Red Re­peat 2016 £99

Guitarist - - Pedalboard - Video & au­dio­taris­tex­tra

Carl Martin’s long­stand­ing de­lay pedal gets some neat new fea­tures with this 2016 Edi­tion. This in­cludes an ex­tra footswitch to de­liver Tap Tempo and tog­gle-switched mod­u­la­tion with ad­justable Depth and Speed cour­tesy of two mini knobs. As an­other tog­gle switch se­lects be­tween the Time knob and Tap Tempo for the de­lay time, you can al­ways have two favourite de­lay times in­stantly avail­able.

While the pedal is dig­i­tal, it is voiced to de­liver the less-than-pris­tine re­peats that you might ex­pect from a vin­tage ana­logue de­vice, ei­ther tape or BBD-based. This is some­thing it does well, of­fer­ing re­peats with a crusty edge to them that can blend in nat­u­rally, helped with a prac­ti­cal Tone knob that rolls back their top end. The mod­u­la­tion fea­ture, de­signed to em­u­late the ‘wow and flut­ter’ of a vin­tage tape echo, goes way be­yond that into sea­sick vi­brato and metal­lic res­o­nance. Used spar­ingly, though, it can cre­ate an au­then­tic wob­ble. Ver­dict A good range of de­lay from dou­bling and slap­back, to a play-along-with-your­self 600ms

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