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Akai Professional Analog Custom Shop Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal  

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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
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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

    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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    5.0

    Very Nice!

    By The Deuce

    from Long Island, NY

    About Me Professional Musician

    Ask me a question

    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.

      Comment on this review

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Akai Analog Delay

      By hnkdwg

      from Heart of Dixie

      About Me Professional Musician

      Ask me a question

      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

        Comment on this review

         
        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.

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Akai Analog Delay

        By Terry Bagwell

        from socal

        About Me Experienced

        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

          Comment on this review

           
          4.0

          I like the chrome and colors. Works fine

          By Jim Decker

          from Central Nebraska

          About Me Experienced

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          Verified Buyer

          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.

          Comment on this review

           
          2.0

          Used twice and it quit !

          By Wheel Man Picker

          from Lancaster, Texas

          About Me Professional Musician

          Ask me a question

          Verified Buyer

          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.

          Comment on this review

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Was DOA

          By Brad_NJ

          from Jerzey

          About Me Professional Musician

          Ask me a question

          Verified Buyer

          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.

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Good pedal

          By Luthierguy

          from Santee, CA

          About Me Experienced

          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.

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            5.0

            Who knew? Alai make effects! Real analog

            By Seaharp11

            from New Jersey

            About Me Professional Musician

            Ask me a question

            Verified Buyer

            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!

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great pedal for the money

              By Straker Studios

              from Bakersfield, CA

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              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.

              Comment on this review

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