Wampler Faux Tape Echo Delay Pedal Review – 2019

I’m constantly searching for delay pedals with a classic effect. Tape delay pedals are a great way to create classic rock sounds. Since there are so many tape delays out there, I’m here to tell you about one of my favorites to help with your search: the Wampler Faux Tape Echo Delay Pedal.


Things to Consider Before Buying a Tape Delay Pedal

Depending on what types of sounds you want to create, purchasing the right tape delay pedal will be a process unique to you.

This pedal will solve the problem of finding a high quality tape delay pedal since so many others use outdated technology that doesn’t last as long. However, make sure you think about the following before making a purchase:

  • The delay time you’re looking for
  • How complex the pedal should be

If you want to create some modulation effects, you might want to consider another type of pedal, such as a digital or an analog delay pedal. Tape delays are old-school, which means they don’t have all of the special effects newer technology offers.

If you’re interested in a pedal with some out-of-the-box types of sounds, check out this Red Panda model.

Also, remember to ask yourself how complex you want the pedal to be. If you’re a beginner, the more simple the pedal, the better.

The Wampler Faux Tape Echo Review

Before I dive into this pedal’s features, I’m going to review what delay pedals do. A delay pedal will repeat an audio signal back to you, which produces an echo. You can fine tune this echo to create more natural effects or more unnatural stutter-like effects.

A great way to use delay pedals is in pedal chains. If you want to learn more about how to set up a chain, check out this article.

Compared to leading pedals like the Strymon El Capistan dTape Echo, this pedal is organic, more affordable, and relatively easy to use if you’re new to delay pedal technology.

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Depth Knob
  • Rate Knob

Cons

  • Fewer modes than digital delay pedals
  • More expensive than other delay pedals
  • Not a lot of foot controls

Features

This pedal’s impressive number of features will allow you to create the perfect echo effect to suit your music. This Wampler tape echo model will give you all the vintage effects associated with early rock music but with newer, long-lasting analog delay technology. This pedal has an unaffected dry signal path and a unique analog modulation section.

1. Tone

2. Repeats

3. Delay Mix

4. Delay

5. Depth

6. Rate

7. Subdivisions

8. Tap Tempo


Alternatives

Here are some alternative pedals:

1. Tap Tempo + Analog (2 in 1) Walrus Audio Bellwether Version 1.5 Delay Pedal

This pedal is a good fit for musicians who want a larger device with a modern analog sound. If tap tempo is important to you, this pedal has a tap tempo footswitch. You’ll also have a tone control that will allow you to fine tune your sound.


2. Analog: Behringer Vd400 Vintage Analog Delay Pedal

This is an excellent pedal for musicians who are looking for a vintage sound but want a more simplistic design. This pedal only has three knobs and 300 ms of delay, so consider how dramatic you want your effects to be before purchasing it.


3. BOSS DD-7 Digital Delay Pedal

The DD-7 is an excellent choice if you’re looking for more delay time, durability, and medium-complexity. This pedal has 6.4 seconds of delay time and four control knobs. The mode knob will also allow you to select an analog setting, so you won’t have to give up that vintage sound quality.

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In Sum

Finding a high quality pedal with a tape delay sound quality can be tough, but the Wampler Tape Echo will give you everything you could ask for. This model produces the sound quality of vintage technology, but with modern and long-lasting materials.

Natalie Wilson
 

I've been an avid guitar fan for as long as I can remember and the day I embarked on my six-string journey at the young age of 5 truly defined the course of my entire life. I work as a professional musician, session guitarist, and guitar teacher, and would like to use this blog as a personal outlet to share my six-string knowledge with the world. Welcome to MusicalAdvisors.com

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