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Akai Professional Analog Custom Shop Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal Condition 1 - Mint

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Warm, vintage-style delays up to 1.1 seconds long!

The Akai Professional Analog Custom Shop Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal, part of the Analog Custom Shop product line, is essential ammo in the modern guitarists effects pedal arsenal. Analog Delay provides three-dimensional control in heavy-duty polished stainless-steel housing. True-bypass switching, adjustable Mix, Time and Repeat knobs and a durable Time Switch toggle provide precision delay control.

Analog Delay's toggle-switch adjusts the Time knob so that it functions between 0-600ms or 0-1200ms of delay. This range of settings encompasses delay sounds evocative of the classic slap-back popularized by rockabilly and surf to the urgent, atmospheric echo which prevailed in the '80s and remains popular today.

Three knobs are the heart of Analog Delay's precision control. Mix allows guitarists to dial in the precise amount of delay effect for the current performance. In association with the Time Switch toggle, the Time knob controls the length between repeats. Repeat controls how many duplicates of the source sound are generated. Using Mix, Time and Repeat knobs in conjunction provides a multitude of delay styles ranging from spacey freedom to direct duplication and everything in-between.

Analog Delay is powered by the included 9-volt battery or 9v AC adapter (sold separately).

As with previous Akai Professional guitar pedals like the E2 Headrush and SB1 Deep Impact Bass Synth, the Analog Custom Shop line is a collection of pedal effects designed to exacting standards, using the highest quality components. Analog Custom Shop pedals provide rich tone, texture and character to immediately enhance and inspire players of any musical style.

FEATURES
  • True analog BBD design for a vintage sound
  • Short and long modes for up to 1.1 seconds of delay
  • Solid metal chassis and vintage knobs
  • True Bypass for retaining a pure signal when the effect is disengaged
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Akai ProfessionalAnalog Custom Shop Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal
 
3.9

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (14)
  • Responsive (8)
  • Versatile (7)
  • Compact (4)
  • Good selection of effects (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (14)
  • Professional recording (7)
  • Home studio (6)
  • Amateur recording (5)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Professional musician (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great pedal for the money

This is a good pedal for the money. I have an Echoplex and this thing gets pretty close. In my set-up it was very quiet. The broad range of speeds makes it flexible....Read complete review

This is a good pedal for the money. I have an Echoplex and this thing gets pretty close. In my set-up it was very quiet. The broad range of speeds makes it flexible. My only complaint was that as your battery gets weak it begins to distort. Oddly enough, it's kind of a cool sounding distortion. So, you don't notice it right away. It burns through batteries quickly. I've only had it 3 weeks and I burned up 2 of them. Granted, I prefer using non-alkaline with pedals but still I didn't expect it to drain them so fast. After the second one failed, I thought that the pedal was defective because it was distorting again. I finally plugged in an AC powers supply I had lying around and it went back to it's clean, quiet, delay sound. I like this pedal but will probably use it with a power supply from now on.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Was DOA

The pedal arrived Dead. It didnt work. But MF Customer Service was excellent. They sent me an RMA right away, and a shipping label. This pedal was sold out (stupid deal of...Read complete review

The pedal arrived Dead. It didnt work. But MF Customer Service was excellent. They sent me an RMA right away, and a shipping label. This pedal was sold out (stupid deal of the day) but they offered me a substitute pedal. Even though the pedal was DOA, the Musician's Friend experience was solid.

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4.0

Great pedal for the money

By Straker Studios

from Bakersfield, CA

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Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Quiet
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Battery Hog
  • Distorts On Weak Battery

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio
  • Performances
  • Professional Recording

Comments about Akai Professional Analog Custom Shop Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

This is a good pedal for the money. I have an Echoplex and this thing gets pretty close. In my set-up it was very quiet. The broad range of speeds makes it flexible. My only complaint was that as your battery gets weak it begins to distort. Oddly enough, it's kind of a cool sounding distortion. So, you don't notice it right away. It burns through batteries quickly. I've only had it 3 weeks and I burned up 2 of them. Granted, I prefer using non-alkaline with pedals but still I didn't expect it to drain them so fast. After the second one failed, I thought that the pedal was defective because it was distorting again. I finally plugged in an AC powers supply I had lying around and it went back to it's clean, quiet, delay sound. I like this pedal but will probably use it with a power supply from now on.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice Delay

