am

    All of them look great. It may be time to upgrade my Flashback X4. Thanks for the reviews!

  257. Geoff says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:43 am

    From the ultra featured to the super simple – nice selection!

  258. Mark Young says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:43 am

    I know nobody will agree with everything on a list like this, but at least it gave me some good recommendations to try out.

  259. John Baum says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:41 am

    Great list, thanks for the reviews.

  260. Ben Solofo says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:39 am

    Some exciting new pedals here! Might start to save for a Tonal Recall 😀

  261. Kris says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:39 am

    So many great delays available now! I love my Moog MF Delay & Catalinbread Echorec

  262. Tim McCullough says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:37 am

    The Bellwether looks like a versatile delay. Love the FX loop included so you can add in some additional coloring to the delay. Sweet!

  263. Victor Caamaño says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:35 am

    I love my TC Electronic mini. Using the tone software gives it a great number of choices.

  264. Justin Applegate says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:32 am

    I have tried out a few of these but they didn’t wow me… I would love to get my hands on the H9 , the Bellwether or the Flight time. Your reviews are awesome and I can’t wait to try them out , or fingers crossed own one. Haha. Keep the reviews coming I love reading em! SO MUCH rad stuff coming out from some talented builders!

  265. Hiram Suarez says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:32 am

    Great description, guys. Hope i win something someday.

  266. Kyle Bryson says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:29 am

    So many good delays

  267. Richard says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:27 am

    delay….delay…delay………it’s all about delay …..great pedal

  268. Ryan Dowd says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:27 am

    I’m surprised Alexander Pedals didn’t make the list with the amazing sounds from their Radical & Amnesia lines.

    Great list overall, though, and the Bellwether is a phenomenal-sounding pedal!

  269. Albert Casan says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:24 am

    The Bellwether looks so cool!!

    I want it!!

  270. Jakub Kozieł says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:24 am

    Fantastic delays!

  271. Michael Bryan says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:24 am

    The options are increasingly endless. I have been seeking a new delay to replace what’s on my board. This won’t be an easy decision. lol

  272. Christopher Martin says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:24 am

    I have the Digitech and it really is a great pedal.

  273. Ronald Grande says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:24 am

    Having not played any of these pedals – I would like to mention the Keeley ME-8. And the best natural sounding digital delay is the Keeley Mag Echo.

  274. Brock Wiggins says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:24 am

    Dying to get my hands on the Tonal Recall and Bellwether. Delay junky in the house.

    • Brock Wiggins says:

      May 12, 2016 at 8:29 am

      I am a little surprised that the Caroline Guitar Kilobyte didn’t make the list though.

  275. Paul Borovay says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:23 am

    Great list… BUT, I think you should include Alexander Pedal’s Super Radical Delay… It looks so awesome!

  276. tani P says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:23 am

    I want that Bellweather! Nemesis looks great as well.

  277. Jon Griffth says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:22 am

    So many delay pedals, how will I ever be able to choose?

  278. josh says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:21 am

    So many awesome delays these days. I have the DD-500 but i’m thinking about switching to the Nemesis to use the Source audio hub with my other source audio pedals.

  279. Brock Wiggins says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:20 am

    Dying to get my hands on Tonal Recall and a Bellwether. Delay junky in the house.

  280. David McDermott says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:19 am

    Ever since I heard a friend noodling around on a vintage tape unit, I’ve been aching for an affordable way to get the same classic sound. Great article!

  281. Chris Davies says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:19 am

    I need some bellwether super dark delay

  282. Enrique Mancía says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:18 am

    You got the Flashback Triple and Mini, but not the regular or even the X4? I have discovered so many tone hacks out of my Flashback, I would think the X4 would be a much more regarded one =/

  283. Stefan Vos says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:18 am

    I see Daniel Donato rocking the Bellweather. Yes please thank you please.

  284. Rich M. says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:18 am

    Been using a trusty DD-7 for the last few years but love the look of the Bellweather, the FX Loop is really interesting

  285. James Baydarian says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:17 am

    I have 3 delays– Obscura,T-Rex & Digitech Looper/Delay — I’ll be getting 1 from the list –JB

  286. Casey Scott says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:17 am

    I have the first one on the list, the Nemesis. It’s first for a reason. I think it just blows them all away. With the Neuro app, I haven’t found one delay sound I couldn’t get from this thing.

  287. Jason Sanders says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:16 am

    Delay is one of the best things in life. I hope to own each of these at some point sooner than later.

  288. Tim Enright says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:16 am

    Pigtronix would be my pick

  289. John Mccormick says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:15 am

    I want one!

  290. Mo Gottschall says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:15 am

    “Epic” is an over-used word, but it’s actually an understatement here. These are some absolutely amazing pedals, capable of more than one guitarist could likely ever fully utilize.

  291. Mark Nason says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:14 am

    What a great time to be a guitar player! There are so many different delay options. As a delay/echo fanatic these all inspire me to try different things. It’s amazing how a pedal can push you to try new sounds and make new music.

  292. Josh says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:13 am

    Those Chase Bliss pedals give me feelings…

  293. David Fisher says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:13 am

    I think the TC Electronic Alter Ego V2 could be on this list. It’s such an excellent delay pedal for the price. I’ve been really impressed with it so far. That said, I’ve always thought Empress made a great delay.

  294. Jack says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:12 am

    Oh man, that Tonal Recall and that Bellweather both seem incredible.

  295. Jeff G says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:12 am

    All of these pedals are amazing. Excellent list!

  296. Paul Hogue says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:11 am

    I think this is a great year for echo pedals. I have a few now, but think the Nemesis or the DD-500 may end up in my studio. I haven’t had a chance to try the Rainger FX Echo-X, but it does look like a pedal with real originality, and I think I’ll have to get one from what I’ve seen about it.

  297. Taylor Tomita says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:10 am

    I have been looking into getting a Strymon for quite some time. Thanks for some really rad writeups of these.

  298. Tulio Andrade says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:09 am

    Great pedal.

  299. David Polidoro says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:09 am

    I’ve seen and heard many, many different delay pedals over the years, both in person, and online. there seems to be more of them than any other pedal. but in my personal opinion, the Walrus Audio Bellweather seems to be the one that can do it all. it looks like it pretty much has anything that you would ever need in a delay. this would definitely replace the Boss DD-3 that I’ve had on my pedal board for the past 25 years.

  300. Neil A says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:09 am

    Thanks for these reviews. Your site is a great resource for reasearch….

  301. Kyle Bingham says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:09 am

    All I want is that tonal recall

  302. MICHAEL SPOSATO says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:08 am

    So much originality in delay pedals today. As an beginning DIYer, some of these are very intimidating.

  303. ILIAS PANTOLEON says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:07 am

    Dudes. I just ran an echo park into an m9 into timeljne into an h9 in stereo. I felt like i was doing Galadriel’s laundry. Glorious yet marginally useless.

  304. SlopeRocker says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:07 am

    Nothing tops my vintage Boss DD-2…yet….

  305. Matthew Taylor says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:06 am

    Great list, but the Boss DD-500 should definitely be up there. Much better than most of these, and for 2/3 of the price of the Timeline, comes incredibly close to being just as good.

  306. Patrick Kammerer says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:06 am

    Intimidating array of pedals in this list! Sounds like fun!

  307. Robert Furtkamp says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:05 am

    Most of these look to be currently available, not new releases for 2016.

    I’d love the Nemesis but….the phone app only with no desktop option is an absolute dealbreaker.

  308. Justin TenCate says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:05 am

    That Tonal Recall looks like it might be the most amazing thing, well, ever. What a delay!

  309. Alex Dalton says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:05 am

    Picked up a Caroline Guitar Company Kilobyte a couple of months back, and I’m pretty chuffed with that! But I’ll be dammed if the Free The Tone doesn’t look cool enough to make me want to trade in.

  310. joel Wolfe says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:04 am

    I want that tonal recall!

  311. Jonathan M. says:

    May 12, 2016 at 8:03 am

    What a solid list! That Bellwether looks awesome!

  312. Eric says:

    May 12, 2016 at 7:56 am

    Great list! Lots of fun options available!

  313. Dan Labrie says:

    May 12, 2016 at 7:39 am

    I think you managed to get all of my favorite delay pedals in here, I have the Obscura and it’s quite a bit of fun.

  314. David Hernandez says:

    May 12, 2016 at 7:19 am

    And there are only going to be more great delay pedals with the cloning of the MN3005 by Xvive.

  315. Spencer H says:

    May 12, 2016 at 7:14 am

    There are so many awesome pedals on this list! I have my eye on the Strymon Timeline, although I may go with the ibanez mini delay just because the Timeline is huge and I’d probably have to build a new board just to fit it in my rig. Love the TC Electronic flashback as well; great tone!

  316. Jonno Wilson says:

    May 12, 2016 at 7:10 am

    So many amazing pedals. Delay for the win!

  317. Mattson says:

    May 12, 2016 at 6:55 am

    We live in amazing times

  318. Isaac says:

    May 12, 2016 at 6:22 am

    mmmm the chase bliss Tonal Recall is quite tasty!

  319. Trevor Owen says:

    May 12, 2016 at 6:17 am

    Brilliant!! Thanks for th reviews

  320. si says:

    May 12, 2016 at 5:43 am

    Nice reviews! very helpful!

  321. mike says:

    May 12, 2016 at 5:43 am

    The eventide and chase bliss look amazing, as do the rest ~ xD

  322. Patrick McLean says:

    May 12, 2016 at 4:59 am

    Where is the Boss DD-500? -It does so much!!!!

  323. john j pioli says:

    May 12, 2016 at 4:55 am

    I am partial to the Eventide Harmonizer

  324. Marshall Chaney says:

    May 12, 2016 at 4:46 am

    Awesome collection of delays, but the DD500 is a definitely a top contender that should have made the list.

  325. Edgar Voss says:

    May 12, 2016 at 4:39 am

    I’m greedy & want to win the bellweather.

  326. Annabelle Thomas says:

    May 12, 2016 at 4:37 am

    I’m personally kinda sad the Echo Dream 2 from Death By Audio didn’t end up here, it’s a fantastic gritty delay that nails those messed-up tape sounds and can even do some neat almost doubletracking style stuff. Very fun and unique, and not too expensive either!

  327. Dave Fazio says:

    May 12, 2016 at 4:36 am

    The Delay is the essential ” Koo Koo Ka Choo” that every musician needs to have and play with ,,, enjoy the moments !!!

  328. Justin Stanislawski says:

    May 12, 2016 at 4:24 am

    Like that Bellwether…

  329. Paul Coleman says:

    May 12, 2016 at 4:20 am

    I’m currently running a Diamond Quantum Leap (which does more than just delay) and a EQD Dispatch Master which I mostly use for the reverb. I could see the Bellwether taking the place of the Quantum Leap. Such an embarrassment of riches in the pedal world these days.

  330. jacek cz. says:

    May 12, 2016 at 4:20 am

    EarthQuaker Devices Disaster Transport SR

  331. Steve says:

    May 12, 2016 at 4:12 am

    Surprised the Boss DD500 didn’t make it on here – beats out the Timeline for flexibility (in my opinion).

  332. Andrea says:

    May 12, 2016 at 4:11 am

    I’d love the Flight Time. I’m already using the Particle, which is a fantastic pedal – the Flight Time would complement it very well…

  333. Martin Börner says:

    May 12, 2016 at 4:10 am

    The Vapor trail seems to be a sneeky champion especially since the carbon copy is so popular. Wish I could have them all and decide every day which one fits the mood

  334. David Mednick says:

    May 12, 2016 at 4:07 am

    The Walrus Audio Bellweather is the delay I want. I had the Strymon and it was too complex and most of the others dont give you enough tweakability. The Bellweather is right in the middle, easy to use and offers enough options to get every tone I want, and the tone is superior. Wish I could win one!

  335. Tony Kim says:

    May 3, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    You totally missed out Dawner Prince Boonar, which is basically a 100 times better Binson Echorec clone than Catalinbread Echorec

  336. Bryar Gray says:

    May 2, 2016 at 10:49 am

    No Deluxe Memory Man Tap Tempo?

  337. Connor Brown says:

    February 11, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    Great post man, really dig the uniqueness of the delay pedal options you have.

    I’ll have to give the red witch a go here soon!

    Keep up the solid writing and reviews!

  338. JEG says:

    February 9, 2016 at 7:03 am

    No WayHuge Aqua Puss? there seems to be a decidedly digital leaning to this list. Also, whats with 2 entries for TC? They are in reality pretty boring units.

  339. jason says:

    November 29, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    The Red Witch Violetta is a beautiful thing

  340. Andy Lopez says:

    November 1, 2015 at 10:18 am

    I would add the MXR Carbon Copy. Yeah it doesn’t have tap tempo but this little pedal can do so much at an inexpensive price and the best part is that, this analog pedal that actually sound amazing. Something that can’t be said about a lot of cheap pedals.

  341. Conar says:

    October 21, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    I use a diamond memory lane jr. and it’s fantastic. also the moog delays are loads of fun and sounds awesome, really expensive tho

  342. Jon Wymore says:

    July 24, 2015 at 8:40 am

    dd20 or tc nova delay are two great bang for your buck delays with multiple options or presets.

    Carbon copy also a classic as analog. Saw they just came out with new CC bright which might be interesteing.

  343. Frank says:

    May 11, 2015 at 10:41 am

    So, I think the Ibanez ES2 echo shifter is a great option if you like analog delays is tap tempo and modulation and has more interesting functions for crazy tricks.

  344. John says:

    April 12, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    I’m not sure when these pedals came out but the Catalinbread Belle Epoch and Strymon Deco are what I use – along with an Eventide H9 and TC Electronic Flashback X4.

  345. Riley says:

    April 4, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    My favorite is kind of an oddball…

    But i personally love Fairfield Circuitry’s Meet Maude Analogue Delay. It has the beauty of any of these delay pedals, but gets experimental, unique, and modern. I encourage everyone to check out this pedal, as well as this boutique company.

    • Bud says:

      April 5, 2015 at 5:45 pm

      Yes! Wonderful pedal.

  346. mininuke says:

    March 5, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    H&K Replex

  347. hank says:

    February 15, 2015 at 6:18 am

    You can’t even START to believe this article without the Visual Sound Dual Tap or the MXR Carbon Copy in the list.

  348. Greg says:

    January 16, 2015 at 7:16 am

    What about the golden cello pedal?

  349. Daniel Etoroma says:

    January 9, 2015 at 12:31 am

    DMM 1100ms

    • Bryar Gray says:

      May 2, 2016 at 10:50 am

      I have the 550 and love it too. I have a digital delay (16 second digital delay by EHX) for longer delays/loops. Good combo.

  350. Steven says:

    January 5, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    Diamond delays are absolutely amazing. I have owned a Memory Lane Jr for 3 years- often putting it against other delays & still preferring my Diamond. They are only a few on your list that compare to Diamond!

    • Conar says:

      October 21, 2015 at 8:33 pm

      diamond delays all the way!

  351. Delk says:

    January 3, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    I was quite surprised that the JHS Cougar wasn’t on this list. Also doesn’t seem right that nothing from Toneczar, Moog or Diamond is in the list.

    • Delk says:

      January 3, 2015 at 6:45 pm

      I was quite surprised that the JHS Panther wasn’t on this list. Also doesn’t seem right that nothing from Toneczar, Moog or Diamond is in the list.

  352. JohnnyCNote says:

    January 1, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    I grabbed a Korg SDD-3000 as soon as I could. I have 3 of the old SDD-2000’s, one for parts and the others are used together…

  353. Jordan says:

    December 26, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    No TC Electronic Nova Delay? Are you kidding me…

  354. Mark Walsh says:

    December 24, 2014 at 1:17 am

    I am very disappointed with my Violetta Delay, The rechargeable battery ruins it for me, if the battery is flat, you can’t just plug in and play, the pedal produces crazy sounds, you actually have to let it charge up first. You can’t let it sit on a pedal board, if the jacks are connected the pedal drains, it has a small footprint, but it still takes up a lot of space due to the placement of the input and output on top of the pedal, this IMO should have been done like a ditto looper, with Input/Output on the sides.

    If it took a 9v DC like a regular pedal it would be great, but it doesn’t, even though Red Witch say it does.

    Sounds Great, but not worth the hassle. I’m disappointed this was not picked up on the review here, as I purchased it based on this review. I feel like I have wasted €120, and now I need to find another delay.

  355. Afza Nizam says:

    December 18, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    All are nice, indeed.

    Another great sounding delay is Visual Sound Dual Tap Delay. Anyone..????

  356. Justin says:

    December 2, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Caroline Kilobyte (Lo-fi) Delay definitely deserves a spot on here! m/

  357. tom says:

    November 5, 2014 at 9:32 am

    Joyo D-Seed…

    • Kris J says:

      November 3, 2015 at 4:39 pm

      Agreed…best bang for the buck and sounds phenomenal, period!

  358. Maratrembledancer says:

    October 20, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    – Caroline Kilobyte Lo-Fi Delay. Great-sounding, innovative, versatile pedal.

    • Justin says:

      December 2, 2014 at 10:58 am

      Indeed! m/

  359. Lodgy says:

    October 18, 2014 at 5:41 am

    MXR Carbon Copy, best bang for buck analogue delay pedal there is.

  360. Sean Chyun says:

    October 14, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    Korg SDD-3000 pedal?

  361. Lyngbo says:

    October 7, 2014 at 8:00 am

    I just got the T-rex Replay Box, and I’m amazed!

    Great, clear delay signal that doesn’t mud up like many other analog-sounding delays may do.

    And the additional possibilities of both triplets and dotted 8’s make it incredibly versatile 🙂

    Check it out, it’s awesome!

  362. Tubevalvemaniac says:

    October 1, 2014 at 8:38 am

    WRONG !

    When you sat Top Best delays, then it should include the best and not to start from pedals that are eventually in Top 10, but definitely not in the Top 5.

    Main criteria is SOUND and not fancy functions.

    For endless manipulation software delays are way cheaper and offer much more.

    With Strymon delays, many users became bored after a while, as sound is synthetic and artificial, even if somehow catchy in the begining. Sound quality is main criteria, do not be fooled.

    CORRECTION

    The Best First

    Disclaimer

    Some of pedal might have long lead production dates or are temporarily out of stock/production, with chance of production to be continued later. Nevertheless, they are contemporary pedals and to degree available on the market.

    EHX Deluxe Memory Man TT 1100

    Moog MF104M Superdelay

    Toneczar Echoczar

    Diamond Pedals Memory Lane 2

    Pigtronix Echolution 1

    Analogman ARDX20

    Comment on Strymon pedals.

    This is company that produces fairly good pedals, but with industry’s most aggresive promotion campaigns, that includes articles and internet coverages, so be aware.

    • Brian says:

      January 1, 2015 at 3:18 pm

      Your post screwed up at the first word “wrong” is a pretty snobbish thing to say. I really like this list, if you don’t, I get that. But to say it’s inherently wrong just doesn’t make sense. How is it wrong to say the writer of this list doesn’t like these pedals, you cannot objectively state what they think are the 10 best delay pedals because you aren’t them. Also , huge fan of the deluxe memory man

  363. daniel simon says:

    September 19, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    the catalinbread echorec is seriously awesome… surprised it’s not on this list.

  364. Steffen Russell says:

    September 13, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    is Aqua Puss 2013.?

  365. Davey says:

    September 4, 2014 at 4:18 am

    Akai Headrush is a cool delay/looper pedal worth a mention.

    Cheers

  366. Jack says:

    September 1, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    Those are some awesome delay pedals. I would love to win even one of these to replace my old crusty Boss DD-3

  367. Erik Olsson says:

    September 1, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    I like the Strymon Timeline, but the Red panda sounds amazing as well

  368. Ian says:

    September 1, 2014 at 8:38 am

    You can never have enough delay pedals!

  369. Layne says:

    September 1, 2014 at 5:51 am

    Red Panda Particle is so versatil, I love it

  370. John says:

    August 31, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Red Panda Particle looks and sounds amazing!

  371. Mark Walker says:

    August 31, 2014 at 4:03 am

    Very torn as to my next delay pedal. Looking for lots of flexibility since my two delays have very defined character. I think this article helped me choose the Strymon. I already have the reverb pedal, so I know they make great stuff.

  372. Kevin Slack says:

    August 30, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    I have the Time Factor. It’s cool, but I’m not that crazy about how the foot switches work. I may go for the Strymon Timeline.

  373. Ádám Balogh says:

    August 29, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    I think Strymon TimeLine the best.

  374. Mark Miller says:

    August 29, 2014 at 7:05 am

    Seymour’s Vapor Trail … It’s got an organic sound and the flexibility of the effect loop insert is very useful.

  375. Jay Lawrence says:

    August 29, 2014 at 6:18 am

    Pigtronix Echolution 2 ?

  376. Daniël Dudok says:

    August 29, 2014 at 1:56 am

    Strymon pedals are 1 of the best pedals. This pedalbrand has a lot of good stuff like. Reverbs, delays, tremolo. El Capistan dTape Echo has a really great sound in my opinion. At one day I want to buy the strymon

  377. Jonathan Blycker says:

    August 28, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    I was a little surprised not to see the Line 6 DL4 on this list, but it is what it is. The only pedal on this list I have had the pleasure of trying at this point is the TC Electronics Flashback mini. It was alright. Basic, but it does what it does respectably well. I have been jonesing for the Boss DD20 after much reading. No doubt some of the upper crust pedals on the above list would be super fun to play too. Strymon sure is getting the most buzz this year, IMHO. But having not tested it yet, I can’t say.

  378. Anthony Foti says:

    August 28, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    I only tried 1 pedal on the list. The TC Flashback mini. I liked the easy manipulation of its basic features while playing live. I really like the Boss DD-7. Nice slap back analog delay with volume swells. The reverse feature placed at a subtle level is quite nice too.

  379. Anthony Foti says:

    August 28, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    I really like the Boss DD-7. Nice slap back analog delay with volume swells. The reverse feature placed at a subtle level is quite nice too.

  380. Pablo D. Chavez says:

    August 28, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    They are all wonderful. Everyone has their taste. And I’ll savor all!.

  381. Nicholas Merz says:

    August 28, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    I would be happy to have any of these pedals on my board to replace (or in addition to) my Flashback and my DM-2. I would think that any of the Malekko Ekko pedals would be a good addition to this list (I like the Dark version), and I was pretty impressed with the Vox DelayLab pedal, too. Or how about the re-issue Boss DM-2(W)?

  382. Alexandre Pinto says:

    August 28, 2014 at 7:29 am

    I rly like the Red Panda Particle Granular Delay/Pitch Shifter, and i would love to win it

  383. Jeff Kern says:

    August 28, 2014 at 6:02 am

    My favorite pedal on the list has to be the Empress Effects Vintage Modified Superdelay. I have been saving up for this one!

  384. Federico Costanzi says:

    August 28, 2014 at 6:01 am

    Strymon’s Timeline is the king of delays! Love all Strymon’s stuff!

  385. Adam Waters says:

    August 28, 2014 at 5:40 am

    Im liking the sound of that Empress Vintage Superdelay

  386. Soren Anderson says:

    August 28, 2014 at 3:59 am

    Wampler Tape Echo – Amazing good sounding delay pedal.

  387. Dennis Guiney says:

    August 27, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Looks awesome, hoping for a little luck!

  388. paul says:

    August 27, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    The Superdelay looks the dogs bollox

  389. colin baldwin says:

    August 27, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Currently got the Vox DelayLab which sounds incredible but is too complex for me, but I could totally rock the Flashback X4

  390. Chris says:

    August 27, 2014 at 8:56 am

    Very helpful reviews! Thanks.

  391. Ted says:

    August 27, 2014 at 5:18 am

    Well these are all great pedals but for cost point and just plane toughness I’ll use the Boss DD-7. But that’s just me.

    A simple pedal for a simple man.

  392. Rolo says:

    August 26, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    My favorite up until now is the “Capistan” from Strymon. It just oozes funk!

  393. Shawn Skinner says:

    August 26, 2014 at 11:59 am

    The Timeline rocks! My friend has one and it lets you do some amazing things.

  394. Kristoffer Lambek says:

    August 26, 2014 at 8:16 am

    The Empress modified delay would be my pick!

  395. Dave says:

    August 26, 2014 at 2:32 am

    Does anyone ever tried the Catalinbread Montavillian ?

  396. Taneli says:

    August 26, 2014 at 12:52 am

    TC Electronic is always good choice, but there is so many pedals worth to test.

  397. Chris says:

    August 25, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    Just found your site and look forward to the help in expanding my sound. On the list I’d probably pick timeline, timefactor, or flashback x4.

    Off the list, what about JHS Panther or Panther Cub, TC’s nova delay, or Visual Sound Dual Tap?

  398. phil says:

    August 25, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Does anyone here like the Digitech Timebender? Sounds like it can do some pretty cool stuff.

  399. jason says:

    August 25, 2014 at 11:58 am

    Loving the Vapor Trail

  400. Lee Statham says:

    August 25, 2014 at 9:14 am

    I like to use Delay in the loop as it sucks the tone less , but recently tried a few in the front weren’t so bad like empress, eventide , the price to pay for quality speaks out in that case

  401. Eric says:

    August 25, 2014 at 8:18 am

    Delays delays delays. There’s nothing like a good delay, is there? Oil can delay ftw!

