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Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail Delay Pedal 

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The Vapor Trail is a true analog delay pedal using the famed Bucket Brigade Devices (BBDs), giving the pedal an authentic, vintage sound with warmth,...Click To Read More About This Product

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Delay pedal with modulation.

The Vapor Trail is a true analog delay pedal using the famed Bucket Brigade Devices (BBDs), giving the pedal an authentic, vintage sound with warmth, fullness and depth, but with an immense clarity that keeps it from getting lost in the mix. Responsive modulation controls add shimmer and movement to your delay tone - with the Rate and Depth controls mounted right on the top panel so you can easily adjust them even in a live setting.

A TRS insert jack allows you to add effects to the wet signal (loop the wet delay sound through a flanger, chorus, or other type of effect). You can also use this jack to output a wet-only signal for parallel effect loops or multi-amp setups, or you can plug in any standard volume-type pedal, crank the Mix knob to full, and vary the amount of wet signal from none to full-wet using the pedal. At maximum Wet setting, the first echo is actually 3dB louder than the dry signal.

To round out the special features on this unit, we've made the Delay knob translucent with a cool blue LED that flashes to give you visual feedback on the delay time you have selected - especially handy when you're playing live!

FEATURES
  • True analog delay
  • TRS insert for FX looping
  • Versatile

Order today and enjoy true analog delay circuitry.

SPECIFICATIONS

Vapor Trail Delay Pedal

  • Type of Circuitry: Analog Bucket Brigade Devices (BBDs) supported by modern low-noise analog electronics. No microprocessors or digital signal processors.
    Bypass: True bypass
    Delay Range: 15ms to 600ms. Actual delay time indicated by flash rate of illuminated delay time knob.
    Dry Gain: 1dB fixed
    Wet Gain: Adjustable from muted to +3dB. At the highest blend settings, the first echo is actually louder than the dry signal.
    Repeat Control Range: One repeat to runaway repeats
    Modulation Rate Range: 0.2Hz to 4 Hz
    Modulation Depth Range: Zero to "over the top"
    Auxiliary Functions: Wet channel insert loop, allows external effects to be applied to only the wet signal. Also serves as a wet-only output for wet/dry stereo or studio use.
    Dry Frequency Response: <-1dB @ 10 Hz and 100 kHz
    Dry Distortion: 0.002% at 250 Hz, 1V RMS output
    Dry Noise Floor: -100dBv at output, 400Hz to 20kHz with input unplugged
    Wet Noise Floor: -90dBV at output, 400Hz to 20kHz
    Input Impedance: 1 Meg (active); open (bypassed)
    Output Impedance: 1K ohm
    Power: Internal 9V battery or external 9V-18V regulated power supply.
    Current Consumption: 11mA typical
    Dimensions: Chassis size 2.61" x 4.90" x 1.45" (W x L x H)
    Weight: 0.8lb. without battery
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Seymour DuncanVapor Trail Delay Pedal
 
4.9

(based on 12 reviews)

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Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (10)
  • Compact (8)
  • Versatile (7)
  • Good selection of effects (5)
  • Responsive (4)

Cons

No Cons

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  • Performances (8)
  • Amateur recording (6)
  • Home studio (6)
  • Professional recording (4)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Possibly Perfect

By R

from DC

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Made In Usa
  • Rugged Construction
  • Versatile

Cons

  • No Tap Tempo Option

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio
  • Performances
  • Professional Recording

Comments about Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail Delay Pedal:

This is the perfect pedal for tone freaks. The renowned analog bucket brigade chip makes beautiful watery delay. On the shortest settings, it makes a great unique chorus pedal. Slap-backs sound great. "Edge" like delays are rich.

The pedal has no noise, slightly warms the tone and has very usable modulation.

The only draw back is that there is no tap tempo (Empress and Chase Bliss Audio offer analog pedals with digital settings).

The price is great for a rugged made-in-the-USA pedal that is simply the most pure wonderful delay tone I have heard.

Now that I have this and a Mesa Mark V, I sold all my other amps and pedals and could not be happier.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A bit expensive, but solid pedal

By LKNJ

from NJ

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail Delay Pedal:

    I am not a delay expert. However, I do own one other delay, the Digitech Hardwire DL8. The DL8 has many more sound options, and sounds much crisper. The Vapor Trail sounds a little more natural to me and doesn't have a choppy quality to the repeats that you seem to get with the DL8. Though the VP sounds like it takes out a small amount of treble out of your signal, making the sound a little warmer (or muddier depending on your rig and of point of view). All of these might just be differences between digital and analog delay.

    One of the main reasons I purchased this pedal as opposed to some others is that it has a modulation feature. While it can add something to your sound, it's really not the same as having a chorus pedal in front of it (note that I wasn't looking for anything more than a subtle effect). Also, the chorus feature isn't really usable on its own.

