Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail Deluxe review

The pickup maker’s feature-rich analog delay pedal gets a deluxe revamp

Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail Deluxe
(Image: © Future / Olly Curtis)

Guitar World Verdict

If you like the sound of analog delay, this pedal is an extremely practical iteration with a full set of features for traditionalists, plus extras for those who might like to add something a little more ‘out there’ to their performance.


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    Analog BBD delay sound.

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    Tap tempo.

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    1,200ms of delay time.

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    Micro Delay mode.

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    Insert point.

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    Onboard presets.

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    Expression pedal control.


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    Selecting the eight different pitch sequence patterns can be a bit of a faff.

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It’s been seven years since we took a look at Seymour Duncan’s original Vapor Trail pedal – a compact pedalboard-friendly analog delay pedal with modulation and up to 600ms of delay time. 

The company has now given it the Deluxe treatment, creating an altogether bigger twin-footswitch pedal with double the delay time and a host of extra features, notably tap tempo, presets and expression pedal control.

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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.