HardWire DL-8 Delay/Looper PedalItem ID: HardWireDL8
Stereo Delay/Looper Guitar Pedal with True Bypass, High-Voltage Operation, 11 Delay Types, Eight Seconds of Delay, and 20 Seconds of Loop Time
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Get Incredible Delay and Loop Effects Plus True Bypass!The HardWire DL-8 Delay/Looper guitar pedal gives you up to eight seconds of delay and a ton of loop time - plus, its true bypass keeps your signal pristine when it's turned off. The pros choose pedals with true bypass because it's the only way you're going to keep your tone exactly the way you want it between your guitar and amp. The DL-8 also features high-voltage operation for improved headroom over "conventional" pedals, plus 11 delay types and up to 20 seconds of loop time. Create new sonic worlds with your guitar when you plug into the DL-8!
Serious musicians are highly selective in their guitar and amp choices. After all, it's the foundation of their tone. Adding effects to their signal chain is done judiciously. And when they turn off an effects pedal, they need to know it's not creating undesirable noise or coloring the unique character of their tone. In a true bypass pedal, the signal passes straight through the box when the effect is bypassed. When it's on it's on. When it's off it's off. All HardWire pedals feature true bypass.
With the high-output pickups found on some electric guitars, it's not unusual to hear clipping when playing through an effects pedal. This occurs when the voltage range produced by a guitar's pickup is greater than the operating voltage of the effects pedal - normally limited to the voltage supplied by the effect's battery or power supply. HardWire pedals incorporate special circuitry that increases the operating voltage "headroom" above that of the typical pedal. As such, HardWire pedals are compatible with a wider range of guitars and are also at home in an amplifier's effects loop.
HardWire DL-8 Delay/Looper Guitar Effects Pedal with True Bypass Features:
The HardWire DL-8 lets you conjure incredible sonic textures and loops!
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Mary Ann, Point Pleasant Boro, NJ
Reviewsbased on 5 reviews
by Heather Perkins from Portland, OR USAI love this pedal. It is rock solid, well designed, and sounds amazing. I would (and did) buy it for the Reverse feature alone, but the delays and loop functions are great, too. I know it doesn't have... read more [+] the depth of a Loop Station, but I already like the DL-8 better than the Loop Station I (briefly) owned.
February 15, 2011
Music Background: Composer, Sound Designer, Mad Scientist
The DL-8 is very musical and warm - enough character to be appealing, but not so much that it gets in the way. Super-heavy construction, and the glow in the dark sticker (fro dark stages and studios) and the rubber guard to place over the controls so things don't get re-set on stage are nice extras.
Two things to be aware of - the "Tap Tempo" feature takes a little too long to get to and set, at least for me. But it works very well, and has nice visual feedback. And this thing drains a battery more quickly than any other pedal I've used - I'd say that the "optional" power supply is in fact mandatory, so be sure to get one when you get this pedal.
But DO get this pedal! close [-]
A great delay *and* a simple to use looper.
by Matt Ivaliotes from United StatesHardWaire pedals are great values, and the DL-8 is no exception. I've had mine for quite a while, and I use the delay so many different ways that I actually forgot it's a 20 second looper, too. I was ... read more [+]idly browsing loopers when I remembered. Then I busted out the DL-8, and found my lopping needs completely satisfied. It has a nice range of delay times, the detented knobs are a big plus to me, and the range of options is pretty impressive. A lot od pedal for the money, and dealing with David M. at Sweetwater couldn't be more pleasant. close [-]
March 20, 2013
Music Background: Hobbyist guitarists and singer/indie film sound guy.
Acoustically invisible, very simple looper
by buzzard from Salt LakeCity, UT USAI bought the DL-8 to create one or two measure loops. Two concerns shared top priority, acoustic invisibility and ease of use. It delivers.
April 15, 2011
Music Background: Hobbyist
Iím sending it the output of a small mixer w... read more [+]hich handles an acoustic guitar, a vocal mic, and a Roland HPD-15 drum pad. From the DL-8 it goes to my Schertler Unico.
The sound is very nearly unchanged (completely so when in bypass mode) and the box is dead quiet. No hiss. Whatís more, my ability to come in and out of loops and overdubs seamlessly required far less practice. close [-]
Great Pedal for Delay and Looping
by Cam Barr from Los ANgeles, CAI digg this pedal I was looking at the Boss RC-30 for short loops so i could play a few cords to practice solos over. I watched some reviews online and i decided to give this pedal a review. if your l... read more [+]ooking for an advanced looper pedal look at the Boss RC-30... think of this pedal as true delay pedal with a looper segment in it. The looper is nice for quick snapshots not long segments... I also really like the various delay options. I really like the Lo-Fi setting close [-]
March 6, 2012
Music Background: Hobbyist
Great delays, other functions just OK
by Noah C from East Coast, USAI've been using this pedal for about six months and have been basically pleased with it.
March 24, 2012
The delay sounds are very good and their adjustment knobs are very precise. The time adjustment... read more [+] differs with different delay type selections. This of course makes adjustment precise, but it also makes it troublesome if you want to switch between delay types and want to keep the same time.
The tap tempo is solid, but is is hard to get in and out of. Let's say you wanted some delay for your guitar solo while you're playing with the band. In the middle of your song, you've got to hold the pedal down for 3 seconds, set the tempo, play the solo, and then hold it down again to turn it off. You cannot just kick the delay off. In my opinion, it would be faster to bend down and manually turn the volume all the way down. Or you might be better off setting the time with the knob, not the tap tempo function. I feel this was poorly designed; it is not user-friendly for the live musician.
The looper is also easy to use but is also not conducive to live performance. The main issue is your chosen delay does not show up in the loop! You can get easily achieve some great layers, but all without delay--this pedal's fundamental function and shining characteristic. Forget about using it to jam.
I love the reverse delay, but regrettably only the delay comes through, with none of the original signal. None of the other delays are like that, so why this one?
In addition to performance, I also use this pedal in recording. It is a clean device and neither adds hum nor colors the guitar tone. Again, the delay sounds are outstanding. close [-]
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