The T-Rex Engineering Reptile is modulation delay pedal designed for use with electric guitar but is suitable for any electronic instrument. It has a ¼ inch input and output and is powered by a 9 volt power supply. It isn’t rack mountable as it is a stomp box.
The make up of the T-Rex Engineering Reptile isn’t hard to follow and at the same time the pedal has a lot to offer in terms of parameters. The pedal has knobs for echo, level, repeat, and time, as well as smaller knobs for depth and speed that fall under the ‘flutter’ category. The pedal then has switches for on/off and for modulation, the latter of which is an incredibly cool sounding feature. I haven’t seen a manual for this pedal and wouldn’t think that you would need one as it is easy enough to figure out on its own.
The sound quality heard from the T-Rex Engineering Reptile is pretty awesome overall. The pedal is quite versatile and it is possible to get a wide range of different delay sounds. The modulation part about this pedal is what really makes it special in my opinion as it adds a whole other dimension that isn’t found on other delay pedals. It is hard to describe the sound that kicks in when you press the modulation switch but it kind of adds a certain twang and trail to the sound that is really awesome. While I usually use the T-Rex Engineering Reptile for recording with a ’76 Fender Twin Reverb and a Fender Strat, this will work great with just about any configuration of for any sort of use.
I first used the T-Rex Engineering Reptile about a year ago and I was immediately impressed. The sound quality and the amount of different tones available really make this a stand out pedal in my opinion. While it is a bit pricey, it is an extremely sturdy and well built pedal and will last a while if treated right. All in all, the T-Rex Engineering Reptile is a unique pedal that I would highly recommend checking out.
Small clarification: it is an analog pedal, which has a tape delay emulation (the famous flutter) and not digital.
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One downside in my opinion, the output level of the pedal is enough! In fact you have to push the volume pedal almost up to get the same level as in the bypass ... shame, because there is no reserve power.
I use it with a Start plugged into a H & K. It sounds really, really good. The bypass is transparent to transparent. The delay alone is excellent, but when coupled with the flutter becomes great. We can get incredible sound environments, or when more discreet settings for rhythm and solos.
I use it now for 4 or 5 months, I wanted a good delay pedal, solid, well designed, with a nice look and original. Used to 130th it was worth it, and thought I would have bought new if I had not been at that price.
But again it's a shame for the output volume for a pedal of this quality that is regrettable.
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kaktus666's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
It is a digital echo pedal that sounds like an analog with modulation effects (flutter) independent. In order to sound like a tape echo.
She has 7 knobs and 2 switches:
Knob "Input Gain" on the side
Switch "Effect On / True Bypass"
Knob "Time": 10 ms to 1 s delay
Knob "Repeat": 1 repeated almost ad infinitum
Knob "Echo": mix the direct sound and effect
Knob "Level": overall volume output
Switch "Modulation" on / off
Knob "Depth" for the modulation
Knob "Speed" for the modulation
Level connectivity, an Input, an Output, a DC power supply and a battery hatch.
Size equivalent to BB limp Hammond. The connection is centered: the jacks are not near the corners, but as close as possible to the power supply. So, it saves space.
The handling is fast enough. You just make sure the volume pot "Input Gain" is not zero, otherwise, no sound. A small LED on the side lets you "see" the entry level: if it turns on, the level is too high.
The manual comes down to almost nothing, but no need to have made St. Cyr to understand how it works.
The knobs are pretty sensitive, but not much. The 4 buttons for adjusting the echo are mini chickenhead.
When the modulation is activated, the 2 knobs illuminated flutter.
This pedal is simply terrible. Transparency in the direct sound, and small grain (depending on the setting) on repetition. The range of time (10ms - 1s) are sufficient.
Not really endless repetitions, despite what is advertised, so it is grated for self-oscillation.
The knob "Echo" sets the mix between direct and rehearsals: zero, the direct sound. At bottom, a bit of direct sound (50%??) And repetitions surmixées.
The "flutter" brings a side bar on the rehearsals. The wow and flutter as the magnetos on tape. But only repetition. The direct sound is not affected. It goes from light to a big chorus leslie.
The thing a bit confusing is that this also applies when the modulation is off. In much lighter, but still. With the 2 knobs at the bottom, one has a sort of little vibrato on the rehearsals, which was not that the knobs are at zero. Advantage or disadvantage, I can not say yet. But it's interesting anyway.
For cons, I do not think it is possible to have a bad sound with it, whatever the setting. Even the extremes remain usable.
It does not take long as I have, but I already know that this one will stay on my board.
I tried a Boss digital delay, but bof.
It replaces a EHX # 1 Echo that I am separated. It is much more flexible at the EHX settings. And it sounds better.
I also have a Carl Martin Red Repeat (also excellent), and they are even close enough.
Although quite expensive (200 €), I take it back without hesitation.