  402. Austin Cooper says:

    August 25, 2014 at 6:13 am

    I need that Strymon timeline!

  403. Alfred T. says:

    August 25, 2014 at 5:33 am

    I just need an amazing delay pedal and it would be Strymon XD.. The sound produced by it makes me speechless… I was astounded by it countless of times!

  404. Will says:

    August 25, 2014 at 5:14 am

    i think you have some good choices here. Strymon pedals are a “must” on any list of delay and/or reverb pedals. i have the regular Flashback from T.C. Electronics and i dig it.

  405. mustafank says:

    August 25, 2014 at 2:20 am

    i’ve, recenty, heard the Timeline and – I can tell you- this pedal is mindblowing

  406. Sartoris says:

    August 24, 2014 at 11:55 am

    I am more interested in the pedals designed to sound like specific pieces of vintage gear like caitlinbread echorec or even a boss space echo but vapor trails looks pretty good although seems like rebranded echo puss

  407. Andrew says:

    August 24, 2014 at 9:32 am

    Mhmmmm That strymon.

  408. paul gibson says:

    August 24, 2014 at 2:58 am

    I’d be happy with any of the pedals but the TimeFactor and TimeLine are the big daddy’s there. Studio quality delays that you can stomp on at any time

  409. Lacey says:

    August 24, 2014 at 2:40 am

    Heard lots of good stuff about the Empress, would love to try one but none of my local stores stock it

  410. Mike says:

    August 23, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    Red Panda Particle has to be one of the most succulent delay pedals ever…will always have one on my board from now on.

  411. Jordan says:

    August 23, 2014 at 10:09 am

    I have a Malekko Ekko Mk1 and LOVE IT! The delay is sweet and ambient, can be longer delay, buffer, great sounding flexible modulation, awesome. Being a pedal addict though, I can’t look at these super full-function type pedals (especially that Disaster Transport) without daydreaming about what sounds could be…

  412. Chris Faricy says:

    August 23, 2014 at 10:06 am

    Strymon TimeLine would be my pick.

  413. Pete says:

    August 23, 2014 at 6:17 am

    New EHX B9 Organizer

  414. Ohad says:

    August 23, 2014 at 3:31 am

    I recently bought a cheapo Joyo analog delay and was amazed at the sound. It pretty much surpassed most of my other expensive pedals.

  415. Eli says:

    August 23, 2014 at 2:24 am

    Timeline! Drool

  416. Adela Cordero says:

    August 23, 2014 at 1:40 am

    great pedals!

  417. Mike Britson says:

    August 22, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    Gotta be the Strymon Timeline!

  418. cris says:

    August 22, 2014 at 8:16 am

    from the reviews out there you cant go wrong with the Strymon TimeLine!

  419. michael golabek says:

    August 22, 2014 at 8:00 am

    i would love to see the red panda in action !

  420. Mario Majkic says:

    August 22, 2014 at 6:00 am

    el Capistan… wow.

  421. Tom says:

    August 22, 2014 at 4:37 am

    I’m surprised the Carbon Copy is not on the list. It doesn’t have as many bells and whistles as most of these, but it seems to be an industry workhorse.

  422. Thomas Murawski says:

    August 22, 2014 at 3:47 am

    Congratulations on your one year anniversary! I have found your reviews informative and helpful. All the best to you in the years ahead!

  423. Jimmy says:

    August 22, 2014 at 2:42 am

    I would like to watch a review of the pedal of my dreams, Hall of Fame Reverb, the perfect reverb to add depth and dimension to your guitar playing.

    get excellent color and decay controls to further taylor your reverb sound. And the Hall Of Fame reverb’s dry signal path is completely analog, so your guitar’s tone stays completely untouched. I love this pedal!!!! 😉

  424. diego says:

    August 22, 2014 at 12:08 am

    Great pedals. All sound interesting. Especially of course the Timeline and Eventide. The Seymour Duncan Vapour Trail sounds most interesting.

    Although in my top 10 there would be:

    Malekko Ekko 616 (I love it and it’s very versatil)!

    Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man with Tap Tempo (Maybe the best on the market today IMHO).

    cheers

    diego

  425. Manuel Cordero Rodriguez says:

    August 22, 2014 at 12:08 am

    Strymon El Capistan dTape Echo is my favourite, because I love classic tape echo sound. I have one echo delay by that it’s got a extra boton to emulate the echo. It’s great.

  426. Stephen Rieck says:

    August 21, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    I’d kill to try the el capistan.

  427. matteo says:

    August 21, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    Delay and ambiance is happening in a serious way amongst the creative peoples of the music world.

    My personal favorite is the eventide for it’s versatility, but for it’s practicality I like the flashback.

    I’m surprised TRex replaybox isn’t on this list.

    its combined footprint, and features is something that shouldn’t be missed.

  428. Welly Tjandra says:

    August 21, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    I would love to have all of these pedals,

    each of it has its own features that can’t beat each other, awesome!

  429. Duwane Smith says:

    August 21, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    The Flashback x4 is hard to beat when it comes to bang for the buck. It’s easy to use. Well rounded. Sounds great. Has tap tempo and even a few preset slots.

  430. Alek says:

    August 21, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    These pedals are insane! I own a carbon copy right now, I would love to experiment with all of these!

  431. luke payne says:

    August 21, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Currently I own a Flashback delay and a Way Huge Auqapuss. Both are recommended and are probably my favorite pedals on my board, but I’d love to upgrade to a Timeline. Looks to me like the Strymon is the most inspiring delay going right now.

  432. Kevin L. Gibbs says:

    August 21, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    MXR Carbon Copy?

  433. The Gentlemen Bastards says:

    August 21, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    What happens when you play through all ten of these at once? Can’t wait to find out!

  434. Nick says:

    August 21, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    I haven’t tried all of them yet so I cannot fairly choose but given the choice I would either pick the TC Flashback delay/looper or the Disaster Transport.

  435. Heath says:

    August 21, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    I think I have to go with the Timeline. You couldn’t go wrong with any of these though! Has anyone heard the Mojohand Mirrorball? It was another delay I have been considering.

  436. Kyle nadeau says:

    August 21, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Empress super delay and disaster transport are my two favorites that I’ve played, though the red panda particle is a monster of a pedal as well.

  437. Scott says:

    August 21, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    My favorite on this list is the eventide. I can’t think of anything else I would add to the list.

  438. Bill Siepierski says:

    August 21, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    What a fantastic giveaway this month!

  439. Duncan says:

    August 21, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    no idea how anyone can choose a favourite pedal out of all these. testament to the type of effect that you can have so many doing essentially the same thing in such different ways. I could put them all to use in the one daisy chain. believe.

  440. fred steiner says:

    August 21, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    my favorite is the TC electronic flashback X4 delay & looper.

  441. Luke I says:

    August 21, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    As much as I respect the big boxes (Strymon/Eventide), but that Red Panda Particle is something special..and messed up.

  442. SEBASTIAN PRZYBYLSKI says:

    August 21, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    EQD DISASTER!!

  443. Andy says:

    August 21, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    Love the Empress Superdelay

  444. Carl Martin says:

    August 21, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    My favorite pedal on the list is the TC Electronic Flashback X4 Delay & Looper. Can’t think of any others that should be on the list.

  445. stuart morton says:

    August 21, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    I loved the TC Electronic Flasback and the Alter Ego. Great sounds tones in one pedal. Delay is essential on everyones pedal board.

  446. Andy Windibank says:

    August 21, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    Liked the Eventide Time-factor, but a but big for my pedal-board. Went for the MXR Carbon Copy analog delay instead, which strangely isn’t on this list!

  447. David Hanna says:

    August 21, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    Strymon . Strymon. Strymon. That is all. Good day.

  448. Neil says:

    August 21, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Ooooooooh the red panda!

  449. Sentenac Nicolas says:

    August 21, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    I would like to know if the alter ego is fine as the flashback.

    Cheers and all my best for the rest.

  450. kenstee says:

    August 21, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    How about the Catlinbread Belle Epoch?

  451. Mau says:

    August 21, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    SD Vapor Trails is one of the best delay pedals I’ve ever try!

  452. Mike Freed says:

    August 21, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    I’d love to try them all actually!

  453. Randall Brown says:

    August 21, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    I’d love to compare any and all of these side by side. Very curious about Strymon!

  454. Jon Willoughby says:

    August 21, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Loving the sound of the Strymon. Fingers crossed!

  455. Andrew Petrick says:

    August 21, 2014 at 11:59 am

    The Earthquaker Devices Disaster Transport SR would be the perfect delay pedal if it had tap tempo and stereo in/out it. Still, it will be hard removing it from my board as the sounds out of it are incredible.

  456. david ernst says:

    August 21, 2014 at 11:58 am

    That EarthQuaker Device looks right up my alley

  457. drumhand says:

    August 21, 2014 at 11:57 am

    I’m thinking that the Catalinbread Belle Epoch deserves a spot in the top ten.

  458. Peter Andreev says:

    August 21, 2014 at 11:56 am

    I looooove the El Capistan…maybe I’ll win one!

  459. Craig Frank says:

    August 21, 2014 at 11:53 am

    The Strymon stuff is awesome!

  460. Zsolt Dubravcsik says:

    August 21, 2014 at 11:51 am

    I’d like a Violetta or an El Capistan.

  461. Jeff Kempiak says:

    August 21, 2014 at 11:51 am

    IM gonna go have to try out a Flashback now….interesting review

  462. Guillaume Brioul says:

    August 21, 2014 at 11:05 am

    I had or try few pedals of this top 10. I now have a catalinbread echorec I’ll put on the list. Well, it’s digital and don’t have tap tempo or knob for modulation but it sounds amazing!

  463. Alan Grimes says:

    August 21, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Seriously looking for a delay pedal and struggling to choose, any suggestions accepted gratefully, I mostly play classic rock and country, bluegrass and blues.

  464. Nat says:

    August 20, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    The El Capistan is a great pedal and a source of inspiration.

    I want to play with some of these pedals, or all…

  465. Elias says:

    August 20, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    strymon rules, every single pedal they make is perfect!

  466. Brett Paschen says:

    August 20, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    The Eventide time factor is the best that I have seen.Although,I have not used a Vapor Trial.

  467. Drew Feltner says:

    August 20, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    No Moog MF104????

  468. Pedro Cunha says:

    August 20, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    Man, i want that vapor trail.

  469. Aidan Scrivens says:

    August 20, 2014 at 9:31 am

    Just spent an afternoon messing around with the Alter Ego x4. Had some great sounds but might be a little more one dimensional than the flashback. I’m personally looking for a good one-stop shop delay pedal that I can put on a board I’m building that’ll be used for all types of gigs and would be interested to hear what anyone thought. I only just learned that the eventide timeline could store multiple banks of 2-delay ‘multi-delays’. I assume that means you can have loads of sets of 2 delays that you can swap between for different songs in a set, is this true? I would be really interested in hearing any opinions from people out there.

  470. Malte says:

    August 20, 2014 at 1:15 am

    Holy shit, just played the digital delay by boss so far. But these are one dream of a collection!

  471. Oli Richings says:

    August 19, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    I think the TimeLine and TimeFactor are the most versatile but simpler pedals like the SD Vapor Trail and the Flashback mini are great too

  472. Szabolcs Deák says:

    August 19, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    EarthQuaker Devices Disaster Transport SR is my dream machine !

  473. David Outten says:

    August 19, 2014 at 8:48 am

    I’d pick the red particle because it is a unique pedal. And a great company. So close on all these, they are all great pedals

  474. Nicola says:

    August 19, 2014 at 2:00 am

    I’m imagining just how much fun you could have with that tape echo!!! I love the “twisting-timeline” sound it makes when altering the feedback rate … ahhh, as homer simpson looking at donuts.

  475. Diego says:

    August 18, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    The delay that i will never sell is a Deluxe Memory Man vintage, the 5 knob version with modulation.

    Just beautiful!

    Now i want a Echo Dream 2 !

  476. Kyle says:

    August 18, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    Just using my Zoom G3 for modulation and delay right now (not too shabby for the price point). I would love to get my hands on a Time Line though. Those things are pretty beast mode. My next choice would be the TC X4.

  477. Eugene Weems says:

    August 18, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Thanks to ES for the heads-up on this bonanza! Yeah, I like Catalinbread too. A LOT. But I’m already looking forward to 2015’s Dr. Scientist The Sadness and David Rainger’s TARDIS. O.K. I made those up, but Strymon isn’t going to be king of the mountain forever.

  478. Elisabeth Samson says:

    August 18, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Catalinbread Echorec is a beautiful effect, but this list is very strong. Strymon El Cap, EarthQuaker DTSR, and Empress Superdelay are my three favourites right now, but that changes all the time. Get it? Changes all the time? I slay me.

  479. Alessandro says:

    August 18, 2014 at 4:34 am

    Strymon and eventide are the best delays. They can improve your sound adding what you need to free your creativity.

  480. Luca says:

    August 17, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    The TC Electronics delays look coolest to me, and the tone should not be bad indeed..

    Never owned one, only bought the Ditto looper from them and it’s just one example of the amazing quality the guys pull out, and by the reviews it looks like the delays aren’t short of awesome either!

    Cool design too!

  481. Dimitrios says:

    August 17, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    I have the RED PANDA granular delay and I enjoy it’s ability to make expressive stutter sounds that I control with the volume of my picking. The pedals that interest me in this series are the one’s that besides having good sound quality (or the ability to reduce it) can fascilitate three basic musical jestures: 1) The expressive jesture, that refers to the human individual soul 2) The mathematical or rythmic jesture, that refers to the human body-I think And 3) The random jesture that refers to the cosmic spirit. All delay pedals by definition are basicly of the second jesture since they produce rythmic sounds so I am interested in pedals that can go beyond that, adding expressive capability either with the volume of picking or expression pedal capability to alter any parameters one can choose AND the ability to produce musical random delay rythms.

  482. Chip says:

    August 17, 2014 at 9:13 am

    Lots of cool stuff to look thru. Surprised the Boss Overdrive didn’t make the list. If I could only have one pedal that’s the one I would take.

  483. paul says:

    August 17, 2014 at 2:52 am

    Would love to try the full sized flashback, I’ve got the Ditto and it’s great fun

  484. Aaron Barthuly says:

    August 16, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    Im a big fan of the TC pedals and the Flashback x4 is pretty great. Also digging the Boss Giga Delay as of late

  485. Dan Hood says:

    August 16, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    Seriously impressed with the Strymon TimeLine, the El Cap also sounds pretty sweet. The simplicity, size and depth of the TC Flashback is just awesome. I wouldn’t turn down the opportunity to own and explore any of these, and you sir, have done an amazing job of making each one seem like the perfect companion for an eternity of ever repeating happiness

  486. David Brown says:

    August 16, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    I have an Alesis Quadraverb, an EH Stereo Memory Man with Hazarai, an old Ibanez AD-202 multi mode analog delay, a Digitech RP-355 multi effects pedal, and an Oberheim Echoplex Digital Pro. All good delay generators and awesome together when assembled in parallel chains with other effects processing. Love the Soundsculpture Switchblade for this. Probably the most amazing switching, blending, mixing device ever conceived. Expensive but unparalleled. Even still today over 20 years later.

  487. Diego Montebro says:

    August 16, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Excelent, but Line6 dl4?

  488. Bryan Lopez says:

    August 16, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    Man, I’d love that Red Panda in conjunction with the El Cap. What an amazing list… thanks for doing the giveaway too!

  489. Thomas Fiorilli says:

    August 16, 2014 at 8:43 am

    I went to Cologne recently to get a new guitar, and tried out some pedals in the process. The one that impressed me the most was the TC Flashback Delay. Gorgeous delay and super simple loop system. Really worked beautifully with my Tele. Would sure be amazing to get one! Great list!

  490. Andrew Skelton says:

    August 15, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    Wonderful list! I would like to think there would be space for the Boss DD-20 on here. Sure it’s not boutique but it’s functionality, reliability and price makes it a top contender for me. So many people gravitate to this unit. Many folks who get the Strymon a timeline say they miss the old DD-20 and eventually return to it. Check out the Boss DD-20!

  491. Xavier D. says:

    August 15, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    Red Panda Particle is my favorite off this list , it’s quite revolutionary in terms of delay pedals!

    One pedal that would be great to see here is the “Endangered Audio Research AD4096 Delay” I had a lot if fun with that pedal when I tried it a few days ago, definitely worth checking out.

  492. Ben says:

    August 15, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Was seriously contemplating purchasing a particle. This just makes me want it more

  493. odieux fonzie says:

    August 15, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    never enough delay boxes ! earthquaker devices would do! i like this company.

  494. tom says:

    August 15, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    red panda particle and strymon timeline are absurdly powerful and out of this world, wish i could own them! fingers crossed

  495. Charlie Dubuc says:

    August 15, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    Red Panda Particle is one of the coolest pedals I’ve ever seen. This giveaway is awesome.

  496. Scott says:

    August 15, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    I love the Strymon Timeline. When you run a synth through it you can create some amazing textural soundscapes. It’s so much more than a delay pedal!

  497. Atif Khan says:

    August 15, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Red Panda Particle all the way!!

  498. Rich Pike says:

    August 15, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    There are not 1, not 2, but THREE excellent Delay pedals from Diamond Pedals that I love a lot (and use together). One is the Memory Lane 2, just recently out of production. The others, still in production, are the Memory Lane Jr. and the Quantum Leap.

  499. Josué Guevara says:

    August 15, 2014 at 11:38 am

    The red panda particle fo’ sure!

  500. Ashtin Arner says:

    August 15, 2014 at 11:36 am

    Gotta respect the innovation and level of quality that the Red Panda Particle has going on. There are plenty of fantastic digital and analog sounds and features on this list, but as far as being an inspiring piece of circuitry for the ambitious musician, the Particle is just tops.

  501. Ted Gomez says:

    August 15, 2014 at 10:10 am

    I like the El Capistan first choice, Strymon TimeDelay a close 2nd! Truth is I’d be happy with any win!

  502. Alex says:

    August 15, 2014 at 9:11 am

    The red particle!!!!

  503. Frank says:

    August 15, 2014 at 8:57 am

    Just used the flashback on a pretty intense atmospheric session. Was loved by all. Lots of possibilities. That being said, the particle and the el capistan look fantastic.

  504. Larry says:

    August 15, 2014 at 8:40 am

    i’m diggin this giveaway. my fav is the disaster transport.. put that old school boss dd20 on the list

  505. Christian Summer says:

    August 15, 2014 at 8:32 am

    Give me the Red Panda Particle and no one gets hurt.

  506. Rudie Jones says:

    August 15, 2014 at 8:26 am

    Ten delay’s! Lets chain ’em up series and parallel and listen to the dreamy chaos that ensues!

  507. Mike Freed says:

    August 15, 2014 at 8:18 am

    I love the Flashback delay. But want to try the Vapor Trail and the Violetta….

  508. Michael Norton says:

    August 15, 2014 at 8:04 am

    would LOVE2 have Big sky or H9 harmonizer

  509. Jose Avalos says:

    August 15, 2014 at 12:33 am

    Most definitely 1. Strymon timeline 2. Empress vintage delay 3. Strymon El Caspitan 4. EHX deluxe memory man 5. TC electronic flashback (4x) 6. TC electronic flashback mini 7. Eventide time factor 8.RedWitch violetta delay 9. EHX memory toy 10. Vox double deca delay

    This what I think the list should look like 🙂

    My favorite would be the Strymon Timeline except my pockets delay me from getting one ;(

    Missing from this Delay list is Vox’s attempt of there garage tone delay stomp box, and I got to say they did a great job and really making it so simple to use.

    Rock On bro 🙂

  510. Chris says:

    August 14, 2014 at 7:38 am

    Just got the Violetta. It sounds sooo nice! Not to mention the conveniences of size and rechargeable battery. They make up for the limited features (compared to other digital delays that is. Violetta is still quite versatile). I recently played a Boss RE-20 and I think that deserves a mention here – it’s a really inspiring effect.

  511. Damian Marinaccio says:

    August 14, 2014 at 5:46 am

    I never know what’s the best solution, several smaller units with a specific purpose/song in mind, or one of the bigger do it all units…

  512. Mandolin says:

    August 14, 2014 at 2:23 am

    Some fine delay pedals.

  513. Gianluca says:

    August 13, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    Strymon Timeline

  514. Duc Peterman says:

    August 13, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    Strymon Timeline for sure. I have been a big fan of Strymon, and I had the chance to try out the Timeline, the sound is just so unique and versatile, I was so pleasantly surprise that Strymon could still create above my expectations. I just wish I could have it, but it is so expensive..

  515. MatthewW says:

    August 13, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Looks like a good list to me… Disaster Transport for the win!!

  516. Stephen Elvidge says:

    August 13, 2014 at 11:25 am

    I originally bought a Flashback pedal as my first Delay pedal for bass and loved it.

    I wanted more options and purchased the Flashback X4. I will be giving the first flashback

    to my bass playing son next Christmas. I Love delays sooo much, I NEED MORE OPTIONS,

    like winning these delays! That would be a miracle come true, indeed.

  517. Ashlee says:

    August 13, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Oh, man… If I won any of these pedals, I’d lose my mind… but, UGH, that Strymon TimeLine… or the SD Vapor Trail… or the Red Witch Violetta Delay…

    UGH. I need these things. Dammit. Good luck to all of you, but nah, not really. No, good luck. Sort of. 😉

  518. Marcello says:

    August 13, 2014 at 10:37 am

    Oh please pick me pick me, I’m on a ‘pedal-train’ at the moment.

  519. Dominik Šandor says:

    August 13, 2014 at 7:01 am

    Disaster Transport got me immediatelly, in my opinion it’s better than strymon timeline, Earthquaker devices makes unique pedals, i would love to have one in my pedalboard 🙂

  520. Sam says:

    August 13, 2014 at 6:25 am

    The timeline’s where it’s at. A complimentary list nonetheless.

  521. Ryan says:

    August 12, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    Great list of currently available delay pedals. As a lover of analogue delays and from what i can tell by the demo the Vapour trails clarity really is tonally something special, especially if you play through darker sounding amps. I also love the sound of the El capistan and the Disaster Transport from EarthQuacker Devices. Can never have enough delays! 🙂

  522. Jeremy says:

    August 12, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    Officially entering the giveaway!! Those Strymon delays are gorgeous, either would compliment my BigSky beautifully – but I currently have the Empress VM SuperDelay and it’s an excellent pedal capable of some very unique sounds. In addition to the Strymon delays, the Red Panda Particle looks fantastic – I love untraditional approaches to delay, and this looks like the king of such. The Audible Disease Schizodelay is another cool experimental delay with a firm focus on bizarre and abrasive noise-oriented effects.

  523. don hutchko says:

    August 12, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    Midtown is nice

  524. Andy says:

    August 12, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    Red Panda Particle!!!!! >_<

  525. bryan says:

    August 12, 2014 at 10:22 am

    awesome list! especially love the flashbackx4

  526. J.Moore says:

    August 12, 2014 at 9:37 am

    At first i would say Disaster Transport from EarthQuacker Devices all the way! But the Red Panda Particle Granular Delay/Pitch Shifter sure does leave a good taste in my ears as well. Might have to flip a coin on this one 😛

  527. luc D says:

    August 12, 2014 at 7:51 am

    The one from Red panda and Earthquaker Devices are my personal favorite. So many crazy sounds out of them.

    -L

  528. Dustin Rhodes says:

    August 12, 2014 at 7:22 am

    I’d love to have a Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail Analog Delay. It has the perfect delay, and does just what I need it to. Plain and simple. Great pedal!

  529. Dillon says:

    August 12, 2014 at 6:48 am

    Awesome List! I just grabbed the Eventide H9 – for the best the time factor has to offer AND access to a whole lot more!

  530. Andrew Tarasoff says:

    August 12, 2014 at 6:28 am

    if i had to pick my favorite it would have to be the EarthQuaker Devices Disaster Transport Sr. it would be the delay that i believe i would have the most fun playing with and pushing to its LIMITS…

    HOWEVER, the red panda particle is a CRAZY GLITCHED OUT AND TWISTED runner up for me.

  531. Connor says:

    August 12, 2014 at 4:10 am

    All of these are pretty cool.

  532. Moshe O’Grady says:

    August 12, 2014 at 3:32 am

    This list Rock !!!

    I like the

    Guyatone Flip Tube Echo

    The SIB ECHO DRIVE reissue

    Toneczar Echoczar + Angelbaby

  533. Stephen says:

    August 12, 2014 at 1:31 am

    I agree with four of these. The most interesting and most coveted delays to me are as follows:

    Moog MF-104MSD

    Catalinbread Echorec

    Pigtronix Echolution2

    TC Electronic Alter Ego X4

    Korg SDD-3000

    Diamond Quantum Leap

    **Strymon Timeline

    **Red Panda Particle

    **Strymon Timeline

    **Empress Vintage Modified Superdelay

    • Stephen says:

      August 12, 2014 at 1:33 am

      scratch the 2nd Timeline and insert the **EarthQuaker Devices Disaster Transport SR

  534. Simon says:

    August 11, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    A decent delay is a must for any pedal board, The flashback mini, for the size and price is my recommendation.

  535. Brian says:

    August 11, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Earthquaker Devices Dispatch Master is good and small <3_<3

  536. Anthony Taibi says:

    August 11, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    All the delay you could want want want.

