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Jul 5, 2018

The Sending is a Tap Tempo enabled analog delay by Boston’s Electronic Audio Experiments, a boutique pedal company we covered in depth in this profile from June 2017.

Based on a pair of MN3005 reissue Bucket Brigad Devices, this stompbox sports a interesting preamp stage that adds saturation and even “console-style grind” to the effected signal. The preamp is followed by an internal compressor so things never get out of hand volume-wise. A Mix knob lets you bring back in your guitar’s clean tone.

The other knobs are standard, but we appreciate the bigger “Time” knob for facilitating – maybe even foot controlled – real time sweeping effects.

Check out the video of the Sending by A Bunch of Pedals – more info below or here.

Sending was designed one goal in mind: to be the most tonally rich analog delay ever created. We upended nearly every design element of classic pedal and rackmount analog delays to create our most ambitious work to date.

Starting with a pair of MN3005 reissue Bucket Brigade Devices (BBDs), we added tap tempo and a unique, all-discrete preamp. Sending is capable of delay times from near unison to 1000 ms of clear repeats and up to two full seconds of gritty, aliased ambient wash using the tap tempo control. The gain of the preamplifier can range from transparent to a unique console-style grind that enriches your delayed tone as well as providing a significant boost to whatever amp or pedal is downstream. The powerful companding system and digitally controlled clock enhance the fidelity of the pedal beyond what was previously thought possible, while still preserving the fundamental character of an analog delay. A simple tap tempo function guarantees modern standards of control without an excess of functionality. Sending also features an FX loop which patches in after the delay line, where a TRS insert cable may be used to add additional effects to the delayed signal.

We are proud of how much we fit under the hood (as well as the hundreds of hours spent doing so) and we are excited to hear the music you make with Sending for years to come.

Controls:

  • Pre – input gain, from clean to saturated
  • Post – global master volume
  • Time – delay time, from near unison to 1000ms
  • Mix – relative levels of the original and delayed signals, from fully dry to fully wet
  • Feedback – amount of repeats, from a single echo to self-oscillation
  • Tap Tempo – press twice to set a tempo, can go far beyond the range of the Time knob

Sending also includes an FX loop which patches in after the delay line, where a TRS insert cable may be used to add additional effects to the delayed signal.