Damage Control’s pedals are like no other stompboxes you’ve ever seen, sporting dual 12AX7 valves, MIDI control and a huge range of features. The Time Line is one of two new delay/echo offerings to be unveiled by Damage Control, who recently formed a strategic partnership with Peavey.
This ‘multi-dimensional delay’ promises 96KHz true stereo signal processing and a whole host of delay-based effects.The whole unit is constructed to the highest standards, and feels pretty indestructible. Even the dual concentric knobs are solid and chunky, unlike the fiddly little controls we’ve seen elsewhere.
The main focus of the control panel is the 12-position mode selector. There are seven delay modes, looper mode and four preset banks, each containing two memory slots for your own sounds.
In standard use, you have instant control over the delay time and repeats, the modulation depth and speed, filter shape and ‘smear’ (smooths the sharp attacks), dry/ wet mix and grit (which adds distortion to the delays). Quite a bit more control than the average delay pedal.