Greer Black Tiger review

The best of both worlds

  • £199

MusicRadar Verdict

A cool-sounding delay with classic voicing and enhanced performance capability.


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    Trails footswitch.


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    Very few.

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The Black Tiger is a hybrid delay pedal that combines an analogue signal path with a digital delay repeater circuit, the idea being that you get digital accuracy combined with analogue warmth. 

Standard controls for delay time, mixing the wet signal with the dry, and the number of repeats (feedback) dial in your sound, which ranges from metallic reverb through doubling and slapback to about a half-second delay with vintage-voiced repeats that get nice and grainy as they decay, melting into the background. 

The secret weapon here is a Trails footswitch. While the bypass footswitch cuts the delay dead, hitting Trails lets the repeats continue and die naturally while you play over them with the dry sound. You can play over a continuous sound if you set delay up for self-oscillation - something that’s aided by the Feedback knob having a useful mark showing you the point at which this happens. 

Trevor Curwen has played guitar for several decades – he's also mimed it on the UK's Top of the Pops. Much of his working life, though, has been spent behind the mixing desk, during which time he has built up a solid collection of the guitars, amps and pedals needed to cover just about any studio session. He writes pedal reviews for Guitarist and has contributed to Total Guitar, MusicRadar and Future Music among others.