The Rocktron Short Timer is a digital delay pedal (but almost like an analog pedal!).
The aluminum frame (a very nice apple green) is very strong, but unlike what you might think, it is not so heavy as that. The color of this case is very original: depending on where you are, it can change and become darker or lighter. This is why, according to the photos, the color varies. The only problem is that the box is large enough, it takes a lot of space in a pedalboard. At the back of the pedal, there are 4 big rubber that hold firmly on the ground and avoid slippage.
We can supply the pedal with a 9V battery or a 9V DC power supply common (type Boss or Ibanez).
The switch is solid enough (do not hesitate to press hard on it) and the blue LED indicator is very classy for my taste.
There is one input and one output.
When setting the parameters, they are also quick and easy:
- A LEVEL, which dose relative to the echo signal of the original
- Potentiometer REGENERATION, which determines the number of repetitions
- TIME potentiometer which adjusts the time between the input sound and the repetition of it (to make it simple: the time of "reflection")
- A pushbutton Short / Shorter, which toggles between two modes of delay. Short mode provides an echo between 200ms and 400ms. Shorter mode, he can have a repeat from 0ms to 200ms.
As mentioned above, the configuration is classic and simple, nothing complicated for someone who used a classic delay.
The setting is quite nice REGENERATION: when pushed over three quarters, the echo sees its volume to increase as and rehearsals.
Shorter mode is pretty cool too, the echo is very short and very characteristic of rockabilly 50's / 60's (hence the name: Short Timer!).
However, this pedal does not exceed 400ms, which is rather unfortunate. I therefore recommend to people seeking long rehearsals as The Edge, Brian May and Mark Knopfler example.
Another small drawback: it does not have a pedal Tap Tempo, which is a big drawback for me, especially during concerts ... I tried to find out if it was possible, but apparently it is not.
These are the only two drawbacks of this pedal.
The rendering is very clean, like almost all Rocktron products I've tried. Rehearsals are clear and well defined (unless there is distortion after!). The attack is well preserved and there are good echo this very characteristic of the 50's / 60's.
I use this pedal for several months and now she is not ready to leave my pedalboard! Pity that fashion was not added for an echo between 400ms and 600ms and Tap Tempo is not present.
This time, I have not tried other pedals but I relied on the advice I could find on the internet. I found another delay (DD-6 from BOSS, MXR Carbon Copy in), but they were quite expensive, even used. So I took a risk, but I have not been disappointed!
The Rocktron Short Timer is a pedal with a very good quality / price ratio. Settings are fine, easy access and precise sound pretty vintage and characteristic of the 50's / 60's. It provides a good approach to the delay effect. Its housing is also very good resistance to solid impacted, especially during concerts.
With the experience I remake this choice of course, but the ideal is always to have another delay with a delay time longer - in an amp (in my case) or another pedal.
- Simplicity settings
- The strength of the aluminum frame
- The vintage and rockabilly
- The look and the blue LED
- The size of the housing for use in pedalboard
- Limitation of delay time 400ms
- Absence of a Tap Tempo.
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Lonewolf's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Big box (it takes the place of Boss pedals wholesale) in extruded aluminum super strong and lightweight
Three knobs: Level (mix level of delay), Regeneration (repetitions), Time (ben ... the time between each repeat what)
A switch to switch to a short delay delay ultra short, yes, no is exceeded 400ms, 200 ms position Shorter.
True Bypass Switch
Jack and Jack came out (yes it is mono, no effect ping pong with him)
Diode operation (must be a poor beast 15km)
Cover for a 9v battery and plug for power supply via AC adapter
In short, a delay is simply no stereo, no more than one mode (reverse and co.), But relatively short.
Finger in the noze, we can no longer easy to adjust, very reactive knobs sculpt and you can hear it.
As against the Switch to switch Short Mode Shorter I saw a second stompswitch (the big switch that you skip merrily to activate your belongings band of barbarians) with an LED because there to operate it must be bend over and press with his little finger width (with all the risks that entails: éborgnage singer with a mech of your guitar, pull your shirt mad by the first row ...) or be barefoot operate gently with the tip of his big toe (still risks: rangeos bassist, splinters protruding from boards of the stage ...)
In short not monstrous as default, but it would have been nice to think of gentlemen from Rocktron
Bon ben is a delay while digital con, look not here reverse stereo delay vintage ultra hot (like the eyes of your dear and tender one night valentine well watered) of your dreams.
Here we are dealing with a metallic sound rather dry and ... short.
But good in general, which exceeds 400ms alouées by this one? Heiniger?
