Review: MXR's Carbon Copy Mini is a sonic beast of an analog delay

MXR Carbon Copy Mini Analog Delay
(Image credit: Jim Dunlop)

Mini pedals are all the rage, and most likely, some engineer somewhere is transforming your favorite life-sized pedal into a diminutive version with all the same bells and whistles. It goes without saying that it was only a matter of time before MXR would take their most popular and best-selling analog delay pedal, the Carbon Copy, and shrink it down into the space-saving MXR Carbon Copy Mini Analog Delay without compromising any of the original’s plush and dark-sounding repeats. But even better, they’ve managed to incorporate a Bright voicing switch, which adds articulated sparkle and definition to the organic delay. 

So, if you’re like me, you can now grab a couple of these Carbon Copy Minis to occupy the solitary space left behind from the original on your pedalboard for even more versatility and warm analog delay wash - because two is better than one, amirite?

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Paul Riario

Paul Riario has been the tech/gear editor and online video presence for Guitar World for over 25 years. Paul is one of the few gear editors who has actually played and owned nearly all the original gear that most guitarists wax poetically about, and has survived this long by knowing every useless musical tidbit of classic rock, new wave, hair metal, grunge, and alternative genres. When Paul is not riding his road bike at any given moment, he remains a working musician, playing in two bands called SuperTrans Am and Radio Nashville.