Description

"I am a fan of concise pedals with few knobs. I won't use a pedal with several knobs - that shows that the designer didn't know how to finish the pedal and left that for the customer. Pedals that are elegant in their simplicity are best." - Mike Piera 

We're huge fan's of Connecticut-based Analogman and are proud to represent Mike Piera's pedals! Analogman Effects are legendary in the industry and for good reason - these are some of the best sounding, reliable, and well thought out pedals available today.

The ARDX20 is a 100% handmade analog BBD chip delay. It has two channels, each with independent delay time, feedback, and level controls. There is also an effects loop, delay time expression control jack, and hi-cut switch. 

If you're a fan of warm, slightly gritty analog delays, you will be hard pressed to find a better delay! 

 

Specs

  • True bypass switching, the right side foot switch is effect ON/OFF.
  • It's ONE delay pedal, but has TWO sets of controls, not only delay time but also delay level and feedback.
  • YELLOW channel (upper 3 knobs) or RED channel (lower 3 knobs) are selected with the left foot switch.
  • Battery or normal 9V boss type power. Power jack in the center top.
  • Battery compartment on the bottom for quick and easy battery changes (round version).
  • Low power consumption, 15mA, so an alkaline battery should last about 30 hours of use.
  • Jacks are on the top of the pedal for efficient layout on pedalboards
  • Input jack on the far right, unplug to disconnect battery
  • Output jack on the far left
  • EFFECTS LOOP is next to the input jack. Use a Y-cable (insert cable like optional HOSA STP-201) to run an effect only when the delay is ON, and only on the delayed signal.
    The dry sound will stay in the pedal, it won't pass through the effects loop.
  • Modulation pedals are cool here. The E-H FREEZE pedal is amazing in the loop!
  • Or use a VOLUME pedal with a Y-Cable or an expression pedal to control the level of the repeats. Pulling back all the way will kill the delay sound. You can also control the FEEDBACK somewhat, as lowering the repeats volume will reduce the feedback so you can easily control infinite delays.
  • DELAY TIME EXPRESSION jack is next to the output jack. Use a normal Boss EV5 type expression pedal to control the delay time of the RED channel. This jack is also used for external options including tap tempo, modulation, multiple delay time preset boxes, etc.
    The Boss FV500L is a stronger, bigger expression pedal which we also carry. We also carry the Ernie Ball 6181 volume pedal which makes a GREAT small, heavy duty expression pedal (requires insert Y-cable).
  • 600mS (.6 seconds) analog delay time, with clear, not dull, delay sounds. But not clean and bright like a digital delay. Most of the units actually get 650mS if you measure them. The delays are easily controlled for infinite feedback without runaway volume problems which can damage your speakers. 3:00 on the feedback will usually provide easily controlled infinite repeats. Minimum delay time is 36mS.
  • You can plug into the EFFECTS LOOP to get a WET ONLY sound, when the pedal is ON. You will need a special cable- the ring on the delay side always connected to the tip of the output cable.

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