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Strymon El Capistan Tape Delay Pedal

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SKU: ELCAPISTAN

    Product Description

    The Strymon El Capitstan dTape Echo is one of the most full featured and powerful Tape Echo pedals on the planet. If you've ever looked into the cost (and size!) of real tape echo units then you'll appreciate how incredible it is that Strymon have been able to recreate the sound so perfectly with such a small and relatively modestly priced pedal! How do they do it? Well they dedicate a whole DSP chip to work the 'dTape algorithm' a digital process that accurately reproduces all of the nuances of a genuine Tape Echo!

    Now just to look at the front panel you'd already think you had all the control in the world. But there's more! Aside from the fact you can control any parameter from an external expression pedal (not included), each knob has a hidden parameter so when you hold down Tap and Bypass together you can also adjust Spring Reverb, Tape Bias, Tape Crinkle, Low End Contour and +/- 3db boost. That's ten knobs worth of parameters to control and that's before you even approach the 3 tape-head types and 3 variations of each! Put simple: you get a LOT of control!

    Stymon are some of the most sought after and best loved guitar pedals in the world. The tones are incredible and there are few pedals that match up head to head on tone or features!

    Specifications

    • Hand crafted dTape algorithms deliver meticulous, nuanced reproductions of every stage of analogue tape delay systems
    • Three tape machines in one: Fixed (one fixed playback head), Multi (multiple playback heads), and Single (sliding record head)
    • Sound on Sound mode with instant tape splice and bulk erase. A built-in tape-style looper!
    • Independent control of ‘tape speed’ for each head and independent control of head position; aperture-related bandwidth effects and frequency scaling of mechanical wow and flutter
    • Bias level adjustment
    • Five tape adjustment and tone shaping knobs: Time, Mix, Tape Age (!) Repeats, Wow & Flutter
    • Super low noise, high perf. 24/96kHz A/D, D/A with 115dB signal to noise
    • Analog dry path for a zero latency dry signal that is never converted to digital
    • Dedicated Tap tempo and true bypass footswitches
    • Mono/Stereo TRS in, Stereo out
    • Expression pedal input with selectable control over any knob parameter
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    Customer Reviews

    4.8

    21 reviews

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    SJC30th Jan 2022

    All seems as expected. A more detailed guide/manual should really be included for this money.

    Value 3Looks 4Sound 4

    Trusted Customer8th Jan 2022

    Value 4Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Trusted Customer12th Apr 2021

    Just an incredibly useful pedal with tons of options and really good build quality.

    Value 3Looks 4Durability 5Sound 5

    Mr. John Mumford3rd Nov 2020

    Value 4Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Mr Michael Tihon18th Jul 2020

    The main goal of this pedal is to have a solid base for "always on" delay on the pedal board and it does the trick perfectly. It's a tape based delay but Strymon surely know how to make their pedal customizable. Wide range of settings, easy to understand (knowing how tape delay works helps), solid construction, nice switches and knobs, stereo. This pedal will probably remain on my pedal board for decades. Really nice package for the money. I just encourage you to watch some videos about the loop mode, the only part of the pedal which is not so intuitive.

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Mr Alex Millington-Jung7th Oct 2019

    Mr James Wyatt15th May 2019

    Already have a Deco and a Dig and love thme. Howver, I wish I'd bought ithe El Cap years ago - leaves everything else in the dust.

    Trusted Customer12th May 2019

    Everything you've seen and heard about these is true. Really authentic tape echo sounds

    Mr Timothy Natrajan30th Mar 2019

    Everything I want from a tape style delay. I love it!

    Mr David Burns4th Feb 2019

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