The MXR Carbon Copy Analog Delay Pedal features a completely analog audio path for the ultimate in rich, warm delay--made possible only by old-school bucket brigade technology. This design boasts an amazing 600ms of delay time with optional modula...
"Sermon’s BiLT Relevator is finished in shoreline gold and features both an MXR Carbon Copy and BiLT’s own fuzz circuit built into the body along with a Sustainiac in the neck position." -Premier Guitar; Rig Rundown with Imagine Dragons As such, it should be understood that it is built into his guitar, not on his pedal board.more
Billy uses a MXR Carbon Copy as seen in this rig rundown article. Here is a direct link to the image. http://www.premierguitar.com/ext/resources/images/content/2015-09/Rig-Rundown/10.jpg?1442424106 http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/23116-rig-rundown-zz-tops-billy-gibbons-and-dusty-hill-2015more
"With the Carbon Copy the repeats are a little bit on the darker side. There's a couple of tunes where he'll use the Carbon Copy on where it doesn’t make it so that you notice it so much - it's subtle. The way we have it set is only for like three repeats. For the most part, [Jeff] likes to play very dry, so anything that is going to color the sound like that, he notices too much and it gets in the way," says Jeff Beck's guitar tech.more
At 2:31 in this video, Za, Synyster Gates guitar tech, talks about Synyster Gates' use of the MXR delay pedal. "It's awesome man, everybody loves those." The Carbon Copy delay pedal is also listed as part of Syn's gear on his [Dunlop Artist Page](http://www.jimdunlop.com/artist/synyster-gates).more
Zakk Wylde uses an MXR Carbon Copy delay pedal onstage with Black Label Society. "The settings I have it at...are for Randy Rhodes' guitar solos..." Wylde says at (3:40) in this Guitarist Magazine video. "I could be playing fast and it's not going to muddle any of the playing," he said.more
This is a photo of the Pantera, Kill Devil Hill, and Down's bass player Rex Brown's pedal board. You will notice just below the board is the set list for the evening which shows "Devil Hill Music.com" over it's top. You can see a dark green MXR pedal on the bottom of the pedal board. The three buttons on top and 1 stomp selector shows it's an MXR Carbon Copy.more
Zach talks about his pedals in this rig rundown video. At 9:55, he says, "I believe it might have been my buddy [Mark from Lamb of God](https://equipboard.com/pros/mark-morton) who said that the Carbon Copy is the best delay and I have to agree with him. To me it's the best delay made."more
"This I haven't integrated yet, but I just think this is one of the best pedals on the market, it's the Carbon Copy. I use this to record all the time, 'cause you just get, like, trippy chorus echo sounds which I love, they're all over my demos and recordings". – Misha Mansoor on the MXR M169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal.more
"Out front, Satchel keeps a small-but-tidy board that’s packed with only the essentials. He starts with a Boss TU-3 tuner before going into a pair of MXR pedals—a Carbon Copy analog delay and a Classic Overdrive. A Morley ABY Selector helps him move between guitars and the footswitch to his EVH 5150 III rounds out the board." -Premier Guitar; Rig Rundown: Steel Panther's Satchelmore
"For a quick, not quite slapback, short delay I used a MXR Carbon Copy. Those are pretty cool and they're certainly analogue in the way the signal decays very quickly. Those are cool – a fun little pedal." In-depth guitar talk with the instrumentalist by Rob Laing, August 11, 2010more
At 7:43 in this Rig Rundown for G.E. Smith of [Moonalice](https://equipboard.com/band/moonalice), [Saturday Night Live Band](https://equipboard.com/band/saturday-night-live-band), [Hot Tuna](https://equipboard.com/band/hot-tuna), and [Hall& Oates](https://equipboard.com/band/hall-oates), displayed is a MXR Carbon Copy Delay.more
Bottom row, to the right, next to his Boss tuner, Keith Murray's MXR Carbon Copy Analog Delay can be seen on his pedalboard setup. In this [2010 interview](http://images.equipboard.com/uploads/source/image/34972/uhXGb4d.png), he mentions it, calling it an "MXR Micro Delay." On the same pedalboard he also has a Boss DD-7 delay: > Oh. Ok. After that, then it goes a Boss DD-7 delay pedal, then it goes into, uh, an MXR Micro Amp, then it goes into an MXR Micro Delay, then it goes into...more
