Tone Report Weekly Issue 80 - Page 9

he only thing better than one good delay pedal is two good delay pedals. I think every guitarist with a bent for creative time manipulation can agree with this statement. Delay pedal stacking can vastly expand upon the rhythmic potential and timbral complexity of one’s playing. Go too far, and it can also devolve into a blitzkrieg of chaotic, ricocheting repeats, but hey, that can be cool too.  T Most delay enthusiasts use multiple individual pedals to create their multi-layered repetitions, but with delay stacking techniques gradually becoming more popular among guitarists of all stripes, it was only a matter of time before manufacturers cottoned on and began developing single pedals that allowed for use of multiple delays lines simultaneously. In the past few years, a number of companies have released pedals that allow the user to employ more than one delay at the same time, either in parallel fashion, in series, or both. The most enticing of these even let the operator use two starkly contrasting delay tones at once, such as a warm, murky analog sound blended with a shiny digital one, for maximum sonic flair. If this kind of thing gets your juices flowing, then sit back and check out a few of our favorite dynamic dual delay pedals. 9