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Strymon El Capistan - dTape Delay Effect Pedal

Description:

Truly tape delay sounds from the hottest pedal maker around! Comes with Soundpure's exclusive free 3-year warranty! Call today to order!

What we think:

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Strymon really knows how to pack a ton of features into a very easy-to-use package! The El Capistan is compact and full of bold tone. I especially like the "tape age" function that allows you to dial in the tonal qualities of the repeats to sound like new or old tape. Most of the time, I'll have this knob at about 2 or 3 o'clock for just a bit more than average natural darkness to the decaying repeats.And with this pedal hooked up in stereo to two amps, get ready! The lush flavors become ten times more pleasing to hear! Especially good with the multi toggle engaged!

It amazes me that Stymon has been able to produce digital effects that sound so organic and full! The tightness and boldness of the overall sound is astonishing, and the effects are intuative and a just plain out fun to use!

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Manufacturer Description:

When we decided to develop an effects pedal that delivers the sound and feel of our favorite tape echo machines, we knew we must relentlessly study and faithfully recreate every last nuance. We 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 our 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!

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