Stompbox: MXR Carbon Copy Analog Delay

The MXR Carbon Copy Analog Delay is very inexpensive and provides a nice warm analog delay sound which does a decent emulation of an old tape echo for the price, which can’t be beat.

It has a switch at the upper left which activates some modulation of the delay which you can adjust to add some warble to the sound. There are trim pots inside that allow you to adjust the depth and speed of the modulation. I have mine set fairly deep but not too fast.

There are a lot of other trim pots inside which you are not supposed to adjust but I did anyway. I managed to get the delays to sound more crufty and distorted which was more the sound I was looking for.

I don’t like when the delayed signal sounds too close to the original since they tend to step on each other and sound like crap. I play with this pedal turned on most of the time with a medium delay at a low volume which helps to fill up the sound and create a little bit of depth without becoming a distraction.

Have a favorite delay pedal? Tell me about it in the comments!

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