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Lets you send your tone back in time—no flux capacitor necessary.

The Vox Time Machine dual-mode delay pedal was created in a collaboration between world-renowned guitarist Joe Satriani and VOX. With two delay modes and a Hi-Fi/Lo-Fi switch, it delivers a wide range of delay sounds and yet remains remarkably easy to use.

Two delay modes to handle any situation

The Time Machine has both Modern and Vintage delay modes. The Modern mode mirrors your original sound with full clarity and fidelity, and will fit any style of music. As its name suggests, the Vintage mode delivers the sound of a classic tape delay pedal. A proprietary saturation circuit creates a warm, analog sound with a nice sense of distortion. Gentle modulation is also applied in the vintage mode, reproducing the slight warbling produced by a tape-based delay. The amazing effectiveness is the result of an uncompromising process of testing and refining carried out by Joe and VOX.

Hi-Fi/Lo-Fi switch summons up Joe Satriani's custom tone

Joe wanted to get a sound that blends nicely with the other performers—whether you're on stage or in the studio—and yet also has some thickness to the tone. The solution was to add a Hi-Fi/Lo-Fi switch to the Time Machine. The Hi-Fi mode delivers a transparent, uncolored sound. The Lo-Fi mode, on the other hand, provides a distinctive EQ, combining both high-pass and low-pass filters. This EQ uses filters that have been precisely adjusted to Joe's taste, so that your guitar sound will blend naturally in the mix—without obscuring or interfering with the other players.

Versatile functions equal a diverse range of sound

The Vox Time Machine is an effect pedal like no other, one that expands your sound-creating potential through a variety of practical functions. The delay time is adjustable over a broad range—from 30ms slapback to nearly 6 full seconds of delay*. You can also use the tap tempo switch to set the delay as triplets, eighth notes, dotted 8th notes, or quarter notes depending on the delay range position setting. The chicken-head knobs that are a VOX tradition (and also favored by Joe) allow you to make fine adjustments—even while holding a pick—so it's easy to make quick yet precise changes. There are also two output jacks, so the unprocessed "dry" sound and the processed "wet" sound can be output separately. By connecting these two jacks to different amps, you can obtain spacious delay sounds that are highly effective in any playing environment.

* Maximum delay is 5800 milliseconds when using the tap temp switch and 1000 milliseconds when using the delay control.

FEATURES
  • Dual-mode delay: "modern" and "vintage."
  • Two EQ modes: "Hi-Fi" or "Lo-Fi"
  • Broad delay time range, with tap tempo control
  • Independent wet and dry stereo outputs

Snag this time-traveling Satriani stompbox for yourself—add the Time Machine to the cart now.

SPECIFICATIONS

Joe Satriani Time Machine Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

  • Controls: Level, Delay Range, Time, Feedback, ON SW, Tap & Modern/Vintage SW, Hi-Fi/Lo-Fi SW
  • In/Outputs: 1 x INPUT, 1 x OUTPUT, 1 x DRY OUT, 1 x DC9V
  • Max Delay Time: 5800 milliseconds via Tap-Tempo, 1000 milliseconds via Delay control
  • Input Impedance: 1megohm
  • Output Impedance: 1kOhm
  • Power Supply: 9V alkaline battery or AC adapter (sold separately)
  • Current Consumption: 60mA
  • Dimensions: 5.63" W x 2.28" H x 4.76" D
  • Weight: 600g /1.32 lb. (without batteries)
  • Included Items: 9V alkaline battery
  • Options: 9V AC adapter (not included)
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VoxJoe Satriani Time Machine Delay Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.6

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I can't describe how happy I am with this. I bought it more or less on a whim because I saw the price that was being offered for it. Originally i was between a...Read complete review

