MXR M169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay
MXR M169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay

M169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay, Delay/Echo/Phrase Sampler for Guitar from MXR.

moosers 10/17/2009

MXR M169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay : moosers's user review


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The MXR M-169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay is an effects pedal designed for use with electric guitar but suitable for use with any electronic instrument.  The pedal has 1/4 inch connections and is powered by a nine volt power supply.  This isn't a rack mountable piece of gear as it is a stomp box.


The configuration of the MXR M-169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay is easy to understand.  The pedal has parameters for regen, mix, and delay and a mod button.  This is just about as easy as it gets to control a delay pedal as even those without any experience with delay pedals will be able to use this pretty easily.  A manual probably isn't necessary, but since I haven't seen the manual I can't speak to how helpful it would be.


The sound quality of the MXR M-169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay is quite impressive overall.  You can get up to 600 ms of delay providing more than enough to get that classic analog delay sound.  I use the pedal with a '76 Fender Twin Reverb and a Fender Strat most of the time and I find this to be a pretty great combination.  While it does have a vintage sound, at the same time it is a pretty clean delay tone.  This isn't the best analog delay pedal that I have heard, but it does sound pretty awesome overall.


I've been using the MXR M-169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay for about a year and I definitely like everything that this pedal brings to the table.  It is easy to use overall and is capable of getting a wide array of nice analog delay tones.  The price is reasonable for sure but it isn't the cheapest delay pedal out there for the reason that it is a true analog pedal made of great parts.  If you are looking for a good pedal for analog delay, the MXR M-169 should definitely be in the conversation.