Higher (with Stereo Delay)

Nigel (the Hillsong guitarist) often strings two delays together to get a galloping delay effect, which is really nice. Many of us, however, don't have two delay pedals, but with some stereo delay, the effect can be approximated.


Here, I used a stereo delay on my pod xtl with the following settings:
- Quarter note (crotchet), with tap tempo.
- Offset = 76%, Mix = 50%
- FDBK L = 45%, FDBK R = 60%, Post config.
I connected my pod mono into my amp or computer to achieve the result, but i suppose connecting it on stereo works fine too.

I used a sine chorus pedal towards the end; this achieves a very synth-ish effect which i think its pretty nice. Lastly, I set my pickups to the middle position; this uses the inner coils of both humbuckers, creating a lighter sound.

Tabs
------0--------0--------0-------
-10-------12-------13------15---
----0--------0--------0---------
--------------------------------
-8--------10-------12-----------
--------------------------------

------0--------0--------0--15---
-10-------12-------13-----------
----0--------0--------0---------
--------------------------------
-8--------10-------12-----------
--------------------------------

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey what is stereo delay and whats analog delay???

kenny said...

Stereo delay occurs when the repeated note comes out on the left and right side of your headphones at slightly different timings.. this doesn't occur with analog.. and analog delay seems to alter the delayed note's tone a little. Generally you have to hear it to really understand it.

Anonymous said...

Hey thanks heaps it helps alot... God Bless

Anonymous said...

How does the tap tempo work ?
thx

G Clark said...

You can actually achieve a similar effect very simply using two mono digital delays. You have to play around with the delay times. Set the first to around 600ms delay, then set the second to a quarter note feel following the tempo of the song. (use a tap tempo) I managed to pull this off initially by using a Digitech RP70 multi effects pedal digital delay set to 600ms and played with the tempo on my little Marshall MG30FX (it has a built-in delay.) When they're combined they give you a pretty good approximation of that "galloping" sound Nigel uses. That specific effect is about the only reason I ever touch that RP70 anymore haha.

G Clark said...

And actually, if you alter the chord and picking a little bit you can really get close to the original sound. Instead of the plain old:

e------------
b--10-12--13-
g------------
d------------
a--8--10--12-
e------------

try:

e--------------------------------
b--10----10--12----12--13-----13-
g--------------------------------
d-----10--------12---------14----
a--8---------10--------12--------
e--------------------------------

and so on. Pretty similar idea to what's going on in the tab, I just like this sound a little more personally.

Awesome job with the site, btw Kenny!