I can't describe how happy I am with this. I bought it more or less on a whim because I saw the price that was being offered for it. Originally i was between a deluxe memory boy and a TC Nova repeater. while the repeater especially has more features, i've learned and happily accepted that all that would be a waste of money since I wouldn't use it. If this broke or was stolen there is a chance I would probably go to a different delay, but if its going to be continued to be offered at 150 I'll definitly try to buy it again... but if I'm broke when that happens I'll have to sadly make do with some cheapo delay... lets hope that doesn't happen.
Has much more features than what you immediately see by looking at it. And for the price I was able to get it at (150) I was more than pleased. The tap tempo feature is by far my favorite allowing me to have much more variety than what I had with the rogue analog delay. You get a Ton of delay time for the money you spend and when you set the feedback knob all the way up, you can get it to self oscillate which was a huge plus for me. (Idk how much I'll actually use that but still its sweeeet). the only reason it didn't get a complete full score on features is because I would have liked to see an option to add or decrease modulation on the delay. The vintage mode has a slight mod to it to give it that tape delay warble... but I'd have liked to control it a little more. but still for what I paid for I can't complain. Back when the TC electronic nova repeater was at this price I probably would have gotten that one for this reason. Over all though You can't beat this pedal.
Every thing about this pedal is top notch, the build is excellent and sturdy, and it just looks good. Im not a huge fan of the color green but the chicken headed knobs are great asthetically. I trust this pedal to withstand a beating.
I don't know why people aren't rushing to get this pedal. I think it was priced much higher a few months ago if my memory and the other reviews on this is correct. So if you can get this at the 149.99 price, DO IT NOW. dont ask your mom just do it. For the sound quality, build, and total amount of features for the price I paid for this, I feel like it is the absolute best pedal I could have gotten for the money. Don't let the fact that its a signature pedal make you put your nose up at it. If you want tap tempo, oscillation ability, delay range control and two types of delay in one pedal for under 200. Don't delay and get this... delay.

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I have been in the process of getting back to an all analog signal path. Like a good tube amp, they too are touch sensitive too. Your guitar's volume knob & your...Read complete review

I have been in the process of getting back to an all analog signal path. Like a good tube amp, they too are touch sensitive too. Your guitar's volume knob & your touch have a lot of control over your tone. They have a warmth that digital products lack. I bought this because I needed a bit more delay time for a few things.
The time machine is too clean, too clear. The HiFi switch has a marginal effect on tone, the vintage modern modes also have a minimal effect a. It's pristine clarity is great for acoustic tones & is the reason I'm keeping it. But I really feel the Boss DD's are just as good & cost a whole lot less. It doesn't come near the Carbon Copy for analog tone & modulation.
It has tons of features. Plenty of delay time, tap tempo, hifi lowfi, vintage/modern, mono stereo operation. But still easy to use.
The housing is strong, but inside reveals plastic jacks & switches wave soldered to a PC board with a processor onboard. It looks like modeling technology, something I was trying to get away from. But based on my other experiences with Vox products, I predict it will last a long time.
this much $ for a digital delay like this one is pushing it. My favorite delay, the analog Carbon Copy is much less. The DD3 is even cheaper. I think the Satriani Vox pedals are a bit pricey. You have to be carefull with signature products. I think it's adding a lot to the cost.

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(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

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Comments about Vox Joe Satriani Time Machine Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

I have been in the process of getting back to an all analog signal path. Like a good tube amp, they too are touch sensitive too. Your guitar's volume knob & your touch have a lot of control over your tone. They have a warmth that digital products lack. I bought this because I needed a bit more delay time for a few things.
The time machine is too clean, too clear. The HiFi switch has a marginal effect on tone, the vintage modern modes also have a minimal effect a. It's pristine clarity is great for acoustic tones & is the reason I'm keeping it. But I really feel the Boss DD's are just as good & cost a whole lot less. It doesn't come near the Carbon Copy for analog tone & modulation.
It has tons of features. Plenty of delay time, tap tempo, hifi lowfi, vintage/modern, mono stereo operation. But still easy to use.
The housing is strong, but inside reveals plastic jacks & switches wave soldered to a PC board with a processor onboard. It looks like modeling technology, something I was trying to get away from. But based on my other experiences with Vox products, I predict it will last a long time.
this much $ for a digital delay like this one is pushing it. My favorite delay, the analog Carbon Copy is much less. The DD3 is even cheaper. I think the Satriani Vox pedals are a bit pricey. You have to be carefull with signature products. I think it's adding a lot to the cost.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