  537. Anthony Taibi says:

    August 11, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    Man-o-man there are some real nice delay pedals on this here page page page….

  538. Josh says:

    August 11, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    Soooooo much Strymon. WANT

  539. David says:

    August 11, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    I have the Strymon Timeline for a couple of months now and still trying to learn to use it and figure how to incorporate it into my playing, but there are delay sounds in there that no other pedal captures – the swell machines/algorithms are not like any of the other delay pedals. I think the Flashback is great too and easy to use. I recently got the Alter Ego X4 (Proguitar Shop’s exclusive). It SHOULD BE on the list. I have the Eventide SPACE which has many of the settings/algorithms of the Timefactor, but it really is a Reverb pedal, so would like the Timefactor. I never tried the EarthQuaker Devices Disaster Transport SR, but every video I’ve seen of it makes me want it. Also always wanted to try a Superdelay. Both the Timefactor and/or Superdelay would help with my Pink Floyd songs.

  540. Ronaldo says:

    August 11, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    My choice would be versatile The EarthQuaker Devices Disaster SR.

  541. bobby d says:

    August 11, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    Strymon timeline for me!

  542. Graeme says:

    August 11, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Lots of awesome gear here.. would love to try the them all 🙂

  543. Norris says:

    August 11, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    I really love an El Capistan paired with a Big Sky.

  544. Bill says:

    August 11, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    Awesome demos of some great delays!

  545. Davo says:

    August 11, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    There’s some great pedals on offer here.

    I think I want… All of them!

    🙂

  546. Tonyd says:

    August 11, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    Earthquaker devices Dispatch Master is my delay of choice.

  547. Tobias says:

    August 11, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    My personal favourite would be the Endangered Audio Research ad4096, though it’s pretty expensive so I can’t afford it myself…

  548. Allan says:

    August 11, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Does the EH Deluxe Memory Man not count because it’s an older pedal? I have yet to play anything that has as much warmth and character. With that said, I’d love to try all of these pedals. Especially the Particle.

  549. Way Barrier says:

    August 11, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Awesome list! All pedals are killer! For me though it would be the EQD Disaster Transport. I recently purchased the Arpanoid (most bizarre pedal) and their quality is above and beyond perfection. Love that company. I plan on filling every inch of my board with their pedals. So help me out! 😉

  550. Jonas Pinnau says:

    August 11, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    The Disaster Transport Sr is a great pedal! I just wish it had more flexibility. For its price it should be able to go 100% wet and have a dry kill switch so that you can use the modulation in real time, like many pedals in it’s price range can do… Either way it sounds amazing, and I would still recommend it.

    Great list of delays here!

  551. Anton Nota says:

    August 11, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    Red Panda Particle is really unique pedal!!!

  552. Adam says:

    August 11, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    Very nice list. Would like to see the EQD Dispatch Master on here though. But the Disaster Sr. Works just fine 🙂

  553. Sam says:

    August 11, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    Probably has to be the timeline. Or the timefactor. Hmmm.

  554. Curt says:

    August 11, 2014 at 11:50 am

    Great review. Line 6 DL4 may be missing from the list, but cannot argue with the quality of what has been featured here. And, hard to go pass the Strymon El Capistan… though ANY of these pedals would be welcome on my board 🙂

  555. Gerallt R says:

    August 11, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Pretty amazing list that!

  556. Mark says:

    August 11, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Gotta love that Earthquaker Disaster Transport SR… Modulation and reverb heaven

  557. Robert says:

    August 11, 2014 at 11:10 am

    Red Panda Particle!!!!!Cause it’s like nothing else.

  558. Craig says:

    August 11, 2014 at 11:01 am

    gosh, these are all really cool.

  559. vic says:

    August 11, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Maybe the DL4 could have been on the list. I enjoyed that pedal immensely. For now, I dig the Earthquaker Disaster Transport SR.!! I was at a music shop in Asbury Park, NJ and tried it out. WOWEE!

  560. Jon says:

    August 11, 2014 at 10:37 am

    My fave pedal of this past year is the Earthquaker Devices Grand Orbiter Phaser.

    Very broad spectrum of sounds. Very clean and deep without the noisy wash and hiss of some phasers.

    As a bass player using a Fender Bass VI, its been a blast digging out a variety of great sounds with Grand Orbiter.

  561. Joshua says:

    August 11, 2014 at 10:29 am

    Disaster Transport SR is not just one of the best delay pedals of 2014, it is one of the best delay pedals EVER!!!!

  562. William says:

    August 11, 2014 at 10:28 am

    Great reveiw! The Timeline is awesome!

  563. William Riley says:

    August 11, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Been eyeing that Disaster Transport. EQD is such a great company–awesome people there. Glad to see them doing so well.

  564. lucas says:

    August 11, 2014 at 10:18 am

    The el cap is the best

  565. Yves says:

    August 11, 2014 at 10:12 am

    I absolutely love my Earthquaker Devices “Dispatch Master”. Perfect voiced ambient-like sound combined with a very deep reverb. You don’t need much more für beautiful soundscapes. But you cannot have enough delay-pedals on your board, so I’d be very happy about one of these beauties.

  566. Vincent L says:

    August 11, 2014 at 10:11 am

    I’ve only used the Empress once, goddamn it’s lovely, just too pricey.

    Flashback is also excellent, I own the original version.

    Malekko Ekko 616 MKII should be on the list, that’s my go to Analog delay.

  567. Eric says:

    August 11, 2014 at 10:11 am

    Currently have the Flashback x4 and love it. But I’m still gas-ing for the Disaster Transport and Particle. It never ends….

  568. THOMAS says:

    August 11, 2014 at 10:08 am

    I played true a timeline many times…I must say it’s my total dreammachine. Sounds from pink floyd style delay’s to a simple slapback that a country player would dig…Love to make soundscape’s with this thing..Handy future is that you can store presets for your gig’s//Hope to get it one day…

    The delay I own is a Catalinbread Belle epoch, I must say this thing is totally insane. Comes real close to a real tape echo and I love the analog style feedback it can deliver. Sounds real good!!! I have recommended this pedal to a lot of guitar playing friends and they are in love with it to, so definitely a good choice if you want a close reproduction of the Famous Echoplex.

  569. Rich di says:

    August 11, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Love the red panda particle & el capistan

  570. Miguel R. says:

    August 11, 2014 at 9:59 am

    I have the flashback 4x, the tone is great. pretty hilarious that its compared to the green pedal it shall not be names, haha.

  571. Andy says:

    August 11, 2014 at 9:57 am

    Flashback x4 is such a cool pedal.

  572. Juan says:

    August 11, 2014 at 8:27 am

    I have had the timeline, the timefactor and many others. Lately I have been giging with an Analogman ARDX20. The best analog sound i have ever heard, sadly it does not do tap tempo.

  573. Thomas says:

    August 10, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    i want them alllllll

  574. Daniel says:

    August 10, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    What would the Strymon Big Sky be categorized as? Big fan of their pedals

  575. Jon Rothon says:

    August 10, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    I would legit use every single one of those delays (possibly all at once 😀 ), currently have 2 reverbs and no delay on my board haha and I have been But there is definitely room on my board for all 10 :D. Also as for stuff that should have been included.. The “Molten Voltage Modded Malekko Ekko 616”, analog delay modded for tap tempo and 4 presets + modulation controls 😀

  576. samuel says:

    August 10, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    love my timeline!

  577. Deaner says:

    August 10, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    I want em all!

  578. ixihuape666 says:

    August 9, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Well, i don’t have anything to say about this darn website! I’m trying to find a free effect pedal, but how the hell do you want someone to get one without having explanations everywhere!!?? Hmm, this website does speak the truth about the best effect pedals!! This is probably the only site in the world that let’s you have the best effect pedals for free!! I like this, i’m just a little upset, but no more!! 🙂

  579. Jonny says:

    August 9, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    Great reviews you have here! I love the TC electronics stuff and would love to get the flashback. I guess there are always more pedals out there to try, and I have been looking at getting a new delay pedal. In South Africa they are generally pretty expensive, so I would love to know what you think about a couple that sound pretty good on you tube and are a lot more affordable here than many you have reviewed and recommended. Mooer echolizer and Mooer Reecho. Also Digitech hardwire DL8?

  580. Luis Madrigal says:

    August 9, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    I think the Strymon pedals are both amazing. My personal taste is more vintage sounding delays, so I’d have to say the El Capistan would be my favorite.

  581. RyanS says:

    August 9, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    Abominable Electronic’s Unholy Grail is a sexy looking delay and one I need to check out soon.

  582. prashant says:

    August 9, 2014 at 8:08 am

    i always wanted an eventide timefactor.

  583. Jakob Holsonback says:

    August 9, 2014 at 7:22 am

    All of these pedals are great but I want to get the strymon timeline as it can do many things that are just rediculous. The tone is amazing on it and I have always wanted one but they have a pretty penny to them. A guitarist that I play with uses this pedal and he absolutely loves it. If I didn’t get the timeline I would want the time factor or el capistan. This is an amazing website and I am glad I found it! Thanks and good luck to all the contestants

  584. Aaron Ellis says:

    August 9, 2014 at 4:38 am

    Wow I just love the look of the EarthQuaker Devices Disaster Transport SR!

  585. Markku Puronaho says:

    August 9, 2014 at 12:03 am

    I have the TC Flashback X4 on my pedalboard but would be nice to try the Timeline!

  586. john says:

    August 8, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    So nice to have a straightforward review of the latest delays… Some many good choices…. thanks and keep the great info coming!

  587. Patrick Gillam says:

    August 8, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    Loving the sound of the new Old Blood Noise Endeavors Black Fountain. The oil can delay seems pretty unique when compared to the rest of this list. Timeline though is the must have off this list.

  588. Christopher High says:

    August 8, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    This is a decent list. However, it is missing the Pigtronix Echolution2 which is amazingly versatile pedal with some unique features. One of my favorite options on it is the jump feature. The fact that you can tweak and save every preset makes it a hard to beat option for best delays out there.

  589. Ham says:

    August 8, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    the Empress Effects Vintage Modified Superdelay is absolutely amazing pedal. it summons some beautiful sounds. really wish it had a stereo out, though!

  590. Lucas Bond says:

    August 8, 2014 at 8:39 am

    Nova delay by TC! 9 presets and super easy to dial in any tone. From U2 to ambient swells! It’s great!

  591. Dusty (Vincent) Miller says:

    August 8, 2014 at 2:31 am

    Great review lots of detailed information

  592. Rob Stein says:

    August 7, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    The Time Factor, for me, is the Holy Grail- pristine sound, all that flexibility, plus the easy user-friendly knobs etc. But the Strymon, with that dTape mode, as well as the Filter mode – tough choice.

  593. Juan Jose says:

    August 7, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    Timeline can be a pretty good delay pedal, some people say it´s the best in the market, but I have always wanted the Flashback x4. Great Pedal, great sound. Some others like the red panda are innovating. But if you ask me, I would say the TC Electronic Flashback x4, not only because its look and sound and mods but also because of the price. Man, I love the Flashback x4, and of course, I would like to have it right in my hands. TC Electronic x4 = Greatness.

  594. marc says:

    August 7, 2014 at 9:07 am

    delays for days. They’re all great.

  595. emanuele says:

    August 7, 2014 at 6:41 am

    Disaster transport, awesome!

  596. Jamie D says:

    August 6, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    The Timeline is by far the most groundbreaking and best pedal on this list. That being said, I feel that all the pedals on this list are great, the el Capistan and both versions of the flashback by tc electronix are great pedals. The timeline still wins it for me at least though

  597. James says:

    August 6, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Strymon is making some seriously groundbreaking pedals… Would LOVE to get my hands on a Timeline.

  598. Jordan says:

    August 6, 2014 at 11:52 am

    TimeLine is always great, although I think a combo of that and the Red Panda would be insane.

  599. Lara F. says:

    August 6, 2014 at 4:33 am

    I’d love to have the chance to play with one of these amazing gear *-*

  600. Alfred T. says:

    August 6, 2014 at 2:25 am

    The best of all is Strymon TimeLine because it’s so simple and elegant 😉

    Miracles always happen with it…

  601. Thomas Dück says:

    August 5, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    Best guitar pedal giveaway ever! Winning a single one of those would be great already, but winning all ten of them at once… indescribable.

    Just imagine connecting all of those delay pedals… it’s better than time travel

  602. Alberto Boem says:

    August 5, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    The Red Panda is one of the reason why I’m looking for new pedals.

    I was working a lot with granular synthesis, so I would like to try something similar with my guitar… without carrying a laptop with me.

  603. Mike J. says:

    August 5, 2014 at 11:12 am

    Best giveaway ever with the best selection of delays.

  604. Trill says:

    August 5, 2014 at 11:10 am

    I happened to just buy the red witch violetta.. and it sounds damn good. But hey you can never have too much delay right =P

  605. Jay smith says:

    August 5, 2014 at 8:33 am

    Id live to experiment with that Particle delay it sounds like it would do some things that NIN has done before like chop up a vocal track so you hear every word but just decayed over a million years or so I have done this in a recording with one line but it was tedious just deleting every .01 of the track so this would make it easier I currently have a boss digital delay dd7 not dd3 so I like the fact I can make samples and pl,ay over them it would be nice to get one of those other pedals you offer that do just that but a much better length and more layers cheers jay

  606. Tony Goff says:

    August 5, 2014 at 5:47 am

    For value for money, the line 6 dl-4 is hard to beat.

    Again value analogue and digital delays of the MXR Carbon Copy and Boss’s DD-7, I think are great value.

    Would I swap all 3 for an Eventide or Strymon?………..Probably!

  607. Mike T says:

    August 5, 2014 at 3:54 am

    Curious how the Alter Ego x4 would stack up…

  608. carlo says:

    August 5, 2014 at 2:46 am

    i wanna win the timeline, i need it :D, i think another great pedal is fulltone fulldrive 3

  609. Dedu M says:

    August 5, 2014 at 2:19 am

    The Timeline is…almost perfect…

  610. Billy A says:

    August 4, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    The Ibanez ES 2 has been a lot of fun. I like a variety do delays.

  611. Elijah Davenport says:

    August 4, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    I know it’s kind of old, but the Boss DD-20 should be in any best delay pedal list. Extremely easy to use presets live.

  612. Juan says:

    August 4, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Wonderful delay effects, but I stil love my Boss DD20!

  613. Mark Holloway says:

    August 4, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Love the TC Flashback X4!

  614. Adam Turetzky says:

    August 4, 2014 at 11:39 am

    The Red Panda Particle is a very interesting effect!

  615. Sergio says:

    August 4, 2014 at 10:56 am

    A very clever list. Empress, TC electronics, the are all hot. Maybe not to put on this list, but for a budget alternative, Joyo DSeed, with two presets, 4 modes, tap tempo and option for external switching, is a bang for the buck. But i’ll go Empress all the way. Moogerfoger?

  616. Sebastian says:

    August 4, 2014 at 6:21 am

    The Strymon el Capistan has to be one of the most unique pedals around. For a multi delay though, it’s hard to make a choice between Timeline, Timefactor, VMSD, and X4. A shootout maybe?

  617. Christian Merizalde says:

    August 4, 2014 at 4:59 am

    These pedals look delaylicious! I started with the awesome Boss DD7, moved to the Flashback X4 and thought i have found perfection until i got a Strymon Timeline. Delays have never been the same ever since…

  618. Brett says:

    August 3, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    They’re all good but I would love either the timeline or timefactor!

  619. Jim Mumford says:

    August 3, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    Maybe find some space for a Moog MF-104M? (either one)

  620. Andrew Rigsby says:

    August 3, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    I’ve wanted the timeline forever. Would love to see the belle epoch by catalinbread on the list too.

  621. Greg B says:

    August 3, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    TC Electronic Flashback X4

  622. Joaquin Goyeneche says:

    August 3, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    I like the TC Electronic Flashback X4 Delay & Looper. It’s my delay pedal

  623. raymond seto says:

    August 3, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    The pedals by TC Electronics look good!

  624. Michael W Perkins says:

    August 3, 2014 at 11:44 am

    I Have a JAM Pedals Delay LLAma Analog that just makes you smile when you plug it in.

  625. Carl Martin says:

    August 3, 2014 at 9:51 am

    TC Electronic Flashback X4 Delay & Looper is an awesome pedal and would love to own one.

  626. Paul says:

    August 3, 2014 at 9:26 am

    Heard a lot of good things about the Empress Superdelay, would love to give it an extended try.

  627. Gary S says:

    August 3, 2014 at 8:17 am

    I am actually very happy with my Hardwire DL8 – very versatile gig worthy pedal but man do I want the EQD Disaster Transport Sr.. My only problem right now is the price and the foot print. I would have to lose a couple pedals to make room for it or spend even more and upgrade to a bigger pedalboard. Decisions, decisions, decisions:)

  628. Alfonso says:

    August 3, 2014 at 7:07 am

    Well, if I have to choose I would say that the Timeline is all you need (and could imagine) for your delay preferences. Just in the case you don’t need so much features, El Capistan is a great choice. Strymon makes huge quality effects.

    Thanks for the chance! Fingers crossed 😉

  629. Jacob Sunshine says:

    August 3, 2014 at 5:55 am

    Eventide Timefactor!

  630. Matt Schmidt says:

    August 3, 2014 at 5:45 am

    Although not introduced in 2014, the Diamond Memory Lane Jr is a solid delay.

  631. Sie Carroll says:

    August 3, 2014 at 5:09 am

    The list is pretty much spot on, I’d add the Roland Boss Space Echo as I’ve had so much fun with it over the years, it’s so easy to dial in, also the Moog MF104….of course. Out of the list I’d have to say the El Capistan, and for just pure great sound and simplicity to dial in.

  632. Mike says:

    August 3, 2014 at 3:56 am

    With 2014 only half over it looks as if 2014 has last year already beat as far as the number of delay offerings that are using pt2399 chips that digitally try and emulate analog. Unless you are prepared to shell out for much more expensive larger digital “analog”, modelling type pedals like something from strymon or the Emperess, forget about any of the smaller footprint made sized pt2399 digital “analog”, sounding pedals. If we’re talking standard mxr sized boxes with your three standard bread and butter controls I can almost guarantee you that everyone of those pt239 chipped delays for the most part will sound exactly the same. None of those pt2399 pedals have any real character or uniqeness. There just is no soul in those pedals. Toatly life and toneless. The noisy repeats of an analog delay have never bothered me so much so to the point where I just can’t take it, and I have to switch to a digital delay.. Analog delay pedals verses digital delays in a way is like comparing a tube amp to a solid state amp.. The tube amp like an analog delay may have some slight noise but because you get soul and character in a tube amp it’s easy to put up with any amounts of possible small noise. Digital delay on the other hand like most of the mxr sized pt2399 delays have no real soul, and they are lacking any individual character. Want to test my theory, go out buy a mad professor deep blue pt2399 delay and run it side by side with one of those made in China for 40 bucks knock offs made by caline. I actually did this and there was really zero difference in sound and quality. It all comes down to the heart and soul of a delay and that’s its delay time chip. I recently was able to once again obtain, nothing special just a late 90’s Maxon ad80 analog delay that of course has the iconic out of production Panasonic MN3205 chip and that pedal with that chip despite having only 300ms max delay time hands down blows away any of the newer analog delay pedals that use those cool audio chips manufactured now by beheinger.

    If it doesn’t matter if they came out in 2014 or not? My list includes these pedals:

    Analog alien ‘s rumble seat! A 3 in one pedal that combines a 69 plexi based od a sweet 600 ms real analog delay and a verb section that’s based on spring verb from a 65 deluxe!

    jHS panther cub(cone on it has 8 BBD chips)!

    Niger footer analog delay it’s moog

    New Duncan analog delay is surprisingly good

    The red witch violletta delay despite digital it’s one of the best PT chip delays I have ever heard!

    El Capistan which sonevsaybisvtgevgreatrstbecer emulation of a real tape delay

    Surprise pick of the year. A small OEM Chinese company called XIN Sound offers their AD 99B delay pedal which is a real analog BBD pedal offering around 700ms delay time and selling for under $100 deal of the century! They sound awesome for the price and they are the same company who actually builds guts to analog man’s analog delay pedal.

  633. churst says:

    August 3, 2014 at 2:57 am

    Flashback X4 for me, i need one for my next project 🙂

  634. Jim Lipscomb says:

    August 3, 2014 at 2:44 am

    I have been drooling over the TC Electronic Flashback X4 since I first heard it. This list must have been fun to make!

  635. sergio says:

    August 3, 2014 at 1:32 am

    Good collection!

    thanks!

  636. Jan Čapek says:

    August 3, 2014 at 1:28 am

    I love how there are not only huge expensive pedals but also small and affordable pedals. No snobbery in this article! Good job!

    Although, in my opinion, nthere should have been an honorary mention of the Deluxe Memory Man 🙂

  637. Nate Nelson says:

    August 3, 2014 at 1:18 am

    No boss? Shame,may be overrated,but boss can put out some great tones. Less options when shaping the delay,though.

  638. Jacob Abbud says:

    August 3, 2014 at 1:08 am

    Hope I can win the giveaway, I’m in need of a cool delay pedal.

  639. Jim Jim says:

    August 2, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    I don’t have a delay pedal currently and this particular run down of the top 10 gives me stiffy similar to that which happens when I am about to eat a righteous taco. And I am sorry, but the old Boss Digital Delay, new or old, is still a very capable and great sounding delay. <– I know, that will draw some criticism from some who despise companies like Boss. Perhaps I will be the lucky needy recipient of the delay pedal giveaway. Fingers crossed and good luck to all you other musicians out there. 🙂

  640. Dave Kerwood says:

    August 2, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    All awesome pedals, although I am surprised at two that were left off the list. The JHS Panther has some cool features, particularly the tempo sensing input jack. Also surprised that I don’t see the Carbon Copy here. All in all a great list, though. I’d be happy to have any of these.

  641. Sammy Yi says:

    August 2, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    The Empress Vintage Modified Superdelay is my go to pedal. I sincerely love the tone and options of this pedal. A real beaut! I think you guys need to add the Catalinbread Belle Epoch. That girl’s got tone for days!!!

  642. josh m says:

    August 2, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    they are all nice

  643. Craig says:

    August 2, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    Particle. Awesome pedal, that is all.

  644. Kirsten says:

    August 2, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    Wow… lots to choose from. Always found all the knobs confusing/overwhelming. I have the TC Flashback x4 and find that having presets really helps with experimenting rather than just moving knobs around.

  645. SEBASTIAN PRZYBYLSKI says:

    August 2, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    RED WITCH – EMPRESS CHORUS

  646. David Polidoro says:

    August 2, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    here is my required pedal review for the contest:

    that one pedal is lovely.

    the end.

  647. Sam Boodt says:

    August 2, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    My favorite delay is probably the Lunar Echo.

  648. Jonathan Guillemette says:

    August 2, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    All these pedals are killer.

  649. Jeremy R. says:

    August 2, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    On my list of pedals that I would like to have:

    >All of them.

    Hopefully luck is on my side this time.

  650. Chris Keledjian says:

    August 2, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Strymon’s Time Line is tough to beat, but I think I’d go for the less-complex Vapor Trail. In Seymour we trust.

  651. Dan Kucera says:

    August 2, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    Empress and Eventide…both are at the top of my list…killer delay pedals!

  652. Michael M says:

    August 2, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    The Red Panda Particle Delay looks awesome and can achieve so many experimental tones! This is a great list of delays, echo effects really bring out rhythmic effects that help me write ambient style electronic music. Thanks guys.

  653. gabe says:

    August 2, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    would love to win one of these pedals.

  654. James Healey says:

    August 2, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    Strymon TimeLine

  655. Michael Scar says:

    August 2, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    El Capistan ftw

  656. Geoff says:

    August 2, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    The Caroline Kilobyte is killer and missing here

  657. Ryan Begley says:

    August 2, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    I’ve got the el capistan and love it. So versatile and musical sounding. If you didn’t know better you’d think it was analog. Thanks for doing the giveaway!

  658. Frederick says:

    August 2, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    That Empress Super Delay is super sexy. They all are.

  659. Michael Norton says:

    August 2, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    would love to win any of these — ALL really great peds

  660. matt glenn says:

    August 2, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Me likey all analog true bypass delays!

  661. bob786 says:

    August 2, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Timeline appears the rolls Royce of all delays.

  662. Bertram D says:

    August 2, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Red Panda Particle seems to be the right delay for me…

  663. Jimmy says:

    August 2, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    I would love the strymon timeline as it is so versatile and almost every review has said its great!

  664. Edson says:

    August 2, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    How does a flashback (toneprint) compare to the possibilities of the larger pedals? (Strymon Timeline, Empress, Eventide)? Anyone who can comment on it? 🙂

  665. David says:

    August 2, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Great listing of pedals, the site is going well – I use it as a reference point when I have an urge for something new, which is a little too often.

  666. Dave Grimm says:

    August 2, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    It’s hard to say there’s on I would want more than the others but… I’ve always liked those Empress super delays. They just sound epic. Strymon an flashbacks are pretty wicked as well. Man I love delay pedals.

  667. Daniel Jackson says:

    August 2, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    Hoping for an El Capistan, El Capitan.

