I first heard this pedal two years ago on a friend's pedal board. I was blown away by how good it sounded. The only delays I've heard that were as musical sounding where the old (and malfunction prone) tape echo units. Even when off (no delay engaged), it conditions your tone. When engaged, the delays are wonderful, and decay in a way that sounds like old tape in a wonky 1970's tape machine. The parameters for not just time, mix and and repeats (sustain), you can change the character of the repeats with the modulation knob and the record level knob lets you adjust how hard the signal hits the input. It's super flexible and would fit the bill for most players. For those who have to have more options, they make a Belle Epoch Deluxe with six different delay modes (the original mode, plus programs 2 through 6, which feature a warmer 'analog delay' flavored mode, Rotary, Filter, DMM Chorus, and DMM Vibrato modes). I considered that one, too, but determined that the original B.E. pedal was right for me, and also fit better on my board. I recommend this pedal for those looking for that vintage tone of an Echo Plex without the fragility and repair headaches.