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" I also have this pedal called a Reel Echo. It's a Danelectro (DRE-1) pedal and it's a delay. It's like a tape simulator delay that you can change the rate of the delay without changing the pitch. A couple times I had it set really fast, like really, really fast. And I kicked it on a couple times, so it sounds like this weird feedback. But it's really just like a really fast delay kind of mixed with this reverb, and was probably kind of feeding back through my amp, too."more
If you want a delay out of the ordinary, this is the right pedal for you. The thing I like the most is the slide control of the ms of delay. It can give very awkward sounding delays or some really warm delays. I don't use de Sound On Sound feature that much, I don't like it. I would have loved a tap tempo instead. That's the only down side I see on this pedal. Maybe the size. It's really big. If you have a small pedalboard, prepare for losing A LOT of space on this guy. Great pedal anyway, lots of possibilities.
I run 2 Fender Blues Deluxe Reissue amps with this Danelectro Reel Echo, splitting the main signal to the left and the delay signal to the right. It gives me a huge splapback sound that comes as close to Gliff Gallup (Gene Vincent) as it gets.
It's cheaper than most other tape-styled delays, and one of my favorite guitarists uses it during his live show (Mike Einziger of Incubus). It apparently doesn't do spacey tape delays all that well (like, changes in pitch and the like) which you can get with some analog delays, but instead it gives you a weird stutter effect which would be a lot of fun to play with or use for noise solo stuff while recording.