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Carl Martin DeLayla XL Effects Pedal

Imagine Price: $385.00
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The Carl Martin DeLayla XL is designed and developed with one goal in mind: To create a superior delay pedal, with the same conic quality as the original DeLayla but with new extended features, yet incorporating some of the same features used in vintage tape delay units. To achieve this, we have incorporated a second delay head (slap back) (similar to using two heads simultaneously on a tape delay). The SLAPBACK footswitch is used to turn the second delay head on or off. The SLAPBACK knob controls the mix of main delay vs. second delay head. Clockwise movement favors the second delay head; counter clockwise favors the main delay. The SB-TRIM knob fine tunes the second delay head’s time setting compared to the original delay head, by this it’s possible to create different patterns, going from strict slap back to way off beat. The TEMPO tap is a real tempo learn function, allowing you to foot tap the delay tie to match the right beat of the song.

The Carl Martin DeLayla XL also features a built in regulated power supply. The result is a warm, smooth sound reminiscent of the vintage tape units used I the 50’s and 60’s, combined with modern features.

The Carl Martin DeLayla XL is able to capture one of the hardest sounds: That authentic rock ’n roll slap back echo that digital processors are unable to emulate.

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Starting with a delay echo, it had that punchy, slightly distorted attack for which the Echoplex machines are known. Its decay sounded identical, with tape deterioration tone you simply cannot get from a digital unit – pure warm and nasty. This pedal acts just like the real thing, but without the hassle of tapes and unreliable electronics. We could easily tap out our tempo with our foot with the tempo switch. You’ll not find a more accurate-sounding tape delay unit than the DeLayla, which is one of the most accurate representations we’ve heard.

The warmth of this pedal along with the Slapback really gave me the sound I was looking for. I thought about running 2 different delays, but there's no need with this baby.

Cool pedal, will get you what you need, a real workhorse albeit a fun one.
Typical CM product, very nice and clean.
I have nothing but praise for this thing!
It makes me wanna play, that is what it is about really.