According to Thomann’s site, these are the current Best Rated Delay Pedals. The stats were taken from user reviews left by Thomann customers and I think some of these will surprise you. It is also interesting to see exactly what delay pedals people are buying.
1/ Way Huge Smalls Aqua-Puss
The Way Huge Smalls Aqua-Puss is currently holding the number one slot and has some great reviews from users. Stompbox designer Jeorge Tripps makes a mean pedal and this all analogue delay is definitely one to check out if you haven’t already. A simple control layout consists of Delay, Blend and Feedback knobs. Which, is all you need really.
I love this pedal. It gives a lush and warm delay effect. It’s also very intuitive and easy to use. But most importantly: it’s fun and inspiring. – Wes K
I got this to persue john mayer tones, cause he uses an aquapuss too and it nails that sound perfectly. a nice analog slapback thickens the tone just like i want to. – rozh
This is a really good product. Great sounding delay. If you like the analog sound and are looking for shorter delays look no further, this is the one. – raVen_PT
Way Huge Smalls Aqua-Puss
2/ JHS Pedals Milkman Delay Boost
At number two Thomann customers have opted for the JHS Pedals Milkman Delay Boost. This collaboration between JHS and Milkman Sound offers two effects in one. Delay and Boost, can be used separately or together, making it a versatile delay pedal. The maximum delay time on this one is 240 ms. It has controls for Slap (Delay) channel: Slap, Mix, Repeat, and EQ, plus a dedicated Boost control.
I was looking for a perfect rockabilly-like slapback delay for my guitar, and I found the perfect one ! – Simon Wray
It is of great quality and produces the great sound. And the boost feature is an excellent add-on which I find very useful. – Popinjo
Great pedal. The boost function warm up the tone quite a bit too! Vibey pedal. – Toefes
JHS Pedals Milkman Delay Boost
3/ Providence DLY-4 Chrono Delay
Next up, in third place, is the Providence DLY-4 Chrono Delay and this one is a little more advanced than the previous two pedals. It is a digital delay with a high resolution along with tap tempo plus parallel signal routing.
With controls for Mix, Echo Hardness, Feed Back, Time, and Beat Split along with switches for BPM / mSec, and AB / Tap.
Essentially nothing from the sound of the guitar is not lost. – Taticata
Excellent digital delay. I went from analog to digital. Honestly I was afraid of losing warmth but this delay really knows how to do both worlds. – Millido
Delays around 160ms, 333ms, but also 500ms are sonically very full and also pure. – juergenreis
Providence DLY-4 Chrono Delay
4/Red Panda Raster V2 – Delay
In fourth place, we have the Red Panda Raster V2 – Delay and again, this is a more advanced delay pedal. It offers 1600 ms stereo delay time in three ranges. Plus, the daily has both pitch and frequency shifter functionality as well.
The controls consist of Shift, FDBK, Delay, Blend, Rate and Depth, plus switches for preset, and wave. With 7 modulation waveforms on hand, plus things like MIDI clock synchronisation and a web-based editor that provides access to presets and “hidden” parameters. There is a lot to play with here, and I’ve only scratched the surface of all the features with this one. Check out the full coverage here.
This Pedal is unbelievable..A huge amount of soundscapes can be conjured..It can be as tame or as would as you want it to be.. – Buzzment
Red Panda Raster V2 - Delay
5/ Fairfield Circuitry Meet Maude
Finally, at number five there is the Fairfield Circuitry Meet Maude and this time it is back to basics, with an analogue delay pedal. It is described as providing a dark band echo-like sound. The pedal has controls for Volume, Feedback, Tone, Mix and Time. Plus a switch for compression and random modulation.
I’ve been playing guitar for longer than I care to admit, so I don’t gush easily about gear. This is the real deal. –razvanc
Fairfield Circuitry Meet Maude
- Way Huge Smalls Aqua-Puss: Thomann
- JHS Pedals Milkman Delay Boost: Thomann
- Providence DLY-4 Chrono Delay: Thomann
- Red Panda Raster V2 - Delay: Thomann
- Fairfield Circuitry Meet Maude: Thomann