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edited over 1 year ago
It took me a while to find a delay that suited me the best, i tried the Echo Shifter 2, the DM2W, and others, but the first time i plugged the Vapor Trail in I immediately felt "yep, this is it" - Simple yet profound control and awesome sound.
Tonewise, absolutely velvety, deep, with just a hint of that analogish girth to it on longer repeats. Very responsive to the guitar picking dynamics and natural sounding. It's not too dark nor to bright, its just perfect for me. There is no setting i dislike, awesome slapback, awesome spacey sounds, it just adds a cosmic depth and echo to your tone. The modulation ads a mysterious vibe of delay hazeyness, from slow "chorusy" lushness to old tape tones, to outter world space warp pitch shifting madness. And it seems to have it's own life, i mean, the modulation knobs respond in subtle different ways depending on the delay time, offering very deep customization level. Having the controls right on top is simply killer.
It's built like a tank and the paint job is gloss shiny, beautifull. The switch feels a tiny rusty when it's almost engaged, gotta oil it with something to be as smooth as my MXR M-134. Comes with velcro and a base to not slip away if you put directly on the floor. Great manual as well, thumbs up!
If this pedal had trail option it would be 6 stars perfect. Nevertheless i'm thinking about putting it through a looper pedal or a/b switch and try to bypass it leaving the delays ringing out to their death.
The flashing led is a BIG thumbs up for me, it's just so much more intuitive to see the changes you are making, you can really synch with the band or tune just by eye. Gotta love analog simplicity and sound.
Oh and one more thing, unlike other analog delays, this one grabs distorted sounds easy, and the mix knob provides a +3db boost, wether it's clean or heavy distorted signal.
Great job Seymour Duncan folks!
edited almost 2 years ago
This is amazing analog delay
The delays sound great. The tone is warm and lush and completely functional with the light for tempo. The rate and depth gives more texture. This is one of my favorite analog delays of all time. The tone is very pleasing. The light makes it easier to perform live.
Lovely but unruly!
This is a very cool pedal that is quite surprising. It would be great to have a stereo signal path but my main concern is how the feedback builds so quickly it is difficult to tame the volume so ascertain you have compression and or limiting after or you could wake the dead and not in a polite way.
Awesome Analogue Delay
Fantastic new addition to my board, or anyone's board for that matter. Very interesting options on this one including a stereo TRS control port for adding an expression pedal (to affect the number of delay repeats) or to send the 'wet' delay tone to an external effect, or splitting the dry and wet tones to different amps - endless possibilities....sibilities.....ities.....ies....