Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail V2 Analog Delay Pedal
Like other analog delays, the Seymour Duncan Vapor trail has some high-end roll off. However, what really makes this pedal unique is the capabilities of its modulation.
A lot of delay pedals modulate their repeats subtly, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing in a lot of situations. The TRS send and return jack allows you to add different effects into the Vapor Trail’s repeats. This works with any pedal imaginable, including overdrive or even other delays.
The Vapor Trail’s LED blinks in time with the repeat time. It’s not as handy as a tap tempo feature, but it makes dialing the repeat times in with your band easier.
- Controls: Mix, Repeats, Delay, Rate, Depth
- Delay Time: 15ms to 600ms
- Switching: True Bypass
- Additional Inputs/Outputs: Wet Signal Effects Loop
- Power: 9 or 18-Volt DC In or 9-Volt Battery
Users like the added features and controls for the modulation upfront. Some analog pedals that feature modulation either have the controls hidden or pre-set to a certain degree. Users liked being able to tweak modulation with extra controls while in a compact package.
One of the few flaws is that some musicians feel like the footswitch is too close to the control knobs. Others noted that the modulation still sounded digital; possibly a tradeoff for having more controls.
For the tweaker that wants to have more control over their delay sound while keeping pedalboard real estate to a minimum, the Vapor Trail V2 analog delay by Seymour Duncan is hard to beat for features and size.
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.