Today we are going to be taking a look at the Lindo Divine Delay pedal and the best way to get started with
this is just jump straight in there and see what sounds this baby can give us Let’s take a look at it first off, we’ve got 3 knobs here on the top, we’ve got the level control, the repeat control and the delay control and level control is just the amount of delay, the amount of effect, the repeat is how many repeats after you pick one note, how many times it will go “DDDDDDDDD” (sound of note repeating) The delay here is the timing of the delay, so you can either have a very short “DDDDD” after a note or we can have up to over half a second in between hits there. So for the little intro piece I did, it was kind of an Irish Jig type thing I was using and I’ve still got the delay pedal set up for that so what I’ll do is play you the dry signal and then I’ll switch the pedal on and
you can see, you know, the difference and how it affects the sound So if we go with that first, all I was doing at the start was literally this (audio only) Which played dry sounds highly dull, so we take our little delay pedal, which should hopefully fingers crossed add a nice little effect Let’s give it a go. (Audio only) So you can see there, instantly it livens up an otherwise very boring melody line, just with the little slap-back there. So, great for that purpose, if you’re in a three-piece band or something like that, and you want to create some spacey guitar effects, or basically enhance your sound and make yourself sound bigger to fill that sound, it gives you more of a 3D vibe going on now also we can use delays, just in sort of a basic rock rhythm setting SO if I take the level here, and wind that back to just……..not even a quarter of the way up increase the repeat slightly, and I’ll increase the timing of the delay slightly Now, one of my favourite players when I was a kid and growing up was Van Halen and if you listen to those first couple of albums he uses a gently delay on his rhythm playing, as well as his lead playing, but on his rhythm playing all the time So let’s see how that works in a rock setting, I just need to check this….. (audio volume increases) As you see we’ve got a, just a little gentle slap-back, I might even just take a tiny bit more level off So let’s have the difference, I’ll play a kind of 80’s rock rhythm….dry and then I’ll put the delay on and see how it just bolsters it up slightly So let’s put an overdrive pedal on as well and we’ll play an 80’s pedal tone riff Now I’ll stick the delay on As you see, again it’s sort of a textural thing, but in a live band context it can suddenly make you guitar a lot more spacious and fill the sound a bit more, especially in that 3-piece guitar, bass drums setting. Also if you want to play a bit of lead guitar, delay pedals are great for elongating notes if you will, they sort of smooth between notes, those littles flurries and things like that, and also some gentle slow lead guitar, if you listen to people like Dave Gilmour from Floyd, It’s a great little effect so let’s just try a little bit of that, If I increase the timing so that the timing between delays is a little longer…. I’ll just up the repeat slightly and I’ll just up the level very slightly And what you’ll notice if you get one of these pedals… the tiniest little movements between any of these knobs can alter the sound dramatically ‘cos you’ve got 3 different things there and they’re all working to create a different sound, so it does take a lot of playing around with these pedals but it is a lot of fun I assure you! So let’s give it a little bit of that sort of Floydy type, Dave Gilmour type melody line here I’ll stick a tiny bit of drive on, just reduce that slightly (referring to a different control)… here we go Right, let’s give that a go I’m going to up the level slightly, a bit more delay I reckon! a little less repeat, let’s give that a go. Adds a little spaciness, if I play that sort of lick dry you’ll hear what I mean, the difference And now I’ll stick some delay on