Strymon El Capistan Tape Delay

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Strymon El Capistan Tape Delay


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Manufacturer's ID: EL CAPISTAN

When Strymon decided to develop an effects pedal that delivers the sound and feel of their favorite tape echo machines, they knew to relentlessly study and faithfully recreate every last nuance. Engineers spent months in the Strymon sound design labs with an intense focus on capturing the warm, saturated, distinctive qualities of tape echo machines. The result is Strymon's hand crafted dTape technology. Utilizing a ridiculously powerful SHARC DSP, every drop of processing power is harnessed.


El Capistan provides three different tape machine types in one, each with three unique modes. With ten parameters to tweak, you get extensive control over tape quality, machine health and tone shaping. Go from the sound of a pristine, studio-quality tape machine to the heavily fluctuating sound of a machine in need of service. Get the full bodied sound of fresh tape all the way to the gnarled qualities of worn out tape. Because it's DSP driven, you get a range of tape experiences unattainable with a traditional tape machine. All of this without the headaches of tape machine maintenance and repair!

  • Hand crafted dTape algorithms deliver meticulously nuanced recreations of tape echo systems.
  • Three tape machines in one: Fixed (one fixed playback head), Multi (multiple playback heads), and Single(sliding record head)
  • Each tape machine has three modes for extremely flexible echo options
  • Five tape adjustment and tone shaping knobs: Time, Mix, Tape Age, Repeats, Wow & Flutter
  • Five “hidden” knobs for extensive tone tweaking: Tape Crinkle, Tape Bias, Low End Contour, Spring Reverb, +/- 3dB Boost/Cut
  • Sound on Sound mode with instant tape splice and bulk erase. A built-in tape-style looper!
  • Press and hold Tap for instant Infinite Repeats
  • Ultra low noise, high performance 24-bit 96kHz A/D and D/A converters
  • 115dB typical signal to noise
  • Analog dry path for a zero latency dry signal that is never converted to digital
  • Premium analog front end and output section
  • Super high performance SHARC DSP in a compact form factor
  • True Bypass (electromechanical relay switching)
  • Selectable Trails Mode with high quality, transparent Analog Buffered Bypass
  • 9V center negative DC supply included, 250mA current draw
  • Strong and lightweight gunmetal gray anodized aluminum chassis
  • Crafted with love in the USA

Customer reviews

Overall Rating 5 (13 reviews)

Lester B. - 17/7/2020

Everything I need in a delay pedal. Hugely versatile. The sound of an analogue delay with the versatility and convenience of digital

Pat M. - 26/4/2019

Laurie K. - 16/3/2019

Lovely friendly service, tip top pedal bought. All good!

Chris J. - 22/2/2018

Perfect service. Good communication

Kinga J. - 29/10/2017

Best delay pedal I've ever, ever used.

R.M. - 22/1/2015

just what i wanted

B.G. - 14/10/2014

Very happy with the pedal

S.C. - 15/1/2013

The El Capistan does what I hoped it would do . . . and more.

A.M. - 1/10/2012

Brilliant pedal, sounds authentic and is built very well! All the options let you customize your sound completely.

G.P. - 21/8/2012

Easy-to-use website, product delivered next day well-packaged and in excellent condition

R.M. - 12/4/2012

Great, well constructed pedal and it has the sound I was looking for.

S.G. - 28/3/2012

It's great. Really great.

S.B. - 26/3/2012

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