So you've spent 1000's on your dream guitar & amp set up. It's taken you a long time to find the right guitar & amp combination that just drips with the tone & sustain that you want. And now you need to add some FX, so you buy a cheap chorus pedal or one of those great value multi FX pedals, right? WRONG!!!
To preserve your dream tone you need to use pedals designed for pro players - and the Digitech Hardwire range is certainly aimed at the pro player. Forget anything you might know about previous Digitech pedals, this is a new range, designed from the ground up to give you "Boutique Pedal" tone and features, but without the Boutique, pro player price tag.
Here's what Digitech Say about the Hardwire DL8 Delay and Looper Pedal
Superior Technology, Meticulous Craftsmanship, True Innovation
True Bypass. HardWire pedals modify your guitar tone only when you want. HardWire pedals add pure effects when they're on and don't add noise when they're off, truly the best of both worlds. And if you happen to lose power to HardWire pedals in the middle of a performance, you can keep playing because HardWire pedals switch to True Bypass mode until power is restored.
Higher Voltage . HardWire pedals preserve guitar tone because they operate at a significantly higher voltage than your standard pedals. HardWire pedals get the most out of hot guitar pickups and perform flawlessly in the high voltage environment of an amplifier effects loop.
Constant Voltage. HardWire pedals guarantee constant effects performance throughout the life of the battery and prevent tone loss because they operate at a steady voltage independent of decaying battery voltage.
Tourworthy. HardWire pedals are designed for the touring musician. Unique Stomplock guards prevent controls from being kicked and your tone from being changed. Each HardWire pedal includes custom-cut Velcro pads to fasten it to a pedalboard and green gaffer tape for the actuator label and see the pedal in the most adverse stage lighting conditions.
DL-8 Delay/Looper presents a variety of loops and delays. Augment your performances by dialing in and fine-tuning your favorite delays (from 150 milliseconds to 8 seconds) and loops: Reverse, Modulated, Analog, Slapback, Lo Fi, Tape, and Loop. As with all HardWire pedals, the DL-8 is crafted from premium all-metal components to perform night after night, tour after tour.
0.5 Seconds - 150 ms to 500 ms (milliseconds)
1 Second - 500 ms to 1 sec
2 Seconds - 1 sec to 2 sec
8 Seconds - 2 sec to 8 sec
Modulated - chorused delay
Analog - Vintage bucket brigade analog delay
Slapback - 80 ms to 150 ms
LoFi - low-fidelity delay
Tape - classic tube tape echo
Loop - infinite stereo loops up to 20 sec
Tails On/Off Switch - When on, delay tails are not cut off in bypass
True Bypass circuitry preserves your tone in bypass
Constant high-voltage operation for tonal quality and noise reduction
HardWire Pedals include the following stage accessories
Stomplock knob guards lock your tone in place and prevent tampering or accidental knob adjustments onstage Custom-cut Velcro pads attach and lock your pedals to your pedalboard
Green gaffer tape helps you locate the pedal in adverse stage lighting