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A decent little delay, but there are better.
on February 21, 2013
I don't find the stock delays in this particularly good sounding, though there are some toneprints that are better. If you want better sounding delays, the TC Electronic Nova Delay outshines this. I have both to compare side-by-side everything in the Nova Delay sounds so much cleaner. The ducking delay hardly appears to work compared to the same feature on the Nova Delay and the reverse delay on the Nova is far more useful thanks to a better mixing ability (can go 100% wet from a knob control on the front of the unit) .. not only that, there is something just inherently better about the reverse effect in the Nova. No ability to tweak the modulation settings on the Flashback makes the modulation feature less useful. The analog setting when compared to an MXR Carbon Copy is not nearly as pleasing (or even the Nova).
What I do like about this is its simplicity and the addition of a looper (though, it is a very simple looper. Not worth buying the pedal just for that). On a loud stage, the audio quality probably wouldn't be a problem, but auditioning this in the studio revealed more about it. I'll be sticking with the Nova and the Carbon Copy for now.