"That Carbon Copy is the best delay I've ever used, hands down, no contest... The Cry Baby wah-wah pedal is more than just another piece of gear on my pedalboard. I purchased one the day I bought my first guitar and have never played a show without in the last 25 years. The same goes for the MXR Phase 90, and the mustard yellow Distortion+. It's at core of my personal sound, I use it as lead channel, I use it in a set position as much as I use it in an up and down motion. I couldn't live without it!"more
Bottom row, left to right: Boss Chromatic Tuner used for switching the Matchless, OCD distortion pedal, Boss tuner used for switching the Vox, Boss tuner for switching the Ampeg, DOD phaser, MXR Carbon Copy delay. Top row, left to right: Boss octave pedal for the bass pickup, MXR bass octave pedalmore
> Feeling pretty blessed to have a set up like this. Using this to demo new prototypes today.. Taking a break for my #teletuesday #telecaster #morganamps #morganRCA35R #gearporn #friedmamps #jj100 #jerrycantrell #seymourduncan @morganamps @friedman_amplifiers @seymourduncanpickups @fenderguitar #thankful testing what?? I will never tell..more
"For effects I use a Peterson tuner, either a Chandler Digital Echo or an MXR Carbon Copy, an MXR Phase 90, a Boss OC-3 Super Octave Pedal, a Morley Bad Horsie Wah-Wah pedal and a Morley Optical Volume Pedal. I’ve also just started using an MXR Micro Flanger which Joe Bonamassa recently gave me."more
"MXR Carbon Copy for dark, repeating delays. I’ve spent a lot of time trying to find the right sounds. When something becomes three-dimensional, I tend to like it. If it doesn’t make the cut, I’ll carry on looking for and pay for the right piece of gear. I geek out a lot and track it all down!"more
Pedal-wise, I endorse and I have a Pigtronix Envelope Phaser, a Philosopher Bass Compressor, a Quantum Time Modulator and their Fat Drive. I love MXR’s Carbon Copy Delay, plus their Phase 90, Bass Octave Deluxe, Bass Envelope, and one of my favorite delays that Way Huge makes called the Aqua Puss," says Michael League, in [this interview](http://www.notreble.com/buzz/2014/02/13/from-the-ground-up-an-interview-with-michael-league/) with No Treble.more
In the comments: I believe it was Rockett Archer for drive and MXR carbon copy for the quick delay, and an old Fender spring reverb unit the studio has. Also I was going through two amps with a very tiny bit of tremolo at different speeds for some extra thickness. The delay might have been EHX memory man ping-ponging between the amps, can't remember now.more
Fender was with Beach Fossils at El Rey Theater and they shared all this on Instagram. You can see the Carbon Copy next to the Hall Of Fame. Dustin uses it for his voice with the Hall Of Fame (he said it in the 'mini interview' at the same day). Screenshot made from Fender's Instagram.more
"I mean, my pedal board is mostly pretty standard. I’ve got a Boss Tuner, an MXR Carbon Copy, a Boss DD-3 Delay, a Cry Baby Wah Pedal, all standard as. The only off ones are a Devi Ever Torn’s Peaker, which is like my fuzz pedal, which I’ve used since forever." in an interview where he discusses his guitar setup.more
> *So, summer 2015 tour rig would have been: - 2 almost identical Fender P/Js. One was a store bought model where nothing changed. American Standard with a super thin J neck (me thinks those are the 60s style, but I could be wrong). The other is my Fender master custom P with the Marcus Miller neck. Had a J bridge pickup added. No fancy electronics. Original Badass bridge added. The big deal with that one was the silver flake finish. Took more than a year to wait for the paint job. Nothing is tuned down for good, just a low Eb for some of the songs that need it. - Delay is just an MXR Carbon Copy. I try new stuff all the time and that one just feels so good to manipulate by hand. - Shut Up and Dance fuzz is actually just an old Ibanez bass Tube Screamer. I throw in a JHS 4-Wheeler if it needs more definition. Nowadays, I use an Aguilar Agro or the Brimstone crossover distortion (Best distortion on the market) - The Rick... OH the rick. I miss her. She's SUPER rare. factory turquoise, built in 2001. I don't have the heart to subject her to the road anymore. Maybe in the future I will bring her out cuz gear heads always want to chat about it after the show."more
The pedal (As well as other equipment) is referenced in this article.
