Oil can delay units were manufactured by a company named Tel-Ray who later became better known as Morley.
Oil can delay units were manufactured by a company named Tel-Ray who later became better known as Morley. Tel-Ray mostly focused on being the OEM utilizing their oil can technology (Patent US3530227 A), branding units for Gibson (GA-RE4), Fender (Dimension IV), Acoustic, etc. They employed an electro-static storage method where the signal is “recorded” to a spinning disk, a layer of oil (for years rumored to be a mysterious carcinogenic oil) prevented this signal from leaking into the air before a “pickup” moments later played back the signal recorded to the disk. Compared to the counterparts of the day (tape, drum, wire delay machines), their sound was more low fidelity, murky, often with a more consistent musical vibrato that correlated to the spinning disk speed. We like to describe the sound as mysterious. The Catalinbread ADINEKO pedal is an echo, reverb, vibrato pedal that faithfully models the sonic experience of these oil can units.
CONTROLS IN DETAIL:
BALANCE: Original units had a short and long echo playback head selectable by a pair of slider switches or a rotary switch that allowed the user to select one or the other, or both on at the same time. We expanded upon on this concept by putting the playback heads on a continuous mixer, allowing accents and new rhythmic possibilities by favoring one head volume over the other. Counter-clockwise is the short delay time head, clockwise long head, and noon is both heads at equal amplitude.
BLEND: This control allows you mix between 100% wet and 100% dry signals. The original units featured tube preamp stages, the ADINEKO’s preamp stages are tuned to provide very much the same experience as a healthy example of an original unit.
VISCOSITY: To really appreciate this control it is helpful to understand how the original units functioned mechanically. Imagine a slowly rotating metallic disc inside of a paint can. This disc “holds” an
REVERB: This knob functions like the repeats on any echo unit, it feeds back the wet output back into the input of the delay line. On oil can delays and the
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Great delay time. Excellent control over vibrato/modulation.
This is a really excellent implementation of the oil can delay sound. It's a cool, retro sound on its own, and makes a nice alternative to tape echo or lo-fi delay sounds. It's not as percussive as those, so it's not as good for straight-up slapback or something like that, but as a tone thickener it serves a similar purpose but with a distinctive vibe. It also works really, really well as a reverb, and with the controls Catalinbread gives you, you can dial in a whole range of sounds, even long, ambient washes that an actual oil can never could. Perhaps not a typical delay, but a really engaging one that has a lot of uses.
The pedal can get quite close to a vintage oil can effect but requires very careful setting of the time and regeneration controls. The modulation sounds a bit wacky but can be tamed with the mix control. Thankfully it doesn't change settings as it heats up...like a real one would.