Caroline Guitar Company goes lo-fi with its Megabyte delay pedal

The Megabtye isn't the Caroline Guitar Company (opens in new tab)'s first ride at the lo-fi delay pedal (opens in new tab) rodeo, but it's certainly looking like a significant update to the well-received Kilobyte.

The South Carolina-based company also claims the Megabyte Lo-Fi Delay Computer peda is a 'nastier' proposition. In a good way, of course. There's now two lo-fi digital chips for double the delay time (up to 1200ms), plus tap tempo and the choice of trails or true bypass.

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The tap-tempo has three subdivisions and the nastier element comes in with the Havoc control. 

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When you hold down the Havoc knob it will send the Megabyte (£259 / $249.99) into self-oscillation with a fiesta of feedback. This is now paired to the tap switch to go with the +21db drive preamp and modulation for the delay side. 

On the inside of the pedal are additional controls for a 100% dry-kill for recording and a maximum headroom option on the Havoc/oscillation side.

For more info visit carolineguitar.com (opens in new tab)

Rob Laing
Guitars Editor, MusicRadar

I'm the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before MusicRadar I worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including Editor of Total Guitar. I've currently set aside any pipe dreams of getting anywhere with my own songs and I am enjoying playing covers in function bands.