Catalinbread Adineko Oil Can Delay – From old-school oil can delay to outer space! This isn’t just an average delay pedal as it has a sound all its own.

Based on the old oil-can delays that utilized a rotating drum of electrolytic oil. While original oil-can delays were good for mostly just a slapback with its own flavor of old school vibe. The Adineko is almost a multi-effect since it offers pitch vibrato and some reverb-esque sounds as well. Catalinbread stretched out the amount of delay time available allowing this box to take you to outer space as well.

Catalinbread began working on an oil can delay (later to be named the Adineko) in the Summer of 2012, about the same time they were working on the Echorec. Catalinbread identified a number of very cool behaviors of the old units, though the differences could be dramatic from unit to unit, or day to day (even hour to hour based on the temperature of the oil). The positive behaviors were a cool, bright, but dark sounding echo with a vibrato modulation that lined up with the echo time, and a repeat quality that had a ‘fog’ that hovered in unique way.

You will notice that each of the Adineko cases have been aged. It just seemed fitting for this, which is inspired by the old oil can effects, to look physically weathered and a bit stained.

Catalinbread strived to make something old, new again and to honor the old experience and expand upon it. Catalinbread Adineko has the murky warble of the old units, traditionally only achievable when the oil’s thickness is incorrect, can be conjured a twist of the VISCOSITY knob. The warm echo quality has an expanded range of delay time (TIMING knob), more so than any oil can unit could ever hope to achieve. The dual playback head is continuously balanceable (BALANCE knob) to favor one head over the other for interesting syncopation feels.

To get acquainted with the Adineko, plug it in by itself (without your other pedals). Start with a simple clean sound from your amp.

The Adineko can achieve authentic oil can sounds, but is designed to mode the mechanical concept and deliver results well beyond what was possible with the original units.

To dial an authentic oil can sound:

  • TIMING to 9-10 o’clock
  • VISCOSITY to 9-10 o’clock
  • REVERB to the verge of self oscillation
  • BLEND to 12 o’clock
  • BALANCE to 12 o’clock

Now you will hear all of the hallmarks of an original oil can unit. A relatively short echo time on two taps, a vibrato in the concert with the delay time, and a reverb that sounds like a low lying fog coalescing upon the verge of a self-oscillating resonant point. To get the vibrato sound of a Tel-Ray Deluxe Organ Tone, use the above settings, but turn the REVERB down and the BLEND up to taste.

Must be powered with a center-negative, regulated 9V DC external power supply.