Here is a comparison between two popular analog delay pedals, the MXR Carbon Copy and the Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail. Both pedals provide excellent analog delay sounds. The Carbon Copy has slightly darker repeats that ‘blend in’ a bit more; the Vapor Trail repeats are still warm but also have some nice shimmer. Both give you nice vintage delay sounds. The Vapor Trail has some additional features like delay modulation knobs on the front of the pedal (as opposed to the Carbon Copy’s internal trim pots) and a delay time knob that flashes in sync with the delay length, however I don’t really miss these things on the Carbon Copy. Overall, either would make a great “go-to” analog delay pedal.
This demo was recorded with a Fender MIM Strat (w/ Texas Special pickups) and a Fender Champ II (Rivera, with Eminence Ragin’ Cajun speaker) amp miked with a Sennheiser e906 dynamic microphone.
Here is a demo and review of the Vapor Trail Analog Delay from Seymour Duncan. There are a lot of analog delays on the market now, and this one really stands out with its unique features and easy usability. Features I like include: battery door on the back and delay modulation controls on the top – you don’t need to unscrew the back to get to either; bright blue led; flashing led inside clear delay knob. Overall, this has a nice clear sound – it’s a little brighter than MXR Carbon Copy, but still has analog warmth. In the demo, I try the clean sound first and then pair it with the Hoof Fuzz from Earthquaker devices.
This demo was recorded with a Fender MIM Strat (w/ Texas Special pickups, Ernie Ball Classic Rock-n-Roll nickel strings) and a Fender Champ II (Rivera, with Eminence Ragin’ Cajun speaker) amp miked with a Sennheiser e906 dynamic microphone.