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Danelectro Wasabi Forward-Reverse Delay Pedal
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Nourish your sound with up to 3 full seconds of warm forward or reverse delay. A Tap Tempo footswitch and tempo lamp help you hit the groove. A hi-cu...Read More
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A delay for all reasons.
Nourish your sound with up to 3 full seconds of warm forward or reverse delay. A Tap Tempo footswitch and tempo lamp help you hit the groove. A hi-cut attenuator delivers vintage lo-fi echoes. Includes a pickup selector and dual inputs for stereo. The rugged 2-lb.-plus case will hold up to abuse on the road.
- Up to 3 full seconds of warm forward or reverse delay
- Tap Tempo footswitch and tempo lamp
- Hi-cut attenuator for vintage lo-fi echoes
- Pickup selector
- Dual inputs for stereo
Reviewed by 8 customers
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**I owned this pedal like 8 months ago but i still remeber it very clearly** there are 2 disapointing quality's to this pedal...1. Velcro DOES NOT stick to the bottom of this pedal there for it slides around on your board when traveling...2. The buttons to turn on the pedal and tap tempo are very small and when your on stage it shouldnt be hard to turn on and off your effects. Thats the only bad things about this pedal.The regular delay sounds great, doesnt add any addition buzzing and takes some time to figure out and get comfertable with the controls and how they work but once you figure it out its pretty simple. The Reverse on it is very amazing and **NO OTHER PEDAL CAN MAKE THESE SOUNDS** For Example:The Digitech Delay and Boss delay and any other delay pedal that would have a reverse setting on it plays the note and then plays it in reverse. On this pedal, turning one of the knobs one way, it can play your note then your note in reverse or play the note in total reverse. Very cool.Overall, if you need a delay pedal, dont get this, i can garuntee velcro wont attach to it very long and it will slide around on your board. BUT if you need a good REVERSE sound, this is the only pedal that can produce the right sound.
I have to admit that I don't like a couple of the functions as much as I thought I would (the tap tempo is a bit glitchy when trying to fine-tune while playing and the switch on the back to attenuate the pedal for use with Humbucking pickups seems to only make the output quieter), but I did find one function to be a pleasant surprise: Unlike my other delay pedals, when you set the pedal to infinite delay and use the speed knob to manually change the loop length, it doesn't pitch shift. That was actually disappointing to me until I realized that it also doesn't lose your recorded content when you shorten the delay time, so you can go back to your original length, and if you overshoot it, it just adds silence to the end. Maybe there are tons of delays out there like this, but I'd never used one, so it was revelation to me.It's a blast to play around with! I was demoing it for one of my guitar students and started by looping a 3 second drone (the max delay time), and layering some rhythmic harmonics. Then I hit the reverse button, which flipped the whole loop backward, and layered some other rhytmic stuff. I then slammed the speed knob to 0 to make it stutter, and then slowly pulled it back to the original loop time.Of course, it doesn't really compete with dedicated loopers, but it was cool enough to make my student's eyes pop!
I'm glad I waited to write a review on this. I bought my first Wasabi in Aug of 2006. It sounded terrible. come to find out there was a broken internal switch. being in the air-freight business I won't point fingers at Dan or who ever they use for a carrier. It could have gone out of the shop like that or gotten busted in the transfer. Anyway the second unit I got works fine. personally I don't need and won't ever use the reverse switch, but it does sound nice. The pedal itself is a little hard to dial in but once you get it, it's got a nice full sound to it. One other thing I've heard guys say that is that the input jacks are week and they don't have a good tight fit. I found this out on a gig this past weekend. I had to keep a close eye on both input jacks because my patch cords would sometimes get loose on me. Also I couldn't use a 90 degree jack on the pedal because it wouldn't fit around the little Cadillac fins on the rear of the pedal. Other than that I would recommend this to anyone. Dan just needs to tweak a few items and he's good to go!
I'm not just a guitar player- I build my own effects from scratch.I've owned a damn lot of expensive real-awsome pedals and honestly this is THE BEST delay pedal I've come across.I've been using this and other Wasabis since they came out maybe three years ago, it has held up flawlessly to a lot of travel and gigging. Everything about it is mind-blowingly spectacular EXCEPT for two things:The tiny forward-reverse button cannot be pressed by foot (live).On short rev. delays with many repeats, you can sometimes hear a little ticking. this is rare though, usually just when you overload it with low freq.-NO coloring your sound-INCREDIBLY smooth, analog sounding-THE BEST range ever. Ever-THIS BABY IS semi-uglyI'm not trying to advertise, its just that good!NOTES:Wasabi Rockabye is the best pedal I've ever used overall- damn smooth slap-back and tube amp break-upWasabi Chorus Trem sucks ultimately for classic nice stuff, but is capable of blowing minds with cracked-out soundscapes. Blowing minds is my thing though.
In theory, this should be a great pedal. Hi-cut knob, reverse, tap tempo, neato lights. But the delay on this thing just DROWNS your lead tone when used for soloing. You have to put the mix waaay down to avoid this, then its barely audible. As far as the delay sound itself, it is not as good as the Dan-Echo. You can't get the trippy sounds that pedal would make. The delay knob is also annoying in that its very hard to fine tune the timing in the 50ms-500ms range because the knob is way too sensitive. Yet it goes all the way to 3 sec, so you think they could have factored that in and made the adjustment ratio a bit lower for lesser delay settings. Lastly, the power input jack is just junk. It will barely hold a jack in place, and usually the jack will be jarred loose just from switching the pedal on and off. No good. I've found that Dano products are either hit or miss. This one is a miss-
With my bass plugged in and the reverse mode on, you can hear the mechanical speed rate clicking. I turned the high cut all the way up just to stop it, but that kills the tone. Forward delay worked fine though, I still like my Boss DD6 better for that. I got this for the reverse delay. HOWEVER on guitar this thing is awesome, smooth liquid reverse delay, the pickup selector is cool also. I like the 2 buttons ESSENTIAL for live performance.
Infinite repeats, reverse, joy.
I saw a rather negative review hear, but when I tried one I was amazed. It blows the Boss DD series out of the water in tone. The reverse is sweet and tap tempo is awesome.