Pre-Owned Strymon El Capistan V1


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Strymon El Capistan


The El Capistan - dTape Echo, a meticulously crafted echo pedal that delivers the ultimate tape echo experience. With its premium features and innovative design, this pedal offers an array of sonic possibilities to elevate your music to new heights. Whether you're a seasoned musician or just starting your musical journey, the El Capistan is a game-changer you won't want to miss.

Immerse Yourself in Premium Sound

With hand-crafted dTape algorithms, the El Capistan faithfully recreates the nuances of vintage tape echo systems. Its ultra-low noise, high-performance A/D and D/A converters ensure pristine sound quality. The analog dry path guarantees zero latency in your dry signal, keeping it purely analog. Plus, the pedal's three tape machines, each with three modes, offer incredible flexibility for creating the perfect echo effect. With features like Sound on Sound mode and a tap tempo footswitch, you'll be able to experiment and express yourself like never before. The El Capistan - dTape Echo is housed in a rugged and lightweight anodized aluminum chassis, making it ready for the road. Discover the world of echo with this exceptional pedal today.


  • Input Impedance: 1 Meg Ohm
  • Output Impedance: 100 Ohm
  • Signal to Noise: 115 dB typical
  • A/D & D/A: 24-bit 96kHz
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Max Input Level: +8dBu
  • DSP Performance: 1596 MegaFLOPS
  • Bypass Switching: True Bypass (electromechanical relay switching) or Analog “trails” Bypass (selectable)
  • Dimensions: 4.5” deep x 4” wide x 1.75” tall
  • Power Supply:
    • Input Voltage: 9VDC Center Negative
    • Required Current: 250mA
  • Features:
    • Hand crafted dTape algorithms for meticulous and nuanced recreations of tape echo systems
    • Ultra Low Noise, high performance A/D and D/A Converters
    • Premium analog front end and output section
    • Analog dry path for a zero latency dry signal that is never converted to digital
    • High Performance DSP
    • Three tape machines in one: Fixed (one fixed playback head), Multi (multiple playback heads), and Single (sliding record head)
    • Three modes on each tape machine for extremely flexible echo options
    • Sound on Sound mode with instant tape splice and bulk erase for tape-style looping
    • Stereo Output
    • Expression pedal input with selectable control over any knob parameter
    • +/- 3dB adjustable analog boost or cut when effect is engaged
    • Tap Tempo footswitch
    • Rugged & Lightweight Anodized Aluminum Chassis
    • No-Nonsense User Interface
    • Bypass selectable between True Bypass or Analog Bypass with “trails”

This pedal works nicely as intended and is in very good condition, exhibiting some light external wear and has had velcro applied to the bottom as can be seen in photos. 

*This item ships fully insured with signature required*

Type: Effects