  668. Jeff Nelson says:

    August 2, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    I want them all! lol

  669. Bear says:

    August 2, 2014 at 8:18 am

    These are all superior pieces of gear with slightly different takes on the effect. I think the TC Alter Ego should be here as well. We really are in the golden age of stompboxes.

  670. Shannon says:

    August 1, 2014 at 8:45 am

    I don’t have any of these pedals…yet! I’ve got the Line6 DL4 but would like to get either of the Strymon pedals( Timeline or El Cap) which I’ve heard amazing things about. Everyone who uses them swears by them.

  671. Wain says:

    August 1, 2014 at 2:17 am

    I like TC Electronic Flashback Mini Delay most, it’s small and easy tuning, give you all you need in a delay pedal. Meanwhile, I think the Eventide H9 should also in the list, it can give you all the sound in Eventide not only the delay section.

  672. Karl says:

    July 31, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    In my experience, the Flashbackx4 is definitely the most usable and vesatile pedal on the list in a live setting. Would love to get my hands on one of those Vapor Trails though.

  673. Rob says:

    July 31, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Number one for me is easily the Strymon TimeLine. Eventide’s stuff is always great it’s just a little older. As for what could be on the list, the MXR Carbon Copy is small, reasonably priced and good at what it does. Still, I’m saving up for a TimeLine.

  674. Javier says:

    July 31, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    I need the El Capistan!!!

  675. Andrew Nilssen says:

    July 31, 2014 at 1:07 am

    That Flashback mini is too cute. And the Timeline is pure business class.

  676. Brice Steeb says:

    July 30, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    I currently have been playing around with different delays. I have the MXR Carbon Copy, but absolutely have fallen in love with Strymon’s Timeline. Strymon gives any other manufacturer a run for their money when it comes to quality.

  677. Randy says:

    July 30, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    I love my Strymon and TC Electronic pedals, but I agree the Carbon Copy and DL4 should be included

  678. Luke Cooper says:

    July 30, 2014 at 10:36 am

    Strymon Pedals are too good!

  679. Ben Lacey says:

    July 30, 2014 at 1:47 am

    The Eventide Timefactor, quite simply, it does it all

  680. Russell T says:

    July 29, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Would love to play around with some of these… been using an AD9, but would love something new…

  681. Seth says:

    July 29, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    Strymon’s Brigadier Delay is also a great delay, though I suppose El Capistan is a bit more versatile.

  682. sean says:

    July 29, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Like all the pedals listed but this list is missing the Carbon Copy. Greatest delay I own. Quick to get going and easy to load up and take for great analog sounds. Otherwise I’d love all of these along side my current rig.

  683. Julian Nuss says:

    July 29, 2014 at 7:53 am

    Some pretty nice pedals. Wish I’d seen this before I just bought my last delay pedal. Signed up now so I will check back before anymore purchases.

  684. Conner Johnson says:

    July 28, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    I haven’t played the Red Panda Particle or the Empress Vintage Modified, but I have listened to many mic’d up demonstrations. Beautiful effects as well.

  685. Conner Johnson says:

    July 28, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    I absolutely LOVE the Strymon. I wish I had it, but really whoever wins on here will be ecstatic

  686. brendan says:

    July 28, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Im a TC fan, the x4 is pretty awesome!!

  687. John Niespodzianski says:

    July 28, 2014 at 11:52 am

    What an awesome assortment of pedals!

  688. Justfwench says:

    July 28, 2014 at 6:28 am

    No doubt about that, the Timeline is by far the best investment in a guitar effect pedal I ever did.

  689. James says:

    July 28, 2014 at 6:02 am

    Went from a timeline to an El Capistan. Tweaking the sound on sound mode is beautiful! Particularly placing this pedal after a looper. Stack a few parts and then destructive warble away

  690. Konrad says:

    July 27, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    EarthQuaker Devices Disaster Transport SR is amazing, so many cool sounds!

  691. The Bobbert says:

    July 27, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    They’re all pretty rad pedals it just depends on what kind of money you’re looking to spend and what sound you want. I really dig my El Capistan, the looping on trails mode is fun to mess with I’ve also been able to get some really cool ambient tones that I haven’t found on other pedals.

  692. Berke Bearrick says:

    July 26, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    I love the timeline just as much as any guitar freak, however I use the digitech Jamman because of the cost! $$$$$$ I feel like based on all the reviews the JHS Panther should be someplace on here but then again I have never used over half of the pedals on this list! The only other pedals that have caught my eye are the EKKO 616 MKLL DARK because the first thing everyone says is how dark it sounds and I LOVE the dark earthy tone. Another is Fox Pedals wave. It is very simple analog delay that has a simple switch that can give VARY different tones. It also is the best looking analog pedal company I have seen. Beautiful graphics and very shimmery clear articulate sound when needed but easily darkened.

  693. Smue says:

    July 25, 2014 at 9:56 am

    Thanks for the great overview. I use the (Harley Benton) Joyo Digital Delay which is an incredibly affordable good and analog sounding pedal. While its a good starter pedal and impressing what it does for the price, I plan to upgrade to a more versatile pedal, like the flashback x4 or the el capistan or the timeline.

  694. Corey says:

    July 25, 2014 at 12:36 am

    I currently use the TC Nova Repeater, but both of the TC pedals on this list are killer. TC always has been quality for me.

  695. Thiago Barbosa says:

    July 24, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    I didn’t have a chance to try all of these. I think the flashbacks are awesome. The Strymons sound amazing too. One pedal i think is great too is the Way Huge Aqua Puss. One of the best analogs i tried.

  696. Jon says:

    July 24, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    That Red Panda looks and sounds incredible. I consider myself a blues player, but with this thing on my board I’d go from being a typical pentatonic riffer, to a mad scientist.

  697. Chris Mason says:

    July 24, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    Love the timeline. It’s versatile. I have a timefactor right now. The types of sounds you can get out that puppy are ridiculous. Although its’s great, the sounds of the timeline are far greater. Both are high quality and really every pedal on this list is great.

    I think one of the more underrated pedals is the DD-7. It’s affordable and gets the job done if you bust your but to get what you want out of it. Love it!

  698. Harri says:

    July 24, 2014 at 8:35 am

    The flashback truly is an incredible pedal… I haven’t even looked at many of these pedals though (money…)

    I think an incredible delay (in it’s own right, not just for the price) is the Way Huge Supa Puss delay… it’s just fantastic!

  699. Matt says:

    July 24, 2014 at 5:58 am

    Background: My original digital delay was a Japanese Boss DD3, the sound was huge but not overbearing and allowed ones live solos to have a pro studio flavour. Sadly I lent this to a friend who cooked it and replaced it with a Taiwan DD3 but it just wasn’t the same? My current delay is a small Electroharmonix memory toy, it’s ok but limited setting wise and is more reverb sounding and thats how I use it again over solos. Nb: I’m not in the market for ‘tap’ , inbuilt looper, sci- fi or multi delays, having said that its good to glean some understanding of whats out there in the parallel universe of pedals.

    This 10 x pedal review has provided me with comparative road testing, hence assists me in refining my selection for a new delay pedal.

    1/ I’m really warming to the TC flashback mini. Although I don’t normally get into software tone crafting I can see the value in tweeking a pedal this way and still end up with “simplicity on the floor” and not have to fiddle with gear on the fly. I’ve just purchased TC x2 looper, again simplicity swayed my decision.

    2/ The Red Witch is slender and rates in the simplicity stakes, the recharge battery is 20yrs overdue for all pedals!

    3/ Seymour Duncan Vapour Trail. The review makes this analog baby tempting too. I like Seymours PUPs and I still have my original purchased new late 80’s Seymour Duncan 60 watt convertible amp!

    Thanks reviewers for your insightful critique,

    Regards Matt

  700. Michael says:

    July 23, 2014 at 8:12 am

    I would add the Carbon Copy from MXR as a solid, affordable pedal that gives a pretty good palette of delay effects…my .02.

  701. Leo ayala says:

    July 22, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    Im used to multi effects pedalboards so now Im building my pedalboard but I been listening to a lot of delay pedals and the strymon delay pedals are just amazing! Would be a great fit to my pedalboard specially for my church ambient sounds which are very much needed.

  702. TKF says:

    July 22, 2014 at 11:27 am

    I still love my EH Mem Man w/Hazari, and also my (comparatively simple, but still so rad) Akai Headrush E2’s. That said I would totally LOVE any pedal on this list, esp. RED PANDA

  703. SEBASTIAN PRZYBYLSKI says:

    July 22, 2014 at 11:04 am

    I THINK THE EARTHQUAKER AFTERNEATH IS WORTHY OF THIS LIST

  704. Ben Hacker says:

    July 22, 2014 at 11:01 am

    I’ve got a timeline which tempts me to say that “I’m done” with delays, but there are so many tasty pedals coming out, or that have come out, that I just can’t say it. The Red Panda sounds sick, and the VM Superdelay from Empress is really neat – love pretty much anything the PGS puts their hands on. I’m saving to pick up a DMMtt but might have to divert funds for some on this list. Very well done!

  705. Dominik says:

    July 22, 2014 at 9:40 am

    I’m kind a new with guitar effect never used one before, just internal amp effects from my friends Ibanez amp, and a few more. I always played acoustic guitar and didn’t need a pedal. ..But now days im really getting in to those pedals. Specially love the sound that can be produced if you use those with nice di box and record some audio samples or synths over it.. I’m definitely getting Flashback Delay from TC Electronics witch is smaller brother of X4 but not in this buyers guide 🙁 Sound from this and like machines will be finally used in my experimental and electronic music i produce. Great page guys 🙂

  706. Zach Walker says:

    July 21, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    Absolutely can’t go past the Empress delay Vintage Modified. In my opinion it has the most interesting, unique and versatile line of sounds and I would absolutely kill for one on my board. Just keep saving!

  707. Jacob Augeri says:

    July 21, 2014 at 1:11 am

    I would say that my favorite so far is the Strymon Timeline. It seems as though it is extremely versatile and can do so many different things. That being said, it seems as though the el capistan seems like a perfect compliment to the the timeline if you are trying to stack delays. You can use the tape effect with the el cap, while trying to create some ambient tones with the swell machine on the timeline. Based on the research that I’ve been doing, it seems as though you pretty much covered the main pedals that people are playing right now. I would feel so blessed to have any of them!

  708. peter grey says:

    July 20, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    I’ve fancied the Flashback X4 since it first came out

  709. Matt says:

    July 20, 2014 at 7:32 am

    This is a great list. One delay that I’ve gone back to several times over the years is the Danelectro Reel Echo. It’s big and takes up space, but I haven’t been able to replicate the sound.

  710. Jordan says:

    July 19, 2014 at 5:48 am

    I hadn’t used delay in a long time until about a month ago. I was testing amps when another shopper asked me to play through the Empress Tape Delay for him to hear. I fell in love with that pedal…ended up buying it and an amp. I would love to try the SuperDelay… Heck, I’d love to try all 10 of these pedals.

  711. Jesse says:

    July 18, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    The Strymon Timeline is an instant classic. Hard to beat that delay at the moment.

  712. Aaron says:

    July 18, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    One of my favorite artist named Mike Love from Hawaii uses a Strymon Timeline. I’d love to try the Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail, it seems pretty cool.

  713. Raphael Malfliet says:

    July 18, 2014 at 5:53 am

    When i listen to the reviews of the El Capistan, I think that is an awesome Delay pedal. I have a friend who has it and can’t shut up about it. Would like to have it myself !!

    I would like bestguitareffects to make a review of the Malekko Ekko delay pedal. I heard it sounds very good !

  714. Phil T. says:

    July 18, 2014 at 3:34 am

    I want the timeline.

  715. Josh Docksteader says:

    July 16, 2014 at 7:46 am

    I have the El Cap. Love it. So awesome sounding. Hard to believe all the things you can do with it. I would love to try the Timeline as well as the Disaster Transport SR. Pete Thorn does an amazing video demo of this pedal. Really, really, really, really (Really?) really cool (Both of ’em)….really. The other delays I’ve been aching to try out are the Eventide, TC, and Empress Pedals. Don’t know much about the others, but now I have something to check out on YouTube!

  716. Steve says:

    July 15, 2014 at 8:40 am

    I have to admit, the X4 looks pretty unique and handy. Would love to get my hands on one of those.

  717. Vladimir Yatsina says:

    July 14, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    I have no delay pedals in my arsenal at the moment but have always dreamed of experimenting more into the dub and psychedelic realms that are accessible through the universe of delays… 🙂

  718. Gabe Tonestoy says:

    July 14, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    I sure love my Timeline, but sometimes I wish for more simplicity like the Vapor Trail. At other times, I can’t get enough of the far out tones that you can get from a more involved delay like the Particle. So I now have a delay collection which just keeps growing, ha ha. After years of GAS and going back and forth, I’ve pretty much given up on finding just one delay to keep me happy….

  719. Cody says:

    July 14, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    I can’t remember if I already entered this… But either way, I’ve been looking through these pedals a lot. Red Panda is incredibly wacky. The Supermodified covers almost all the bases. EQD’s would be perfect for dub basslines. Ugh they’re all unique.

  720. Jamie Brewer says:

    July 14, 2014 at 9:31 am

    The Empress looks ace, but the Timeline still grabs my eye everytime… Need one in my life!

  721. Eyvind Eidesen says:

    July 14, 2014 at 1:03 am

    Hi, I just need to start with thanking you for the good work you guys are doing. You always manage to put in some pedals I’ve never seen or heard of before. But to me there is an obvious contender to this list, the JHS Panther Cub delay. It just blew me away with its incredibly spacious and physically lively echoes. This thing is alive! After trying a bunch of delays; tc’s, catalinbreads, line6, vox, etc. I found that none of them could get nice repeats after being fed through an overdrive or fuzz/distortion. The repeats always sound like just (in comparison) flat repeats with a non-satisfying synthetic feeling to the degradation. This must be because these delays mostly have been digital with “analog” voicing. The Cub was like stepping outside and having a flexible canyon at my disposal. I’m saving up! Ps. The Vapour Trail shouts out for me, I think I’ll have to give it a go!

  722. Andrew Nash says:

    July 13, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail is king for ease of use alone

  723. Jeremy Bowen says:

    July 13, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    I’d have to say the Empress is my favorite, but all of these are awesome! No such thing as owning too many delays!

  724. Maxime says:

    July 13, 2014 at 7:55 am

    The Empress seems like she can do everything but the Red Panda is very interesting too.

    But i think we all would be happy with one of these 10 beauties in our rigs !

  725. Parker Matthew says:

    July 12, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    I’ve never owned any pedals. I’m poor, but I have dreams of owning many

  726. Andrey says:

    July 12, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    timeline rules, but i prefer Vapor Trail)

  727. don hutchko says:

    July 11, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    Ds9 tried and rrue

  728. Jane says:

    July 11, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    Strymon timeline great because 200 presets, midi and compact. Great customer service.

  729. Aaron Abubo says:

    July 10, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    Flashback x4 looks to be a great all-around delay pedal.

  730. Patrick Lacey says:

    July 10, 2014 at 2:22 am

    The Timeline looks the business

  731. Joel says:

    July 9, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    The strymon or the eventide. But hey any of them they sound great!

  732. Daniel says:

    July 9, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Empress Effects Vintage Modified Superdelay is my favourite.

  733. Brian says:

    July 9, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    Love me some flashback!

  734. Nick Hopkins says:

    July 9, 2014 at 9:41 am

    With so many samey pedals in this area it always needs a bit of research…thanks for the help!!

  735. Samuel Drew-Rumoro says:

    July 9, 2014 at 5:28 am

    All of the Strymon gear is fantastic, really cool stuff. It’s great to see a company put a decent amount of effort into reproducing such a fantastic tape echo like they have done with the El Cap.

    I think the Caroline Guitar Company’s Kilobyte delay does some interesting stuff too, worth a look.

  736. Ondrej says:

    July 8, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    I can´t afford any of the listed pedals right now, so all of them seems pretty tempting to me. Anyway, I would like to own Red Witch Violetta, because it is small and handy, so it will surely fit into my pedalboard. Why is there no Moog or EHX delay? It would definitely fit into this company above 🙂

  737. Jurren says:

    July 8, 2014 at 11:57 am

    Nice list!

    I have an El Capistan and Flashback on my main pedal board, but there’s always room for one more…

  738. Alec A. says:

    July 8, 2014 at 10:21 am

    That time Factor looks yummy.

  739. William Penn says:

    July 8, 2014 at 2:11 am

    The Strymon is definitely awesome. Barring Strymon money, though, the Vox Delaylab is a great second choice. It has a large set of delay types as well that you can experiment with. Also able to use an expression pedal with it and has a built in looper.

  740. Riley Thornton says:

    July 7, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Go timeline. Hands down the best

  741. Jacob Whitelock says:

    July 6, 2014 at 5:42 am

    There is certainly some gorgeous stuff happening here – ones I’ve been looking at for a while and some new ones to me. That Empress vintage modified is looking particularly fine, as well as those Strymon delays, there’s some really good stuff coming out from them at the moment. Keeping my eyes on these for sure.

  742. kitty lang says:

    July 5, 2014 at 11:11 am

    The El Capistan looks perfect for my vintage needs

  743. Jeff says:

    July 5, 2014 at 4:17 am

    The Strymon TimeLine tops my “must have delays” list. It’s a powerhouse and a beauty at that!

    Other than that, the Red Panda Particle Granular Delay/Pitch Shifter is awesome simply because of the sheer magnitude of interesting sounds that can be pulled from it. This would be perfect to jimmy around with on experimental tunes.

  744. mathias says:

    July 4, 2014 at 6:45 am

    I would a simple and pretty cheap pedal: the MXR carbon copy!

  745. Vincent Reiley says:

    July 3, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    Strymon pedals are awesome. The flashback delay is pretty versatile. Well, they’re all pretty good.

  746. JC says:

    July 3, 2014 at 11:47 am

    The Red Panda Particle Granular Delay/Pitch Shifter is on my want list!

  747. Matt Garner says:

    July 3, 2014 at 10:48 am

    As far as value is concerned, I’m a believer in 2 proven platforms in the Boss DD20 and the TC Electronic Nova Delay. Both allow for a very in depth experience for a good value around $175. Both are easy to use and feature packed. You can do anything from simple Slapback echo to very complex double tempo patterns. Both have digital BPM readouts , programmable presets, and tap capability. Great as an accent to your sound OR as a feature of your sound.

    That being said, if you can swing for the fences, the Strymon timeline is the one you want. Incredible processing power and sound quality. Great flexibility and large bank of user presets to work with. This is truly the top of the line in both sound quality, tone shaping, and features.

  748. FokusFire says:

    July 3, 2014 at 3:14 am

    I have strymon BigSky pedal and it’s amazing. Really want to spread my music area in the delay fields too. Boss DD-7 is great but it doesn’t give me so much.

  749. Sean Norton says:

    July 2, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    I haven’t had the chance to try any of these delay pedals yet. I have a carbon copy and a boss delay pedal. I love my Eventide Space pedal so I am sure the delay sounds great as well. I am really looking for a nice analog delay pedal with tap tempo. any suggestions ?

  750. ronny says:

    July 2, 2014 at 5:39 am

    Eventide TimeFactor Twin Delay Stompbox is very amazing and very practical to any level of guitar player.

    I like the looper feature that can help me practice my guitar skill.

  751. Carlos says:

    July 2, 2014 at 2:28 am

    Strymon pedals and just amazing! But i guess the TC electronic pedals are more usable.

  752. stew says:

    July 2, 2014 at 12:11 am

    Love my flashback x4 but, wouldnt mind trying these others out!

  753. Federe ho says:

    July 1, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    For me the VMSD is the absolute best!

    The second classified would be the timeline but i love tappe echo so for my money: El CAP.

    BUT if i would have to choose BOT from the list i would go for the catalinbread echorec!

  754. sean says:

    July 1, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    hopefully I get a chance to try that red panda out

  755. Daniel says:

    July 1, 2014 at 9:43 am

    The Diasaster Transport SR is probably the most unique pedal on this list. A reverb+delay that’s not really a reverb+delay, I would love one for ambient effects.

  756. jase says:

    July 1, 2014 at 9:02 am

    Super helpful list! I’m on the market for a new analog delay and this gave me lots of new options.

  757. Thomas says:

    July 1, 2014 at 7:57 am

    Great list! I would be so glad to get my hands on any one of these, but Empress’ vintage modified superdelay is my favorite by a mile. Also: thanks for all your reviews, I rarely buy a pedal without checking here first. Cheers!

  758. ThVH says:

    July 1, 2014 at 7:28 am

    great pedals!

    I also love the new Ibanez ES2. It has that nice old Ibanez Delaysound and is quite versatile 🙂

  759. Jed Adelbert R. Lopez says:

    July 1, 2014 at 2:21 am

    the BOSS isn’t the boss now in here. 😀

  760. Jed Adelbert R. Lopez says:

    July 1, 2014 at 1:48 am

    wanting to have a delay pedal and i guess the TC electronics flashback x4 would be great.

    and the srtymon el capistan too.

  761. Chad says:

    June 30, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    Despite playing guitar for 15 years I just recently purchased my first pedal which is a tube screamer. Next up on my list is a delay pedal… 30 more years of house payments and I then might be able to get that strymon!

  762. Stephen Spieckerman says:

    June 30, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    This was a great and extensive list! I have to say if I were to have one it would have to be the TCE Flashback… so versatile, plus with the toneprint… Definitely on the top of my list for pedals!

  763. Zach Wood says:

    June 30, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    Empress is sweet! That Mini Flashback is great for the pedal board footprint though….

  764. Luke Barratt says:

    June 30, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Love the mxr Carbon copy but am a big fan of the new tc electronic products. Have the mini hall of fame and would love one of the flashbacks to go with it!

  765. richard says:

    June 30, 2014 at 11:45 am

    love tc el best sounding delays period

  766. Pawel says:

    June 30, 2014 at 11:33 am

    Tech 21 Boost D.L.A. seems very nice, might be in the runner ups:)

    I love the Red Panda. Hello Eivind Aarset and Boards of Canada!

    If I don’t win, I’m gonna sell my dentures for this one. Then I’ll sell my shoes for the EH Superego.

    You’ve got a great thing going on here, keep it up guys:)

  767. RJ says:

    June 30, 2014 at 8:19 am

    Would love to win the TC Electronic Flashback X4 Delay & Looper.

  768. Jakub Kozieł says:

    June 30, 2014 at 6:51 am

    I have a TC Flashback and all of the presets are usable and great sounding, but the most amazing one from the list is the Strymon El Capistan, does the best job in creating ethereal ambient soundscapes. The MXR Carbon Copy is also worth attention.

  769. Robert House says:

    June 29, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    Really like the tc stuff. Wish everyone would quit it with the 9v. They seem expensive for the short life. Red witch lithium ion battery sounds cool.

  770. Eva says:

    June 29, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Thank you for reviews, options and sounds of Empress VM Superdelay are just amazing, cheers 🙂

  771. John says:

    June 29, 2014 at 8:29 am

    I agree with Jeremiah Lind – the missing pedal here is the Endangered Audio Research AD4096. I have it as well and it’s dark and dreamy. The expand and infinity features really make it a unique choice. I find it’s a good choice for stacking delays – keep your tap tempo delay in front — for me, the El Capistan above — and let it do any on-the-fly changes, and use a dark washy analog behind it to get a big fat wall of tone. Season with reverb to taste.

    The AD4096’s price is headed in the right direction as well. It started at $379 and has dropped to $329; still a boutique price, but getting closer to earth for those of us not driving Maseratis.

    Another great choice would be the Way Huge Supa-Puss. It’s a great-sounding analog that even has tap tempo, a rare feature for analog delays.

    The SuperDelay and TimeLine are great choices as well! Can’t ever have too many delays…one of those two may be my next addition if I can make space on the board.

  772. Tony says:

    June 29, 2014 at 2:57 am

    I think Strymons Timeline just tops the drool list for me but after using TC’s Corona Mini and HOF, I can see the benefits of Toneprint and would be looking at the Flashback Mini as a potential for MY BIRTHDAY IN AUGUST! Probably add the Catalinbread Belle Epoch to the list tbh but any of the top ten here would sit well on my board…PLEASE!

  773. kyle says:

    June 29, 2014 at 12:09 am

    Great List! I personally would add the moogerfooger mf 104 and the empress superdelay vintage modified, both amazing pedals that definitely deserve to be on the list. Thanks!

  774. James says:

    June 28, 2014 at 8:59 am

    These are all great pedals. I’m surprised by the omission of the Providence Chrono Delay (and not even mentioned in the comments, from what I read). It’s definitely one of my top five. Check it out.

  775. Dasyi mcrae says:

    June 28, 2014 at 8:39 am

    Disaster Transport! Bring The Ruckus!

  776. Mj says:

    June 27, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    I’ve always wanted to own a Strymon Timeline!!! I hope and pray it will be given to me. Thanks in advance Best Guitar Effects! 🙂 m/

  777. Ruben says:

    June 27, 2014 at 4:21 am

    The Timeline definitely is on the top of my list, because of its versatility and tone. I have dreamed of having one for two years. Right now I’m using an EHX Memory Boy Deluxe. It’s still missing some features though

  778. Frankie Gibson says:

    June 27, 2014 at 3:59 am

    The Timeline looks the business

  779. David Ernst says:

    June 26, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    wow TC has two on the list – thats pretty impressive

  780. SEBASTIAN PRZYBYLSKI says:

    June 26, 2014 at 11:37 am

    I THINK THE EHX FREEZE PEDAL IS A GREAT CONTENDER. AND IF YOU LIKE THE DOORS THE NEW ORGAN PEDAL FROM EHX.

