Stompbox Blog: MXR Analog Delay

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Welcome to the guitar effects virtual museum. I have been collecting stompboxes for the past few years and wanted to share some thoughts. I will continually add more pics and opinions. Any comments or suggestions are appreciated. Thanks for looking.

Friday, August 28, 2009

MXR Analog Delay

No would could deny Andy Summer's wonderful use of effects for the guitar textures on the Police albums. He highly favored the Electro Harmonix Electric Mistress for flanging but for delay he chose the MXR analog delay. This was an easy decision for studio recording for its natural sounding decay and lush organic clarity. It featured stereo outputs and a regeneration knob to control feedback. The Reticon chips found in these units have long since been discontinued but the legend lives on. You can hear it's depth on Every Breath You Take from the album Synchronicity. Maxing out the control creates some powerful self-oscillation that you could never replicate from digital technology. The sweeping is so intense, you would think that Earth was being invaded by flying saucers in your back-yard. For more info on Dunlop and MXR effects please visit....

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