    Overall, even though it's much less versatile than the Digitech, I think the delay quality is superior. If I were going to use one of the two pedals to record, I would definitely use the Vapor Trail (unless I wanted some off the wall sound only the DL8 could produce).

    I'm giving it four stars because I don't think the modulation effect is very useful and you are paying for it - the pedal is a little overpriced.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great versitile piece o equipment!

    By Rj

    from Harrisburg, pa

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Performances

      Comments about Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail Delay Pedal:

      This is an amazingly versitile pedal that with a stereo splitter allows you to run a loop of effects to your wet delay signal only while leaving your dry tone intact. It also has an led indicator as a visual queue which allows you to see your delay times. A great price and analog. No sure you could ask for much more other than some longer delay times. All in all, a most reasonable investment!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Killer analog delay from Seymour Duncan

      By yohnjuzon

      from Here

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      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • No tap tempo

      Best Uses

        Comments about Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail Delay Pedal:

        Having enjoyed many of their pickups, when I was in the market for a new analog delay I decided to give Seymour Duncan's Vapor Trail a shot. Sporting bucket brigade circuitry (as seen in MXR's Carbon Copy) and a flashing LED to indicate the speed of the delay, the Vapor Trail has turned out to be an awesome pedal. The repeats are warm and clear, and the controls are intuitive allowing for many different types of delay from slapback to long drawn out Floydian echoes. My only criticism is I wish it had a tap tempo, but the quality of the delay is so good that I don't mind it. It looks great on my board too!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Delay Pedal.

        By Stroker

        from Tx

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        Pros

        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Versatile

        Cons

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          • Performances

          Comments about Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail Delay Pedal:

          This is the warmest, cleanest delay pedals I have ever used. I hooked up a Fulltone Deji Mini Vibe on the TRS insert and the delays sound killer. I have used the Boss DM-2, Wampler delay, Guyatone and a few others and nothing comes close to this thing. Seymour Duncan got it right with this one. It does take a little messing with to get what you want out of it, but once you figure it out you will love it.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best Compact Delay Pedal Ever!!!

          By Duskjuan

          from Colombia

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          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Responsive
          • Versatile

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              Comments about Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail Delay Pedal:

              There are no complains, it's simply amazing. Warm, candid, good sounding. What do you expect? is a Seymour Duncan...

               
              5.0

              Best Bang for the Buck

              By dennisl59

              from Austin, Texas

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              Pros

              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Smooth
              • Very Easy Operation

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio

                Comments about Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail Delay Pedal:

                I'd been looking for an upgrade to my very used Boss DD-3. All the reviews, comments and forums say 'go analog' and I wanted a unit from a manufacturer with name recognition, great reputation and fit right on my Boss pedal board. Well, who better than the one and only Seymour Duncan, right? Using the recommended samples in the booklet, right away you can dial in really great delays. Big sound quality difference from the DD-3. Now there maybe other 'boutique' pedals others would prefer, but for me, at this price point, this one is a keeper. I'll keep SD in mind for future purchases from now on.

                 
                5.0

                Nice analog delay

                By Clifford H. Brown

                from NY NY

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                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Responsive

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail Delay Pedal:

                  Really nice analog delay. Sound is warm but not dark. The modulation is pretty light, so if you want it to be prominent, or want to just use the modulation without delay, then you would need to find another pedal. I find that the modulation is most noticeable at slower speeds. This pedal does what pretty much every analog delay does, but it does it nicely. It does the self-oscillating thing really well, and can generate some crazy noise if you want. The light-up Delay knob that flashes at the tempo of the repeats is nice, but be advised that it blinks all the time. All in all, it's a pretty versatile and fun version of a standard pedal. If you are stuck between this one and the Carbon Copy, try this one out.

                   
                  5.0

                  Great pedal with a nice warm liquid tone, very versatile !!!

                  By Mike

                  from Kalamazoo Mi

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                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Excellent Sound Quality
                  • Good Selection Of Effects
                  • Responsive
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Events
                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail Delay Pedal:

                    This pedal sounds awesome, very warm, liquid with a lot of options, this would be the last pedal I would give up because there is so you can do with it and it has such a great tone doing it !!!!

                     
                    5.0

                    Great pedal!

                    By Anthem

                    from Omaha, NE

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                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Excellent Sound Quality
                    • Good Selection Of Effects
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Events
                      • Home Studio
                      • Performances
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail Delay Pedal:

                      Great pedal with a smoother analog sound. Like the versatility that it can be used in stereo OR use the wet jack with a volume pedal as an expression pedal. Was debating between the carbon copy and this. I think I made the right decision. Will update as time goes on.

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