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BBE Two Timer Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

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Two Timer is a classic analog Bucket Brigade Delay with that warm, haunting reverb and tape-like echoes. Pure analog awesomeness is just half the pic...Click To Read More About This Product

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Analog delay with extra features.

Two Timer is a classic analog Bucket Brigade Delay with that warm, haunting reverb and tape-like echoes. Pure analog awesomeness is just half the picture, as Two Timer doubles your pleasure with two independent delay times selectable via the Time1/Time2 mode footswitch. This makes it possible to have one delay set up for a short slapback rhythm sound while another is set longer for solos.

That gradual degradation of sound quality that occurs with each subsequent repeat is a charming sound that is ingrained deeply into vintage rock, and the Two Timer is a faithful recreation of that sound.

Two Timer delivers the consistency and ruggedness that are the hallmark of BBE pedals, designed for guitarists whose gigs are as demanding as their ears. It features a beefy mil-spec circuit board with big, fat signal traces, 1% metal-film resistors and high-voltage poly caps, all backed up by a robust, true hardwire bypass.
When you want the finest vintage analog delay experience without the headaches, Two Timer is a great choice.

FEATURES
Authentic Bucket Brigade Delay circuit
High-voltage poly caps for better tone
Military-spec circuit board for reliability
Easy access battery compartment
True hardwire bypass
5-year warranty

Order now and experience true analog delay.

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BBETwo Timer Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.2

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (14)
  • Responsive (12)
  • Versatile (12)
  • Good selection of effects (8)
  • Compact (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (12)
  • Home studio (11)
  • Amateur recording (8)
  • Outdoor events / games (8)
  • Professional recording (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Built well, but...

I really like BBE pedals, and I love delay pedals. This one is well made and sturdy, with quality knobs (Telecaster style) and switches, and like all BBE pedals, has recently...Read complete review

I really like BBE pedals, and I love delay pedals. This one is well made and sturdy, with quality knobs (Telecaster style) and switches, and like all BBE pedals, has recently had a graphics change. The cartoonish images are gone, which is fine by me. They now have a different grade of rubber pad on the bottom, which has that objectionable Chinese rubber smell that doesn't seem to go away. No longer do you get a power source (wall wart), but instead you get a cheap battery. The rather brief instruction manual states that this pedal uses 200mA. My Way Huge Aqua-Puss pedal used 16mA. The LED to indicate that the unit is on is directly behind the "Time 2" knob, and is not visible if you are sitting down. It is true-bypass, analog, and has two time knobs (hence the name) and a selector switch, complete with an LED to let you know which time setting you are on. This may close the deal for some, but I have little use for two settings on a delay, and find the always-on time LED annoying

This is a rugged, solid effects pedal, and is visually attractive, in a sort of metallic-cranberry high-gloss enamel color. I use mostly delays and compressors for effects, and like a delay for slap-back on country tunes. The Two Timer can do slap-back as well as quite a bit more, having ample controls. However, I find the tone to be too brittle and harsh. I use the above-mentioned Aqua-Puss, and I occasionally use a Danelectro FAB Echo. The Aqua-Puss has a chewy, organic sound, and the FAB Echo is a one-trick pony that does a super job of slap-back. To my ear, they both sound better than the Two Timer. Your mileage may very, and your ear might disagree, but I can't recommend this pedal.

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short n long

short or long delay, great rugged bbe pedal
goes up to 330ms, i prefer a little more delay time up to 400-500ms

short or long delay, great rugged bbe pedal
goes up to 330ms, i prefer a little more delay time up to 400-500ms

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Built well, but...

By Jimmy J

from Way Up North

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events

    Comments about BBE Two Timer Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I really like BBE pedals, and I love delay pedals. This one is well made and sturdy, with quality knobs (Telecaster style) and switches, and like all BBE pedals, has recently had a graphics change. The cartoonish images are gone, which is fine by me. They now have a different grade of rubber pad on the bottom, which has that objectionable Chinese rubber smell that doesn't seem to go away. No longer do you get a power source (wall wart), but instead you get a cheap battery. The rather brief instruction manual states that this pedal uses 200mA. My Way Huge Aqua-Puss pedal used 16mA. The LED to indicate that the unit is on is directly behind the "Time 2" knob, and is not visible if you are sitting down. It is true-bypass, analog, and has two time knobs (hence the name) and a selector switch, complete with an LED to let you know which time setting you are on. This may close the deal for some, but I have little use for two settings on a delay, and find the always-on time LED annoying

    This is a rugged, solid effects pedal, and is visually attractive, in a sort of metallic-cranberry high-gloss enamel color. I use mostly delays and compressors for effects, and like a delay for slap-back on country tunes. The Two Timer can do slap-back as well as quite a bit more, having ample controls. However, I find the tone to be too brittle and harsh. I use the above-mentioned Aqua-Puss, and I occasionally use a Danelectro FAB Echo. The Aqua-Puss has a chewy, organic sound, and the FAB Echo is a one-trick pony that does a super job of slap-back. To my ear, they both sound better than the Two Timer. Your mileage may very, and your ear might disagree, but I can't recommend this pedal.

