The Visual Sound GarageTone Axle Grease Delay pedal is ultra-affordable and delivers mind-bending sounds. You won't believe your ears when you plug into the Axle Grease Delay. Although the Axle Grease... Read More
The Visual Sound GarageTone Axle Grease Delay pedal is ultra-affordable and delivers mind-bending sounds. You won't believe your ears when you plug into the Axle Grease Delay. Although the Axle Grease stompbox uses a hybrid digital/analog circuit, the tone is all analog delay. Warm, natural sounding echos to whacky space effects emerge when you turn the Delay Time knob. GarageTone Axle Grease also has self-oscillating capabilities.
CAUTION: When using the Analog Mayhem setting, turn down the Repeats knobs to cancel the self-oscillating repeats if the sound gets too loud; you can also turn down the Level knob to continue the repeats at lower volume. For some really cool effects, turn the Axle Grease Delay pedal's Time knob during the repeats.
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For years I have been using processors, but felt the need to change to actual pedals, I didn't know where to start, because there is a lot of options out there. Being that I live in Michigan where the economy SUCKS, I had to becareful how much I spent so as to not inspire my wife to kill me. Not sure how exactly but the Visual Sound company came on my radar a few months back. Mostly when a facebook friend posted some videos he made of artist like Phil Keaggy, Kenny Olson (ex-Kid Rock), and some others using visual sound pedals. This pedal of course doesn't have all to offer like some pedals costing 200+, but this well worth trying out. For the price this can't be beaten. It easliy gives you a range from slapback echo, to some really crazy sounds. I love it!
Delay pedals have become overpriced, in my opinion, especially considering it's a relatively simple circuit. The core sound of a delay is hard to get wrong: it repeats your signal. That's it. Digital and analog delays both have their place, and this pedal sits more towards the digital side, even if it's a "hybrid" design. I purchased it as a cheap delay to leave at my practice studio, and it works perfectly for that purpose. Expect a standard, nice digital delay tone, with perhaps just a bit of analog warmth. Whatever, it sounds fine. The metal case is very sturdy, so you won't have to worry about babying it. HUGE caveat: no tap tempo! I use tap tempo a LOT with my other delay units, so I know how important that feature is. And, at this price, they should include a mod switch, which adds modulations to the repeats. But, they just kept it very basic.
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