Perfectly Emulated Classic Bucket Brigade Delay
From the deeply mellow sound of bucket loss to the gritty buildup of stacked repeats, the Strymon Brigadier dBucket Delay pedal captures the quintessential character of classic bucket brigade delay technology. The supreme detail of this effect pedal is thanks to the full power of an Analog Devices SHARC DSP chip, which not only fuels the effect but also offers the power to make it supremely tweakable. There are three mode and three time divisions, plus modulation, filtering, and other cool features are all available, and you can plug in an expression pedal for even more real-time control.
Strymon Brigadier dBucket Delay Pedal at a Glance:
- Classic bucket brigade delay character
- Tweak your tone with extra controls
- Strymon: a philosophy of quality
Classic bucket brigade delay character
Clean, dark, and deeply nuanced, solid-state bucket brigade delay effects began in the ’70s as a more affordable alternative to tape echoes and quickly became a sought-after sound in their own right. Strymon’s Brigadier dBucket Delay captures these sonic nuances in splendid detail, allowing you to dial in the natural, progressively decaying echoes and cross modulation that gave individual bucket brigade delays their unique character. Whether you’re going for a subtle, glassy delay sound or piling on repeats, you’ll hear every nuance of classic bucket brigade delay at work in the Brigadier.
Tweak your tone with extra controls
Like most Strymon pedals, the Brigadier offers more control than meets the eye. Below the Bucket Loss control is a variable filter, which lets you adjust the brightness of the repeats for more- or less-pronounced progressive dampening. There’s also a /-3dB boost/cut feature available via the mix control. Both of these extra controls are available when you hold both footswitches, but if you only hold the Tap footswitch, you’ll trigger infinite repeats for serious delay buildup. There are also extra footswitch inputs, including an expression pedal input that allows you to control any parameter on the fly. You can also instantly recall your favorite preset via a simple external footswitch.
Strymon: a philosophy of quality
Strymon pedals are quickly becoming an industry standard in professional-quality effects. They’re dedicated to offering exceptional customer service and, in their own words, making “gear that sounds better than anything you’ve ever heard.” This California-based company uses only the highest-quality components and powerful processors in their pedals. And each design offers more tweakable parameters than meets the eye for fine-tuning your tone. This construction and sound quality is the reason Sweetwater is impressed with Strymon, and why you find their pedals on the pedalboards of professional musicians around the world.