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Re: The Maxon AD900 Appreciation Thread.....

Post by i love sharin foo » Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:10 am

zhivago wrote:
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I'll have a dig around on my computer and see what I can find. This is exactly the sort of thing I can geek over!! :D :)
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Re: The Maxon AD900 Appreciation Thread.....

Post by zhivago » Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:34 pm

Haha!! :D :D :D

Totally! :freako:

Ok, here's a photo of the AD900 before the one I have now (aka "the second one I ever had") :D

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Similar style serial to the one I have now...

Unfortunately I don't have a close-up of my first ever one (aka "the first one I ever had") :D

But it looks like it had a similar sticker, but it was ripped off, for some reason...

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Re: The Maxon AD900 Appreciation Thread.....

Post by i love sharin foo » Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:39 pm

I think it had the foam back applied over it, then later the pad was remove.

I love these delays! Wish I had tried them sooner.
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Re: The Maxon AD900 Appreciation Thread.....

Post by kosmonautmayhem » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:50 pm

Alas I can't find my serial numbers! What is wrong with me?! :D :fp:

But i have seen and owned both older and newer serial system versions.

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Re: The Maxon AD900 Appreciation Thread.....

Post by zhivago » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:42 pm

i love sharin foo wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:39 pm
I think it had the foam back applied over it, then later the pad was remove.
Yes, that would make sense...the first one I had was my favourite...the next two, I had to mess with the trim pots a bit...I got them to sound great pretty easily though! :)
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Re: The Maxon AD900 Appreciation Thread.....

Post by Jaguar018 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:32 am

zhivago wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:42 pm
i love sharin foo wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:39 pm
I think it had the foam back applied over it, then later the pad was remove.
Yes, that would make sense...the first one I had was my favourite...the next two, I had to mess with the trim pots a bit...I got them to sound great pretty easily though! :)
I too had to mess with the trip pots (with some handy tips from zhivago) and now it's tip top.

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Re: The Maxon AD900 Appreciation Thread.....

Post by i love sharin foo » Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:08 pm

My background has been with all the old, shorter analog delays mainly. But I have to say, now owning the AD900 and AD999, for as cheap as they are right now, I really can’t come up with a reason why I would choose a DM2/3, AD9/80, etc over one. They are fantastic pedals.
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Re: The Maxon AD900 Appreciation Thread.....

Post by kosmonautmayhem » Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:31 pm

And this is why it was so easy to pare down to just my 900 and DMM. Really glad you're enjoying these! :)

Now I just need to get a 999!!

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Re: The Maxon AD900 Appreciation Thread.....

Post by i love sharin foo » Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:48 pm

The problem is, I CAN'T pare down! I was even looking at AD10s :fp:

If it weren't for my Moog MF104Z, I would be wanting a Deluxe Memory Man (again). The external effects loop on the MF-104Z makes it really versatile. Tape-ish tones? Put the delay time switch to short and stick a vibrato pedal in the loop (like the cheap Behringer that I use). Pseudo DMM sounds?? Use something like Small Clone in the loop on the long delay setting.

I really love the 900/999s though. They are no frills (no modulation, etc) but just very good at what they do. I think you would be really pleased with a 999 if you get one.
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Re: The Maxon AD900 Appreciation Thread.....

Post by kosmonautmayhem » Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:00 pm

Slippery slope! I had so many analog delays at one point.

You forgot to add the Boss DM-2w - its 600ms and smoooth. :whistle: Not sure how it stacks up against the Maxons but I'll bet its in the ballpark.
Man, if only I could've gotten on the MF-104z train years ago. Same with the SIB Echo Drive. But the Maxons are so simple and great! I'm going to keep my eyes peeled for a good price on a 999. :ph34r:

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Re: The Maxon AD900 Appreciation Thread.....

Post by ziess » Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:52 pm

i love sharin foo wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:08 pm
... I really can’t come up with a reason why I would choose a DM2/3, AD9/80, etc over one. They are fantastic pedals.
Really? I know you've got a lot of experience with lots of different delays so it's interesting to hear that you rate the AD-900 so highly. Maybe I've got a particularly great sounding AD-80 / a poor sounding AD-900 but I'd take the AD-80 any day. I love the AD-80's slight ringing at almost max (stock) time settings, and with the range extended with the trimpots there are a world of crazy sounds in it at longer times. The AD-80 is also my favourite delay that's not an RE-201 for rhythmic stuff at medium settings.

Different strokes and all that I suppose.

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Re: The Maxon AD900 Appreciation Thread.....

Post by i love sharin foo » Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:15 pm

To put it another way, I can't think of a reason why I would exclude the 900/999 from the running with the others. The tones hold right up to them. The 900/999 does have the advantage as far as delay time goes though. Otherwise, I find all of the above most excellent in their own ways. They all have their particular strengths and any one could prove superior in a given situation.

Of course my solution is to keep them all! I’ll never part with the DM2/3, or AD9/80. They are permanent installations in my collection.
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Re: The Maxon AD900 Appreciation Thread.....

Post by ziess » Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:40 pm

Yeah, I'd agree with that: the AD-900 (and presumably the 999) can hold its own in that kind of company.

I really need to try a DM-2/3, should I ever find one.

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Re: The Maxon AD900 Appreciation Thread.....

Post by i love sharin foo » Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:21 am

ziess wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:40 pm

I really need to try a DM-2/3, should I ever find one.

They are great ones, too. The tone is distinctly different from the Maxon/ Ibanez camp. I think every analog delay junkie should have them in their collection 8)
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