    AND FOR THE PEDAL I WOULD LIKE TO WIN… THE EL CAPISTAN!

    (THIS IS FOR THE CONTEST RIGHT? IF NOT MY POST JUST SOUNDS LIKE RAMBLING 😉

  781. Chris says:

    June 26, 2014 at 11:04 am

    El Capistan for sure.

  782. Jason Wilcox says:

    June 26, 2014 at 10:20 am

    I have a Violetta delay from Red Witch, it sounds very nice, and represents great bang for buck. The lithium ion battery is a cool bonus feature too, goodbye 9v batteries !

  783. Garrett says:

    June 26, 2014 at 9:43 am

    Without a doubt, Strymon Timeline!

  784. Andy says:

    June 25, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    I hope I can at least one of those items. If I had to choose though, i’d pick the timeline.

  785. Paul says:

    June 25, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    The Strymon El Capstan looks the business

  786. Phil T says:

    June 25, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    Glad to to see your site growing. Love your reviews Gabriel.

  787. Luis M Soler says:

    June 25, 2014 at 11:23 am

    I recently scored a Particle and it’s pretty crazy, as expected. From the above list I’ve definitely been drooling over the Timeline. I’m a little surprised I don’t see the DL4-inspired Vox DelayLab on this list. I’ve only heard good things about it. Thanks!

  788. Steve says:

    June 24, 2014 at 9:59 am

    For function/use, I’d like to see the DL4 on here. I’ve got two that I use for looping, but they are excellent delay pedals as well – I’d have swapped it for the Flashback.

  789. Lord Protector says:

    June 24, 2014 at 5:23 am

    DELAY or LOADS of DELAY…..

    that is the question !

  790. Gonzalo Gonzalez Perez says:

    June 24, 2014 at 12:06 am

    My favorite delay pedal is the Flashback x4, it´s awesome… wesome …. some …. ome …. e ….

  791. Manuel Cordero Rodriguez says:

    June 24, 2014 at 12:03 am

    I prefer the Strymon TimeLine, because I think is too much important a led indicator in a relay. But I have a CLOUDECHO Deluxe (Tape echo emulator) by Volumepedals FX

    It’s a very good tape echo delay.

  792. Frank Buffington says:

    June 23, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    Vapor Trail has got me goin’!! So many musical possibilities within various genres are available here. Can’t wait til it hits the street.

  793. Josh Richards says:

    June 23, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    There are some really fantastic pedals here but if I was going to pick just one it would be the Timeline. It has so many features; the design is brilliant. The sound quality is incredible and it has practical midi options.

  794. Alfredo Espinosa says:

    June 23, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    I really like the pedals TC Electronic, Flashback X4 Delay & Looper and Ditto X2 Looper…

  795. Roberto says:

    June 23, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    Delay pedals, sorry. That’d be the way huge aquapuss

  796. Mike Woods says:

    June 23, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    These are rad! Hope to score one!

  797. Roberto says:

    June 23, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    Favorite is the eventide timefactor. One that should be added would be the strymon flint. Such a great pedal!

  798. Merrick Ames says:

    June 23, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    Sorry i also forgot to add if i was going to add anything onto this list it would be the Eventide Space/Reverb/Delay pedal – im not sure if it would techinically be in this category cause it mainly is a reverb pedal but its all the same in space-ace-ace-ace-ace

  799. Merrick Ames says:

    June 23, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Killer list of delays guys! Hawkwind actually wrote Silver Machine back in time to prepare us for the glory of Strymon TimeLine! Jesus, Mary and Joseph that thing is fekking amazing!

    TC Electronic dual delay is mental for LSD inspired lost in space/mind sonic warp! but for the lower echelon of wallet destruction, violetta is doing their part for the psychedelic foot soldiers!

    GET UR ACID TABS READY!!!

  800. Brian says:

    June 23, 2014 at 10:27 am

    If I could only have one it would be the Eventide. What’s better than a great delay? A dual delay!

  801. Logan O. says:

    June 23, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Hmm, well I was gonna suggest the Empress VM Superdelay but then I saw it was it was already on here! Ibanez’s es-2 is also a great delay as well as TC’s Nova Delay.

  802. Jason Fishburn says:

    June 23, 2014 at 9:49 am

    The Moog 104M is fantastic. I use it and a timeline regularly and both are great.

    The red panda and EQD delays look very interesting!

  803. Bradley Wyant says:

    June 23, 2014 at 8:52 am

    This is an exceptional list of delays! I defintely think you have to include the Boss DD-20. It’s such a warm sounding delay and I love how you can adjust you delays to BPMs. I have a flashback x4 and I love it. I love being able to save three delays and being able to use TonePrint. Such a cool inception and I can’t wait for TC electronic to get more artists using it. By me playing worship guitar for my church I know all about the Eventides and Strymons. They’re the two best delays you can get and the El Caps are amazing for slap back delays. Such a great list!

  804. Xavyn Wannamaker says:

    June 23, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Would be lovely. Never enough delay

  805. Robert Brazinski says:

    June 23, 2014 at 8:41 am

    My favorite is the Strymon El Capistan. The standard warm tape sounds you can get out of it are fantastic and even the crazy old tape warble sounds are useable, definitely one of the best delays out there!

  806. Chris groat says:

    June 23, 2014 at 8:34 am

    Totally agree with the Strymon pedals. Best out there!! I need a timeline!

  807. Nathan Mumford says:

    June 23, 2014 at 7:17 am

    So many pedals to try…so little time. I’LL MAKE TIME THOUGH!!! 🙂

  808. Encarna says:

    June 23, 2014 at 6:30 am

    OMG !!! Good Luck 🙂

  809. Norman Strong says:

    June 23, 2014 at 3:13 am

    I’ve heard lots of good stuff about the Flashback x4

  810. Justine says:

    June 22, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    Topnotch selections! The Violetta sure seems like a winner. Classy.

  811. Sonny says:

    June 22, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    The Red Witch Violetta Delay is a really nice pedal. I used the hell out of it until it had an unfortunate run-in with a garage fire. All the pedals are winners and you can’t go wrong with any of them.

  812. Carey cutler says:

    June 22, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    My favorite for the money, is the TC flashback, but feel the boss dd-20 should’ve been included.

  813. Brian says:

    June 22, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    The Catalinbread Echorec should definitely be on the list. Its just a fantastic clone of the original. As for the ones on the list, they are all very cool. I have the Flashback, great delay and options. Oh man, so hard to pick just one that I would want. It has to be a three way tie between one of the Strymons, the Panda or the Empress. Why do they all have to be so darn cool? 🙂

  814. Manos F. says:

    June 22, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    Well, since the eventide h9 has delay functions it would definitely be on my list, even though it surpasses by far the other pedals in capabilities it doesn’t do so in such a dramatic fashion in price,(500 $ ). Other than that, I own a standard flashback, and as a proud and satisfied owner I’m kinda bummed out that Gabriel included the mini and the x4 versions instead of the standard, why Gabriel?

    From the list I really like the timeline, it’s everything one could ask really, I like the x4 ofcourse, the superdelay is pretty interesting too, but man, the particle blew my marbles, I wasn’t familiar with it’s weirdness, now I’m a dolphin.

  815. elena says:

    June 22, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    TC electronic flashback x4 delay and looper !!! the best one by far

  816. Danna says:

    June 22, 2014 at 10:48 am

    Gaaah I’ve always wanted a timefactor! I’ve seen videos of the MF-104M on youtube and I think it should be included in this list too. Haven’t tried one myself though hahaha

  817. Dave says:

    June 22, 2014 at 3:49 am

    oh man I am totally into the weird stuff that red panda can do.

  818. Johann says:

    June 22, 2014 at 2:33 am

    Some surprises there! gotta check some of ’em out!!!

    That SD Vapor Trail sure is interesting.

  819. Piotr Wojnar says:

    June 22, 2014 at 1:46 am

    even though my favourite delay has to be binson echorec, I would love to have every single one from this list 😀

  820. James Voos says:

    June 21, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    My top delay pedal is the Moog MF-104M. It has a nice analog tone, that can be used in a variety of situations. It is a little large, but pretty flexible. My second favorite is the Styrmon timeline with it’s variety of effects and parameters. A little complex, but the time investment is worth it for such a clean delay.

  821. Mark Dally says:

    June 21, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    The Red Panda Particle Delay seems like endless fun and possibilities.

    The Mars Volta Bassist voted it pedal of the year.

  822. Mike says:

    June 21, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    I am absolutely one of the most obsessed analog delay aficionados. Sadly Due to certain circumstances I am without an analog delay:(. I need to win this month’s delay pedal giveaway.

    Thanks.

  823. Landon Olesen says:

    June 21, 2014 at 9:34 am

    Lorde lord lorde lord

  824. Matty Sins says:

    June 21, 2014 at 8:45 am

    Have a TimeFactor. It’s great! Amazing control! But sometime more than you want to tweak for a quick plug and play session. But reakon the TimeLine is kind for the “Ultimate” digital delay for control vs tone. I have a original FlashBack. Really nice Plug and Play ease of use, but I would like to try the SD Vapour Trail for a quick set on the fly delay. My old EH DMM is hard to beat for tone, but its not practical for a lot of live stuff due to the vintage style input impedence (don’t have the stomach to mod it) and 550ms max delay is a bit short for me.

    The Empress VMSD and Strymon El Capistan are probably the best on the for tone, functionality and easy of use. The flexibility if the TimeLine and TimeFactor is amazing, but sometimes too much tweakabilty can be detract you from just playing and enjoy playing.

  825. Joel Chatelain says:

    June 21, 2014 at 8:15 am

    I was interested to see the Empress Disaster Transport SR review, as I’ve tried the standard version out and it was pretty good. The Panda pedal also sounds pretty intriguing, I’ll have to find a shop with one to try out. The only pedal I knowof that was missed isthe Catalinbread Belle Epoch, which I would say was the best sounding small, standard price, tape-style (or just plain analog) delay around, though the El Capistan is still the best if you’re prepared to pay, and is my favorite out of all these. Great list!

  826. Sergio Arteaga says:

    June 21, 2014 at 5:20 am

    I used Aqua-Puss, it´s great but I want to try Strymon Timeline

  827. Mark Walker says:

    June 20, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    I’ve used the Flashback, It was nice, but I like the Red Witch Titan

  828. Xavier says:

    June 20, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    I’m really loving the Red Witch Violetta, but I think everything on the list is absolutely superb.

  829. Jonny says:

    June 20, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Enough delay to ring out until the apocalypse. great list

  830. Chad Campbell says:

    June 20, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    I love my Empress Super Delay (VM) Tape mode is unbelievable!

  831. Sully says:

    June 20, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    I know it’s exclusive to PGS, but the TC Alter Ego x4 looks pretty rad. Surprised the Catalinbread Belle Epoch didn’t make the list.

  832. Rodolfo Hernandez says:

    June 20, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Disasters Transport is just great, I would have also loved to see the Aqua Puss on the list. I,ve tried the TC Eleectronic too and its really great, but any of these pedals would do for me, just to try for something new, and see what I can do with it.

  833. Dakota says:

    June 20, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Surprised to see no Supa/Echo/Aqua Puss on the list. But two iterations of the Flashback did make it. Flashback is rad, though. TC Electronic has been headhunting for a while now, and I think they’ve been successful in coming out with superior alternatives to the pedals people have being going to just because everyone else has for the past 10 years. Plus TonePrint.

  834. Michael says:

    June 20, 2014 at 11:49 am

    That Red Witch Violetta delay looks and sounds amazing!

  835. mo gotti says:

    June 20, 2014 at 11:48 am

    :drool: These are awesome. Not sure there’s anything I would add. I want a Flashback or Timeline so bad.

  836. C. A. Martin says:

    June 20, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Hmmm…gonna have to find all those pedals around my locale….

  837. Matt S says:

    June 20, 2014 at 10:50 am

    What an amazing list. I would kill for the Timeline, in fact anything Strymon. I’ve been impressed with the Flashback X4 also. I have had some experience with the Line 6 DL4 and had fun, but these pedals all look to truly be the best. I am really eyeing the timeline, but it’s pricey. I have heard good things about the Violetta and I have another Redwitch pedal that I love. Anyways, great list!!

  838. DL says:

    June 20, 2014 at 10:23 am

    Although definitely not the cheapest one, the Strymon Timeline is deceptively intuitive, and can produce almost any sound you want, make sure to check it out!

  839. Olly says:

    June 20, 2014 at 10:12 am

    Awesome delays, probably getting the flashback soon

  840. hillel says:

    June 20, 2014 at 9:08 am

    Im favoring that stomp box. Sexy black twin delay and it upgrades.

  841. Corey Perry says:

    June 20, 2014 at 8:02 am

    I am really hoping to get my hands on that Vapor Trail soon!!

  842. Scruffie says:

    June 20, 2014 at 7:48 am

    Hadn’t even seen the Seymour Duncan Delay released, will have to check up on that one.

    The new Proguitarshop/TC Electronics Delay is looking good for 2014.

  843. Filipe Silva says:

    June 20, 2014 at 7:04 am

    Very instructive reviews as usual.

    Love the pristine sound of TC Electronic Flashback Delay. I think that’s the most important feature in a delay pedal, especially when you use them with acoustic/nylon guitars. Pure tone, pristine sound, amazing moments.

  844. Fabian says:

    June 20, 2014 at 6:25 am

    El Capistan, Disaster Transport Sr, Superdelay….ahhhh all Stuff i´ve ever wanted!!

  845. trent says:

    June 20, 2014 at 4:53 am

    I’ve been thinking about the TC flashback x4 since it’s being talked about as a modern updated version of the green monster. Like that it has a looper too. But something about the sound of that empress & the el capistan makes want more of that tape tape tape delay. Too many to choose! A basic a delay i’ve always liked is the Way Huge Aqua Puss, but it never had as much control over all parameters as i would have wanted.

  846. ayden says:

    June 20, 2014 at 2:46 am

    Dude, so, so, so, so, so, so, so, so, many, many, many, many, many, many, killer, killer, killer, de-de-de-de-de-de-de-de-lays!

  847. Schembri says:

    June 20, 2014 at 1:44 am

    Gimme them sweet sweet pedals.

  848. paul says:

    June 20, 2014 at 1:26 am

    Truly epic prizes, I’d be happy with any of them.

  849. Eman says:

    June 20, 2014 at 1:08 am

    nux time core is good for the price

  850. Jack says:

    June 20, 2014 at 12:51 am

    Love the Strymon and especially love the tc Flahback x4

  851. Jay Parmar says:

    June 19, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    Fave pedal is the Strymon El Capistan – just a stunning sounding pedal. So versatile and mind bendingly smooth and rich sound 🙂 great list of pedals 🙂

  852. Michael says:

    June 19, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    I really love the strymon timeline and it would be awesome to have it. The strymon El Capistan would be awesome as well. I think the earthquake distater transport is amazing as well. I would love to have any of these pedals! That would make my whole year!

  853. Eric says:

    June 19, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    I really love the El Cap. Great tape delay. But I would love to have any of these on the list

  854. Michael Hajduk says:

    June 19, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    Nice top 10 delay pedal summary/review! All these guitar pedals seem amazing and would love to be a proud owner of any one of them. I believe one of the guitarists in my band own the VaporTrail and your synopsis is pretty accurate! Btw it’s really generous of you guys over at ‘bestguitareffects’ for hosting these monthly giveaways; I appreciate the opportunities you give your readers! 🙂

  855. Jeremiah Lind says:

    June 19, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    Man, that Superdelay and that timeline look amazing too. The only one I would consider adding is the Endangered Audio AD4096 which i also an AWESOME delay. I have that one, but some of these seem really bad ass as well. Is there such a thing as to many delays?

  856. gregory bodish says:

    June 19, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    I do not have a delay pedal,would be sweet to add one to my arsenal

  857. postfuzz says:

    June 19, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    Wow! so very hard to choose… but the Empress Effects Vintage Modified is definitely a must have!

  858. Eric says:

    June 19, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    Great list! It’d be easy to want all of these pedal, but hard to narrow down as the top one. They all do something great to stand out from the others.

  859. Jake says:

    June 19, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    I am absolutely in love with my Strymon Timeline… It really does everything you want, and since its release, I have been such a fan of the MIDI, and would NEVER buy another pedal without it. The analog to digital to analog thing is magical and really a huge feat. Beyond really dynamic delay, it has a great filter element to every preset. My favorite is a super fast speed patterned delay I have which sounds more like a deep shimmery reverb; add that to my Tim and Formula 69 Fuzz, and it’s literally instant Eric Johnson Cliffs of Dover type sound. I also have the Superdelay, and I love it for it’s sound, but it’s not nearly as appealing to me now, on account of no MIDI control. Getting a Disaster Area Amps DMC/DPC unit, maximizes the whole experience – there really is no competition here.

  860. cato says:

    June 19, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    I would definitely make room for a Timeline or a Timefactor on my pedalboard! Well, actually any of these!

  861. Andri Gilban Rajali says:

    June 19, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    I think MXR Carbon Copy, Way Huge Supa Puss, and TC Electronic Alter Ego X4 are worth delay pedals to add to the list but my favorite delay pedal from that list is Strymon Timeline due to its MIDI versatility and sound quality (sadly it’s just based on review videos that I’ve watched before,hahaha). Great review like bestguitareffect always do anyway.

  862. Tim says:

    June 19, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    The El Capistan is AMAZING! I’m very much hoping to win it!! Thanks for all the hard work doing this represents. Win or no this is THE site I trust for pedal reviews! Its lead me to new and wonderous tones!

    Cheers!

    Tim

  863. jordan says:

    June 19, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    Man i would love get the tc electronic flashback delay pedal

  864. jordan james says:

    June 19, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    I totally agree with this list

  865. Jeff Hinkle says:

    June 19, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    I have the red witch deluxe moon phaser and it is the most amazing sounding pedal, I would love to own one, though I have been trying to convince my girlfriend that we need the TC electronic flashback x 4 delay at our house, maybe winning one would convince her

    • Jeff Hinkle says:

      June 19, 2014 at 2:43 pm

      oops somehow deleted the ” I would love to own one of the Violetta delays”

  866. Glenn says:

    June 19, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Any one would do fine

    do fine

    do fine

  867. Carlos Loor says:

    June 19, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Wow, all these pedals are soooo good. I used to have a dd3 but had to sell it. It would be great to have these for my bass rig (yeah, I am a bass player).

    ME WANT!

  868. Eric Brokowski says:

    June 19, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    I have a Violetta, and it’s really neat. They can work as a really nice chorus pedal in a pinch. Great little pedal for the price, and I was surprised at how tiny it was when I got it.

  869. Bertram D says:

    June 19, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    I’ve tried some fancy delays but went back to good old MXR carbon copy… but I’m always ready to try more !

  870. Serg says:

    June 19, 2014 at 11:51 am

    I’ll take 10 strymons thank you.

  871. Victor C says:

    June 19, 2014 at 11:30 am

    That is truly an awesome set of pedals. I like the old Boss DD-5, but an analog delay would surely be welcome.

  872. Mike C says:

    June 19, 2014 at 9:46 am

    I hope someone else wins

  873. Ray McNamara says:

    June 19, 2014 at 9:21 am

    Paul Blart Mall Cop II!

  874. Kevin Gibbs says:

    June 19, 2014 at 9:19 am

    I really hope I win one of these! Thanks for the opportunity! 😀

  875. Philippe says:

    June 19, 2014 at 8:25 am

    I’m curious about the Seymour Duncan, in that range of price. Didn’t heard of it before!

  876. Jordan Finger says:

    June 19, 2014 at 7:13 am

    Awesome review! Definitely would have to go for one of the Strymon’s to be the best Delay Pedal (in my opinion). Epic pedals from an epic company!

  877. Kiryk Drewinski says:

    June 19, 2014 at 5:26 am

    Really could use the El Capistan!!! ; )

    Cheers, K

  878. Fred says:

    June 19, 2014 at 3:52 am

    Amazing list of pedals! I’d love to win one.

  879. Dan S. says:

    June 19, 2014 at 3:32 am

    The Strymon Timeline would be my go to pedal.

  880. Simon says:

    June 19, 2014 at 2:16 am

    I would love to try any of these great pedals…

  881. Morgan Peline says:

    June 19, 2014 at 1:33 am

    Thanks for this great review!

  882. David says:

    June 19, 2014 at 12:52 am

    gimme pedals!

  883. Peter Homoki says:

    June 19, 2014 at 12:46 am

    it’s a nice collecting of delay pedals, my favorite brand is TC allways

    hey Gabriel, I like your page

  884. Anton Johnsson says:

    June 19, 2014 at 12:11 am

    Great reviews and tests! My all time favorite is the Electro Harmonix Memory Man tap tempo. Beautiful analog delay. This list also got some great pedals. The Timeline is awsome, so is the Flashback. Keep up the good work guys!

  885. Jason Chambers says:

    June 18, 2014 at 11:59 pm

    tasty tasty pedals right there.

  886. Nic says:

    June 18, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    Pretty sure the only one on this list I’ve never tried is the el capistan, but I’ll have to make that happen soon! And I definitely agree with your comments on the TC Flashback X4, put the big green box to shame!

  887. Seth Okrend says:

    June 18, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    I’d take any of them.

  888. Mike says:

    June 18, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    I’m in for the Particle!

  889. Welly Tjandra says:

    June 18, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    The Eventide TimeFactor Twin Delay is awesome, I really wish I could win one of these cool stuffs. DD20, I guest, should be in the list too.

  890. Stephen P says:

    June 18, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    These are some awesome pedals. I seriously hope I win one.

  891. Lucas Walker says:

    June 18, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    I’m desperate to get a Strymon Timeline. They are absolutely epic, and will satisfy all my delay needs for years to come. Would love to win one guys 🙂

  892. Tom says:

    June 18, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    SO many great selections here, though the old classic use by many is still the Carbon Copy.

  893. Brendan Stone says:

    June 18, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    Man so many great delay pedals this year. It’s nearly impossible to decide which to get. I’m definitely considering parting with my Alter Ego for the Alter Ego X4 but the Vapor Trail has been on my list to buy and if I had the funds those Strymon delays are insanely cool.

    I hope the right people win this giveaway! Good luck everyone!

  894. Bill Siepierski says:

    June 18, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    Hook me up!

  895. David Harllee says:

    June 18, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Watching/listening to a demo of the Red Panda Particle was one the first times in a while that a guitar effect had me yelling and blabbering incoherently at the screen. That thing is sick.

    And if the Strymon Timeline is as nice sounding and intuitive as its reverb counterpart, it’s probably the best bet for an all around digital delay.

  896. Kirsten says:

    June 18, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    I have the Flashback X4, it is a monster taking up so much space on my board. Need something good and small.

  897. bob786 says:

    June 18, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    TIMELINE seems to be the best delay ever!

  898. justin coleman says:

    June 18, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    I love the boss dd-7, its simple and hard to beat for the coin. Tc nova delay is great too, hope to wiiiiiiin, I need a new toy!

  899. Matt Schmidt says:

    June 18, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    Would love a delay!!

  900. Edson says:

    June 18, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    I recently bought a GreenHouse Effects Retry Sky.. really cool pedal. I’m new to delays, also ordered a Flashback but haven’t gotten it yet. If I get hooked.. perhaps I should get a Strymon Timeline? 😀

  901. Matteohijo says:

    June 18, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Like quite a few folks on here have noted – that El Capistan sounds REALLY nice. Nicer than their TimeLine. I just didn’t hear any others come close to having the warmth and realistic replication of tone as the El. The Disaster Transport and Empress would have to be my 2nd choices – both sound very similar in tone – might have to come down to ease of use and features. The Seymour pretty much sounds like my MXR Carbon Copy – ok for the $ but when you give me the El Capistan I’ll gladly give you my Carbon Copy in return.

  902. Lee Morse says:

    June 18, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    Hi All,

    I’m a bit late in saying thanks for the website, some great info. I just love the Eventide stuff, they create some slick equipment.

    Others for consideration include some classics; Fulltone Tube tape, MXR Carbon Copy, and the Boss DM2.

    Keep up the good work!

    Lee

  903. jimmy says:

    June 18, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    The best pedal of the World! Flasback x4 its incredible

  904. Mark says:

    June 18, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Great contest.

  905. Peter Andreev says:

    June 18, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    I would love to win the El Capistan…or the Empress Superdelay…or the TimeLine…or the Eventide TimeFactor…or all of them.

  906. Jerry Burrus says:

    June 18, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    Great pedals, great list. The El Capistan is my favorite. Surprised the 2 Catalinbread pedals didn’t make it, though – the Echorec and the Belle Epoch.

  907. GuitarAnthony says:

    June 18, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    Can I just have them all?

  908. Brian says:

    June 18, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    I’d take any one of them! But man does that Red Panda Particle sound cool.

  909. Yair Hollander says:

    June 18, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    Would love to win one of these awesome babies. Thank you for the chance to

    win.