    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing!

    By WallaceWinston

    from KY

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about BBE Two Timer Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

        This is one of the best things I have ever purchased in my life. I absolutely love this pedal. Sounds great, works great, built extremely well too. BBE customer service is amazing too, I contacted their office in CA with a few questions, was connected to a real person automatically who was glad to answer my questions. By the way, the 2 internal trimpots on the left alter the delay times, the 1 on the right effects the mix. I wish I would have bought 2 when they were on sale.

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        HiFi analog. Is that possible?

        By ElPasoLesStratMan

        from TEXAS

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        Pros

        • Solid Build

        Cons

        • Limited Delay Time

        Best Uses

          Comments about BBE Two Timer Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

          This pedal offers more delay time than many vintage BBD effect pedals, but not nearly what a new "digilog" ("anagital?") effect would offer. Before you buy one of those new pedals that simulate an analog delay--and they get better every year--you owe it to your ears to get a real BBD. The warmth, the expanse and the tone they offer is unbeatable. The Two Timer is great pedal that offers two delay times. This is as close to tap tempo as a BBD should come while still staying true to the original. It sounds more crisp and up front than my vintage BBD and the build quality is fantastic. Buy some real BBD before they all disappear.

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great delay

          By Hoss

          from Titusville Fl.

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about BBE Two Timer Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

            I put this pedal in front of my carbon copy MXR and combined I get some of the best sounding delays you could ever hear. I have been playing for over fifty years now and I have about 35 different pedals that I like to Experiment with and this combination is delay Heaven.

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great analog Delay

            By Riders7

            from NYC

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about BBE Two Timer Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

              Want tight slap back echos? You've got it. Need to thicken up your solos? Check! Want to take your soundscapes to the deep end? The Two Timer Analog Delay does it all.

              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Not worth MSRP but it sounds great

              By SparkyTheGreat

              from Golden, CO

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              Pros

              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Natural Sounding

              Cons

              • Short 330ms Delay Time

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about BBE Two Timer Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

              Check out the price and compare this pedal to others like the Carbon Copy. I haven't played the CC but if the prices are close, I can't imagine this one being worth it, simply because of the shorter delay times.

              However, with that being said, I love the sound of this pedal. Compared to the EHX Memory Boy it replaced, it just has a more nature, ambient sound to it. I like it.

              Having two delay times is a nice feature but it's kind of a gimmick. When you change the delay time, don't you usually also tweak the mix and decay settings a bit? Why wouldn't BBE just add two more knobs and have two complete time/mix/decay presets for users to switch between? I don't get it. But I guess it's hard to complain about added features. I would like this pedal just as much even if it didn't have the extra delay time.

              (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Very Good But...

              By Dr. Mumbo

              from NYS & NC

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              Pros

              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Responsive
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Power Supply Use

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about BBE Two Timer Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

              Like Most BBE products, there is not much to complain about. Solid build, good sound, dependable, etc. My only quibble is that the unit malfunctions when using a power supply; there is the need to 'double clutch" when switching from Mono to Stereo. When a battery is used, the unit functions flawlessly. I would give it 5 Stars if not for the power supply issue.

              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              WELL BUILT... Well Built...well buil

              By Betterthan Iwas

              from Upstate, NY

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              Pros

              • Dead Quiet Switches
              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Nicely Finished
              • Responsive
              • Solid construction
              • Strong Metal Enclosure

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about BBE Two Timer Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

                Dead quiet switching, bypass seems to lose a touch of tone but barely noticeable. Can't quite yet get it to sound more like a reverb but then again, it's not a reverb pedal. Might sound more like a reverb in live settings. Otherwise does just what it is supposed to do. Although not quite analog, it most definitely doesn't have that obvious digital thin sound. MF always delivers!

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Simple, Affordable, Tone-Worthy

                By Kevin G.

                from Niagara Falls, NY

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                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Responsive
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about BBE Two Timer Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  Best tone comes from using the battery. AC adapter seems to be over powering. Love the slapback effect. Nice to have two separate delays or run them in sequence. Great value!

