From: "Thomas B. Colvin" <;tcolv~ail.asiandevbank.org>;
Date: Sun, 12 Nov 95 13:15:51 MNL
Subject: Digital delay & preamps

Now that I'm suddenly getting calls to play with a couple of new
Manila-based blues bands, I think it's finally time to buy a digital
delay, which some on the list say is the most important piece of
equipment after the mic and amp. I've reviewed the postings for
relevant info from Sept to the present; unfortunately, my office
computer does not have access to the archives.

Equipment choices here in Manila are very limited. The only digital
delay I have found for sale so far is a BOSS DD-5, for a little over
$200. QUESTION: is this a good piece of equipment? is there
something far superior which I should buy instead, perhaps mail order
from Kevin's if the shipping is reasonable or when I come to the US
next summer? Incidentally, I use a JT-30 into a very basic locally
rebuilt amp with one 1/4-inch input, vol/treble/bass pots, no effects
I/O. (I'm delaying purchase of a new amp 'til I can go to England
and buy one of the special harp amps designed, I think, by Norman
Ives and David Michelson.)

In the early Sept thread on harp thru effects boxes, there were a
couple of statements regarding the need for preamps with effects
boxes. As a non-techie, I'm a little confused about the role of
pre-amps. Do I need to buy one in order for the digital delay to work
effectively?

Thanks in advance for your responses to a call for help from far, far away.

Thomas "Tomcat" Colvin
Manila, Philippines


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