  910. albert ceva says:

    June 18, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    This is a great giveaway. The Red Witch sounds appealing.

  911. Achille says:

    June 18, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    Guys I need a delay!! Please !! They are all fabulous but if I could choose I would go for the Empress.

    Enjoy music people!!

    All the best to everybody!

  912. Zsolt says:

    June 18, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Any of these would be nice!

  913. Brent Bailey says:

    June 18, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    I have the Red Witch Violetta and it is awesome. Simplicity is always more difficult to realise than complexity, and complexity comes at a cost. Loving the Violetta Delay. Carry on being fabulous Ben and the team at Red Witch.

  914. Jonno says:

    June 18, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Great round up. Nice mix of hi-tech wonders and simple single pedals. Bet they all sound killer. I would LOVE a Strymon Timeline!!!

  915. Cory GAFFNEY says:

    June 18, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Strymon Timeline needs to win! Would die if I won all these pedals……

  916. Scott says:

    June 18, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    Lovin’ it. Would love to have any of these boxes!

  917. Spencer says:

    June 18, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Killer delays. Crazy that BOTH flashbacks got on this list

  918. Rus R Us says:

    June 18, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    how could you possibly pick just one?

  919. Stephen Rieck says:

    June 18, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    I’d kill for any one of these delays.

  920. Nate says:

    June 18, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    Awesome giveaway, sign me up.

  921. Cyprine says:

    June 18, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    These delay pedals will be my recommendation for anyone who wants realtime sound.. They cant e a bypass…

  922. Jacob Luttrell says:

    June 18, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    I want all of them.

  923. Ben says:

    June 18, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    I believe the red witch TITAN should be on the list, so you can award it to me in the competition! It’s three delays in one, with each one able to run in either series or parallel WITH an fx loop option on the second two delays engines…. Oh My God. Also, the Tech21 boost DLA is worth an honourable mention, it sounds great, really great actually. Peace on! Ben

  924. Rob says:

    June 18, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    If I owned all of these amazing delays I would daisy chain them all together and build a time machine.

  925. Randall Brown says:

    June 18, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    Would love to check out the Strymon, Eventide, or Earthquaker delays.

  926. Jesse T. says:

    June 18, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    I’m definitely a big fan of the El Capistan but i would also like to see the Catalinbread Belle Epoch on here. I think the Earthquaker one is pretty sweet too.

  927. Ben Allcock says:

    June 18, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    The flashback looks so good

  928. Dylan Thomas says:

    June 18, 2014 at 11:39 am

    These are all killer delays and I would love to own one. The Malekko 616 is also a great analog delay. Thanks for having these giveaways!

  929. Nick D says:

    June 18, 2014 at 11:26 am

    Amazing brace of pedals! I wonder also about the Endangered Audio Research AD4096 delay, but there’s already a lot to love on the list! 🙂

  930. Sebastien Betley says:

    June 18, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Holy cow! the Particle is unreal! So many wild and wacky sounds in that pedal… serious GAS happening over here

  931. Michael Scar says:

    June 18, 2014 at 11:16 am

    What about TC Electronic Alter Ego delay?

  932. Dave says:

    June 18, 2014 at 11:14 am

    The El Capistan is the best delay I’ve ever played which is odd considering I’m a fan of digital delay. I’m now hoping to get a DL4 to take care of digital delay needs but it seems like the Flashback x4 would be a good contender. I’m going to have to try one of these out. Does anyone know if the Flashback does the same looping tricks that the DL4 does?

  933. Colin Botts says:

    June 18, 2014 at 11:13 am

    I love the Flashback, but I’m dying to give the El Capistan a go!

  934. Justin Krampert says:

    June 18, 2014 at 11:04 am

    I’m saving up for the newer Caroline Kilobyte Delay. m/

  935. Nathaniel Zickefoose says:

    June 18, 2014 at 10:57 am

    I’ve really been digging the Earthquaker pedals lately, but this entire list looks phenomenal. You guys rock. Thanks for putting the time into making these lists, and also for your killer giveaways!

  936. José Alejandro Arellano says:

    June 18, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Every one of these pedals is awesome. I can’t even imagine the sound if you plug all of em together

  937. Anthony Juniper says:

    June 18, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Flashback mini: great delay in small usable package. Would love to own one!

  938. James Healey says:

    June 18, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Eventide TimeFactor Twin Delay is my #1 pick. I have been drooling for this toy ever since I heard the first demo.

  939. Maxxwell Harkins says:

    June 18, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Strymons or TimeFactor would be sick. I’d also like to try the Earthquaker thing someday.

  940. Tim says:

    June 18, 2014 at 10:11 am

    Strymon Timeline has nicely covered many of my delay needs, although it still sits next to my Carbon Copy.

    No Skreddy or EHX?

  941. Matt says:

    June 18, 2014 at 10:10 am

    Anything by earthquaker is amazing! I’m going to have to go try these things out.

  942. James Dress says:

    June 18, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Both the Red Witch Violetta and Red Panda Particle have been on my list to try but I haven’t been able to find them. Very interested in hearing both of them! Another interesting pedal is Noisemaker Effects Nebula pedal–hand-built nice anologuey delay.

  943. mike says:

    June 18, 2014 at 10:01 am

    the Flashback X4 is super awesome but I would love to try the Empress Effects Vintage Modified Superdelay

  944. Jens says:

    June 18, 2014 at 9:56 am

    Amazing giveaway!

    I have only heard personally the Flashback and it rocks, but would love to have a chance to try any of the other ones.

  945. Mallory Silkey says:

    June 18, 2014 at 9:56 am

    The Strymon Timeline would be the ultimate delay pedal for me to acquire. It has everything you would ever need delay-wise.

    The pedal I would include would probably be the Malekko Ekko 616. It’s a beautiful and handy delay, with rich analog sounds and modulation controls.

  946. Noel says:

    June 18, 2014 at 9:53 am

    The TC Electronic Flashback X4 Delay & Looper is my favourite

  947. hugo says:

    June 18, 2014 at 9:52 am

    the red panda one is particle is totally mind blowing!!

  948. Russ Mains says:

    June 18, 2014 at 9:48 am

    TC Electronic kicks ass, but the Red Panda Particle looks like all sorts of fun.

  949. Sam Boodt says:

    June 18, 2014 at 9:41 am

    The Strymon Timeline is probably my top choice, but all rad pedals.

  950. George Vassilatos says:

    June 18, 2014 at 9:38 am

    I wanna be The Edge. Plz HELP ME !!!!!!

  951. Jay JD says:

    June 18, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Strymon please….

    Also interested in Redwitch

    Carbon copy, Malekko, Maxon, BB3

  952. Maria Miller says:

    June 18, 2014 at 9:22 am

    Hoping to win this for my husband!

  953. Adam Holmok says:

    June 18, 2014 at 9:19 am

    Help me be a winner. It’s Stryme Time!

  954. Jay says:

    June 18, 2014 at 9:19 am

    Please let me win the El Cap!

    Honorable mention –

    Maxon AD900 & AD999

  955. Ken Bacon says:

    June 18, 2014 at 9:19 am

    Hit me

  956. Pete Gaeta says:

    June 18, 2014 at 9:16 am

    Great contest. Thanks for the chance! Did you have a chance to try the JHS Panther Cub?

  957. Al Sparks says:

    June 18, 2014 at 9:15 am

    Strymon Timeline is my favorite I love the echos

  958. Lee says:

    June 18, 2014 at 9:15 am

    Oh please can I win that Red Panda Particle delay. Or the Strymon Timeline. Or really any of those amazing pedals. But I really want the timeline or particle. Keep up the good work.

  959. Erik Cirelli says:

    June 18, 2014 at 9:12 am

    I think the Timeline and the Red Panda are my two favorites.

  960. Jimmy Knowles says:

    June 18, 2014 at 9:05 am

    The TC Electronic Flashback Mini Delay is one of my favorites on the list. Does what it is supposed to, small footprint, and simple controls. I dig it.

  961. Rafael David says:

    June 18, 2014 at 8:54 am

    Guys, ur amazing! Now I can dream with my timefactor!! 😀

  962. Thomas says:

    June 18, 2014 at 8:26 am

    any one of these would be nice. but all 10 would be sublime.

  963. Avatar says:

    June 18, 2014 at 8:26 am

    Need more pedals!

  964. Fox Vernon says:

    June 18, 2014 at 8:13 am

    A +1 for the Diamond Memory Lane 2 being considered!

  965. Hector Ruiz says:

    June 18, 2014 at 8:09 am

    Thanks for an updated list. Carbon Copy has been dethroned.

  966. Mark price says:

    June 18, 2014 at 8:09 am

    I hear the deep blue delay is great. It s like a simple boutique pedal but is being produced in larger quantities now. It is made by mad professor

  967. Gus Kalin says:

    June 18, 2014 at 8:06 am

    I need all of these!!!

  968. Tim says:

    June 18, 2014 at 8:06 am

    please send one here without any delay

  969. Marc-Eric Gagnon says:

    June 18, 2014 at 8:06 am

    Nice review!

  970. duncan says:

    June 18, 2014 at 8:01 am

    that red panda particle is one of the coolest looking pedals ever. i like tuhngs in white, and red pandas are badass.

  971. Joel Wolfe says:

    June 18, 2014 at 8:00 am

    I would love any of these, but the moogerfooger MF104 should be on this list too! Just saying, say what you will but thats the best delay Ive ever played with…

  972. Thorren says:

    June 18, 2014 at 7:59 am

    I already have a Timefactor, but you can never have too many pedals right? Would love to check out the Timeline from Strymon or get a hold of one of those analog pedals to throw into my chain.

  973. Adam Turetzky says:

    June 18, 2014 at 7:59 am

    That is a lot of echo!

  974. michaelt says:

    June 18, 2014 at 7:56 am

    They all look great… I’m partial to the tweaky ones – Disaster Transport, Red Panda – but, as Darren says, below, you can never have too many delay pedals.

  975. Daniel says:

    June 18, 2014 at 7:51 am

    Eventide TimeFactor Twin Delay Stompbox

    I think that’s a very cool pedal i wouldnt mind winning one

  976. Carl Martin says:

    June 18, 2014 at 7:43 am

    The TC Electronic Flashback X4 Delay & Looper is my dream pedal, it could do everything that I could ever need in a delay pedal. Thanks for the opportunity and good luck to everyone.

  977. Pierre Tuble says:

    June 18, 2014 at 7:41 am

    I’m starting to build up a pedalboard, i absolutely need a delay pedal. Not knowing where to start, and i do not want to test every pedal out there-hit or miss-thanks to websites like these we get to choose the best pedals out there.

  978. Darren says:

    June 18, 2014 at 7:39 am

    You can never have too many delay pedals.

  979. David says:

    June 18, 2014 at 7:37 am

    The Strymon looks really substantial. I’d sure like to win that one!

  980. Chris Keledjian says:

    June 18, 2014 at 7:34 am

    I love Seymour’s pickups, so I can’t wait to try the Vapor Trail. It’s got to be great.

  981. Aleksander Korolkov says:

    June 18, 2014 at 7:30 am

    I own el cap and it’s awesome. I think the list is more or less fair. Very interesting to try X4 with their toneprint editor! It must be cool to dial easily the sound you want.

    P.S. The giveaway is fantastic!

  982. Ken C says:

    June 18, 2014 at 7:30 am

    I don’t use a lot of delay and currently have an MXR Carbon Copy but would love to try one of the more expensive and complex delay pedals

  983. chris fox says:

    June 18, 2014 at 7:29 am

    Great giveaway!

  984. Abel Joseph says:

    June 18, 2014 at 7:23 am

    I feel the top three delays are the TImeline, Timefactor, and El Cap. However, if I could only choose one, it would have to be the Timeline because you can basically any tone of delay that you want.

  985. Dante says:

    June 18, 2014 at 7:22 am

    I just finished my “find a delay pedal” project that ended in selecting the Flashback X4. I LOVE it — highly recommended for someone who wants something more complex than just a single button box, (I wanted patches and multiple sound types) yet doesn’t actually need any of the highest end features of the Strymon or the Eventide. It’s a harmonic balance between simple and complex.

    On the other hand, I think this list is very, very solid — if you chose any of these pedals, you would be extremely happy. I would say to someone shopping for one now to really get a handle on what you need and what you want, then you can drive your decision from that perspective.

  986. Ingo says:

    June 18, 2014 at 7:22 am

    Love the desaster transport… All great pedals…

    Thanks for this great giveaway 🙂

  987. Chris says:

    June 18, 2014 at 7:19 am

    Woo, what a giveaway!

  988. Juan Hernandez says:

    June 18, 2014 at 7:19 am

    Great article!

    I am a big fan of the Empress Tape Delay. As it can navigate sounding like a traditional pristine analog/digital delay on top of its stated purpose. Also, the ability to mix presets with a manual mode is very helpful in live situations.

  989. Sean Kerns says:

    June 18, 2014 at 7:17 am

    Man, there are a lot delay pedals out there I haven’t tried.

  990. Joel Nathanael says:

    June 18, 2014 at 7:16 am

    I would add the Catalinbreab Echorec to this list. I love the inclusion of the Red panda Particle on this list. Strange is good

  991. Brian Kelly says:

    June 18, 2014 at 7:16 am

    I’ve been playing for a few years now. I get lots of great info from this site. Looking forward to another year and then some!

  992. bob says:

    June 18, 2014 at 7:14 am

    Thanks for the sit, Gabrial! I use info from the guide when I develop my wish lists and when I’m looking for something new to add to my pedalboard.

    Cheers!

  993. Gary says:

    June 18, 2014 at 7:11 am

    Happy anniversary, guys. This will be fun. I can’t delay. Er, I mean, wait. I can’t wait.

  994. Logan Amon says:

    June 18, 2014 at 7:09 am

    So many cool pedals! The El Cap, Empress, and Particle are probably my favourites on here. Would love to get one on my board.

  995. Travis Brown says:

    June 18, 2014 at 7:08 am

    Hmm, out of this list I’m thinkin Empress delay all day err day. Where’s the Catalinbread delays?

  996. Jeff Kempiak says:

    June 18, 2014 at 7:07 am

    There is a thing about the El Capistan, but I really dig the smaller footprint of the TC Flashback.

  997. Scott F says:

    June 18, 2014 at 7:04 am

    The new variant of Alter Ego X4, the Alter Ego X4 Vintage Ego (https://www.tcelectronic.com/alter-ego-x4-vintage-echo) is worth a look as well.

    I’m also still a fan of the Way Huge Aqua Puss and Supa Puss pedals.

    • Scott F says:

      June 18, 2014 at 7:06 am

      Alter Ego X4 Vintage Echo, that is

  998. KS says:

    June 18, 2014 at 6:38 am

    I’ve been a delay junkie since my first guitar at age 15. I have the El Capistan but would love to try all of these!

  999. Jo says:

    June 18, 2014 at 6:22 am

    I think those pedals are all beautifully made and well performing with plenty of options, however you might consider to include in your list what I think is one of the best analog sounding delay that you can have with less that 60 pound (sounding better than many expensive ones imho)

    Featuring:

    True bypass.

    No alteration of the original sound in output level or frequency.

    Delay time which goes from 0-600 or 0-1200ms with a flick of a switch.

    Check out the Akay analog delay from the custom shop!

  1000. FRANCO says:

    June 18, 2014 at 6:15 am

    I want them!

  1001. Brent Baron says:

    June 18, 2014 at 6:08 am

    I have a missing delay pedal as well but trying to keep my head up high and slowly rebuild from the damage thieves did to my decades of gear that was stolen. Tho that red panda is just something to salivate over. …and wish that someone as rural as in Maine could win a contest. ..

  1002. Glenn says:

    June 18, 2014 at 6:05 am

    I would LOOOOOOVE the Empress superdelay yezyezyez

  1003. Ondrej Vasko says:

    June 18, 2014 at 4:01 am

    Timeline is the best!

  1004. Carlos Longordo says:

    June 18, 2014 at 3:02 am

    Hi.

    I think the Catalinbread Echorec: Multi-Head Echo or Belle Epoch: Tape Echo should join the list.

    They are fantastic; small and identical to the original sound.

  1005. Flip says:

    June 18, 2014 at 3:01 am

    Dear BGE,

    First of all, my congrats for this awesome giveaway initiative (so appropriate for gear junkies like myself).

    My favorite pedal is for sure the Strymon TimeLine – but I wouldn’t mind getting the El Capistan (which is, for me, the next-best alternative).

    For sure, I would include the Catalinbread Belle Epoch delay pedal in that list.

    Regards,

    Flip

  1006. Eman says:

    June 18, 2014 at 2:46 am

    Any of these pedals would blow my pedal board apart. All awsome

  1007. Connor says:

    June 18, 2014 at 2:26 am

    The red panda is scrambling my brain…

  1008. don hutchko says:

    June 18, 2014 at 1:30 am

    Always rely on a ds9

  1009. Alex Fong says:

    June 18, 2014 at 12:41 am

    Definitely the Strymon Timeline!

  1010. Stefan Vos says:

    June 17, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    The Empress Superdelay is fantastic, but the Empress Tape Delay is also amazing! And it’s smaller and cheaper, for those of us who are more budget conscious.

  1011. Joel says:

    June 17, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    All of this is fantastic but I would add a compressor pedal.

  1012. Jonathan says:

    June 17, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Great great article!

  1013. J.D. Harris says:

    June 17, 2014 at 7:18 am

    Still waiting to pull the trigger. Analog calls…

  1014. Dennis Guiney says:

    June 16, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Still looking for the ultimate delay pedal… perhaps it is one of these!

  1015. NIK IZRIN THANI says:

    June 16, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Definitely the TCE Flashback x4. From what I have heard, it gives a clean lush sound, and the ability to create your own time delay + the looper capabilities makes it unbeatable, especially for its price.

  1016. al cook says:

    June 16, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    The Boss DD-20 is a fantastic pedal.23 secs.of delay ,reverse and smooth,tape,and analog delay.just a good pedal and my favorite outside of an old EP baught from 3 dog night and EH memory man.thanks,

  1017. ERIC says:

    June 16, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    A delay pedal is the one missing link in my pedal-chain!

    This buyers guide was very interesting and very informative!

  1018. arbel says:

    June 15, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    nothing like the el capistan. lots of great features and fantastic sound.

    i think mxr carbon copy should be on the list as it has a very unique spacy sound to it.

  1019. chris casterline says:

    June 15, 2014 at 12:55 am

    Thanks for taking the time. Most helpful.

  1020. Jang-Woo Park says:

    June 14, 2014 at 11:48 pm

    They are all great, but I would love to win Strymon Timeline or EarthQuaker Devices Disaster Transport SR!

  1021. Sam says:

    June 14, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    they’re all great

  1022. Daniel says:

    June 14, 2014 at 10:19 am

    I would love to win one of these pedals

  1023. Sammy says:

    June 14, 2014 at 9:01 am

    The Empress Vintage Modified is my favorite pedal. It is definitely my go to delay and I just can’t get enough of the tone. I’ve had it for almost 5 years now and I’m still finding tonal surprises. It’s like finding a 20 in your pocket that you totally forgot about or discovering a hidden feature in your tech jacket that you didn’t know about. I love that!

    The Strymon Timeline is a beast, as well. No doubt that, but why isn’t the Endangered Audio AD4096 Analog Delay on this list. I believe this tone monster deserves a spot on this list.

  1024. Brian says:

    June 13, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    I like the flashaback cause it has so much in such a little package. I have to try a timeline

  1025. Brian says:

    June 13, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    Awesome reviews, thanks for doing what you do

  1026. Deke Shipp says:

    June 13, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    No MoogerFooger 104M?? Let alone (as of today) the MoogerFooger 104MSD??!?!?

    The latter featuring 6 (!!) Bucket Brigade chip and a full MIDI controlled 100% analog signal path (eyes pop out of head as face melts) and 1.2 seconds of delay…??

    Sign. Me. Up.

  1027. Bernardo Figueiredo says:

    June 13, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Of course the Strymon TimeLine its a supercool and well-acheived delay pedals ever, but i really like the simplicity of the Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail, i guess that send and return to add anny effect to the effect itself is very cool, and for the price, its very hard to beat.

  1028. Jakub says:

    June 13, 2014 at 9:16 am

    I think that Pigtronix Echolution 2 Deluxe should be on the list. My personal top delay at this time is the now “classic” Flashback, which I own. But I see my future with El Capistan.. 🙂 But god damn, that Red Panda thing sounds great too! Different beast..

  1029. Christopher says:

    June 13, 2014 at 9:06 am

    Wow! The Timeline delay pedal is unbelievable. Great review and video by the way! So many amazing things I could use that for in the creative process during writing. I’ve been needing a delay pedal so bad for ages and until I can afford the Timeline I think I’m just going to have to wait because I don’t think I can settle for anything less now. Thank you for this excellent review on so many pedals!

  1030. Adam Whitley says:

    June 13, 2014 at 8:12 am

    I want an El Capistan SO BAD!!!

  1031. Kelly says:

    June 13, 2014 at 7:31 am

    I need to try an el capistan, but for now my favorite delay pedal is the SIB! Mr. Echo. Just recently re-released, I can’t put my finger on why the delays sound as sweet as they do. Also, the slam button is a cool, unique effect that always turns heads!

  1032. Nick says:

    June 13, 2014 at 5:33 am

    I have played through a friends el capistan, and it sounds awesome. I think the TC Electronics Alter Ego x4 will be the delay to get and should have been on the list

  1033. Jon says:

    June 12, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    This is awesome, thanks a lot for putting this together!!

  1034. Michael Schenk says:

    June 11, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    I believe it is the Disaster Transport SR. It just has the character and feel that makes me feel all warm on the inside.

  1035. labellypoke says:

    June 11, 2014 at 8:08 am

    I’ve been stuck in analysis paralysis over these delays – too many good features to choose just one. Maybe a little contest can break the tie for me.

  1036. Lucas says:

    June 11, 2014 at 1:50 am

    I’m far from experienced with delay pedals, but I love my Behringer DD400. I set the feedback on max, the delay time so short that the repeats turn into a continuous hum and I disappear into a world of noise.

    All of the pedals on the list look amazing, I’m saving up for a nicer delay and if I can it’ll probably be one of these.

  1037. Randy says:

    June 11, 2014 at 12:20 am

    I can’t wait to get the Flashback Mini, love the toneprint feature.

  1038. Jason H says:

    June 10, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Man I’d gladly take any of these! I love my DD3, but it’d be amazing to have something analog-y with tap tempo. I must say I’m surprised to not see any Catalinbread pedals on here though. They seem universally loved.

    Great list regardless.

    J

  1039. Rich Dicas says:

    June 10, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    I have a feeling like the new TC Electronic Alter Ego X4 is about to open up a family sized can of whoop-ass on the tape delay market – surely a strong contender for this list

  1040. piero says:

    June 10, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    i don’t know any of them

    it would be great to have one ….the tc for example

  1041. Daniel says:

    June 10, 2014 at 6:45 am

    The best pedal is hall of fame reverb from tc electronic!! 🙂

  1042. Morgan Peline says:

    June 9, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    T Rex Replica!

  1043. Neal says:

    June 9, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    damn all sooooo nice. wish they put the re-20 up there. my favorite delay

  1044. Josh Willis says:

    June 9, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    My favorite for sure is the Strymon. They all are definitely in my top 10.

  1045. Matt Schmidt says:

    June 9, 2014 at 10:41 am

    What about a Diamond Memory Lane?

  1046. David says:

    June 9, 2014 at 10:18 am

    The Catalinbread Belle Epoch is missing. I’m a delay junkie, but that pedal completely changed my approach to it. It’s so incredibly musical. For most delay pedals that oscillate, I find they get to be too much too quick, but the oscillation on the Belle Epoch is some of the most musical I’ve ever played with before. Just a great pedal.

  1047. Tom says:

    June 9, 2014 at 6:57 am

    Cool Gears ! My favourites are the Strymons and the one missing here is the Way Huge tap tempo Delay !

  1048. Ben says:

    June 9, 2014 at 6:12 am

    Great reviews, cheers

    And great lineup of pedals, want them all

  1049. Szczepan Garstka says:

    June 8, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    I love El Capistan, but I am wondering most what’s gonna be the tenth delay. The Death By Audio Ghost Delay seems really special

  1050. James Askew says:

    June 8, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    El Capistan muy grande!

  1051. odieux fonzie says:

    June 8, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    des laids.

  1052. Marcin Darszek says:

    June 8, 2014 at 6:43 am

    Wish I could at least try out one of those 🙂

  1053. Serj says:

    June 7, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    This is an amazing list, good job

  1054. john klockowski says:

    June 7, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    I recently got the Eventide Timefactor and I really like the fact that it has 2 delays you can use simultaneously (Run Like Hell). I’d really love to try out some of the others on this list, espacially the 2 Strymon pedals.

  1055. The Gentlemen Bastards says:

    June 7, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    I like the simplicity of my Carbon Copy. But, some of these boxes with 6-10 knobs make me wonder what I’m missing out on.

  1056. luis says:

    June 7, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    wish i had money to buy them all

  1057. berko says:

    June 7, 2014 at 8:45 am

    omg if i win i shall use the delay to make transcendental washes of purpleness

    best delay pedal not mentioned – red panda particle – granular delay:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvMkRj_cE9A

  1058. Carl Strum says:

    June 7, 2014 at 7:18 am

    Timeline x4 is so cool.