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Great delay solution!

                  By nocandu

                  from Windsor, On

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                  Pros

                  • Good Selection Of Effects
                  • Responsive
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • Limited Selection Of Effects

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about BBE Two Timer Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

                    This pedal solves the problem of needing a short and long delay for live performances. Nice warm sounding analog delay. Only two problems. In a perfect world both delay settings would have an independent "Repeats" knob, and the delay type LED light is always on, which can be confusing. There is a separate light for ON/OFF function, so it just takes some getting use too. Great pedal, quality construction. It's always nice when one pedal can replace two on your pedal board.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    short n long

                    By Adrian from Arizona

                    from Co

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                      Cons

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                        • Performances
                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about BBE Two Timer Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

                        short or long delay, great rugged bbe pedal
                        goes up to 330ms, i prefer a little more delay time up to 400-500ms

                        (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        Aweful. It was either defective or just bad.

                        By lester

                        from nashville

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                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Poor Sound Quality

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about BBE Two Timer Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

                            Very low sound quality with an unwanted noise level.

                            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            bing, bang boom...cool pedal sounds cool

                            By Crust

                            from Brockton, MA

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                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Amateur Recording
                              • Events
                              • Home Studio
                              • Mobile DJ
                              • Performances

                              Comments about BBE Two Timer Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

                              another great delay pedal, sounds cool

                              (1 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              2.0

                              Disappointing

                              By Jerry

                              from NYC, NY

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                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Poor Sound Quality

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about BBE Two Timer Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

                                  I've heard many good things about these pedals.. I don't get it.. I have a collection of delay pedals. This pedal sounds like an effect no matter how subtle I try to set it. Colors the tone in not a good way. One of the few pedal purchases I regret.

                                  (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Everything they said it was.

                                  By Frank R

                                  from Beaumont,CA.

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                                  Pros

                                  • Compact Design
                                  • Excellent Sound Quality
                                  • Responsive
                                  • Versatile

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about BBE Two Timer Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

                                      Well worth the purchase.

                                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      BBE Delay

                                      By Seaharp11

                                      from Hazlet, NJ

                                      About Me Professional Musician

                                      Pros

                                      • Excellent Sound Quality
                                      • Responsive
                                      • Versatile

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Amateur Recording
                                        • Events
                                        • Home Studio
                                        • Performances

                                        Comments about BBE Two Timer Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

                                        I like it like it like it like it...

                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Excellent Delay for a Great Price

                                        By Whammer Jammer

                                        from West Michigan

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                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Excellent Sound Quality
                                        • Good Selection Of Effects
                                        • Not overly expensive

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Events
                                          • Home Studio
                                          • Performances
                                          • Professional Recording

                                          Comments about BBE Two Timer Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

                                          I bought this pedal because I normally like a dash of slap back delay while playing rhythm. I also often like a good deal more when playing single note or soloing. This pedal delivers and it's truly an analog type of delay. This versatile pedal is very intuitive to use. It has just 4 knobs - Time 1, Time 2, Repeats & Mix. The 2 buttons are for Time 1/Time 2 and the On/Off button. Like me, it's simple/stupid to use. I use it through my Marshall JCM2000 DSL with Greenbacks. It also likes my Carvin V3M and Peavey 6505, but it loves the Marshall. I recommend you get your hands on one. Best of all - it doesn't break the bank to get some nice delay with a lot of tonal options.

                                          (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Tow Timer - Great Pedal

                                          By Guitar X

                                          from Newark, Delaware

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                                          Pros

                                          • Compact Design
                                          • Excellent Sound Quality
                                          • Good Selection Of Effects
                                          • Great Sound
                                          • Responsive
                                          • Versatile
                                          • Very Sturdy And Small

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Events
                                            • Home Studio
                                            • Performances
                                            • Professional Recording

                                            Comments about BBE Two Timer Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

                                            Great for my playing style.

                                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            two delays in one

                                            By puddlejumper

                                            from ky

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                                            Pros

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

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about BBE Two Timer Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

                                                great pedal with two settings.no noise from pedal,very solidly built,easy battery door if you use batterys.i can't think of a negative thing about it..i even like the color.

                                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                4.0

                                                Two times the fun

                                                By Peavy Man

                                                from Illinois

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                                                Pros

                                                • Excellent Sound Quality
                                                • Great Range

                                                Cons

                                                • The Switches Are A Little

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Home Studio

                                                Comments about BBE Two Timer Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

                                                Great pedal, I love being able to switch between two delay times. Great sound, wide time ranges. The switches are a little clunky. But overall great operation.

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