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    Default Put together this simple board for huge guitar colors

    The new epic my band is working on features a guitar sound I’ve never used before, a kind of ambient, very distant, modulated, kind of 80s electro inspired. But it also needs to have enough definition to hear the notes in a chord or lead line.

    What I settled on is this:

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    The signal chain is pretty standard:
    Guitar > volume pedal > compressor/boost > amp sim (for DI use) > chorus/flange > delay > reverb (hall with modulation)

    The Tech21 clone can be bypassed if I am running into an actual amp, but for demos I often like to keep it simple.

    Here’s a demo of how it sounds:
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    Default Re: Put together this simple board for huge guitar colors

    Some solid choices!
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    Thanks! I'm not in love with the delay, I really need something decent.
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    Default Re: Put together this simple board for huge guitar colors

    It just means you get to do some delay shopping...what do you use a delay for?
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    Well, I don't use it to create harmonies or Frippertronics types of things, but a couple of seconds of delay would be nice. Doesn't have to have stereo. I am not interested in analog emulation or tape emulation, I need clean repeats with a feedback control. Modulated repeats is not necessary, but would be nice. Keeping trails is important. I wouldn't mind MIDI sync but it's not a deal breaker.

    When I use a delay it's usually before a long reverb to create smear and a seemingly long note, though in reality I've already turned down the volume pedal and am getting the next note ready.
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    Well, analog pedals won't do a few seconds. You also might be limited to space- bigger pedals like a DL4 might not fit on your board. Newer, more advanced delay pedals with midi generally aren't battery powered, either.
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    I use a power supply, so no issues there! I can juuust fit one more double width pedal on that board, but you are right — there’s no way something like a big strymon or 500-series BOSS will fit! And yes, definitely looking for a digital delay, not analog! I have three analog/tape style echo/delays already.
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    Some of the newer digital delays need their own proprietary power supplies, which is a pain. However, a DL4 doesn't (I power mine with a One Spot) and it just might fit.
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    Ah cool, I'll check it out! Thanks!
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