T-Rex Duck Tail dynamic delay review

  • £230
  • $399

Duck it and see

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Our Verdict

Concentrating on just three extremely usable delay types, the Duck Tail offers simplicity of operation combined with classy sound.

For

  • Three types of delay in one box. Very playable Duck mode.

Against

  • Nothing.
Buying options

The Duck Tail offers what T-Rex calls its classic delay sound, plus a very tasty tape delay emulation, but it gets its name from the ducking delay mode that keeps the delay in the background for a less cluttered sound.

Sounds

In Duck mode, you control the amount of delay you get via picking dynamics – a light attack gives you a full delay but you get less delay if you pick harder, while a sensitivity knob sets it up to suit your playing. This is beautifully implemented and lets you 'play' the delays, with the repeats clearly coming in during quiet passages.

Tech Specs

Country of OriginTaiwan
Available ControlsDelay Feedback Input Gain Mode On/Off Sensitivity Tap Time
FeaturesTrue bypass
Available Inputs1/4 Inch Jack
Available Outputs1/4 Inch Jack
Dimensions100 x 55 x 120
Unit Power Source9 Volt Batteries 9V DC Adaptor