Greek builder Jam Pedals has established itself as one of Europe’s most trusted makers of boutique stompboxes, and the analog Delay Llama was undeniably the pedal line that helped this company come to the forefront of the guitar effects scene. The Delay Llama mk3 is the latest evolution of the BBD-based pedal that started it all.
While the original version only had three knobs for Tempo, Rate and Feedback, mk3 adds functions that have become indispensable in modern analog delays, such as Tap Tempo and Subdivisions (for 1/8th, 1/4 and dotted note). You can also set the bypass mode to trails (buffered) or true bypass.
These improvements don’t affect the circuit’s tone, loved by many guitarists and based on a faithful reproduction of the Panasonic MN3205 chip.
Here are the videos of the Jam Pedals Delay Llama mk3 – we added it to our article about the best analog delay pedals, which includes several different models of the Delay Llama.
Jam Pedals Delay Llama mk3, Builder’s Notes
The Delay Llama is a tone machine that will become an indispensable part of your sound adding warmth and depth through organic repeats which seamlessly integrate into your playing, courtesy of its BBD chips , faithful reproductions of the Panasonic MN3205.
Its straight-forward layout is addressed to delay users who are looking to elegantly enhance their hard-earned tone, similarly to how a tape-echo machine would with no frills.
The mk.3 version expands on the utility value of this modern classic, while retaining the form factor and ease of use, by introducing Tap Tempo with subdivisions and Hold (self oscillation) functions. You can also set the bypass mode to trails (buffered) or true bypass!
The Delay Llama mk.3 comes with 600ms max. delay time , and can also be used with bass guitars.
ARTISTS USING THE DELAY CALLS:
Bill Frisell, Marc Ribot, John Abercrombie, Nels Cline, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Daniel Lanois, David Hidalgo, Cesar Rosas, Jim Campilongo, Dweezil Zappa, Alex Skolnick, Jonny Lang, Greg Koch, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Steve Lukather, Lee Ranaldo, Adrian Legg, Guy Pratt, Christian Fennesz, Bernie Marsden, James Sedwards, Kirk Fletcher, Red Fang
“…it’s the quality of the sound that will beat any digital delay!” Vintage Guitar magazine
“I used the Delay Llama on this last tour, and not only to produce vintage sounding slap backs! Also: light and durable: important for me!” Marc Ribot
“I quickly dialed up a Rockabilly slap back that sounded very organic – very similar like my old tape Ec
hoplex (without the squeaking analog tape!). Usually getting a slap back echo is tricky, especially on my Line 6, but because of the 3 knob design, I quickly got the setting. And it’s the best I’ve ever heard. I proceeded to getting some deep space sounds easily too. My girlfriend can borrow my Line 6, I’m converting to Delay Llama!” Jim Campilongo
“Around 1980 many of us got into bucket brigade delays, little analog echo boxes. They were a lot less trouble than tape and disc echos. I loved them and the sound imprinted in my mind. Then digital arrived, and as we played with the magical bells and whistles, we slowly noticed that it didn’t always feel right. In 2010 I plugged into the bucket brigade Delay Llama and thirty years fell away. I’m home. It feels good!” Adrian Legg
“It’s so musical and warm!” Kirk Fletcher