An analog delay (echo) pedal used by Prince in the early 1980s. It appeared on Prince’s first pedalboard.
It can be heard on guitar and drum tracks from the 1999 and Purple Rain era – for example, the solo to Purple Rain. The repeats from the delay pedal on this solo are distorted, suggesting that the pedal was run into a distorted amp. It can also be heard on the drum parts of When Doves Cry and Around The World In A Day.
It was replaced by the newer Boss DD-3 Digital Delay for the Parade tour.
It was also used by Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman (as a keyboard effect) on the Purple Rain tour.
I still have all my original pedals from the Purple Rain tour. The Boss Chorus, Boss Analog Delay and all my TC pedals from the mid-eighties.
I used to use a wah-wah pedal, and a Boss Delay pedal marked with china markers for ‘settings’.