The Strymon El Capistan is a digital tape echo delay, with incredibly precise modeling that includes fixed, single or multiple head machines and three different modes. There's even a control for Tape Age! This is as close as you'll get without buying a high maintenance, expensive vintage tape machine.

Product Specs

  • El Capistan
  • Grey
  • 2010s
Made In
  • United States

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Reviews for the Strymon El Capistan dTape Echo
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  • Good stuff

    Verified Purchase

    Pros: -Sounds great. -Well made. -With all the secondary settings and different modes, you have a lot of versatility at your disposal in crafting your delay. You can do clean, dirty tape, analog, even drum type delay. -Sound on sound mode is fun. -Tape crinkle and tape bias secondary settings are r…

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  • Favorite echo/delay pedal of all time

    Verified Purchase

    Sounds like a real tape echo in all the right ways. Wow and flutter are wonderful, turning up the repeats doesn't result in a huge spike in volume (it does get louder, but not in the way a lot of pedals do) so it's usable at high repeat values. The bias control when combined with a longer delay ti…

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  • Incredible power for a compact delay.

    Love this pedal. Strymon nailed the tape delay sound. The looper takes a minute to figure out but it's one of my favorite loopers in a pedal.

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  • Verified Purchase

    Great service!

  • Best I've Used

    Verified Purchase

    It does everything I want a Tape Echo to do and sounds amazing while doing it. It's an investment but you likely won't ever need to replace it. It's my one and only piece of Strymon gear but won't be my last. Excited to try their other offerings.