I like to do well in clean arpeggios, or give a little distortion in echo effect, I needed a little cheap and Delay not need functions so Yabon 36000
As I said above I falait a small delay cheap (paid approx € 60 from Musik Produktiv (https://www.musik-produktiv.de/shop2/shop04.asp?artnr=100002799&sid = 2110081836 & what =% Volltext)), typed too (I've already typed what to do in effect, is not too much) and easy to use.
It completely fulfills the conditions and also it supports very well the power supply via sector which is not necessarily the case for many of the effects of this price range.
I felt my Digitech Digidelay with more complete, more compact, but € 30 more expensive.
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crazyfrenchy's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
So here is the full name of the pedals: Rocktron Short Timer Retro Digital Delay
Submitted to the pedals in a robust and Casing mtal rglages these are available to it:
A Level knob to rgler the level of the effect (yes, yes, I swear ...)
A knob rgnration for the number of rgler rptition, ranging from 1 to infinity (and the DCON I not when I say infinity, the sound you invaded , jai dye the pedals so the clusters as given limpression Jallais drown in the sound!)
A knob Time, anyone's guess ^ ^.
A very nice little button that can switch dun Delay said a short delay further progress, and finally the switch that allows you to enable / disable leffet.
When it is activated a small blue Lumire occurs. This is clearly visible.
Its a mono Delay (Ba EST trs not useful in the stro a combo or a 4x12, and even used a little to be said for short ^ ^) and Short said. Yeah, finally taking a much APRS Loop Station
The only thing that could possibly Dranger certain is what is quite cumbersome seen what took place almost two pedals, something that personally I do not drang.
Well, what more could a level CHARACTERISTICS pedals? May be that the button Short / Shorter is time that will integrate switch. Yeah, cest be choosy, but hey, go, I'll call for a 9
No manual supplied with the pedals, but hey, cest ncessaire not really. This is nanmoins available in the language of Shakespeare on the site of Rocktron, trs site RALIS well also. In terms of the food, the choice EST, sector or cell. The battery compartment is located directly below the pedals, so trs accessible and, oh surprise, the battery is included! I prcise quen below the pedals are four large viteront grips that any movement of it.
Before this dacheter PDAL, jai test the Boss Digital Delay, Delay pedals a brand Onerr the home Belcat Delay, and I play rgulirement the simulation of Delay POD 2.0 and the V-amp 2.
If jai took the Rocktron, you can imagine that because I cest lai prfr to others, yes, but why? I will try to mexpliquer (even if not win EST ^ ^).
Dj THE FIRST impression (Determines often, but I do not teach you anything) that jai was once the branch EST pedals that are plugged and ringing in the sense that jai was not hacking an hour to get the sound I was looking the other hand pedals. The fact quon relatively easy to exploit its potential silent a good dj. Deuxime thing, the button Short / Shorter, which I think is really a good rev IDE and adds to the possibility of the pedals. Shorter mode is perfect for rockabilly, the solos in gnral or just to give depth to the sound. Short dobtenir mode allows a longer delay. I prcise that I have never quau t over 2 / 3 of the time. Cot's, jai particulirement apprci his little cot old school that made him dmarquer other.
A good trs Delay pedals, I got the best one, but given t test.
When I test lay in store, I washed seen 109. By searching the Internet, it is found almost half the price (see the German sites in general).
In short, a good delay his little personality!
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jessus's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
While opening the box style box supermarkets that you love with all, one is struck by the lgert the beast. It's good manufacturing robust sthtique, no parasite.
The knobs are a little too sensitive and I got parraissent fragile.
One can easily find the trs is a simple to use.
Good because there is no notice
The effect is efficient trs, trs is a beautiful vintage delay a little with some positions lgre reverb knob.
We just go on a short delay mode with the little button on the right, I think it would intrressent t put a foot switch but it's not too bad.
With this little bit we get a Bitonio regain his trs trs rockab which is nice, seeing a trmolo.
I use it for a year and am fully satisfied.
I try ibanez delay, too much clutter but certainly a good pedal
The boss but too expensive.
I have a man coming STREO mmory ending for
I also use the delay of the Marshall MG100
zoom and other multi effects boss whose GT3
I have chosen for its simplicity and the quality of the product. I advise those who pedal this search something with its own versatile and enjoyable.
Moreover it is not expensive trs, I pay 60 euros and I will leave on my pedal board rate of Hazaras because I keep account (when I get a vieu Deumilhuitar who play the tricks of his jeunesse.lol)