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Vox Tone Garage Double Deca Delay Pedal  (Open Box)
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All analog circuitry.

Get on the bus. The Double Deca bus, that is. In order to get that classic analog delay sound, Vox selected the much-revered 3205 BBD chip. There are three delay modes in the Double Deca: "short", "both" (short/long), and "long". The "short" mode uses one BBD chip, providing a delay time of up to 300 ms with a clear delay sound and minimal decline in audio quality. The "long" mode uses all three of the BBD chips, allowing you to specify a delay time up to 900 ms for warm-sounding delay trails. The "both" mode mixes the short and long delays, giving an ambient tonal character. It's a multi-purpose design that lets you use either one or all three of the BBD chips. In addition, an independent modulation knob lets you adjust the chorus effect. For example in "both" mode, applying modulation will give you an amazing sound that's like a trinity of delay, reverb, and chorus.

FEATURES
  • Discrete circuitry - the result of a relentless design philosophy
  • True-bypass design provides tonal confidence even when the effect is off
  • Tough die-cast body that stands up to the rigors of the road
  • A rich variety of analog delay sounds powered by three BBD (Bucket Brigade Device) chips
  • BBD chips utilizing the famous 3205 chip
  • Independent modulation knob also adds a chorus effect

Order today for the finest in analog delay.

SPECIFICATIONS
  • Input impedance: 600kohm
  • Output impedance: 2.2kohm
  • Connections: INPUT jack (guitar input), OUTPUT jack (line output)
  • Power: AA battery x 6 / AC adapter / DC 9V (Option)
  • Consumption current: 36mA
  • Battery Life: Approximately 80 hours
  • Dimensions: (WxDxH): 87mm x 132mm x 63mm/, 3.43" x 5.2" x 2.48"
  • Weight: 420 g / 14.81 oz (not including battery) Accessories: AA alkaline battery x 6 (for verifying operation)
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VoxTone Garage Double Deca Delay Pedal
 
4.5

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

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87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (16)
  • Responsive (9)
  • Versatile (8)
  • Good selection of effects (7)
  • Compact (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (14)
  • Home studio (14)
  • Performances (14)
  • Outdoor events / games (12)
  • Professional recording (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (14), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Let Tone Garage tune up your tone!!!

The Double Deca is an awesome Delay pedal. Using rhe modulation knob, and the "Both" setting you get an awesone triple effect Delay/Reverb/Chorus that will add flavor to...Read complete review

The Double Deca is an awesome Delay pedal. Using rhe modulation knob, and the "Both" setting you get an awesone triple effect Delay/Reverb/Chorus that will add flavor to any piece of music.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

It's just another great delay pedal

There is no shortage of great analgo delay options out there. I put this up against two other analog delays: The mini moog and the Wampler Faux Tape. This delay can certainly compete....Read complete review

There is no shortage of great analgo delay options out there. I put this up against two other analog delays: The mini moog and the Wampler Faux Tape. This delay can certainly compete. I like the option to switch between short and long repeats, and I especially like the option to use both, except I am not really that kind of a player so I haven't found a practical use for it yet. In terms of tone, it sounds different, but just as good as the other two. The moog is a bit warmer, and the Wampler has a tone knob, and to me it's the best sounding delay in this bunch. The Vox is the only one with modulation, which is very cool, but not for me - at least not yet. The Wampler is my favorite, but it has a hiss when it's engaged that really takes away from its awesomeness. It makes it just short of complete awesomeness. However, the Wampler is still my go-to delay for my gig pedalboard - mainly because of the tap tempo option, the killer tone and the tape simulation.

I purchased this on SDOTD and I'd have to say that it was an excellent buy at half off the retail price. I think it is a great delay in all aspects, and may excel in versatility against some straight forward delays. The three chips make it super flexible, but I would have loved a little smaller box. It's quite large which can be a good thing if you're placing it in the back row of a pedalboard because it comes up higher and wider than your standard pedal. I also don't get why anyone would manufacture a pedal that works on a standard 9v power supply but requires AA batteries - it loses a star for that. That's a whole other set of batteries someone has to carry if not using an external power supply. I seriously don't get it.

