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T-Rex Duck Tail dynamic delay review

Duck it and see

  • £230
  • $399
In Duck mode, you control the amount of delay you get via picking dynamics

Our Verdict

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

Pros

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

Cons

  • Nothing.

The Duck Tail offers what T-Rex calls its classic delay pedal 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.