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Vox Joe Satriani Time Machine Delay Guitar Effects Pedal  

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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.

     

    Joe Satriani Time Machine Delay Guitar Effects Pedal Specifications:

    • 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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    4.6

    (based on 17 reviews)

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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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    3.0

    JOE SATRIANI TIME MACHINE DELAY....OK

    By StarStruck

    from Eugene, Oregon

    About Me Professional Musician

    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.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    From analog sounds to slap back digital

    By Slogan

    from Ohio

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    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.

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      (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.

      Comment on this review

      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Try before You Buy

      By Kevin

      from Florida

      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.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      so far i'm loving it

      By Emil Jakovcevic

      from San Jose, CA

      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.

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      5.0

      Best delay on the market by far!

      By epicandintense

      from Virginia

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

      I absolutely love this delay pedal. It has so many features and is also really easy to use.The tap tempo is a major plus for me, but you van also manually adjust the time for cool, weird effects. I love the "delay range" feature, which allows you to select the type of delay according to the tempo. Both the modern and vintage modes sound great, with the former being a little crisper and clearer and the latter having a subtler effect. Overall wonderful pedal. I am so glad I own it. :)

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Well Worth It

      By lespaul18

      from New York

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

      I just bought this pedal and it is amzing! It has enough level, time, and feedback that any guitarist could want. It dosnt take that much room on my pedalboard and has a really good price for $125. I love this pedal.

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      5.0

      Vox JS timemachine

      By stratosaurus

      from N Dallas TX

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

      Sorry. I have to correct my prior review. This unti is line level and works well in loops. I had another problem which was not apparent when I first hgooked it up.This is great delay, be hard pressed to find a different one and please Boss pales to this unit, it's better. Boss are NOT true by-pass, true-by pass by the way cuts off the signal without trails, that is what bypass does. Satch used to use 2 Boss units now he has 2 of these, note how much better his sound has gotten dropping the Boss DS-1 for the Satchurator and the Timemachine delays! I would buy this unit and I cannot wait to get my hands on it again.

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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great Delay

      By 668800

      from Canada

      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.

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      5.0

      Vox JS-DL time machine

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

      To follow up on my last review: I have to sadly report I took this unit back and exchanged it. This is a great echo, great sound, good features, just one problem, IT IS NOT LINE LEVEL. It is made to run into your amp-in line. I like having my amp in line down to essential pedals to keep the line loading and tone buffering down. I run 5 effects which have to be line in and having to put the delay/echo into that was not desirable. An experienced player also knows that a delay into pushed tubes is not good, the compression screws up the echo quality. The same for you young guys running a echo into a distortion, just not good quality tone. This unit is fine if you have an old Marshall with no loop, but not if you like having your modulation and delay effects in a loop to get them out of the chain and after the preamping. I got the Boss DL-20 Giga Delay, which dispite being a Boss unit exceeds all expectations and has features you better read the manual to take advantage. Quite amazing actually. The Vox JS-DL is a good musical echo, if you have no loop it's fine. But it cannot output the +4-5 db a line level requires. It would be nice if they came out and said this. I was suffering a volume drop on the loop when I started looking into the problem and discovered it is only an instrument level unit.

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