All that said, if not for the STOTD I wouldn't have considered it. I'm not a huge delay user, and I figured I'd go for the Carbon Copy eventually. I was motivated by the price and I'm glad that I bought it. I'm not 100% that I'm going to keep it since it's redundant to me, but who knows? it's a cool pedal just the same. I was considering putting the moog on my gig board to set it for a short delay and use the Wampler for bigger delay sounds, so that would make the Vox perfect for my back-up board since it is completely gig worthy.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Slap-Yo-Momma Slapback

By hareynolds

from Houston, TX

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Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Super Flexible
  • The Real Analog Deal

Cons

  • Not Way Huge

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio
  • Performances

Comments about Vox Tone Garage Double Deca Delay Pedal:

I use delay like a spice, usually in combination with a touch of reverb.
My very favorite is the Echo Puss by Way Huge, followed by a vintage DOD FX96, so I do like the true analogue delays, particularly for Rockabilly and 1950s R&R.

I saw the Double Deca on SDOTD, checked the specs, and figured it was worth a try.
It has taken a few weeks to wring it out, but I finally got the hang of it.
Short setting is pretty crisp (definitely not as dark as the FX96).
Long setting is a little darker and quite spacey.
The real magic of this pedal is in the middle setting (long + short).
An aggressive slap-back set-up on the middle setting is Slap-Yo-Momma good,; extremely deep and rich and surprising easy to find tempo.
Just be sure to gradually increase the Feedback setting, cause MASSIVE self-oscillation gets on top of you pretty rapidly. Yikes. Once you figure-out what you've got, that can be a good thing.

At the SDOTD, it's a solid bargain, and strongly recommended, especially if you wanna hear slap-back on steroids in the short + long setting.
At full price, though, I would steer you to the Echo puss instead, the cleanest, most flexible analogue delay I've used. Or for a little less money, the Aqua Puss is great up to about 300 ms delay.

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4.0

Good for the Price

By MetalheadEd

from In my house

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Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Large Footprint

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio
  • Performances
  • Professional Recording

Comments about Vox Tone Garage Double Deca Delay Pedal:

I had an analog delay addiction. By the time this came into my collection, I have scaled back to the mini moog and the Wampler Faux Tape. I bought it because it was cheap on STOD. This could hang with either of the other delay pedals on my board. This has a little more versatility than the moog based on its ability to use short and long repeats at the same time, and the modulation - which I didn't use much. The moog has that sweet drive to it, which I do like. The Wampler is a different beast all together, since it's main feature is the awesome tape simulation. Overall, this isn't as warm as the Wampler or Moog, but it is a fine delay pedal just the same. I was really able to do some funky stuff with it. I would have no issues recommending this pedal to a friend.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GREAT ANALOG DELAY

By guitarman

from rhode island

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Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Vox Tone Garage Double Deca Delay Pedal:

    LET ME START BY SAYING THAT I'M A REAL SUCKER FOR DELAY PEDALS ESPECIALLY ANALOG DELAY. I HAVE A NUMBER OF DELAY PEDALS ANALOG AND DIGITAL. THIS IS A VERY SOLID DELAY. CONSTRUCTION IS SUPER. SOUND QUALITY IS GREAT. BASICALLY IT DOES WHAT AN ANALOGUE DELAY SHOULD AND IT DOES IT WELL. MADE IN JAPAN WHICH WAS A NICE SURPRISE. I WILL ONLY MENTION A COUPLE OF FUNKY ISSUES. THE MODULATION KNOB IS VERY SUBTLE. NOT A BIG DEAL BUT DONT EXPECT A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF MODULATION. ASTHETICALLY THE KNOBS ARE REALLY SMALL. NOT A BIG DEAL EITHER BUT ODD. OVERALL I CERTAINLY WOULD BUY AGAIN IF I LOST IT

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome Delay

    By ASAT Striker

    from Rogers, AR

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    Pros

    • 900 Ms Delay
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Responsive
    • Short Long Or Both
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everything

      Comments about Vox Tone Garage Double Deca Delay Pedal:

      I had been shopping around trying to decide on which delay to go with. I knew I wanted an analog delay but hadn't made a final decision. This one showed up on the Stupid Deal of the Day for 50% off so I figured I'd grab one and if I didn't like it I wasn't out that much. Well, turns out I love the pedal. The sound quality is amazing and the variety of delays you can get are superb. My favorite feature is the short/long/both switch. You can go short with up to 300 ms for really nice slap back delays, go long with 900 ms and get amazing echoes, or put it in the middle and enjoy the best of both.

