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Rocktron Short Timer Retro Delay Pedal

Keep your delays short and sweet with the Rocktron Short Timer Retro delay pedal. This vintage-style effect delivers the surfy slapback of the '50s and '60s. (11) Read 2 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

Who would have thought that one day they would call a delay pedal: "retro"? 'Twas only a short time ago, the digital delay was considered the greatest effect invention a guitarist could get his hands on. Like everything else in "excess-laden" America, delays had to be longer and longer. To that, Rocktron says, "nuts." What if the player just wants to add some short, sweet, quick slapback-style delays to his sound? You remember slapbacks, don't you? They ruled the 50's and 60's sound - think Rockabilly and Hot Rod and Surf music. Well, going out on a limb here, Rocktron introduces the Short Timer Retro digital delay. And some of you are going to think this is cool!

With two modes of delay, called (and Rocktron made this up), "Short" and "Shorter" to provide a wide range of quick delays that are still the most widely used delay times even in modern music, the Short Timer will NOT stand up to those long delays for length. But then, they don't want it to. Some like it short and sweet.

The Level control on the Short Timer adjusts the overall volume of the delay effect. The Regeneration control adjusts the number of repetitions of delay effect. The Time control adjusts the length of delay and is used in conjunction with the Short/Shorter Switch. When the switch is out, (or in the Short position), the delay time in milliseconds is set between 200ms and 400ms. When the switch is in, (or in the Shorter position), the delay time in milliseconds is set between 0ms and 200ms. The actual delay time is then adjusted using the previously mentioned Time control.

Digital delay pedals usually sound better when placed after distortion. Thus, if you are using a distortion pedal, place the Short Timer after the distortion pedal in the signal chain. If you are using your amplifier's distortion, try putting the Short Timer in the effects loop section of the amplifier, (following the instructions in your amp manual when using the effects loop).

For distorted rhythm playing, set the Short Timer delay to "Shorter" and the delay level and regeneration levels low. For distorted lead playing, set the delay to "Short" and bump up the delay level and the regeneration level to your taste. For chicken-pickin type delay, set the delay level to "Shorter" and bump up the delay level and regeneration level slightly.

The Short Timer is built into Rocktron's super tough road worthy extruded aluminum chassis. This pedal is equipped with a super bright blue LED so you will know when the pedal is on. The easy access battery compartment will make changing batteries during a gig a breeze.

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Specifications

Maximum Input: +10dBu

Input Impedance: 1M ohm

Current Consumption: 27ma

Power Requirements: 9VDC <=300ma

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Rocktron Warranty ´╗┐Rocktron offers a one year warranty on parts and workmanship from date of purchase. Where applicable, tubes are not covered under this warranty.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-388-4447
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (11 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
"Short timer..er...er..er..er.."
Sound: Warm....doesnt sound that digital... Feature: Well enough....what do u want more! Quality: A green tank! Value: its quite cheap for this pedal...worth it haha The Wow Factor: Thats why i bought it! -__-'' Overall: Warm...and it does what it suppose to do...
Style of Music: Thrash, Death, Jazz, Fusion,
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"PLEASE READ, THIS THING ISN'T JUST DELAY"
Sound: dude, what no one tells u about this pedal, is that for some wierd reason when turned on, with the knobs turning the delay off it "sparkles" or "shimmers" your tone!!! that's why i want this thing, my friend has it and yes it's an AWESOME delay pedal too, but the wierd tone effect it gives u is somethin that they dont even make a pedal for... Feature: just the pedal... but it's good enough, but some of the parts are plastic and can break, and u can't fix it, u just gotta buy another one, so be careful Ease of Use: very self-explanitory and simple to use, u don't need to read a manual or nothin Quality: yes, i give it a 95%, not 100% due to the plastic parts Value: yes, it's cheap but it has so much to offer, better than buyin a boss pedal for $150 Manufacturer Support: got it in 3 days The Wow Factor: that shimmer tone this pedal mysteriously puts on ur guitar is overwhelming, it's like when the pedal's turned on, but the delay knobs are turned to where it's not delaying, it makes ur guitar sound "sparkley" it's like the most beautiful tone for lead Overall: if this one breaks i'm buyin that same one again
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