The Rubberneck features over one second of pure analog delay with tap tempo for custom time settings, as well as double concentric knobs for shaping the modulation, gain and tone of the effect. The pedal is named after its unique “Rubberneck” feature which gives players the ability to pitch shift from one time setting to another in real-time.
“Rubberneck combines warm and musical 100% analog repeats with unique features and functionality to unlock new creative directions and performance possibilities,” said Tom Cram, Marketing Manager, DigiTech, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “From slapback delays to dizzying pitch sweeps and time stretches, Rubberneck lets discerning players approach their tone and instrument in entirely new ways.”
Rubberneck’s controls include a TIME knob which allows players to set delay times from 30ms to 1000ms, with up to 1500ms delay time available by using the tap tempo footswitch. The transparent RUBBERNECK RATE control pot features a built-in bi-color LED to indicate different operating modes, and lets players control the delay time produced when the footswitch is pressed and held.
The REPEATS knob controls the number of repeats the pedal will create, from single note slapbacks to the runaway oscillations analog delays are known for. RATE and DEPTH knobs control the amount of delay modulation to create sounds from subtle chorusing to wild vibrato/tremolo textures. A TAP RATIO switch makes it easy to get repeats that are in time, create triplets, or achieve a doubled feel. GAIN/TONE knobs allow players to shape the tone of the delay by increasing the brightness, darkening the sound and adding more gain. And a LEVEL knob controls the overall output level of the delay signal.
Other controls that add to Rubberneck’s unique functionality include the TAILS switch and REGEN ADJUST knob. The TAILS switch allows players to choose if they want repeats to be heard when bypassing the pedal. The REGEN ADJUST knob flashes the current delay time and adjusts the regen/repeat settings of the secondary delay that is enabled by pressing the TEMPO/REGEN footswitch.
A TRS loop send/return, instrument 1/4” input and output, as well as an FS3X footswitch provide guitarists with greater routing flexibility with amps and external effects. True bypass electronics ensure the purest signal path possible while the pedal is disengaged. Rubberneck uses a 9VDC power supply to easily integrate into any existing pedalboard.
Pricing and Availability
The DOD Rubberneck will be available in April 2017 priced at £209 (tbc) RRP inc VAT. http://dod.com/en-US