Mad Professor / DEEP BLUE DELAY / 2010's / Blue / Effect Pedal For Sale
BJF design ambient delay pedal
Hand-made in Finland premium quality delay pedal.
– Deep Blue Delay is a natural sounding digital/analog delay, with analog direct signal path. The Deep Blue Delay has about the same bandwidth as the classic tape echo units, and it can be used in front of an amplifier or in amplifier effects loops.
– There are no noise reduction circuits, which keeps decay of echo as natural as possible.
– The direct signal path is short and made with analog amplifiers with no filtering.
– There should be no distortion or tone coloration as long as input level is in range below maximum allowed.
– The echo signal has a tuned filtering to allow extreme settings without interference.
The delay is specially designed to work well with distorted tone, as this is the most critical application, where delays often fail.
You can use the pedal before or after distortion. As such, it will work exceptionally well on clean sounds where requirements are less stringent, especially in terms of echo bandwidth and repeat formation.
The delay tone has been carefully tuned with lot of attention to the first critical reflection and how the repeats decay.
Deep Blue Delay is kept small (Width x Length x Height :69mm x 111mm x 50mm including jacks and knobs) containing just the basic delay features; Delay Time, Delay Level and Repeat controls. It was designed to work as an ambience delay; like that of a vintage tape echo and the repeat formation was specifically designed to allow easy setting and less critical setting of delay time. With delay times higher than 120ms, the delay time is sometimes set on the beat or on a multiple of the beat. Deep blue handles this by not giving full range repeats, but a tuned response that don’t need to be on the beat to sound good.
Why digital? Isn't Analog better for a solid-state solution?
Well, in many ways, the delay medium is less critical and it could be an oil-drum, tape, metal-thread, analog BBD or digital, but the final sound is always set by the limitations of the delay medium and the peripheral circuitry needed to make either work. We chose Digital construction to make it compact, stable, with reasonable delay time and virtually service free, where the limitations of the circuit would be less critical. As an outcome, you can set the peripheral circuitry with desired bandwidth and distortion levels with less consideration on the exact limits of the delay medium, while of course always pushing the limits, as with anything musical.
A similar circuit in analog form would be excessively more expensive to make. For the same performance, it would require three to four of the best BBD chips now only available as vintage parts and the size of the pedal would have to be about three times the current size.
LEVEL: Sets the level of delayed signal mixed with straight guitar tone, fully CCW there is only straight (un-effected) guitar signal heard and fully CW gives the loudest delay.
DELAY: Controls the delay time from 25ms (fully CCW) to 450ms (fully CW)
REPEAT: Controls the repeats of the delay signal, fully CCW gives one repeat and at fully CW you get infinite feedback.
Current consumption: 25 to 32 mA depending on delay setting
Voltage range: 8V to 15V (below 7,5 V delay signal will be muted)
Input impedance IZ: 180K Ohm's
Output drive capability: 10K Ohms
Maximum input voltage: 2V peak 650mV rms
Signal to noise ratio: 80dB
Delay time: approximately 25mS to 450mS
Power requirement: supplied via 2,1 mm standard jack
Input and output connections: via 1/4" Switchcraft
Complete bypass and input of circuit: grounded when in bypass
Made by Sebastian Nylund from TheseGoTo11 these samples and more available from TGT11 site.
Intro Deep Blue Delay
Deep Blue Delay clean chords
Distortion with Deep Blue Delay
Deep Blue Delay oscillation
Here is one on www.harmony-central.com go to pedal list and choose Mad Professor.
This came by email from Lars:
"usually I don't do this, but I need to write to You, because this is an incredible pedal.... I got the replica, and it's cool but for me it always took a while to get good sounds out of it. But with the deep blue I was instantly able to dial in my favourite sounds, from rockabilly slapback to incredible ambient sounds with a depth and warmth previously only heard from tube tape echoes...."
Price: €295,- (€242,- Euro VAT 0%)
Retail prices are examples, these are scandinavian prices with 22% VAT.
The prices might vary on the different markets.
Mad Professor Amplification Ltd., Finland
Bjorn Juhl, Guitarist, designer, amp wizard and pedal guru. Bjorn is a modern day electronic wizard that is fast gaining reputation with his original designs in pedals and amplifier.
He has earned his nick name “Mad Professor" with his know-it-all knowledge about tube and analog electronics and his “innovate, not imitate attitude.
Bjorn Juhl has what it takes to become an icon: perfect ear, great skills in guitar playing and unsurpassed knowledge in electronics.
Bjorn has played and recorded as a semipro in various bands like powerpop with The Renegades and blues with many bands (including TC Travis Band), heavy metal, punk in Sex Pistols cover band and now he is playing and recording original music with The Bradshaws plugging his heavily modified Les Paul or Flying V to bunch of BJF pedals.
Mad Professor Amplification Ltd, Production Manager
Jukka Mönkkönen: Guitarist, amp tech, the Lord of the Soldering iron, Jukka has been playing as a semi pro guitarist for few century’s. A true Gibson devotee, likes to plug his 1959 Les Paul Special or one of his many other Gibson to his 007 (“Licence To Play") Mad Professor and fill the air with thundering licks. Jukka has an electrical engineer degree and has been fixing and building amps from early 80´s. Jukka has been with the Mad Professor from the beginning, building the first prototype. Jukka also helped designing the layout and the chassis.
Mad Professor Amplification Ltd, Marketing and management
Harri Koski: Guitarist, marketing, cordinating the production, helping hand.
Harri has been playing guitar since mid 70´s and his serious hobby turned into a business when he started Custom-Sounds (www.custom-sounds.com) in 1996. Custom-Sounds was a high-end guitar gear company from the beginning and it was one of the first “boutique" guitar shops on internet. His co-operation with Bjorn Juhl started the BJF pedals business and soon these two soul brothers were talking about the ultimate amplifier. Bjorn Juhl and Harri had the mad idea about designing the ultimate guitar tube amplifier and to make it right here in Scandinavia. Bjorn put on his propel-hat and Harri put all his energy and money into this project. Soon we found the right people to work with us and the world got a brand new amplifier that was not a clone of any vintage amp as these modern hand-wired amps often are. Harri has a collection of various Gibson guitars and early JV Squier Fenders and plugs these into his serial no: 000 Mad Professor prototype head that is played loud almost every day.
Tapani Santanen: Guitarist, industrial designer, interior architect SIO.
Tapani has been plying guitar for over 20 years and likes the classic guitars and amps and we believe he has designed a future classic in the Mad Professor amp. Tapani is a Fender man, his tone is a vintage Strat or a Tele into one of his vintage Fender combos with a little help from a TS-808. www.santanen.fi
Erkki and Iiris Mero, Erkki used to work as professional Bassplayer, he now has a Masters degree in upholstery. It takes the incredible craft of Mero couple to make the beautiful two color upholster of the Mad Professor. Mero’s has upholstered many classic cars in Finland but their pet project is the unbelievable 1969 Waxenberger Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 racer clone they own. www.verhoilijamestari.fi
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