Danelectro Back Talk Reverse Delay review

Danelectro's vintage pedal reissues continue apace with this cult delay stompbox

Danelectro Back Talk Reverse Delay pedal
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Guitar World Verdict

Niche? Absolutely. But if you really like reverse delay then having a dedicated pedal for it makes perfect sense, and this one is warm and musical.


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    Mix knob is a powerful ambience shaper.

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    Warmer tone than many multi-delays.

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    Fun, old-school setup and tones.


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    Well, if you can spare the pedalboard real estate, why not?

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Danelectro's vintage range sees the retro-minded brand reissue a number of effects pedals that have went out of production over the years. Some, such as the FOXX 3699 Fuzz, date all the way back to Danelectro owner Steve Ridinger's 70s designs.

Launched in the '90s, the Balk Talk Reverse Delay pedal might be a little more recent but it has nonetheless fallen off the radar, and as with pedals that fall of the radar, the price for a secondhand unit is rising.

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Trevor Curwen

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.