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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.