From analog sounds to slap back digital

By Slogan

from Ohio

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Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • So versatile
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Vox Joe Satriani Time Machine Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

    The combinations of delay sounds are great. You an really tweak your sound to fit your style.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    so far i'm loving it

    By Emil Jakovcevic

    from San Jose, CA

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    Comments about Vox Joe Satriani Time Machine Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I've only gigged with it about 4-5 times, but so far it's been great. I use the tap feature to get the right rate on the delay as i change songs. That rules. Looking forward to digging a little deeper but so far I've been able to get some killer sounds.
    I love the tap-to-set-the-rate feature. I'm sure other pedals have this now too, but it works flawlessly. Haven't tried the stereo outs yet, but will soon and looking forward to it
    great delay sound, works as advertised. Looks slick, seems solid.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    JOE SATRIANI TIME MACHINE DELAY....OK

    By StarStruck

    from Eugene, Oregon

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    Pros

    • Excellent Sound Quality

    Cons

    • Breaks Easily

    Best Uses

    • Performances

    Comments about Vox Joe Satriani Time Machine Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I have found this pedal to sound good but definitely needs to have QA beef it up. The switch actuators come loose easily and cannot be replaced. They replace the whole unit so make sure you get an extended warranty or tighten up your switch on actuators.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Get this NOW

    By Ben Manis

    from Marietta, GA and Statesboro GA (for college)

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    Comments about Vox Joe Satriani Time Machine Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I can't describe how happy I am with this. I bought it more or less on a whim because I saw the price that was being offered for it. Originally i was between a deluxe memory boy and a TC Nova repeater. while the repeater especially has more features, i've learned and happily accepted that all that would be a waste of money since I wouldn't use it. If this broke or was stolen there is a chance I would probably go to a different delay, but if its going to be continued to be offered at 150 I'll definitly try to buy it again... but if I'm broke when that happens I'll have to sadly make do with some cheapo delay... lets hope that doesn't happen.
    Has much more features than what you immediately see by looking at it. And for the price I was able to get it at (150) I was more than pleased. The tap tempo feature is by far my favorite allowing me to have much more variety than what I had with the rogue analog delay. You get a Ton of delay time for the money you spend and when you set the feedback knob all the way up, you can get it to self oscillate which was a huge plus for me. (Idk how much I'll actually use that but still its sweeeet). the only reason it didn't get a complete full score on features is because I would have liked to see an option to add or decrease modulation on the delay. The vintage mode has a slight mod to it to give it that tape delay warble... but I'd have liked to control it a little more. but still for what I paid for I can't complain. Back when the TC electronic nova repeater was at this price I probably would have gotten that one for this reason. Over all though You can't beat this pedal.
    Every thing about this pedal is top notch, the build is excellent and sturdy, and it just looks good. Im not a huge fan of the color green but the chicken headed knobs are great asthetically. I trust this pedal to withstand a beating.
    I don't know why people aren't rushing to get this pedal. I think it was priced much higher a few months ago if my memory and the other reviews on this is correct. So if you can get this at the 149.99 price, DO IT NOW. dont ask your mom just do it. For the sound quality, build, and total amount of features for the price I paid for this, I feel like it is the absolute best pedal I could have gotten for the money. Don't let the fact that its a signature pedal make you put your nose up at it. If you want tap tempo, oscillation ability, delay range control and two types of delay in one pedal for under 200. Don't delay and get this... delay.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Just amazing!! AA+

