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Seymour Duncan Unveils the Vapor Trail Deluxe

Seymour Duncan Unveils the Vapor Trail Deluxe

The upgraded stomp box offers 100-percent analog bucket brigade tone with increased delay times and tap tempo, and rhythmic subdivisions.

Seymour Duncan, a leading manufacturer of pickups and pedals, launches the new The Vapor Trail Deluxe delay pedal that combines a 100% analog tone with vast digital control. And that's just a start.

The Vapor Trail Deluxe builds on the proud legacy of the original Vapor Trail analog delay pedal. Its warm, Bucket Brigade repeats, and 3-dimensional modulation continue to inspire guitarists around the world. But its expanded control, new sonic modes, and storable preset locations make the Vapor Trail Deluxe analog delay one of a kind.

How about "and that's just to start" or "and that's just the start"?


100% Analog, Bucket Brigade Tone

The Vapor Trail Deluxe offers 100% analog warmth and character. And with four of the largest Bucket Brigade chips in production, it delivers enhanced tone and increased delay times up to 1.2 seconds. Those chips are also responsible for the pedal's modulation that goes from a subtle shimmer to rotary speaker-like warble with ease.

Exploring the Vapor Trail Deluxe Analog Delay Pedal | Seymour Duncan

Total Control

We worked hard to give the Vapor Trail Deluxe an inspiring analog tone. But we were just getting started. We've also outfitted the pedal with tap tempo with subdivisions, expression pedal control, and delay tails on/off options for letting your repeats carry over. And once you've dialed in your perfect repeats, you can store them for on the fly recall in one of three preset locations.

Limitless Ambient Inspiration

The Vapor Trail Deluxe is also the perfect platform for ambient sonic exploration. First, we carried over the original's Wet Insert for adding your own outboard effects to the repeated signal. Then we added four new modes that push the boundaries of ambient delay tones.

MAP $229

For more information:

www.seymourduncan.com

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