  1059. Justin says:

    June 7, 2014 at 1:46 am

    I’ve been looking for a dedicated delay!

  1060. Adam Sears says:

    June 6, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    I personally love the x4. I would love to try the timeline though!

  1061. Michael J says:

    June 6, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Wow! Looks like a lifetime of goodies to play with.

  1062. Scott M says:

    June 6, 2014 at 9:24 am

    I love the Timeline. It’s on my get-list

  1063. Aaron says:

    June 5, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    The Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail Analog Delay is my favorite delay and I can’t think of any other delay pedal that’s missing from this list! <3

  1064. Billy Welham says:

    June 5, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    Using a VFE Blueprint right now but the Vapor Trail sounds like a comparable. I’m surprised there’s no love for the JHS Panther Cub on this list ……

  1065. Omar Rosas says:

    June 5, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Great selection of pedals, the delay being my favorite type of effect I’m dripping myself to get at least one of those, but particularly the Strymon Timeline, with the empress in a close second position.

  1066. Roel says:

    June 5, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Cool pedals, tried some multieffects, but those won’t compare to dedicated pedals.

  1067. Sage says:

    June 5, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    The Strymon pedals are to die for, to have both of them is near god like. I really would love to try the Violetta and Superdelay however, no one near me sells Red Witch or Empress (though I have a Heavy that I love). Would trade the left hemisphere of my brain for these pedals.

  1068. Daniel says:

    June 5, 2014 at 9:59 am

    The TimeLine has been indispensable for me, but has yet to force me to sell all my individual pedals that on their own do a particular sound better.

  1069. jim peacher says:

    June 5, 2014 at 9:28 am

    I have an old VOX distortion pedal that I love,I team it with a Morley power wah volumn pedal and a line 6 pocket POD that I play through a Crate Blue VooDoo half stack.say what you will about Crate amps,but I love ’em.Mine is loaded with 4 celestions.I get some crazy tones outta my rig but would love to experiment with some of these “top 10”.You guys rock!Thanks for the accurate info!

  1070. Joe says:

    June 4, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    I have the original version of the TC Electronic Flashback, and I love that thing. However, I tend to use the analog delay mode the most (as well as a few tape delay models), which makes me think I need to check out that new Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail job. I mean, I love the Flashback’s versatility but all I really need is one or two great tones.

  1071. jon says:

    June 4, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    These are all very sick pedals! I don’t own any of them, so I’d be happy with any one of them.

  1072. Ray McNamara says:

    June 4, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    Ohh man I need dat flashback.

  1073. Ryan Malinsky says:

    June 4, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    I have used a few delay pedals, here and there. The ones I have heard or played were TC flashback X4, standard, the BOSS ones, heard a guy play the Seymour and I have yet to find anything better then what they use in my Peavey 258 EFX Transtube amp. I would use a carbon copy if I bought a tube amp though.

  1074. antonio says:

    June 4, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    I own the FLashback X4, and it has replaced every other delay pedal on my board beacuase of its versatiliy.

  1075. Ditchford says:

    June 4, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    So many choices? How to pick?

  1076. dorr says:

    June 4, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    makes my dd3 look like garbage

  1077. SJ says:

    June 4, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    wow!

  1078. Seth says:

    June 4, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    want to try the eqd!

  1079. scott says:

    June 4, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    nice reviews would love anyone of them on my board

  1080. Ken Payne says:

    June 4, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Pigtronix Echolution

  1081. Dan says:

    June 4, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    Any one of these would be a significant upgrade to my rig! The strymon timeline has been a dream pedal for quite awhile now.

  1082. Nicholas Demetriou says:

    June 4, 2014 at 11:34 am

    That list is doing my GAS no good at all, in particular, the Empress Effects Vintage Modified Superdelay. Would love to test drive that beasty! My all time favourite delay, the one I always have on my board, is the Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man 1100. Gorgeous tone and hard to beat. The Pigtronix Echolution 2 is not on your list and looks very interesting.

  1083. Simon Thomas says:

    June 4, 2014 at 11:25 am

    No Way Huge? Having fun with my Supa Puss going into a mini Flashback.

  1084. Justin M Daley says:

    June 4, 2014 at 9:34 am

    O the swells and swoops I could create with one of these beautiful machines!!

  1085. Randy Creath says:

    June 4, 2014 at 9:02 am

    I particularly like digital delay – of all flavors!!

  1086. Tyson Thurston says:

    June 4, 2014 at 8:01 am

    Deluxe Memory Man; old big box one, new one, anything in between – could never replace it. Deluxe Memory Boy is a noticeable step down in tone, but still love the sound and control, particularly with expression pedal.

  1087. Ennio Milano says:

    June 4, 2014 at 7:56 am

    Great Pedals, but I like the Eventide TimeFactor Twin Delay Stompbox very much

  1088. Peter Trott says:

    June 4, 2014 at 7:14 am

    The reviews are great. I don’t own any of these pedals, but I’d sure like to!

  1089. Cody Benes says:

    June 4, 2014 at 6:49 am

    I own an Earthquaker Devices Ghost echo reverb pedal and that’s great so it would be good to find out what that Earthquaker delay sounds like

  1090. Harshal says:

    June 4, 2014 at 5:24 am

    Great pedals!

  1091. Joseph Bugg says:

    June 4, 2014 at 4:56 am

    Great reviews! I would definitely have to say my fav’s from this list are

    1 Strymon Timline

    2 Eventide Timefactor

    3 Empress Vintage Modified Superdelay

  1092. don hutchko says:

    June 4, 2014 at 3:23 am

    Hard to say which one I’d want to most.great reviews.

  1093. Urban Sever says:

    June 4, 2014 at 12:43 am

    Great selection 🙂 Two more for the list:

    TC Electronic: Nova Delay

    Malekko : Ekko 616 DARK Analog Delay

    I’ve never been more delayed with my comment 🙂

    Keep up the good work!

  1094. Dan Kucera says:

    June 3, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    Fantastic review of some amazing delay pedals!

  1095. Theo Void says:

    June 3, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    This is an awesome selection of delay pedals! I personally own and love the TC Flashback (not the mini or the big one but the middle one I guess). I also love my Electro Harmonix Memory Toy. It has a wonderfully warm and vintage analog sound.

    I absolutely LOVE delay. It’s my favorite effect by far and I’d love to expand my arsenal.

    Keep up the great work guys!

  1096. Viktor says:

    June 3, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Cant wait to try all of these, they seem amazing!

  1097. greg piotrowski says:

    June 3, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    Great selection on delay pedals. Go TimeLine!! Keep up the good work!!!

  1098. Scott says:

    June 3, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    Ok, I liked the Seymour Duncan Vapor trail for both it’s sound and it’s simplicity. With a simpler pedal you don’t suffer the paradox of choice and can focus on your tone.

  1099. Andrew says:

    June 3, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    Hah! Great list! I have a few of these, El Cap, 4X, Carbon Copy (wait that’s not on there, but has it’s cousins). Also own a SuperEgo which is a delay of sorts and really blurs the line. Would love the timeline, it’s just so deep and beautiful sounding, super functional if you get a midi controller. The Transport SR is also to die for, so fluid and dynamic.

    Couple for the number ten slot, all on my hope to be future owner of list:

    Red Panda: Particle Delay (high on my next acquisition list)

    Catalinbread: Belle Epoch

    Death By Audio: Ghost

    Death By Audio: Echo Dream

    And most recently discovered,

    NoiseMaker: Nebula, which has such an incredibly washed out bliss, I just love the delay/reverb combo.

    God Speed! Rock in Space!

  1100. Gary Plaus says:

    June 3, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    I really like the Strymon TIMELINE. I’m a big fan of Strymon products.

  1101. Nathan Barker says:

    June 3, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    I’m thinking of three delays that could easily be the 10th on the list.

    1. TC Electronic: Nova Delay

    2. Earthquaker Devices: Dispatch Master

    3. Malekko Heavy Industry: Ekko 616 DARK Analog Delay

    Honestly, I’d love to own any and all of the pedals on your list!

  1102. Abel V. says:

    June 3, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    Sweet im glad to see theRed Witch Violetta Delay and theTC Electronic Flashback X4 Delay & Looper both are on here. I would love to own both of them.

  1103. Dan S. says:

    June 3, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    The Red Witch seems perfect for an all around regular type of delay. Any of these delays are awesome though in their own special ways. Great list!

  1104. Ward Van Assche says:

    June 3, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    Nice list. I love the Strymon El Cap. I think the mxr carbon copy pedal is missing. It’s such a great pedal!

  1105. Matt B says:

    June 3, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    The Strymon El Cap sounds amazing – would kill for one.

    For those who suggest the Carbon Copy – the Red Witch Violetta, although analogue, sounds like it only better, more flexible control over the modulation.

    Missing from the list = Red Panda Particle – just bought one of these and it is insane in the membrane.

    • Nathan Barker says:

      June 3, 2014 at 6:19 pm

      Yes! The Particle is something special!!

  1106. kloe says:

    June 3, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    What would we,guitarplayers,be without our good old delays!!!

    Love the analog ones even though there are some butt punching digital ones

  1107. Carlos V says:

    June 3, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    wow what a collection !

  1108. Robert Koob says:

    June 3, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    El Cap!

    • Robert Koob says:

      June 3, 2014 at 2:38 pm

      El Cap!

      • Robert Koob says:

        June 3, 2014 at 2:38 pm

        El Cap!

        • Robert Koob says:

          June 3, 2014 at 2:39 pm

          el cap!

          • Robert Koob says:

            June 3, 2014 at 2:39 pm

            el ca

  1109. John Niespodzianski says:

    June 3, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Great collection!

  1110. Christian Arial says:

    June 3, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    No mention of the MXR Carbon Copy?

  1111. Eric Freberg says:

    June 3, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    so many good delays, i want to try them all, but i cant afford one of them let alone all of them lol. but if i had the chance, i think i would like to test drive the disaster transport first!

  1112. Tristan Abendanon says:

    June 3, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    I need to start saving up for an El Capistan. I suck at saving 🙁 Love this site.

  1113. Andrew Rdesinski says:

    June 3, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    For the missing delay still in production, I was hoping to see one of these on the list…

    Maxon ad999

    Moog mf104m

    Catalinbread Echorec

    Catalinbread Belle Epoch

    EAR ad4096

    Must also mention the Boss DD3 for being my workhorse. Good value, reliability and decent sound.

  1114. Francis Boudreau says:

    June 3, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    Already own a timeline… What a wonderfull delay pedal… Really wonders what could come close to that…

  1115. cyprine ocloo says:

    June 3, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    this delay pedals can never be a bypass… the look like the real stuff any gutarist would want to use.. TC Electronic Flashback X4 Delay & Looper is my dream one..

  1116. Noel says:

    June 3, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Great Giveaway. All pedals are grat but I would Choose the TC Electronic Flashback X4

  1117. Zsolt says:

    June 3, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    I would prefer the Strymon.

  1118. Nicholas Hansen says:

    June 3, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    So much delicious ear candy. Been pretty happy with my exh smmh, but I keep find myself watching videos of the timeline and all pretty much all things Earthquaker. Delay is the best though, delay forever.ever..ever…everrrr

  1119. Chris Faricy says:

    June 3, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    What is the Difference between “Delay” & “Echo” Pedals….I’m Confused. Lots of Options these days. Thanks for the Reviews. The Strymon Timeline has been on my WANT list, but now I will have to actually try some of the other options offered here in order to be sure where to go. Seems that Any of these pedals would Make ME VERY HAPPY

  1120. Dago Marino says:

    June 3, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Kinda surprised the AD4096 didn’t make the list, but all great pedals nonetheless. That Empress just moved up on my radar!

  1121. Adam Jensen says:

    June 3, 2014 at 10:55 am

    I’ve started to use more and more delay with my Line6 M5. Maybe the Line6 M series is a competitor for that final slot? Would love to have any of these!

  1122. Miguel Almeida says:

    June 3, 2014 at 10:15 am

    This list reminds of me the pedal size/quality ratio.

  1123. Miguel Batalha says:

    June 3, 2014 at 10:14 am

    good luck, everyone!

  1124. Jacob Roch says:

    June 3, 2014 at 10:01 am

    Awesome list/review! I love the Timeline, but currently I’m using an EQD Dispatch Master and EAR AD4096 and both sound beautiful. I might have to downsize soon, but until then, I’m really enjoying this combo.

  1125. M. says:

    June 3, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Jesus…that Strymon is a monster.

  1126. Bill says:

    June 3, 2014 at 9:17 am

    All great pedals but I still like my EXH Memory Man and MXR Carbon copy. Best bang for my buck was the Flashback mini.

  1127. Rob says:

    June 3, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Awesome list.

  1128. FRANCO says:

    June 3, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Timeline!!!

  1129. Danilo G says:

    June 3, 2014 at 8:57 am

    The Death by Audio – Ghost Delay is missing, but strymon – el capitan is what I want!

  1130. andy… says:

    June 3, 2014 at 8:51 am

    Not that these aren’t all great, but you need to add the empress super delay, c’mon, it’s great.

  1131. manny fox says:

    June 3, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Slay me, delay me!

  1132. John says:

    June 3, 2014 at 8:28 am

    Always wanted to try a Strymon.

  1133. Andrew Estes says:

    June 3, 2014 at 8:02 am

    I’ve always wanted to try the Sitori Sonics Tapeworm. It has a dual-oscillator synth built in and lots of noise-making capability. I also think the Death By Audio Echo Dream 2 is a really interesting pedal with a ton of creative possibilities. The Boss DD-20 could have easily made the list too.

  1134. Carl Martin says:

    June 3, 2014 at 7:38 am

    I was blown away by the Red Witch Violetta Delay the first time I heard it, such a beautiful tone out of a very small package.

  1135. Martin says:

    June 3, 2014 at 7:15 am

    What’s missing ?

    Death by Audio – Ghost Delay or the Red Panda – Particle

  1136. Justin Krampert says:

    June 3, 2014 at 7:10 am

    Don’t forget the Caroline Guitar Co. ‘Kilobyte’ Delay! Especially the newer ones with the “TACOS” modulation knob on top!!! It features an adjustable grit control for distorted repeats, an adjustable modulation knob, and “Havoc” switch for controlled oscillations and space-shipy sounds!!! The guys at Caroline are really cool and nice dudes! Pete Thorn loves it! I’m saving up all my pennies for one!

  1137. tom says:

    June 3, 2014 at 7:03 am

    What do you guys think of the vox delaylab?

  1138. zillah says:

    June 3, 2014 at 7:02 am

    I run a Seymour Duncan Deja Vu- interested to see how the vapour wave compares! Overall, a timeline or el capistan would be one of my first choices. The Deja Vu is good for analog.

  1139. Martin Thorpe says:

    June 3, 2014 at 7:00 am

    Man some of those are BIG boxes. Nice reviews thanks as always.

  1140. Liz says:

    June 3, 2014 at 6:17 am

    Great list and giveaway! I really want an Earthquaker Disaster Transport SR. I have their Dispatch Master and it sounds beautiful and the reverb blend option creates massive textures and space. I had a Memory Boy Deluxe and found it to be fun for wild and interesting delay sounds, but was also very noisy. It would probably be amazing with an expression pedal.

  1141. Dennis says:

    June 3, 2014 at 6:09 am

    It’s just amazing how much great stuff is out there these days.

    Because of all the boutique builders – guitars, effects, and amps – we’re living in a renaissance period like never before.

    Vintage stuff is great, but mega $$; in comparison, even fairly pricey boutique gear is still well worth the money.

    Kudos to the makers! They’ve retired the old complaint “Things aren’t what they used to be”!

  1142. Asmidin says:

    June 3, 2014 at 5:46 am

    Wow that Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail Analog Delay sounded better than I thought it would.

    byt eventually iam just a succer for every other delay I hear! I just love the effect: “DELAY!”

    I Got the Line6 Echopark, the MXR Carbon Copy and the Kilobyte Lo-Fi Digital Delay.

    Was very close buying the El Capistan. Think the Empress is awsome to.. hmmm so many

    choices!

    Rock on!

  1143. Nutshell says:

    June 3, 2014 at 4:51 am

    I have the violetta and it’s fantastic. Yet I wouldn’t geting an el-Capistan 😛

    • Nutshell says:

      June 3, 2014 at 4:52 am

      *mind

  1144. Eric Brokowski says:

    June 3, 2014 at 4:23 am

    I have a Violetta… The chorus effect that it puts out gives a really nice depth to clean tones. Top notch pedal, in my opinion.

  1145. Mike A says:

    June 3, 2014 at 4:10 am

    The El Cap is a modern classic. My other guitarist rarely even turns it off now! Goes with the Flint so, so well.

    Some big pedals on here though – I’d need a separate delay board for them!

  1146. Vivek Nair says:

    June 3, 2014 at 3:49 am

    Interesting list! I have owned the Timeline for nearly two years now and still feel that have only just tapped the surface. The TC Electronic Nova Repeater is my second delay pedal and it really does a fine job if you do no need presets. The EHX Memory boy brings up the rear and if you plug in an expression pedal the little bugger is hours of fun! I will probably try and the Empress Superdelay at some point.

  1147. Nicosonic says:

    June 3, 2014 at 3:42 am

    I love my Strymon El Cap !

  1148. Dustin Hayes says:

    June 3, 2014 at 3:11 am

    I have an Echorec but I haven’t quite figured it out yet. I would really like to try a Flashback.

  1149. Marc Scollo says:

    June 3, 2014 at 2:52 am

    Love the small form factor of that flashback, killer sound from such a tiny box! Some people prefer to have more control with more knobs, but to be honest you only end up using a few of them. Although I gotta say, that Empress Super Delay looks crazy good, love vintage delays.

  1150. Rob says:

    June 3, 2014 at 2:22 am

    I love TC electronic stuff, so I’ve always leaned towards the flashback, but some of these just look insane! Great article!

  1151. Steven says:

    June 3, 2014 at 2:15 am

    Some very nice pedals…

    Wish I could own the ALL.

    Maybe someday.

  1152. shane says:

    June 3, 2014 at 2:05 am

    Proud owner of the Empress Super Delay (original) here. I love it so much but I hate when I read reviews like this that tell me the Vintage Modified is better because I swore that the Super Delay was my final delay purchase (yeah right!)

    This review has me gassing for an upgrade now!

  1153. Jacob says:

    June 3, 2014 at 2:02 am

    Are you guys trying to give me a heart attack with all this gorgeous pedals? My I would kill for the Disaster Transport or that El Capistan. Cheers guys for those cool reviews!

  1154. Mathieu Artus says:

    June 3, 2014 at 1:57 am

    Hey good review as usual. In this list my votes goes to the Empress and the EarthQuaker. But IMHO there is two pedals missing. The first is the Pigtronix Echolution, at first the massive amount of switches and knobs are little bit scary. But actually, everything is instinctive and helps you to tailor a unique sound (did not tried the new version). But I’m lazy so I finally go for the Diamond Memory Lane 2, less possibilities but gosh everything sounds amazing and you also have modulation. This pedal is expensive compare to some another with more feature, but everything sounds good, no bad settings. Worth every penny. The JHS panther is also a great one.

  1155. JUNKO says:

    June 3, 2014 at 1:56 am

    TC Electronic Flashback X4 rocks!

    Awesome giveaway…way..way..way..

  1156. Yair Hollander says:

    June 3, 2014 at 1:46 am

    Great pedals. Some of them are new to me.

  1157. craig hurst says:

    June 3, 2014 at 1:42 am

    Were is the ‘ Dispatch Master ‘ by EarthQuaker Devices.

    )

    Its a Awesome delay pedal with reverb too…. & much smaller than the Disaster Transport SR.

    Surely that should have been on the list instead.

    great selection of pedals thou.

    cheers

  1158. Julian says:

    June 3, 2014 at 1:41 am

    I prefer the Red Witch Violetta Delay. Nice, compact pedal with an incredible sound!

  1159. Richard Moore says:

    June 3, 2014 at 1:37 am

    The one that you’re missing is the Titan Delay by Red Witch. It’ll blow your mind.

  1160. Bill Burk says:

    June 3, 2014 at 1:32 am

    I’d say the Strymon Timeline is one of the best, but there’s a few great delays that could be pretty amazing too.

  1161. Neil Martin says:

    June 3, 2014 at 1:30 am

    Hello… hello… ello… llo… lo… o… …

  1162. odieux fonzie says:

    June 3, 2014 at 1:12 am

    Way Huge Aqua Puss ?

    the timeline is cool, but not so user friendly (no bank name etc…)

  1163. David Fisher says:

    June 3, 2014 at 12:59 am

    Hey guys,

    I like the Strymon TimeLine, but I’d love the Empress SuperDelay, it just looks as beautiful as it sounds!!

    I think in terms on financial convenience you could list the Behringer Vintage Time Machine or MXR Carbon Copy. I don’t know if the Behringer is really a “Delay” though, it says that it is a Chorus/Vibrato and I haven’t played it. I just know it sounds good on Youtube and it is super affordable. Thanks for the list, please keep me post on that SuperDelay by Empress 😉

  1164. Manuel Guerra says:

    June 3, 2014 at 12:57 am

    I love all of these delays, time spent fooling around with them it’s just quality time and it looks as thought time lasts longer… I’d add to the list the Way Huge Aqua Puss, the Moogerfooger Analog Delay, the EHX Memory Boy, the Mad Professor Deep Blue, the T-Tex Reptile and the Strymon Brigadier…

  1165. duncan says:

    June 3, 2014 at 12:35 am

    would love a Strymon or the Empress. My DD6 is alright, but it’s showing its limitations.

  1166. Wes Miller says:

    June 3, 2014 at 12:31 am

    Violetta rocks

  1167. Achille says:

    June 3, 2014 at 12:05 am

    I love the Rivera Metal Shaman – what a name eh! – as the inspiration in music starts from anything so why not from a name ! Apart from that the very brutal distortion of the Shaman is awesome!

  1168. Dylan Thomas says:

    June 3, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Wow, what an amazing giveaway. I currently own the Flashback X4 and am very happy. The toneprint editor is incredible. I would love to own any of these other delays, thanks so much for having these giveaways!

  1169. Laurent de C says:

    June 2, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    Nice choices! I own the Flashback, but the one missing from this page, with 4 buttons. It is a cool one!

    What about Boss DD7? or T-Rex Replica, or WayHuge AquaPuss? or MXR Cqrbon copy? or Memory man EHX?

    There are so many ones…

  1170. alan says:

    June 2, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    Wooow, very nice! I like the flashback x4 and timeline is brutal…the missing one…hm…memory man?

  1171. Trevor says:

    June 2, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    Gotta get that Disaster Transport SR.

  1172. Ethan Coonce says:

    June 2, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    great list! I really would like any of them.

  1173. Raúl Navarro says:

    June 2, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    The Eventide TimeFactor Twin Delay Stompbox is awesome! … my favourite on the list

  1174. Victor says:

    June 2, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    These pedals are all awsome! At this pace I am going to go broke! 🙂

  1175. Jimmy says:

    June 2, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    I would love any of the stymon or tc electronic pedals but I would be in heaven if I got a timeline because it is one of my dream pedals! Nice countdown on some awesome pedals guys keep up the awesome work!

  1176. Larson says:

    June 2, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    Hell yeah!

  1177. Hewitt says:

    June 2, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    I would love to get that Seymour Duncan and run my Zoom CDR or my Source Audio Orbit Modulator through the loop.

    As for what’s missing from this list, maybe the DMM or the Skreddy Echo. I like delays with sends!

  1178. Reed says:

    June 2, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    Strymon’s the best. Everything they make is solid gold (and sold as such). So, whatsay you hook a brotha up, BGE?

  1179. Simon says:

    June 2, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    I would love to own the TimeLine. A colleague of mine has it and i’m so jealous.

  1180. Howell Edwards says:

    June 2, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    I would love to have any of these great pedals. Here’s hoping!

  1181. Duwane says:

    June 2, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    TC Flashback x4 has been on my wish list ever since it came out. I don’t mind the large size, and it’s just a pure workhorse capable of anything that really matters without being needlessly fussy. Perfect.

  1182. Ric says:

    June 2, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    My Timeline never leaves my board! If I were limited to only 1 pedal, I have a feeling I’d end up choosing it. I’ve demoed a few of the others on the list and walked away quite impressed. I’d definitely love to add any of these to my collection! I do agree that the Boss DD-20 deserves to be added to this list. It seems really underrated in comparison to other delays, even though it’s the best pedal in the Boss line-up, in my opinion.

  1183. Starry Walsh says:

    June 2, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    What a great Competition, fingers crossed, I would love a nice delay on my board 😀

  1184. Mike says:

    June 2, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    “If it’s not on this list, I wouldn’t buy it. You probably shouldn’t either.”

    Ridiculous statement.

    Missing: EAR AD4096, SolidGoldFX Electroman, Caroline Kilobyte, and Fairfield Meet Maude (I expect), and so many other unique delays with qualities the few listed here can’t touch.

  1185. Welly Tjandra says:

    June 2, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    DD20 by Boss I think one of the best delay pedal too, should be in the list 🙂

  1186. Welly Tjandra says:

    June 2, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    DD20 by Boss I think one of the best deay pedal too, should be in the list 🙂

  1187. Tyler Fogerty says:

    June 2, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    Empress Effects, and the Timeline. And all of them.

