A very cool thing about this pedal is the a preamp they have put inside, it puts an extra boost to the tonality. There is also an input attenuater which compensates for single coils lower signal compared to a pushier humbucker pickup. The preamp can be overruled if you don't like it.
The second uniqueness is of course the SDD delay itself which is very true to the original rack unit. This delay is pretty much what this pedal is about. It may sound a bit geeky and corny but it's actually thoroughly good. I have not heard anything like this in any pedal out there, period. It´s musically warm and beautiful.
For those who like buttons and loads of "dialing in" this pedal has a lot to deliver. One can, for example, save favourite sounds in 40 banks x 2 channels, ie 80 presets, probably enough for most people.
Types of Delay
All delays can be set with parameters such as waveform, intensity and feedback.
SDD, the original from 1982. The best feature in this and it works for everything. Since you can save 80 locations, you can modify it as much as you wish.
Analog, a really good "analog" delay that behaves as it should
Tape, that creates that little irregularity as "tape" actually do ...
Modern, an excellent delay, especially for clean big sounds
Cosmic, a weird one I have a hard time finding uses for
Reverse, as it sounds, turn the signal backwards and another more or less a strange effect, if you're not in to"weird sounds", if you are then its probably unique
Pitch, creates variation in pitch
Panning, an effect that creates the feeling of the sound moving, more effective in stereo
Yes there is actually one downside. On one hand you have 80 locations to save so your favourite sonds but you have to walk up and down in the 40 banks to find the right one and it's not very user friendly in a live situation. But on the other hand it is a luxury problem, its of course possible to organize it smart in the banks and reduce this downside. But the extremely beautiful SDD delay itself weigh this up, no doubt.
Check out this sound sample below.