Delay Guitar Effects Pedals Explained

Nothing gives your guitar tone a shot of instant atmosphere like delay. All delay pedals work on the same basic principle, creating an echo of the note you just played, and while the results might sound complex to first-timers, this video reveals just how simple it is to use delay in a variety of different playing styles. First, we’ll walk you through the controls of a modern digital delay pedal like the BOSS DD-7, showing you how to adjust settings like the volume of repeats and the intervals between them. From there, you’ll learn how to use the delay effect in three very different scenarios, from an epic U2-style ping-pong, to a rockabilly slapback, to heavenly swells using the guitar’s volume control. It’s a great potted guide that you’ll want to watch on repeat…

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