"Inside the Pedalboard Rack System is: Voodoo Lab GCX Audio Switcher, SHURE UR4D Dual Wireless Receiver, Lovepedal Amp Eleven, 2x Ibanez TS808 Tube Screamer, Ibanez TS10 Tube Screamer, Vertex Boost, MXR Carbon Copy, Way Huge Echo Puss, Way Huge Supa Puss, T.C. Electronic Hall of Fame Reverb, and Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2 Plus" - [Vertex Effects about his recent-built pedalboard](https://www.vertexeffects.com/blog/chase_bryant_artist_showcase)more
“I am pretty minimal when it comes to effects,” he admits, “but from time to time I like a good delay. MXR’s Carbon Copy is fantastic, and I use that sometimes. I use a Maxon OD808 as a clean boost when things need to get really heavy, and an ISP Decimator to gate everything and keep the noise down. Other effects lying around are an [MXR] EVH Phase 90, Ernie Ball Wah and Grind Customs FX Chimaera overdrive.”more
In this attached blog photo, a MXR Carbon Copy Analog Delay pedal is seen in Matt Taylor's gear setup. Although it does not directly show it is his, the cable running out of his amp matches that of the one plugged into the EHX Holy Grail, which is different from Kyle Straka's cable.more
0:10 - Syu can be seen in the studio with Galneryus, using an MXR Carbon Copy analog delay, a Vox V846 wah, a Boss LS-2 Line Selector, a Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor, a Boss tuner and a BB King preamp pedal. This video footage was taken at September 10th, 2010 at an MIT Studio in Tokyo, Japan.more
The MXR Carbon Copy Analog Delay Pedal features a completely analog audio path for the ultimate in rich, warm delay--made possible only by old-school bucket brigade technology. This design boasts an amazing 600ms of delay time with optional modulation via a top-mounted switch and a simple, three-knob layout that controls Delay time, Mix (dry/wet blend), and Regen (delay repeats)--all in a pedal no bigger than a Phase 90. In addition, the M169 pedal has two internal trim pots that offer user-adjustable width and rate control of the modulation for even more tonal options. The Carbon Copy effect pedal will take you from crisp "bathroom" slap echoes to epic, Gilmour-esque delays with a twist of a knob. True hard-wire bypass, single 9-volt operation, and stage-ready blue LEDs round out the package.
This thing is so gritty and dark. It just has the most amazing character to it. Perfect for pairing with clean digital delays. I would never do a gig or session without it. The self oscillation is gnarly, and it makes a great slapback tone.
I wish it had a more modulation.
MXR's Carbon Copy delay, while only having been out for a few years, is a great delay for dark echo fans. The oscillation you can get with this delay is amazing, similar to Radiohead's "Karma Police" effect near the end of the song. Great delay for the money, I recommend you get one now!
I bought this pedal because of the price and some great reviews and YouTube shoot outs. I play an American Strat into a Fender blues deluxe. I don't think this pedal is as versatile as some of the other digital delays but it does deliver a nice mellow analog delay to complement a clean or dirty signal. From slap back to spacey delays, this pedal delivers. It is nice to see the list of professionals using it getting larger too.
Everything about it is great. Usually i don't like the narrow sound of mxr guitar pedals but this one really suprised me and as i tried it for the first time i told the worker at the shop that i was going to buy it. At the end, of course i ended up buying it despite it's high price that left me with 100 bucks approx. What i can say is it has it's own unique sound that no other analog pedal can reach. My suggestion is to buy it because you'll never regret it.
The carbon copy is a very common pedal, thanks to the price and quality. It was my first pedal and is still here with me! I use it in the fxloop to fat up my sound, because is anolog and very dark sounding,sometimes to hear the repeats the only thing to do is to play in palm mute otherwise it will completely blend with the dry signal. So i dont use it as my main delay, i use it to put some very good make up to my clean sound and a mistic vibe to my crunch sound. Great pedal but if you are looking for a crystal sounding delay this is not your pedal.
Great pedal! The "Modulation" button adds a tasty warble which can be dialled in with some internal trim pots. Manipulating the knobs while playing offers up some crrraaazy tones.
I got this as a gift from my wife. it's an awesome analog delay. best part of the delay is the mod switch that adds more spacey feel to the effect and the pedal can oscilate if regen knob is to full and you can play around with delay knob for different sounds.
Can make even me sound huge! it's fun to twiddle and also useful. I have it on a lot, but usually set kind of light; that is, fairly short delay, few reps, light mix, and almost never push in the "Mod" button. I just don't like the way that sounds.
Amazingly beautiful sounds, from quirky slapback to dreamlike delay soundscapes, organic feeling that doesn't alter the core of your sound and on top of that a mod button that gets you even further. I was amazed by how naturally this pedals sits in the mix with a full band and also how it plays well with other pedals.
