The Bucket Brigade Analog Delay was released in early 2022 which is quickly becoming the year of the delays. TC has wisely chosen to keep things simple, small yet great sounding making this pedal the perfect choice for many players. With that said the Bucket Brigade Analog Delay isn’t short of tones for you to discover.
The first thing which will surprise new owners of the BB-AD is the size as it’s tiny. TC has created mini pedals before but this is unlike them in that it’s slightly wider with all the jacks on top. This clever design makes the BB-AD, even more, pedalboard-friendly that any midi pedals on the market. Alongside other pedals in the range such as the skysurfer mini and Zeus Drive, these can create an amazing mini-board.
The delay time gets down to practically nothing making classic slapback tones easy to dial in along with flanging and chorus-like tones. Turning up the delay knob will produce up to 600ms of delay time which is huge for an analog delay. This can lead you into beautiful ambient lead tones great for many genres of music.
The feedback control can easily manage anything from a single echo style delay to self-oscillation. Dialling in a gentle pad type self-oscillation was easy thanks to the sturdy feel of the controls.
Clicking in the “mod” switch initiates the depth knob allowing you to add an aged feel to repeats. This of course is done with a focused chorus sound which can get crazy as the depth is increased. More control over the modulation can be found inside the pedal where a speed control is clearly marked.
No matter how crazy you set your BB-AD the true-bypassed switching ensures the pedal will not affect your tone when turned off.
|Jacks mounted on||Top|
|Weight (in kg)||0.3|
|Width (in cm)||7.5|
|Height (in cm)||6.2|
|Depth (in cm)||13|