      This pedal is well worth the full price and if it shows up on the SDOTD again it is a no-brainer, grab one and you will love it.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      The Deca delay has a good vibe

      By Jim

      from Hampton

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      Pros

      • Awesome Modulation Echo
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • Great Analoge Sound
      • Great Battery Able
      • Overdrive Or Clean
      • Responsive
      • Versatile
      • Very Natural Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Vox Tone Garage Double Deca Delay Pedal:

        This pedal is like vintage pedals of yesteryear and steam punk glowing red window showing the brigade chips.

        With both delays and modulation on it is a great vibe going with rhythm or leads and sustain is real good.
        The level control acts like a mix between dry and wet control.
        The range of mix can get way insane but has no digital or bad texture in the sound at all.

        The standard long delay is very good as the short slap back delay is also but both on with modulation is my favorite vibe !
        Well designed and the 6 AA batteries will last a good while but I use a 9 volt power pack instead !

        This is a much better delay sound than I thought it would be !
        A pleasant surprise for me , Vox has the right idea here .

         
        5.0

        Great Pedal.... love the Vox stuff!

        By Bob j

        from Cumming, GA

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        Pros

        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Good Selection Of Effects

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Vox Tone Garage Double Deca Delay Pedal:

          Great Pedal I really like the Vox stuff!

           
          5.0

          Great delay

          By joeym

          from Orlando. FL

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          • Excellent Sound Quality

          Cons

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              Comments about Vox Tone Garage Double Deca Delay Pedal:

              This is a wonderful delay

               
              4.0

              good sounding and unique

              By Tonecrush

              from SO FL

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              Pros

              • Easy to use
              • Excellent Sound Quality

              Cons

              • Limited Selection Of Effects

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Vox Tone Garage Double Deca Delay Pedal:

              As analog delays go, this is really nice sounding. It can give you a very nice slapback, but you can also use the both position to create a slap with a long delay. Sort of a reverb-ed and delay-ed effect. There are probably many places where this covers a classic sound perfectly, but it could also be used to create a unique effect of it's own. That's cool to see these days isn't it? And it has a bypass switch to save batteries.

               
              3.0

              Very nice sounding pedal, but it had issues

              By Greg123

              from Florida

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              Comments about Vox Tone Garage Double Deca Delay Pedal:

              I liked the sound of this delay, but after about two weeks it started making kind of a scratchy hum that followed the final delay. I'm sure if you get a good one you will like the sound quality. I sent mine back and didn't want to try another one. It is kind of bulky if that matters to you.

               
              5.0

              Pretty Cool Delay Pedal

              By Mr. Bone-Crusher

              from San Antonio, TX.

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Vox Tone Garage Double Deca Delay Pedal:

                Vox hit a homerun with this delay pedal. Unlike some of the other Tone Garge pedals, this one doesn't have a 12AX7 tube in it, but who cares? It has a pretty decent analog'ish delay that will self oscillate. I haven't used the dual feature to add two different delays to my tone, but I might try that in the future. All in all, you could do worse on a delay pedal than the Vox Tone Garage.

                 
                3.0

                Not my bag, Baby.

                By Matt

                from Austin, TX

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                  Cons

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                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Performances
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Vox Tone Garage Double Deca Delay Pedal:

                    The Double Decca does a great job of emulating a vintage tape echo, complete with more distorted echoes as it trails off. It is somewhat like an Echoplex, in that respect. The double delays are interesting, too. But, it's the limited, one-trick pony tone that doesn't suit me. I've come to like other echo pedals that have more versatility of tone and style, like the Hardwire series.

                     
                    5.0

                    Great pedal, beautiful tone

                    By jackie

                    from virginia

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                    Pros

                    • Excellent Sound Quality
                    • Responsive

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Vox Tone Garage Double Deca Delay Pedal:

                      I bought this when MF ran a stupid deal of the day and couldn't be happier. Im not sure it would have been my first choice, especially at full price, but the tone and sounds I can get out of this pedal have been more than worth it. Very pleased!

                       
                      5.0

                      Delay, and slapback, very versatile

                      By Blueswailer

                      from New Hope AL

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                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Vox Tone Garage Double Deca Delay Pedal:

                        The delay has more than enough time distance for anything I can imagine I would want to play. And once you turn this thing on, your presence with your guitar goes up by about 3 notches...It sounds so much more professional...and I really dig the slapback it creates on the short setting..really fits my style of playing most of the time...but when I want more delay, go to long, and its all right there...love it..

