DOD Rubberneck Analog Delay Pedal
Gearank High Notes
- October 2021: Highest Rated Multiswitch Analog Delay Pedal
The DOD Rubberneck breaks the mold of typical analog delays by offering a plethora of options typically available in digital units such as specific controls for modulation and manual oscillation, regen control (DOD calls it rubbernecking - the common usage of the term is for distracted driving), and a built in tap tempo.
- Controls: Time, Repeats, Level, Modulation rate and depth, Tone and Gain, Tap Ratio, Tails, Rubberneck rate, Regen Rate, Tap Tempo
- Delay Time: up to 1.5 Seconds
- Switching: True Bypass
- Additional Inputs/Outputs: Send/Return 1/4" TRS, Footswitch Jack
- Power: 9-Volt DC Adapter
The DOD Rubberneck receives overwhelmingly positive remarks from nearly every user review. Many users praise its analog tone with the tweakability most digital units still struggle to offer. Players from blues, shoegaze to black metal have praised the Rubberneck's feature set.
The only few cons that we've found were pertaining to older or low quality "wall wart" power supplies not powering the unit correctly. To rectify this, be sure to have a regulated power supply that provides more than 150ma of current. Might not be a good fit for "micro pedalboard" setups.
The DOD Rubberneck was a surprise. The reviews I encountered were so one-sided that I had to go to my local music store and try it for myself. From my experience with it after an hour's worth of tweaking, I couldn't find anything that an analog delay like the Rubberneck can't do. Where other analog delays are more than happy to provide you with good tone, the Rubberneck one-ups the competition by giving you more control than you might think you need.
Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Highest Rated Delay Pedals.