By Random Old Guy

from Yokosuka Naval Station

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Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

  • A Bit Of High End Boost
  • Past 0200 Is Useless

Best Uses

    Comments about Akai Professional Analog Custom Shop Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

    an excellent delay...except after 0200 it constanly repeats and feeds back upon itself. Like the sound, and the decay but there is a noticable high end bump in your tone and that sound either appeals to you or not

     
    5.0

    Very Nice!

    By Frank

    from Long Island, New York

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Excellent Warm-sounding
    • Responsive
    • Wide Range Of Delay

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Great For Playing Live
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Akai Professional Analog Custom Shop Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

      Bought this on a Stupid Deal of the Day and I'm glad I did...it's warm-sounding, rich, funky, just what I hoped for and yet controllable and not unruly like a tape delay unit. Haven't had it long so I can't comment on the reliability but it seems like a well made pedal.

      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Akai Analog Delay

      By none

      from Alabama

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      Pros

      • Attractive Metal Case
      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Akai Professional Analog Custom Shop Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

        Great pedal

         
        4.0

        Nice Analog delay

        By guitarman3

        from Reno NV

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Excellent Sound Quality

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about Akai Professional Analog Custom Shop Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

        I bought this for a extra delay. The stupid deal of the day was why, could not beat the price, having said that, this delay is not to bad sounds old school for those who like that. I already had the carbon copy for rhythm and was going to get the wampler delay for leads but the price was so good I decided to try it and was pleasantly surprised.

         
        5.0

        Akai Analog Delay

        By Terry Bagwell

        from socal

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        Pros

        • Excellent Price
        • Great Sound
        • Rugged Build

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          Comments about Akai Professional Analog Custom Shop Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

          This is my first delay pedal so I dont have anything to compare it to but I must say for the price I am extremely pleased with this pedal gives me all the sounds I was looking for

           
          4.0

          I like the chrome and colors. Works fine

          By Jim Decker

          from Central Nebraska

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          Pros

          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Nice Price
          • Responsive

          Cons

          • Breaks Easily
          • Knob Was Off

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          Comments about Akai Professional Analog Custom Shop Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

          Over all price was right. It does what it's supposed to do and does it well. Only criticism was one of the 3 retro looking control knobs was off and laying in the side of the package upon delivery. I tried to put it back on but it was made poorly and won't stay on very long.

           
          2.0

          Used twice and it quit !

          By Wheel Man Picker

          from Lancaster, Texas

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          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Responsive

          Cons

          • Breaks Easily

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          Comments about Akai Professional Analog Custom Shop Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

          Used 2 times, 30 min. each and it quit. Battery is still good. Tried a 300ma, 9 V adapter and it caused a lot of buzz. Has clean sound with battery. Tried to find an Akai adapter and cannot locate one. I guess I got what I paid for.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Was DOA

          By Brad_NJ

          from Jerzey

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          Pros

          • None

          Cons

          • Pedal Didnt Work

          Best Uses

          • Door Stop Maybe

          Comments about Akai Professional Analog Custom Shop Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

          The pedal arrived Dead. It didnt work. But MF Customer Service was excellent. They sent me an RMA right away, and a shipping label. This pedal was sold out (stupid deal of the day) but they offered me a substitute pedal. Even though the pedal was DOA, the Musician's Friend experience was solid.

           
          5.0

          Good pedal

          By Luthierguy

          from Santee, CA

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Excellent Sound Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Akai Professional Analog Custom Shop Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

            I took a chance and ordered this pedal when it was a "Stupid Deal". I love this pedal! It's quiet, sounds very good, and is very adjustable. I primarily like it as a reverb substitute with a single "slapback" and a shorter duration. Actually, I'll probably use this more often than reverb.

            My only complaints are: the included battery was too weak to run it. I initially thought it had arrived broken. Luckily, I decided to try one of my own batteries and all was well. Also, the write-up states it has true bypass, but I doubt it.

