Hello and welcome back to
Guitarpedals.live. In the video we are going to look at the Dual Delay
setting of the Strymon Timeline. This is a great delay type for when
you are the only guitar player in the band and want to help thicken your sound.
I tend to use a quarter note plus dotted eight note setting because the offset
dotted eight makes it seem as if there is a second guitar playing somewhere.
Dual delay also tends to be the first thing we think of when you talk about the
U2 sound. If you’re looking for a good lesson in how to apply dual delay,
I suggest picking up The Joshua Tree Record by U2.
Looking at the Dual Delay
parameters, the external controls are the same as in our Timeline
Overview Video. The parameters specific to this delay type are
accessed by pressing the Value knob. Inside the parameters menu you can Access
Time 2 Repeats 2 and Mix 2. Time 2 affects the division of the second delay.
Set to 3/4 with your main delay a quarter note division for the sound we are
using today. (you can achieve a similar sound for the 4/3 setting if your main
division is a dotted eight.) Repeats 2 and Mix 2 will set the respective mix or
repeat amount for your second delay. I typically leave this on track which
means they follow the settings of Min 1 and repeat 1. Next you will see a High
Pass filter, I suggest rolling off some lows to help your delays stay clean and
less boomy. As you continue through the menu you will see Config. This gives
you the option to run your delays in series or in parallel. In series mode one
delay feeds into the other and in parallel the delays remain separate. Our
preset today used the parallel configuration. Finally, you have boost which
gives you the option of booting the preset up to 3 dB, Name where you can name
your pedal, Expression pedal options, and Global or preset tempo. On this final
option you can choose for the preset to have its own tempo or use the global
tempo you have tapped. Most often I stick to the global tempo option.
In this video I was using an
American Standard Telecaster into a Morgan 10PM amplifier. No other pedals were
used other than the Timeline. As you play with this on you own I encourage you
to mix in some other pedals and experiment with how they work together.
Personally I like to add a little reverb to this setting which helps create a
nice pad underneath my playing.