Red Witch Violetta Delay

Retro delay in a modern stompbox

The Violetta is the first in the new Chrome series from NZ company Red Witch and offers the same footprint and rechargeable lithium battery system (300 hours from a charge or use a 9v adapter) as the firm's popular Seven Sisters range.

"Red Witch has voiced the Violetta for a retro sound with the top end rolling off the repeats as they decay"

Three tiny knobs adjust the standard delay pedal parameters of wet/dry mix, delay time and number of repeats (also adjustable via an expression pedal), while a fourth adjusts modulation.

Red Witch has voiced the Violetta for a retro sound with the top end rolling off the repeats as they decay: this beds in nicely with the guitar tone and sounds great.

There's plenty of range here: everything from slapback up to a full one-second delay, and the modulation knob adds a touch of tape-echo-esque pitch wobble.

The expression pedal is a great idea for controlling your repeats and bringing in self-oscillation dub effects, but you may need an adaptor or a special lead, as the socket is a mini-jack.

A very nice-sounding and versatile delay pedal, with the added advantage of its compact size.

MusicRadar Rating

4.5 / 5 stars
Pros

Plenty of retro delay range. Expression pedal link.

Cons

Lithium battery requires replacing after two years.

Verdict

A delay pedal that shines in more ways than one.

Dimensions

46 x 55 x 85

Unit Power Source

Internal rechargeable battery Mains

Features

True bypass

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