With Tap Tone, T-Rex wanted to create the world’s most musical delay, one that works more like a musical instrument than an effects box. How did they do it? By marrying tap-tempo control with legendar... Click To Read More About This Product
With Tap Tone, T-Rex wanted to create the world’s most musical delay, one that works more like a musical instrument than an effects box. How did they do it? By marrying tap-tempo control with legendary T-Rex tone. As its name suggests, Tap Tone gives you two great advantages over other delay pedals. First, you get tap control of your delay tempo so you can adjust your tempo to fit any song, just by tapping along. Then, you get legendary T-Rex tone that you can fine tune via the Tap Tone Bite control.
Consider the possibilities...
Tap tempo,or the ability to control the tempo of your delay by tapping a button with your foot while you play, is what separates the men from the boys in the world of delay pedals. It gives you ultimate control of your delay on stage by letting you match the speed of your delay effect to the tempo of every new song you play without ever missing a beat.
A Tap Tone delay on your pedal board will open up a whole new world of possibilities, where in-sync delay becomes part of the music you make on stage.
Wicked-sounding bite control
When you add a Tap Tone delay to your rig, you also get that gorgeous, tubey warmth that T-Rex pedals are famous for. Tap Tone delivers an amazing analog sound at any setting, but we also wanted to let you tune the tone of your delay. Tap Tone’s Bite control does just that – it lets you put a nice dirty edge on your delayed repetitions to mimic the funky tape delays of the 60s and 70s.
Your Tap Tone has 4 delay controls, plus the TAP tempo button. The first three controls—Delay, Feedback, and Time—are standard delay pedal controls:
The Delay control lets you adjust how loud your delayed signal is compared to the original note or chord you play on your guitar.
The Feedback knob determines how many repetitions your pedal produces, or how long the delay effect continues.
The Time control lets you set the tempo of your delayed repetitions, from short slap-back to a long. spacey-sounding echo.
The Bite knob lets you tune the sonic character of your delayed signal to match the style of music you’re playing or your own tastes. Turn it up for a dirtier, analog-style delay sound.
Finally, the Tap button is an alternative Time control that lets you set the tempo of your delay by simply tapping along to the beat. It means you can say goodbye to having to reach down and manually adjust your pedal.
The Tap Tone Delay is a Premier Guitar Premier Gear Award winner!
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So I bought the Tap Tone as an alternative to some of the other digital delays out there. When I tried it out in the store, it sounded phenomenal in front of a clean amp. The tone is absolutely buttery and the Bite control allows you to adjust the tone of the actual delays to fit your style. The construction of the unit is pleasingly solid as well. T-Rex didn't really sacrifice anything on build quality to put these together for GC. But that brings me to the downside. When I finally ran the Tap Tone in my pedalboard, I noticed an irritating ticking sound coming from the pedal in time with the Tap Tempo. I wrote it off as the delay and clicked it off. Sure enough, though, the ticking was still there. Kind of a bummer, because at lower volumes the sound is inaudible. Not great for stage or rehearsal volume though. Even the lightest overdrive makes the ticking pretty obvious. Great pedal for anyone running a clean signal, but avoid it for any mid to high gain uses.
So I played around with this pedal in the store, thought it was great, especially since it was less than the pedal I was originally there for, the Boss DD-7. I bought it that day and took it home. To my dismay, though, there was an awful ticking nose coming from the tap tempo that didn't go away no matter what I did. I want to let everyone out there know that you can fix this problem very easily. I am giving this pedal 4 stars because aside from this issue, the tone is great and I love having the tap tempo option. So the way to fix the problem is to simply plug it in with a separate adapter. Do not use a daisy chain, that won't work. Plug it in separately from the rest of the pedals, and it should be just fine! I hope this helps everyone having the same problem I did... The pedal itself is well built, looks nice, has good controls, sounds great, and has a reasonable price. Overall, this is a really good delay pedal, and I would recommend it to other guitarists.
After spending a good 45 minutes with this pedal in store I fell in love with it. The tone is brilliant and it has great features including the tap tone feature and the "bite" control. Even just the delay was almost as rich as analog. So, being like most guys, I go to GC to buy strings and leave with 200 bucks worth of stuff, I bought the pedal! Well, here's the downside - I plugged in at home, still awesome. THEN... I listened with headphones.. ugh... the most annoying clicking noise is heard in the backround.. it becomes more obvious, until it's all I hear. It didn't seem to be something like the other reviewer experienced but similar nonetheless. I thought it was possibly my bass, (Stingray) so I plugged in my Fender, same thing.. my amp possibly? Nope, tried it straight into my computer, same thing. UGH, with such seriously awesome tone it's a shame. My opinion, T Rex seriously screwed the pooch on this one, they sacrificed quality for quantity and put out this sub par pedal for WAY more than it's worth. Yes, I returned it and bought a Memory Man, WAAAAY better, and a bit cheaper. If you are looking for a great Digital Delay, look elsewhere.
I have had this for about 5 months now, and gig with it all the time. I wrote this review because every other review complains about a clicking noise. Well, I don't have that issue. I imagine this is a pedal board or power setup issue, rather than the pedal itself. Plugged in your chain correctly, there should be no issues. Again, I have had none. I get compliments from other players all the time how amazing my delay work sounds. It gives a fierce scream like Gilmour does so well. It's warm and rich, like the Carbon Copy (that I spent 2 hours in the store comparing it to). You would swear it was analog. The 2 pedals to me were equals, aside from the tap tempo feature, and the bite knob. I love being able to adjust the speed on the fly while playing if need be. I have read elsewhere that the bite knob doesn't do anything. Maybe with lower model amps and guitars this is true, but it gives an amazing tonal range and options to my ears.