            I like this pedal so much that that I'm not going to downgrade it for the 2 shortcomings I've listed.

             
            5.0

            Who knew? Alai make effects! Real analog

            By Seaharp11

            from Hazlet, NJD

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            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Good Selection Of Effects
            • Responsive
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Akai Professional Analog Custom Shop Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

              It's all analog not digital. Great for rock-a-billy. Nails it!

               
              5.0

              Great sound. Built like a tank!

              By Mike B.

              from Myrtle Beach SC

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              Pros

              • Clean Warm Sound
              • Easy to use
              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Sturdy Construction
              • Versatile Features
              • Well Designed Controls

              Cons

              • No Stereo Output

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Akai Professional Analog Custom Shop Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

              I already owned three digital delay units. However, I wasn't completely happy with the sound of any of them. They sounded too "electronic." I purchased the Akai unit on sale and I'm very glad I did, even in spite of negative reviews I saw on other web sites. The Akai is built like a tank and it produces a very accurate, natural sound with up to a 1.2 second delay (which is quite long for a non-tape unit). It sounds like a real tape Echoplex, but without tape noise. The only complaint I have is that the unit lacks stereo outputs, so I can't distribute the signal between two amps for a more dramatic effect. Other than that, I really like this unit and would buy it again, even for more money.

               
              1.0

              Akai Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

              By Eddie Zubritsky

              from The Right Coast

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Pros

              • None

              Cons

              • The Pedal

              Best Uses

              • Door stop

              Comments about Akai Professional Analog Custom Shop Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

              This Analog Pedal was Unusable, Two switches were Broken and it buzzed like it had either No ground or a bad ground. I immediately notified Musicians Friend and sent it back! I would like to rate it
              "0" stars but, it won't allow it !

               
              4.0

              well made

              By Solsurfer

              from LO CAL

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              Pros

              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Responsive
              • Versatile
              • Well Made Easy Controls

              Cons

              • Low Battery Life

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • On The Road In The Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Akai Professional Analog Custom Shop Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

              This is a very well made pedal, Has a lot of weight so your not kicking it all around when your trying to use it, Easy to control and adjust, works well with other pedals that are inline with it, The only problem is the battery life, Spend the money and get a plug in power supply (just like any other high quality effects pedal) all in all it's a very nice pedal to have

               
              5.0

              Very cool pedal!

              By R-Mart

              from Knoxville, TN

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              Pros

              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Good Selection Of Effects
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Akai Professional Analog Custom Shop Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  I bought this for a ridiculous price on a stupid deal and feel like I stole it! Very quiet, useful pedal that adds a nice depth to my sound. Didn't need this; bought on impulse. Now I have it on most of the time, playing various guitars through my fender tube amps

                   
                  3.0

                  Okay for the discounted price

                  By BryanF

                  from Phoenix, AZ

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                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Performances

                      Comments about Akai Professional Analog Custom Shop Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

                      Compared to my old Boss DM-2, delay is a bit more artificial, but with careful dialing in, that can be mitigated. Surprised at the battery consumption though; it seems to need a fully charged battery to operate correctly. Recommend A/C power supply.

                       
                      4.0

                      Got more than I expected.

                      By LP Jack

                      from Schuylkill, Pa.

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                      Pros

                      • Excellent Sound Quality
                      • Price Was A No Brainer
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Performances

                      Comments about Akai Professional Analog Custom Shop Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

                      I didn't really expect much with this. I mean, for the stupid deal of the day, I figured what the heck and went for it. I'm pleasantly surprised by what must have been a "closeout". Nevermind that, it's on my board now.

                       
                      5.0

                      Quality

                      By Coochmonger

                      from Freedom, CA

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                      Pros

                      • Excellent Sound Quality
                      • Good Selection Of Effects
                      • Responsive

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Performances
                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about Akai Professional Analog Custom Shop Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

                        Good delay tones, and true bypass. I have many pedals. Too many. I also have a tape Echo Plex. This pedal is almost as good at a bargain price. I like it for Blues, Surf.

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