This is the delay pedal I never thought I would replace. The one with few features, but amazing sound quality. Finally, I found that the Damage Control Timeline, at least to my ears, matched it in sound, but outdid it in features. (You can check out the Timeline demo videos here to compare:
So I sold my Replica. At one time or another, I’ve owned 5 of these. Same pedal. Just 5 different ones. And the one in these demo videos I’ve owned for 3 days….and now it’s up on e-bay. Don’t ask. It’s this crazy sickness that it seems only guitar players contract. (Some of you are doing the fist to your chest pump twice thing right now letting you know that you are also a guitarist with this sickness and in firm agreement with me. I appreciate the sentiment. Just don’t do the fist bump thing….it’s awkward.)
Anyway, the Replica is a killer digital delay pedal that keeps your dry signal completely analog. And the best thing about this pedal is the depth or ‘weight’ of the sound of the repeated notes. It sounds so natural. The brown switch is really cool to get a darker, more analog-sounding tone out of this pedal, and the subdivision switch allows you to tap quarter notes and get back out triplet/dotted eighth U2/Police-sounding delays.
Plus, it actually says on the pedal itself, ‘Handcrafted in Denmark’. So it’s perfect for us boutique snobs. We don’t have to make up something crazy about the pedal no one’s heard about before. Oh no. ‘Handmade’ and ‘Denmark’ are actually written on the pedal itself. Good times.
So here’s the videos, complete with my video card that can’t last more than 4 minutes at a time, and my obviously professional lighting skills.
If you’re looking for a simple delay that does the basics, this might be the best sounding one out there. Plus, John Mayer uses it, so that gives it even more awesome.