The new TI:ME delay pedal from Crazy Tube Circuits is inspired by the old Model 113 from the late ’70s. The classic delay was used by some of the biggest names in rock, including Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour.
Crazy Tube Circuits TI:ME
Crazy Tube Circuits‘ new TI:ME pedal is based on the MXR Model 113 Digital Delay from 1976, which was one of the first 19″ delays. The effect has been used by several greats across rock, pop and jazz, including David Gilmour, Brian May, Frank Zappa, Roger Waters, Pat Metheny and Jaco Pastorius (Joni Mitchell live).
For the emerging Greek boutique effects pedal company, this legend was the godfather of the delay effects and now, you can have one in a compact pedal format.
Warm Digital Delay
Compared to today’s standard, the early digital effects had a much lower resolution. This forms part of the charm of these vintage units and gives them a lower frequency range that feels warmer and familiar to the ear.
TI:ME is the polar opposite of modern ultra-clean digital delays. It has separate analogue and digital signal processing. You get a purely analogue signal path with a high-quality OpAmp. This ensures the best reproduction of your dry signal. There are two digital recording devices which, paired with carefully tuned filtering, connect the parallel to the dry signal path resulting in a retro-inspired echo effect that warms up your sound.
Set The Controls
The pedal has controls for mix, feedback and time (with 130 to 720 ms). You can then fine-tune the delay playback via tone, modulation and rhythmic subdivision controls. An internal switch lets you set the bypass from a relay-based true bypass to a buffered bypass with trails. Use the Tap footswitch to get your delay times exactly where you want them. Hold it down, and the repetitions will be set to infinite until the feedback oscillates.
Each pedal is hand-painted in a copper colour lacquer and looks really nice. The company was kind enough to send me one to test out and I’ll be sharing my review of this new pedal with you all next week. Until then, you can check out the pedal in action in the demo video below.
RRP – EUR 189
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