MXR Carbon Copy Review
MXR Carbon Copy Impressions
I've had this pedal for a couple of months but finally had the time to sit down and work it pretty good. Couple of things right
off the bat: 1) It sounds really good. A very warm sound compared to a digital delay. 2) Not much volume control on the delays,
appears to be either off or on then louder. Found it impossible to get a subtle delay especially for slapback type sounds.
Some sound clips below but I really like the MXR Carbon Copy. Good sounding delay with modulation in the same size box as a
phase90. Does basically what my Boss DD3 does but warmer, the Carbon Copy does effect the tone of the delay unlike some digital
MXR Carbon Copy Specs
Since I have a DD3 thought it would be cool to compare each one spec wise then in the sound clips.
|Spec||MXR Carbon Copy||Boss DD3
|Input Impedance||1 M Ohms||1 M ohms|
|Output Impedance||1K Ohms Max||10 k ohms or greater|
|Signal to Noise Level||-95 dBu||–95 dBu|
|Current Draw||26 mA Max||45 to 65 mA|
|Delay Time||20ms - 600ms||12.5ms - 800ms|
The MXR Carbon Copy also has .2Hz-2.2Hz adjustment of the modulation speed via internal pot.
MXR Carbon Copy Clips
Here are the clips, all done with my Egnater Mod50 and the SL2 module. Rhythm clips are the A channel and lead clips are the
B channel. First clip is dry, second MXR Carbon Copy, third Boss DD3. The lead clip has the dry and MXR Carbon Copy in the
Signal chain is as follows: Peavey Wolfgang (Suhr Aldrich pickups) --> MXR Carbon Copy or Boss DD3 --> Egnater Mod50 --> Palmer PGA-04 --> Presonus FirePod --> Sonar.
Mod50 SL2A Dry Rhythm Clip
MXR Carbon Copy Rhythm Clip
Boss DD3 Rhythm Clip
Mod50 SL2B Dry & Carbon Copy Lead Clip
Boss DD3 Lead Clip
MXR M169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal
Boss DD-3 Digital Delay Pedal
PreSonus FP10 10x10 FireWire Interface (Firepod)