                         
                        3.0

                        It's just another great delay pedal

                        By MetalheadEd

                        from In my house

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                        Pros

                        • Excellent Sound Quality
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                        • Large Foot Print
                        • Uses Aa Batteries

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Vox Tone Garage Double Deca Delay Pedal:

                        There is no shortage of great analgo delay options out there. I put this up against two other analog delays: The mini moog and the Wampler Faux Tape. This delay can certainly compete. I like the option to switch between short and long repeats, and I especially like the option to use both, except I am not really that kind of a player so I haven't found a practical use for it yet. In terms of tone, it sounds different, but just as good as the other two. The moog is a bit warmer, and the Wampler has a tone knob, and to me it's the best sounding delay in this bunch. The Vox is the only one with modulation, which is very cool, but not for me - at least not yet. The Wampler is my favorite, but it has a hiss when it's engaged that really takes away from its awesomeness. It makes it just short of complete awesomeness. However, the Wampler is still my go-to delay for my gig pedalboard - mainly because of the tap tempo option, the killer tone and the tape simulation.

                        I purchased this on SDOTD and I'd have to say that it was an excellent buy at half off the retail price. I think it is a great delay in all aspects, and may excel in versatility against some straight forward delays. The three chips make it super flexible, but I would have loved a little smaller box. It's quite large which can be a good thing if you're placing it in the back row of a pedalboard because it comes up higher and wider than your standard pedal. I also don't get why anyone would manufacture a pedal that works on a standard 9v power supply but requires AA batteries - it loses a star for that. That's a whole other set of batteries someone has to carry if not using an external power supply. I seriously don't get it.

                        All that said, if not for the STOTD I wouldn't have considered it. I'm not a huge delay user, and I figured I'd go for the Carbon Copy eventually. I was motivated by the price and I'm glad that I bought it. I'm not 100% that I'm going to keep it since it's redundant to me, but who knows? it's a cool pedal just the same. I was considering putting the moog on my gig board to set it for a short delay and use the Wampler for bigger delay sounds, so that would make the Vox perfect for my back-up board since it is completely gig worthy.

                         
                        5.0

                        great sounding stompbox

                        By JR

                        from Indiana

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                        Pros

                        • 900 Ms Of Analog Repeats
                        • Compact Design
                        • Excellent Sound Quality
                        • Good Selection Of Effects
                        • Responsive
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Vox Tone Garage Double Deca Delay Pedal:

                          While not a traditional looking pedal...it more than makes up for it's looks with traditional analog sound. I've played other analog delays and experienced dark sounding repeats. Not with the Double Deca..the repeats and note decay sounds totally natural. Slapback sounds great as well. T

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                          5.0

                          Let Tone Garage tune up your tone!!!

                          By Cloud#9

                          from Phoenix, Az

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                          Pros

                          • Delay With Attitude
                          • Excellent Sound Quality
                          • One Spot Compatible
                          • Responsive

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Events
                            • Home Studio
                            • Performances
                            • Professional Recording

                            Comments about Vox Tone Garage Double Deca Delay Pedal:

                            The Double Deca is an awesome Delay pedal. Using rhe modulation knob, and the "Both" setting you get an awesone triple effect Delay/Reverb/Chorus that will add flavor to any piece of music.

                             
                            5.0

                            Excellent Delay

                            By Coach48503

                            from Flint Mi

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                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Excellent Sound Quality
                            • Responsive

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Amateur Recording
                              • Events
                              • Home Studio
                              • Performances

                              Comments about Vox Tone Garage Double Deca Delay Pedal:

                              I found this Vox delay to have the highest quality sounding delay. The sound is very realistic. The controls are well laid out and very precise. It is very cool looking. I like the LED lights on top indicating whether its engaged. It also serves as a battery level indicator as it dims when the level is low. I would buy this again.

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                              5.0

                              Very nice surprise!

                              By Beyan

                              from Pocono, pa

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                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Amateur Recording
                                • Events
                                • Home Studio

                                Comments about Vox Tone Garage Double Deca Delay Pedal:

                                Well... I took a chance on this with little reviews. I really like it. Excellent sound and function. This will sit in my box of delay options along side my Strymons, Empress, Keeleys, MN3005 Boss and Maxons... List goes on. BUT! Yes its is that good to put in the category. Better... no... but holds it own yes.

                                Nice repeats that sound not only natural but like they are meant to be there like it is part of the guitar. Many good delays sound nice but sound like an add on. This just mixes nicely.

                                A real sleeper!

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