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Mar 11, 2019

Delay pedals in recent years have expanded to become inspiring yet often complicated devices. Designed by Howard Davis – the engineer who gave the world the 1970’s EHX Memory Deluxe – the Supro Delay dials back in features madness and, in keeping with the company’s reputation for great tone, simply delivers great sounding echo.

The controls are limited to just four knob, one footswitch and a 3-mode expression pedal input (assignable to Level, Time or Repeats through the three way toggle switch), but that doesn’t mean that the pedal doesn’t feature any innovation:

[The Supro Delay] uses a pair of new-production MN3005 “bucket brigade” IC chips to deliver sounds ranging from 20ms slapback up to 600ms of buttery vintage delay. Far superior in fidelity to the low-voltage MN32XX series chips more commonly used in modern stompboxes, the high-voltage MN3005 IC chips found in the Supro Delay provide sweeter echoes with dramatically increased headroom and dynamic range, due to their robust 15V power rails.

Besides the expected Level, Time and Repeats controls, the top panel sports a Filter knob that “provides both low-pass and band-pass functions on a single knob,” delivering “both the dark and murky echoes associated with BBD analog delays as well as bright tape echo sounds that evolve over time with extended repeats.”

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The Supro Delay is a premium, all-analog echo pedal that uses a pair of new-production MN3005 “bucket brigade” IC chips to deliver sounds ranging from 20ms slapback up to 600ms of buttery vintage delay. Far superior in fidelity to the low-voltage MN32XX series chips more commonly used in modern stompboxes, the high-voltage MN3005 IC chips found in the Supro Delay provide sweeter echoes with dramatically increased headroom and dynamic range, due to their robust 15V power rails.

In addition to TIME, REPEATS and LEVEL knobs, the Supro Delay features a newly-designed FILTER control that provides both low-pass and band-pass functions on a single knob. This unique filter design provides both the dark and murky echoes associated with BBD analog delays as well as bright tape echo sounds that evolve over time with extended repeats. Drawing inspiration from the golden era of analog pedals and recording to tape, the Supro Delay was designed by Howard Davis, master engineer behind the legendary late-1970’s EHX Deluxe Memory Man and the Pigtronix Echolution.

Supro Delay offers an Expression input which can be assigned to control of the TIME, REPEATS or LEVEL knobs using a standard TRS expression pedal. The Supro Delay comes housed in a custom-made anodized aluminum chassis and features soft-touch, click-free, true bypass switching, as well as internally switchable Dry Kill and Trails functions. The Supro Delay runs on standard 9VDC power, using internal voltage-doubling to provide world-class headroom in a compact analog delay pedal.