    By DragonFlySlayer

    from Central Kalifornia

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    Comments about Vox Joe Satriani Time Machine Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I have a large rig. I am running two Fender 5150 III Heads and three cabs. One Cab has Greenback 30's and the others are those Krank cabs with those Eminence Texas Heat speakers. I like to blend the two speakers since my signal is so dirty anyway. In my Rack I have 1 Korg SDD 1000 and I had an old Vintage Roland SDE 1000 and a 3000 digital delay. Those units in their day were the units to have. I have also owned a MXR 113 Digital delay but it made a little bit of noise and I didn't have the other memory cards for needed memory. I not too long ago bought an Eventide Time factor stomp box. It was too complicated and it seemed to mess up my amps sound or it seemed to have a bunch of stuff I didn't need or couldn't access when I needed to. I even owned a Line 6 Delay modeler and it seemed to mess with my amps sound too. I didn't spend that kind of bread on Amps to then go buy another item that would restrict it's tone or energy. I tried this Time Machine and I am just literally floored! I can't believe the quality of sound and simplicity. For me honestly,the only thing better is a tape echoplex and from what I am hearing it is not too too much better. It is ok but not for the $$. Easy access here too with this green Time machine. I ran the other line out from the Time Machine's Dry output and into my other Fender 5150III and Holy Cow Andy!! I really don't need my other delays anymore. The action,the sound and tap tempo feature!! I love it! Im running a Deja Vibe 2 into my Clyde Delux Waw and then into the Vox Saturator and into my Green Time Machine and into both amps. I sold my Vintage rack delay to buy this with absolutly no regrets!! In fact I want to buy two more of these just to save new in their boxes.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    GREAT PEDAL!!!!!

    By tomas j

    from Buffalo

    Comments about Vox Joe Satriani Time Machine Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

    This is an excellent pedal. I could not be any more happy with it. I recently purchased a fender hot rod and got rid of my cheesey amp with effects built in to it (although it served its purpose)- all I need is a delay chorus and overdrive distortion pedal. I refuse to by a cheap ass delay pedal and also refuse to buy a all in one unit as all i want is simple quality. This pedal fills the delay void incredibly. I like the lo fi setting and the vintage sound myself, but the modern is just as incredible. I used it live at my church the day after I bought it and it ran flawlessly and was amazingly easy to set up and get the sound I wanted. If you are looking for a delay pedal I say absolutely go buy this one you will love it. If mine was lost or stolen I would buy one the same day asap.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very versatile delay pedal

    By pvvandy

    from Northern GA

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    Comments about Vox Joe Satriani Time Machine Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

    The Time Machine is quite versatile, and together with the TC Nova Delay, has become my favorite delay.You can get slightly modulated vintage-style sounds (very musical) and crystal clear stuio-quality delays.I at first missed a display,takes time to get used to when you need very exact settings,but the tap tempo and the subdisions function helps.Its a bit simpler than the Nova,but sounds great as well,with a nice range of delay-sounds,and looks as if it will outlast road-life quite well.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great Delay

    By 668800

    from Canada

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    Comments about Vox Joe Satriani Time Machine Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

    Since those reading this will be more interested in the tonality and craftmanship of this pedal, I'll break it down easy (a totally subjective look, though, considering 'what-sounds-good' is a preferential statement). Craftmanship: The chassis of this is very solid, the LED-indicators are very visible despite their small size, pots are extremely smooth, and the switching/tap functions great. Extremely well made. Tonality: No spillover function (once you kick the bypass on, your delay will be cut off). Hi/Lo-Fi options + Modern/Vintage options give you tons of delay characteristics to go through (from straight digital reproduction to tube-tape simulation). In summation, think of a DD-3 with a tap tempo, and the option to toggle between two EQ settings, and you'll get a near-perfect idea of what this thing sounds like.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome Green Machine!

    By DDR

    from Tucson, AZ

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    Comments about Vox Joe Satriani Time Machine Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I pre-ordered this as I needed a delay and I loved the Vox Satchurator distortion. It was worth the wait. Excellent sounds and a very versatile delay. The sound is very good and not too brittle. The ability to slightly cut the highs is nice (most high cut filters become muddy, but not this one) and the Echoplex "warble" and overload sound is pretty cool too. For the money this is a great sounding, versatile delay that is very easy to use :-) So far I'm 3 for 3 with Vox/Satriani pedals and I'm looking forward to whatever they come up with next ;-)

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