|Rocktron Short Timer Delay
Review by Les Lewellyn
copyright 2004 by Preying Lizard Music.com
As I'm preparing to put my band together to tour I am also building my arsenal of tools to play electric. My financial situation is limited and so I have to be very careful about what I purchase. I roughly need about four or five items in my chain. The first is the Crybaby, the second my distortion, third a delay and fourth a multieffects processor that I can program in about twelve "way out there" patches that suit my style. After spending a few hours reading up on delay pedals I came across the Rocktron Short Timer Digital Delay pedal. One site I visited actually had sound clips of the pedal in use and as soon as I heard the thing I knew it was exactly what I was looking for!
After shopping it online I found the average going price to be about fifty to sixty U.S. bills. Fortunately there is Ebay and I am a Ebay believer! I've never been ripped off by anyone there, knock on wood. Anyway....I got it in the final minutes of a auction for $35 and that included the shipping! When it arrived it looked brand new and I hooked it up immediately and I played with it for a few minutes.
There are three knobs and two switches on the unit. The first knob is the level, the second is called regeneration, and the third is the time of the delay. There is a "short" and "shorter" switch/button and then a kill switch. The unit is made of metal and sturdy as a horse. It's built to last without a doubt. Anyway none of the knobs and switches make any extreme changes in the sound. It's basically a cut and dry slap back sound much like David Gilmore uses. After tinkering with the unit for a few minutes checking out the extremes I immediately dialed in my sound. It was there and I'll probably never change the settings at all.
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