I utilize delay to thicken up my sound, as well as to increase the tone of my solo breaks and to wash up my clean tones. Delay makes sounds melt together in the band room, clubs and the big stages. It’s really useful to have it handy.
There’s list of delay pedals on the market that I would love to own. I’ve tried many types of delays in the past and they work well, but this Echo Park pedal by Line 6 is at the top of my list.
First off the thing is built like a tank! No lie. It’s a little taller than an average stomp box, and yet it’s pretty much the same length and width. It has a stereo set of 1/4inch connections in and outs. The left one allows for mono use of the pedal. The mono signal is very respectable and full of quality sounds, so if that’s all you’re using it for, then you’ll be ecstatic.
The pedal has Mix, Time, Mod, & Repeat controls on the top as well as two switches that allow for the pedal to be put into three modes, tape/analog/digital delays and the 2nd switch adds “trails” to any delay sound. There is also a dial for setting the “type” of delay…Pingpong, Swell, tap and more! I found each switch to be exciting! And the trails added to it amazingly well! Sweet rich tones I haven’t been amazed with from a delay pedal ever!
Then there’s the “stomp” part of the pedal. The box itself is very sturdy. The pedal tapped lightly allows for the tap tempo feature for all the delays and it’s indicated by a green flashing light. When you click down hard on the stomp pedal you have the off/on of the pedal and the light turns red to show it’s off, but still powered.
The only drawback is that it might be a bit tall for your pedal board case. But I’m not so sure it’s that much taller.
Marc Amendola is a Connecticut Musician who produces artists, teaches guitar & fronts the rock band “Fear The State”. Find out more about Marc at www.marcamendola.com.