What exactly are Delay Trails?

Ever heard of "Delay Trails"? In this video, Tom and Warren show us a key difference between delay pedals, using a 2008 Boss DD-7, a brand new JHS 3-Series Delay. The guitar is a 1959 Gibson Les Paul Special, and it's plugged through a 1956 Fender 5E9 Tremolux.

With most delay pedals, the echoes stop when you switch the pedal off. But with some delay pedals, the repeats continue after you’ve switched it off, so you get your dry signal and the echoes from before—we call these the "trails." Trails a subtle detail, but for certain players and certain music, it can add a lot.



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