Man, youtube… every once in a while you’ll see something and it will just click for you.
I just watched an episode of That Pedal Show where they talk about delay pedals. I have a really nice digital delay on my pedal board right now, a Wampler Faux Tape Echo, and I have been using the crap out of it. I use it’s tap tempo switch and it’s subdivision switch and I get dotted eighth note delays and I make all sorts of groovy The Edge style rhythmic patters and it’s just so much damn fun.
It’s a great delay pedal but it doesn’t really do oscillation. Oscillation is when the pedal feeds back on itself and makes all sorts of glorious noise. If you mess with the delay time control it changes the pitch of the noise and makes it even gloriouser. I have a really cheap analog delay that I am not currently using. It’s from one of those generic, low cost, Chinese companies. Donner, I think? A Donner Yellow Fall? I think that’s what it’s called. After watching this video I am going to put it on the board too so that I can have noisy fun and still have the digital tap tempo and subdivision stuff.
In all my years of playing electric guitar I’ve almost always had a delay pedal, but I’ve never been a delay pedal guy. Now I have all this youtube silliness to inspire me to do new and different (and yes, goofy and noisy) things.
Thanks, That Pedal Show!