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Re: Nels Cline on his EH16ddl from PG (5 essential effects article)
I owned a matched pair of the original EH16s.
Bought them when they first came out and sold them to pay for my first
pair of EDPs in 1996.
Every now and again I wish I had them again for the humongous "modulation"
It was pretty crazy.
On Apr 12, 2013, at 4:26 PM, Charles Zwicky wrote:
> The original Electro Harmonix 16 second delay was a very low sample rate
> 8 bit device. The repeats were attained by recirculating the analog
> output back into the A/D converter, so the signal would degrade with
> each repeat. Because of this it created some murky and mysterious
> textures. Every commercial DDL (digital delay line) after that was an
> "improvement" in fidelity, but I think that the artifacts of the 16
> second delay are the reason it's so highly coveted.
> I owned the re-issue for a while, and it was certainly fun, but nothing
> like the original in terms of sound.