I had a chance to break in the new guitar today. The Collings CL Deluxe was a treat to play live. A very rich and powerful tone machine. And I also had a Diamond Memory Lane 2 delay pedal on the board for the first time. In a word, awesome. Awesome guitar. Awesome guitar rig. Awesome tone. I mean, the whole setup was just dripping with tone. Jaw dropping tone. Seriously phat tone. Warm, round, clear, punchy tone. Decades it has taken me to find this tone. And it all came together today. I was simply overjoyed. The quest for tone had ended.

Me: “So how did the new guitar sound today?”
Lorraine: ” Couldn’t tell any difference from your old one. Sounded the same.”

The quest for tone resumes.

9 replies
  1. Rob
    Rob says:

    Hi, Richard, I have been carefully selecting the pedals for my new pedal board. I have been following with interest your affinity with delay – a good thing for sure!

    I have set my sights on this one – the Empress Modified Vintage Super Delay. Check it out. It’s a little pricey, but I think worth it. Mine will arrive shortly.

  2. Rob
    Rob says:

    It arrives today! Shipped from Ottawa – a great bunch of guys there. And there’s nothing wrong with swapping out a pedal or two for a few minutes.

    … de-lay, de-lay…I once heard a great man utter to his (and may I say very understanding) wife…

    Tell Lorraine I said it was ok for you to buy it. 😉


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