Differences between Flashback Delay, Nova Delay and Nova Repeater
posted this on February 8, 2012, 11:02
What are the differences between Flashback Delay, Nova Delay and Nova Repeater pedals?
The core algorithm is the same in both Nova Delay, Nova Repeater and Flashback delay but all three delays are tuned differently, which means they don't sound exactly the same. The analog section is also different. Flashback delay has true bypass and analog-dry-through - neither Nova pedal has that.
The Novas allow for more tweaking of the sounds. You can add modulation to all delay types, make the delays brigher or darker, and Nova Delay of course has presets. Flashback has limited controls but of course has the TonePrint technology instead.
The gain range of the Novas is higher than Flashback Delay. Flashback Delay will still work fine in line level effect loops, but with Nova's we guarantee that you won't get in clipping - never ever. Plus the output range on the Novas is so high you can't actually use them to power a set of headphones.
What it all boils down to is: are you into tweaking and presets or not. If yes, choose Nova Delay. No, go for Flashback Delay. If of course analog-dry-though and true bypass is the most important, you have to go for the Flashback.