Ibanez DE7 Stereo Delay/Echo
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Ibanez DE7 Stereo Delay/Echo

DE7 Stereo Delay/Echo, Delay/Eco/Sampler de frase para Guitarra from Ibanez in the 7 series.

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pdecirce 06/08/2008

Ibanez DE7 Stereo Delay/Echo : la opinión de pdecirce (content in English)

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The Ibanez DE7 Delay/Echo is an analog pedal delivering slow echo to trilly fast reverb all on the stomp of the box. There is a 1/4'' in and two 1/4'' out's, as per usual for these pedals. The knobs on this pedal are a little tricky. There are two black toggles, 'mode' and 'range', meaning echo or delay and range of tone (khz) that will be affected. This means there's all sorts of different reverb or echo combinations. In addition there are three knobs 'delay time' 'repeat' and 'level.' These are all pretty sensitive and control various amounts, speeds and lengths of reverb and echo.

UTILIZATION

Truthfully, it's hard to differentiate delay and echo in general, let alone a relatively low-end analog pedal. Echo is kind of close to reverb as it allows the original notes to sustain longer in sort of unison. A lot of old R&B and classic rock uses wash of echo and delay to make their voices/guitars sound bigger and more rock. Whereas delay actually repeats a note or series of notes. A perfect example is when Roger Waters sings "How could you go...when you know how i need you...need you..." etc. from The Wall. This is delay. So the pedal purports to do both things, but I find it best for delay. Also note that once the pedal is turned off the tone completely cuts, making it rather difficult to exit the effect; other pedals have a '3 second fade' making the delay sound more natural. The best remedy is to strike a note just as you turn the effect off.

SOUND QUALITY

The sound quality is the shining point as the delay and the echo are both rich in tone as many Ibanez pedals are. It is also durable with push button locking positions (they knew how sensitive the knobs were). Guitar, keyboards, even vocals and bass are suitable for this kind of effect. I use it for long lines of frequently repeating tone, so for example Pink Floyd style this is a great start.

OVERALL OPINION

Like I said, the off option is a bit rough, cutting the effect dry, but for psychedelic passages or to clip the delay to a sharp short blast for modern rock heavy rhythm, it's a fun pedal to have in your arsenal. The sound of the tones are high quality, but you may, down the road, be a little disappointed with the tonal choices in the 'range' option. A good first delay/echo pedal for sure, and it's fairly priced.