I was first personally introduced to T-Rex products with the T-Rex Replica delay. That was a delay I was dying to try forever and when I finally got that pedal, I was not disappointed. Amazing delay. Since then, they’ve put out a few other delays (which also has been great), solidifying their ability to create great sounding delays.
When the fine folks at T-Rex sent me the T-Rex Replay Box Delay, I knew this was going to be good! First off, like the last set of T-Rex pedals I’ve been talking about (Karma Boost, Quint Machine and Vulture Distortion) the footprint is quite small. To find a delay with these controls and functionality in this size is pretty rare. They definitely figured out how to down size with this pedal.
The T-Rex Replay Box has Stereo in/out, Volume, Mix, Repeat, Tempo, Subdivision switch and Tap Tempo!
Volume controls the overall volume of the input signal. I left this at 12 o’clock, but also cranked it as well!
Mix controls the amount of dry to effected signal. You can mix massive delay saturation or a subtle amount of delay with your signal.
Repeat controls the amount of trailing repeats of the delay
Tempo is manual control for delay repeats.
Tap Tempo footswitch will override the Tempo control.
Subdivision Switch is where things can get fun. This will allow you to go from quarter, triplet or the dotted eighth delay (ala U2)
Finally, there is a standard on/off footswitch to bypass the delay effect.
As you can see, there is a lot of control and options for this delay, yet the enclosure is tiny. Very impressed with this fact. Obviously no battery option for this unit, and will only accept 9VDC power.
The Subdivision switch is a great option for getting various delays. I personally was into the quarter and triplet settings. I always struggled with the dotted eighth, but that because my brain no-worky when it comes to this.
Here is the official description from T-Rex:
We have had many requests for a more straight sounding delay pedal that is clearer and more true to the incoming guitar signal. By using new hardware, we not only created a very studio-like sounding delay, but we were able to increase the delay time to a maximum of 3 seconds. It sounds more modern and it doesn´t distort or warble – it merely sends out what you put in, only a little later and in a very pleasing way.
Just like all our other delays, the dry signal is kept analog, so there is no latency or coloring from the conver-ters to the dry signal.
TAP AND DIVIDE…
Tap Tempo works great for keeping the delay time in sync with the guy banging on the skins, but there is something to be said about subdivisions. A straight up quarter note delay works great for most sounds, but the rhythmic pattern that emerges from a perfect dotted eighth delay is quite nice and triplets can be just the ticket in swing or more rootsy types of music, so we put in all three options.
You only have to tap the footswitch to the beat of the song, and the Replay Box will do the rest of the work for you by adjusting the delay time to 1/1, 2/3 or 3/4 of your foot taps, depending on the switch setting.
Try tapping a perfect triplet with your foot while you play… you will know why the switch comes in handy!
TRUE STEREO IN A COMPACT BOX
The Replay Box features stereo in- and outputs, so you get the most out of those stereo modulation boxes you sometimes step on. Not only is the dry stereo image kept intact, but the DSP processes each side individually, according to the knobs settings. It´s sort of like having two identical delay pedals for each side.
We are proud to offer all of this in a very small package. It took Sebastian some time to cram it all in there, but we understand the need for more features in smaller boxes.
Besides, the “betcha can´t do this”-game is still a funny game to play, especially when you work with Sebastian.
The Replay Box delay is simple to use, it´s packed with the most sought-after features and the sound is solid as a rock. And just for the record, there´s no way you´re getting it in a smaller box than this.
And check out their official demo video:
I was very impressed with this pedal. Super quality delay. High level of capabilities and options. And in an incredibly small enclosure for the technology to manage this delay – and with stereo in/outs on top of that. Thumbs WAY up for this guy. Out of the 4 T-Rex pedals I recently checked out, this is by far the best.
Let me know what you think by commenting below!