I Remember The Day I Got This Pedal.. I Plugged It In, And Realized That I Plugged It In Backwards. Then Plugged It In The Right Way, And It Still Didn't Turn On! Then I Realized I Needed A Power Source. (The Carbon Copy Was My First Pedal, As You Can See) Roughly A Week Later, I Plugged It In, Turned On, And Produced Echos, And I Though. Wow, What A Waste Of Money! I Was So Mad, After All That I Was Disappointed With The $116 Dollar Guitar Toy That My Parents Had So Generously Given To Me. I Was So Frustrated I Gave Up On The Whole Day, And Went To Sleep Hoping To Wake Up, And Find That I Had Gotten A Tubescreamer Instead, And That The Carbon Copy Was A Bad Dream. I Just Couldn't Make The Pedal Sound Good! Finally, A Good Year Later, I Had Finally Mastered The Way Of The Carbon Copy, Making Sweeping Spaceship Noises, And Having Lush, Beautiful, Inspiring, Other-World-ly, Delay Tones. I Realized That If You Know (Or Learn) How To Use This Pedal, It Can Be A Very Inspiring, Creative, Though Provoking Pedal, That Can Move You To Become A Better Guitarist, And Make You Fall In Love With The Guitar Again, And Again. These Words Are True. I Have Had No Problems With The Carbon Copy (Except For Plugging It In Backwards). It Doesn't Hum When It Runs On Batteries Like My EHX OD Glove Does. The Only Problem You Could Really Come Across Is If You Want To Sound Like "The Edge", Then Get A Digital Delay, Or The Carbon Copy Bright. I've Found That If You Set The Settings Right, It's Very Easy To Make This Pedal A Chorus Pedal Too. Though If You're Looking For A Chorus Pedal, I Recommend Chorus Pedals For Chorus Pedals. Anyways, Great Pedal. I Love It. It's Amazing.
Warm saturated delay that can oscillate like crazy, or add the perfect amount of slap. Mod switch warms it up even more by adding a chorus effect on the repeats, somewhat simulating a tape echo.
I love this little guy. It was between this a Memory Man and a TC Flashback. This was the winner for me. It feels like its built like a tank. Simple as hell to use. Gives a really nice dark natural sounding delay. Best of all very reasonably priced.
dreamlike delay tones that go for days. I can sound like anything I want to. This thing does everything. Its probably the greatest pedal of all time, EVER. Ive had it since 2011 and I still haven't figured out everything you can do with it, not even half way, its constant sonic exploration. I love recording with it and playing live it always gets people's ears perked up cause its a beautiful sound whether long or short, wetter or more dry.
A great pedal for swells. The mod on it is brilliant. I use it exclusively for heavy ambient songs. It doesn't have a tap tempo so it makes its use very limited, but its sound is amazing.
I used other delays before getting to the Carbon Copy. It really caught me with it´s sound and since then I own one, got rid of the others, and have been using it every time I get a chance. I honestly think that anyone who likes to use delay effects should give the Carbon Copy Analog Delay a chance! All the way from slapback to long stadium-like repeats, self modulating possibilities, and even a chance to adjust how the modulation affects the delay itself. Capable of giving any classic tone but also an ambient style that inspires more and more!
Sounds great, three easy knobs. I simplified from a feature-laden digital delay. I miss the tap tempo. but I don't miss all the futzing with knobs to get the sound I want. Stupid easy to use and sounds great. A relatively short delay time and regen setting with the modulation adds a wonderfully subtle shimmer to chords and arpeggios. Always on.
I've always been a huge fan of digital delays... until I got CC in my hands. As soon as I discovered beauty of warm & dark repeats, I sold all my digitals. This is the only delay unit in my setup right now.
A must have in guitarist's pedalboard, really.
Great analog delay. Worth the hype. Relatively affordable compared to some boutique analog delays that do the same exact thing. In some cases, not as well for even more money.
It's the pedal that will do the delay job well. I originally had a BBE Two Timer which was nice until it broke. I floated around a few mini pedal pedals (like the Donner Yellow Fall, etc.) until I ended up with one of these month ago. I can already tell it's built to last. Hard casing that can take a beating on the road. The mod feature is nice and adds a sparkly light chorus touch on top of the effect. Controls are simple and the knobs are quite responsive. I recommend this to all delay lovers. Hope this helps!
I use this for vocal slapback in lieu of a the roland space echo i'm blessed with using if i am in a friend's studio, but this little pedal gets the job done for live performances. personal favourite settings are: regen 930, mix 11, delay 10. great for that vintage delay, however not as spacey as the roland.
Turning up or down the knobs each mm you can ear something is happening. This is not something you can find in other pedals for the same price, it's super responsive, dynamic, dark and glitchy sometimes. It doesn't sound like a tape echo but it has its own distintive sound, that in my opinion is something you can't say for tons of pedal. Before the Gain section it creates echos and atmosphere. highly suggested for super short delay times to add "body" to your chords.
This pedal gives a player many sonic possibilities. Having just gotten it, I have immediately found several useful applications in originals. Very easy to use, solid MXR construction and highly versatile.