  1188. Buel Chandler says:

    June 2, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    I’d take any of them

  1189. Wyatt says:

    June 2, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    The Timeline and Timefactor both pretty much do it all. And well. Also, I know a lot of guitarists think it’s a sin to use anything made by Boss, but for the price, there is not a better delay pedal on the market than the DD-20

  1190. Chris says:

    June 2, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    I’m going to go broke if I dont stop following this site…..What I would do with one of these!

  1191. Andrey says:

    June 2, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    I think Malekko Ekko 616 MKII is missing, great pedal!

  1192. Fibbs says:

    June 2, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    I think I’d like to get my hands on the Empress. But also since I like Looping I always wanted to get the Flashback X4. But phew, so many nice pedals

  1193. will says:

    June 2, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    The echo rec is definitely missing, considering two of those listed are pretty much the same pedal.

  1194. Christian Arial says:

    June 2, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Are any of these pedals true analog? I’m a big fan of simple and the Red Witch Violetta and the Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail look great, but I’m wary of running guitar signal through emulation or tone-robbing chips. Why no Electro-Harmonix delays? And is the new Ibanez delay any good?

  1195. jorge says:

    June 2, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    That’s a good report. Definitively, I miss on the list:

    -EHX! On any of the variants, DMM, boy, TT, toy..

    -Maxon delays, ad900, 999, or 9pro

    -One of my favorites, Hardwire DL-8, truly great for the price

    -Ibanez De7 has lots of fans

    -Skreddy Echo!!

    Too much TC electronics, or too many knobs on the listed ones, but if I have to choose a winner between them it would be the Capistan, a modern classic IMO.

  1196. Mike Harris says:

    June 2, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    I’d love to get my hands on that Eventide TimeFactor. I’ve heard a lot of cool stuff come out of that pedal.

  1197. Tony Prichard says:

    June 2, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    Caitlinbread Echorec

  1198. Adam A says:

    June 2, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    The Catalinbread Echorec is my absolute favorite delay pedal. It will never leave my board, and it belongs on this list!

  1199. Ken C says:

    June 2, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    10 great pedals? Pedal heaven!!!! Would keep me busy for a year or more just playin around!

  1200. Peter Mahoney says:

    June 2, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    Wow, What a line up! Each pedal reads as a ‘Must Have’. I sure hope that this fantastic contest sends one of them my way.

  1201. Tim says:

    June 2, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    you are giving away some very nice pedals

  1202. Dennis Guiney says:

    June 2, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    I look forward to trying all 10!

  1203. JohnnyCNote says:

    June 2, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    I’m leaning heavily towards the Strymon TimeLine. I really like the set of features, and would love to pair it with a Strymon flanger…

  1204. Conway says:

    June 2, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    I’ve gotta say my Electro-harmonix memory boy is the bomb! Would love to try out some of these though.

  1205. Ted Gomez says:

    June 2, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    First off thanks for the article and the contest! My choice would be either the Strymon El Capistan dTape Echo or the Strymon TimeLine. Haven’t quite decided in what order though.

  1206. William Earle says:

    June 2, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Fantastic reviews (as usual) ….. Appreciate your hard work and dedication!

  1207. Tyler Chance says:

    June 2, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    These are all awesome! I’d love to try them all!!!!

  1208. Owain Parry-George says:

    June 2, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    I agree with JR Millers point. When I choose a delay pedal I usually want a specific type of delay pedal. It might have been best to specify the list a little more.

    I have always tended to go for analog delays and I love simplicity. I have had heaps of fun with EHX Memory Man Deluxe, Way Huge Aqua-Puss and the Disaster Transport. But I love my MXR Carbon Copy, simple to use, a distinct darkness to the tone and built like a brick shit house. Its never let me down.

    So MXR Carbon Copy FTW.

  1209. Maxxwell Harkins says:

    June 2, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    I want to self-oscillate them all at once.

  1210. Peter says:

    June 2, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    Let’s hear them all turned on at once.

  1211. Nathan Mumford says:

    June 2, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    I love the Flashback but I would love to try the TimeLine or Disaster Transport SR and I am not familiar with either. I have heard great things about the El Capistan and the Empress SuperDelay.

  1212. Stephen P says:

    June 2, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    I love the Vox Delaylab. It’s like getting a modified and upgraded Line 6 DL4 for less money. Plus, since it’s been discontinued Guitar Center is clearing out there stock for $100 each. Can’t beat a deal like that.

  1213. JR Miller says:

    June 2, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    Like any list this one has it’s pros and cons. Pro; All of these are fine pedals, nothing here is junk, that’s for sure. Con; I think there are several categories combined here that makes it hard to judge some over others. Maybe the five best multifunction delays, the five best analog, the five best digital, the five best tape emulation, or even the five best real tape (though they are not really pedals are they?) would make it easier, but heck this is for fun so who really cares, right?

    That being said, I’d like to cast a vote for the Pigtronix Echolution 2 as far as a multifunction delay. For best emulation… I’d have to go with the Catalinbread Echorec, based on a Binson, it’s not perfect but it’s pretty close for the money.

    Someday I’ll have enough of them to travel time…

  1214. John says:

    June 2, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    I Like delays.

  1215. Mark says:

    June 2, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    The Strymon Timeline sounds incredible! I’d use that all over my tracks if I had one…

  1216. Dave says:

    June 2, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    Great reviews, although I still get great delays from my Line 6 M9.

  1217. jimi steffenhagen says:

    June 2, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    Delay makes me feel Deja Vu Delay makes me feel Deja Vu Delay makes me feel Deja Vu Delay makes me feel Deja Vu

  1218. m00sehead54 says:

    June 2, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    Personally I like the Strymon TimeLine but the one missing is the T.C Flashback X4 Delay & Looper Pedal. For pure simplicity the MXR M169 – Carbon Copy Analog Delay.

  1219. dave says:

    June 2, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    Awesome giveaways guys! I have the Violetta and love it. I bought it based on your review. I would love something else from your list.

  1220. Brendan says:

    June 2, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    Love the Flashback X4, easy to use, handy with the presets, versatile, and a good price. So many people swear by the Boss DD delays I was surprised not to see them here. But I would go for an El Cap or a Timeline in a heartbeat!

  1221. Jay says:

    June 2, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    Oh boy, my favorite effect. I’ve never owned any of the top nine but I soooo want to.

    One of these is definitely #10.

    EHX Deluxe Memory Man

    Maxon AD900 or AD999

    Mad Prof deep blue delay

    MXR carbon Copy

    Just my $.04

  1222. Jerry Burrus says:

    June 2, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Surprised not to see a Catalinbread Belle Epoch or Echorec.

  1223. gregory bodish says:

    June 2, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    The Strymon Timeline is on my short list of must get pedals

  1224. Robert J says:

    June 2, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    My first amp was the Fender G-DEC 3 Thirty with its own programmable effects and as they say you never get over your first love. That said I love to experiment and I now have a Fender Hot Rod Dlx that I’d like to test out with any one of these pedals.

    Thanks,

    Robert

  1225. Joey says:

    June 2, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    The list is awesome! . . . I would include either the Aqua Puss, or Echo Puss.

  1226. james zzyzyx says:

    June 2, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    another nice list thanks

  1227. Stephen Bier says:

    June 2, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    Of these, I think I’d like the el capistan the most. That said, I have the violet, and the violetta would make a nice upgrade.

  1228. Eman says:

    June 2, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    Boss DD-7 Definitely is up there, it’s a legendary pedal so why not? So many other great one but DD-7 is what everyone should know first hand!

  1229. justin coleman says:

    June 2, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    Boss dd-7 is a work horse. Im not gonna win anything, per usual, but heres to positive thinking.

  1230. Kevin Gibbs says:

    June 2, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    Can’t wait to see what the last pedal that made the list is! …My guess is something old school analog? Although I have to say, for digital delay BOSS DD? can handle quite a bit! 😀

  1231. Aniruddha Ghosh says:

    June 2, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    In my opinion Strymon Timeline has the edge!!! Very organic….

  1232. matt says:

    June 2, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    I think the MXR Carbon Copy and Line 6 DL4 should be up there. Carbon Copy does great dark analog delays, and the Line 6 DL4 has the great Tweez option that really set it apart for its price.

  1233. Joseph Earl says:

    June 2, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    I know it is over done, but the Boss DD-7 is a great delay that should be noted for its reliability alone.

  1234. Chris says:

    June 2, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    I love delays, especially ones that make wild sounds.

  1235. Randy Partin says:

    June 2, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    Anything Earthquaker Devices makes should be in a top ten list. I want to see my favorite analog delay, the Vox Double Deca at least get an honorable mention.

  1236. Jordan wallis says:

    June 2, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    On opposite day, stacking swirley delays is for suckers, on opposite day Earthquaker’s disaster transport is. Not a fun prize to win!

  1237. Matt Van Gundy says:

    June 2, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    Awesome delays!

  1238. Mark Dally says:

    June 2, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    An unorthodox sound mangler sounds like my sort of pedal but either Strymon would nice

  1239. Tommy says:

    June 2, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    I think the Boss DD-20 should be on that list. I have both the flashback x4 and the boss and i actually prefer the boss. The catalinbread belle epoch is pretty good too.

  1240. Rodger R. says:

    June 2, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    Thanks for a great list and an awesome giveaway. This is going to be mt new reference list for delay pedals.

  1241. Randall Brown says:

    June 2, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    This looks like an amazing array of delay! Plug them all in and time travel!

    • Randall Brown says:

      June 2, 2014 at 5:57 pm

      Missing pedal — something from Moog!

  1242. Peter says:

    June 2, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    That empress delay would change my life. Just sayin ‘…

  1243. Grant says:

    June 2, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    The Violetta is, according to some of my fellow NZers who use it, a superb pedal. If you like other NZ pedals like the Hot Cake distortion pedal or the Prunes and Custard pedal, you’ll like Red Witches pedals as well !

  1244. Kiki says:

    June 2, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Wanna send a delay my way?

  1245. Matt Rowe says:

    June 2, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    Oh man, that Disaster Transport SR would be life-changing. Or hey, if you feel the “mystery pedal” should be the Moog 104M, I won’t say no that that!

  1246. Douglas says:

    June 2, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    I’ve been back playing after a 10 year hiatus. The only thing I kept was my ’91 Strat. Got a deal on a nice Vox AC 15. Now I need pedals! Any of them and all of them. Oh, the possibilities!

  1247. Seth Krimsky says:

    June 2, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    My vote’s for the Catalinbread Echorec.

  1248. albert ceva says:

    June 2, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    I would like to win the earthquaker devices double delay.

  1249. luigi di berardino says:

    June 2, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    T rex replica delay….is very cool

    • luigi di berardino says:

      June 2, 2014 at 5:30 pm

      Timeline in top delay…missin t rex replica delay is very cool

  1250. Gary says:

    June 2, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    Impossible to choose. Vox Delaylab is pretty cool also

  1251. Justin says:

    June 2, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    Considering the TC Nova system, which to my knowledge has flashback functionality. Excited to try one out, need some effects in my signal!

  1252. Kyle says:

    June 2, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    Fingers crossed for the Strymon!

  1253. Matt S says:

    June 2, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    I’ve always loved a touch of delay in my signal, but I’ve always kept things simple. I’m all but salivating over the thought of what I could do with something like the Superdelay or the Eventide.

  1254. Michael says:

    June 2, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Everything from Red Witch is awesome!

  1255. Sankho says:

    June 2, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    I love the violetta personally. Simple inputs, stellar sound, and a really neatly designed enclosure to match the name…

    … but out of the big honkin pedals the Flashback X4 looks pretty dope if you have room for it!

  1256. Chris says:

    June 2, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    Gabriel is right about the Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail. There is not a better sounding pedal. I bought one and was blown away. It rings clearly, has a beautiful and unique chorus like tone, is well built and has a small footprint. The only drawbacks are that i cannot save presets or dial in a BPM but I really only use 2 delays.

    I have tried a lot of digital delays and cannot stomach the echoes. The tone of the Vapor Trail is majestic.

  1257. Mark says:

    June 2, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    Incredible giveaway!

  1258. Kirsten says:

    June 2, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    I have a Flashback X4 and while it is an great pedal it is freakin BIG! I like playing around with it but it takes up soooo much room on the board. I have Rogue delay and a MXR analog delay. Neither is quite as fun as the X4, but they do open up the space for other pedals on the board.

  1259. Craig says:

    June 2, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    I have the Timeline and it’s excellent. I’ve also had the Flashback x4 but found it difficult due to no display to see your settings. Sounded great though

  1260. Keith says:

    June 2, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    This is an awesome giveaway!

  1261. Vincet says:

    June 2, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    Hook me up X10!!!!!!!!

  1262. Alexandre Veilleux says:

    June 2, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    Crazy give away, need some strymon on my board!

  1263. Robert Abernathy says:

    June 2, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    Ibanez AT80 or MXR Carbon Copy are great analog delays too.

  1264. Ben Jackson says:

    June 2, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    The best delay pedal is the one being used used used used used used duse duse duse duse dused used used used used…….

  1265. Nils says:

    June 2, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    I owned the Eventide for a while, great pedal but needed to downsize.

    Currently playing a (regular) TC flashback, gets the job done just as well, can’t beat it for the size & price…

  1266. Adam says:

    June 2, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    Dl4 has always been the best for me but I’d love to try some of the things on this list.

  1267. Mike C. says:

    June 2, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    Any pedal on that list would be an immense upgrade from the DOD DFX9 digital delay currently on my pedal board… sounded OK with a solid state amp, but sounds really hollow with my tube amps.

  1268. Breki says:

    June 2, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    Delay is cool.

  1269. Steve L says:

    June 2, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    For this giveaway to be any more fun it would need to be two drunk women size 5.

  1270. Bill says:

    June 2, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    I love my Flashback X4… who doesn’t need more delay pedals in their life?! Thanks!

  1271. Joel Wolfe says:

    June 2, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    Would love to have any of these to add to my pedal board… You can never have too many delays!!

  1272. ron grande says:

    June 2, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    i don’t feel a delay is all that necessary, but for fun . . . however, i’m a limited hobbyist . . . i do like the catalinbread belle epoch i bought for having some fun . . . . i wouldn’t mind their other one which name escapes me that is based on a metal disk. many of these pedals seem more of a hassle to learn than to just plug, play, and enjoy. i’ll admit i researched the violetta, and i thought it was a nice straightforward delay. i also listened to demos of the vapor trail, and i was not impressed. maybe, i’m wrong.

    i just received a mad professor golden cello, and the delay itself is a great addition to that pedal, but not as a stand alone delay . . . though combined, maybe it should be on the list of the top 25.

  1273. bob786 says:

    June 2, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    would LOVE to have a TImeLine!

  1274. jackie says:

    June 2, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    I really dig my Boss DD-6. Where is the boss love?

  1275. Alan Grimes says:

    June 2, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    My next purchase will be a delay, however should I get lucky? Who knows what could be next!

  1276. Lucas Van Lenten says:

    June 2, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    I want to hook these up in sequence. Bad.

  1277. Joshua Ho says:

    June 2, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    For the music I do, I’ve been looking for an analog delay with tap tempo. After my research I have been very keen on the Way Huge Supa-Puss. Haven’t bought it yet though. Any thoughts on that one cause from what I have been reading it seemed to be a pretty good option that’s not too expensive.

  1278. Christopher Kemp says:

    June 2, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    I hope to see one of Catalinbread’s delays on the list. The Echorec is amazing – it has a permanent slot on my board! I also am looking forward to getting a Belle Epoch as well.

  1279. David DeCota says:

    June 2, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    never used a delay

  1280. Addison hatcher says:

    June 2, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    I’ve always wanted to try out a lot of these but can’t really afford most of them.

  1281. Michael Berndt says:

    June 2, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    I’m really digging my Lovepedal Echophonic Jr. Great for slap back sounds, 700ms of delay time, and you can add in random modulation. A great delay that doesn’t take up tons of space.

  1282. Eric L says:

    June 2, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    “If it’s not on this list, I wouldn’t buy it.

    You probably shouldn’t either.”

    That is kind of a ridiculous statement! What about Catalinbreads’ delays? Or any of the other EQD delays? Or the Cloudbuster? Or the Kilobyte? Or the Malekko 616?

  1283. john blough says:

    June 2, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    ……pick me……

  1284. Jonas Pinnau says:

    June 2, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    This is a great list. I tried out the Strymon TimeLine once and it was amazing how versatile it was. It is nice to see so much innovation in the pedal world (although prices are out of range of many beginners). It is interesting to see that there is still a big market for pedals, even with all the computer based effects on the market today. Anyways, I wold highly recommend Strymon pedals, for both sound quality and durability.

  1285. Sammy says:

    June 2, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Glad to see some love for TC Electronics and Red Witch! I feel the X2 and Flashback Mini should really be combined into one entry on the list though.

    No surprise seeing Strymon pop up on here either haha. I knew going into this list that if they weren’t on here, then you guys were crazy

  1286. Michael McCallum says:

    June 2, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    That is one serious lineup of delay pedals.

  1287. KenVI says:

    June 2, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    I like simple. And when I think simple I think of the classic Boss DD-2! NOT the DD-3 BUT the DD-2!

    For something new school I’d say a TC Alter Ego with those great sounding DMM and Binson Echorec options.

  1288. Nathan Gronlund says:

    June 2, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Add a review for the Digitech Timebender. It also does harmonies and detune. And it has a bpm display. It’s really quite nice!

    • Andreas says:

      June 18, 2014 at 8:14 am

      I own the Timebender and love it, but is it strong/good enough to be on this list?

  1289. Adrian Furby says:

    June 2, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    Without a doubt I think the El Capistan is a great pedal, and my favourite on this list. Such cool features and just the best emulation of a tape delay I have ever heard.

  1290. fescue says:

    June 2, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    I am pulling for the MXR. It’s a good, down to earth delay pedal that’s easy to use and simply works well. What more can be said ’bout that?

  1291. Shane says:

    June 2, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    Digital has come a long way and I’d love to get a Strymon El Capistan one of these days. But analog delays are their own section. The MXR Carbon Copy, the EHX Memory Man. Right now I’m using the Visual Sound H2O and it has a very nice sound. Also the Catalinbread Echorec is on my short list. Oh yeah and don’t for get the Way Huge Echo Puss, very over looked delay pedal, sounds amazing.

  1292. Jon says:

    June 2, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    Absolutely love my Timeline!

  1293. Ross Turner says:

    June 2, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    These are all top and stacking delays is so much fun, would kill to get a hold of strymon or empress pedals from what I’ve heard.

    I love my DL4 for sounds and tinkering with but it’s fallen apart and cuts out often now, needs avenging.

  1294. Ryan Begley says:

    June 2, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    I own the el capistan and love it. I also have a deluxe memory man on my board. It’s incredible how different these two truly are.

  1295. Tomer says:

    June 2, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    I played with the strymon timeline, there are just so many options that you can choose and a variety of a lot of different tones..

    I just gotta have this pedal but it’s too expensive for me…

    I hope it helped anyone’s opinion on this great pedal.

  1296. T-Bow says:

    June 2, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    I want the EarthQuaker Devices soooooo bad…

    But my favorite delay would have to be the Tortuga Effects Single Malt…

    o/

  1297. Abel Joseph says:

    June 2, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    I would say the Boss DD20 and/or MXR Carbon Copy are two pedals that can be on there. But the Timline and Timefactor just are two killer delays. I especially like the El Cap and Timeline combo

  1298. Electric Bill says:

    June 2, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    These are all great sounding pedals. I would be proud to own any of them but I can’t afford one. Go ahead and make my delay…..

    have a peaceful day,

    Bill

  1299. Mike Freed says:

    June 2, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    Very impressive list! I love my TC Electronics Flashback and it seems you just about got it with the x4 and the mini. I’d love to try the Red Witch and the Empress delays some day. Can’t wait to see what the mystery pedal.

  1300. Avory says:

    June 2, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    That eventide pedal is amazing.

  1301. Jimmy Knowles says:

    June 2, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    The Nova delays are great, but I haven’t tried some of the other TC stuff on the list.

  1302. jeff ledoux says:

    June 2, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    best of the lot fer me: El Capistan. simple. amazing. simply amazing.

  1303. MIchael Scaramagaw says:

    June 2, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    “What is missing?” I would say the Alter Ego delay!

  1304. Jeff Weber says:

    June 2, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    Eventide H9 is great too.Also Way Huge Aqua and Supa Puss and MXR Carbon Copy not to be forgotten:) Love to have the Strymon stuff!!

  1305. Seth Oyer says:

    June 2, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Yes please, x 10!!!

  1306. keith knapp says:

    June 2, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    Strymon is a hell of a pedal, but comes with a hefty price. I use a tc electronics Nova delay in conjunction with an MXR carbon copy.

  1307. Kyle Alm says:

    June 2, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    I just want the TC Flashback….

  1308. Junior says:

    June 2, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    Want want want want!

  1309. MattSDC says:

    June 2, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Love the Timeline but really want to try the El Cap

  1310. Bobby lee says:

    June 2, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    I would love to own all of these!

  1311. Chris M says:

    June 2, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    Wow, I’d totally missed that SD pedal. Looks great. Gonna have to grab one. Great list, thanks!

  1312. Aaron says:

    June 2, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    The Strymon TimeLine would be my pick.

  1313. Ewing Falla says:

    June 2, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    I was in a show of TC Electronic. The TC Electronic Flashback X4 Delay & Looper and the TC Electronic Flashback Mini Delay are really amazing devices. I think, this pedals need to be in every pedalboard.

    Ewing – Barcelona

  1314. William says:

    June 2, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    I want a timeline! Catalinbread delays are awesome too.

  1315. Ace says:

    June 2, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    I only need one. But 10 is okay tooo 🙂

  1316. Brent S says:

    June 2, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    I like the Empress Effects Vintage Modified Superdelay – astounding possibilities!

  1317. Seth Okrend says:

    June 2, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    I’ll take any of ’em!

  1318. Tom t says:

    June 2, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Would love to take home a strymon one day.

  1319. Robert D. says:

    June 2, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Unnngh that Strymon! I would love to own any of these.

  1320. Cody Budd says:

    June 2, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Holy Moly! This is AMAZING! Really hoping for either the EQD or EMpress!

  1321. Roger says:

    June 2, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Excellent delays on the list!

    But I would add MXR’s Carbon Copy for it’s “analogy”/warm delay 😀

  1322. Matt Collins says:

    June 2, 2014 at 7:44 am

    That Vapor Trail sounds AMAZING.

  1323. Fabio S says:

    June 2, 2014 at 7:03 am

    Pigtronix echolution 2 …it”s really great

  1324. John says:

    June 2, 2014 at 5:06 am

    The Superdelay is awesome and really special. But nothing else does what the Red Panda Particle does. It’s a true original that belongs on the list.

  1325. hugo says:

    June 2, 2014 at 5:03 am

    iwantitiwantiwantit

  1326. Kevin Dueer says:

    June 1, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    Want

  1327. Rick says:

    June 1, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Delay me, baby.

  1328. Ryan Opel says:

    June 1, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    Perhaps Caitlinbread’s Belle Epoch is magic #10? Either way, any of these would be sick additions to my board. Thanks for the frequent giveaways guys

  1329. Brian D says:

    June 1, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    I would love to win one of these pedals but all ten would be indescribable! I’m using an MXR Carbon Copy for the record. Good analog delay at a reasonable price.

  1330. Landon Olesen says:

    June 1, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    It’s a delayed flashback from hell

  1331. Miles Tradewell says:

    June 1, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    Amazing, would love any of these, especially the Timeline!

  1332. Andrew says:

    June 1, 2014 at 9:58 am

    I want a really reliable looper/delay thats feels and sounds great and alot of these are great options.

  1333. Danny says:

    June 1, 2014 at 9:32 am

    Wow great choices! All of these are really great pedals

  1334. Kiryk Drewinski says:

    June 1, 2014 at 9:12 am

    Love delay pedals! Toooo complicated is not my cup of tea but I like to have some options tho. Love vintage sounding pedals the most!! …of course ; )

    Strymon El Capistan dTape Echo sounds good to me.

    I own a Violetta. Like the sound a lot!

    Cheers from Berlin, Germany, Kiryk

  1335. Mike Woods says:

    June 1, 2014 at 8:21 am

    I have a few of these and they’re all rad! This is a really killer selection. Hope I get to win something! I could really use some positivity right now!

  1336. hugo says:

    June 1, 2014 at 8:13 am

    DAMN I’d love to win this 0.0 so much awesome pedals!!!!!!

  1337. Javi Metal says:

    June 1, 2014 at 7:41 am

    Good review! I like all the pedals, but I would add the Blackstar HT-Delay.

  1338. Chris says:

    June 1, 2014 at 7:36 am

    Sweet mother of modulation! What an awesome selection 🙂

  1339. Goran Pavlovic says:

    June 1, 2014 at 6:11 am

    Excellent reviews! I would love to have the Empress.

    • Philipp says:

      June 19, 2014 at 10:00 am

      The Red Panda Particle Granular Delay/Pitch Shifter sounds interesting. Never heard from it before. Can’t wait for the review!

      • jazznan says:

        June 21, 2014 at 2:32 pm

        Timeline for sure

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