Updated on 03.25.2019 – Please note: this article is part of a series of pieces about delay stompboxes. We already published three other articles in the series, one focused on basic analog delays, mini delay and echo pedals, one on pedals emulating the Binson Echorec delay. Look out for more articles about delay coming out in the next few weeks!
Mr JHS‘s knowledge of old and new pedal effects is encyclopedic, and the videos he posts on his company’s YouTube channel about affordable pedals are always a great resource for the guitarist on a budget.
The video above is focused on the best delay pedals you can find for under $100, so we went ahead and created an interactive gallery of it. Some of these devices went up in price after the video, which is why we decided to use a slightly different title for this post.
Here’s the list organized in alphabetical order. Of course, you may want to keep in mind that there are several kinds of delay pedals: if you are happy with something basic and great sounding, look into the bucket brigade classics; digital delays, on the other hand, give you more options, and a few pedals on this list are full blown multi-mode juggernauts.