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Strymon Deco Tape Saturation and Doubletracker Pedal - Used  From Strymon

The tape saturation will add amazing depth to your sound !!! The Doubletracker effect is so good you won't want to ever turn it off :)

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$270.00

Retail:  $299.00

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Condition: Used, Excellent

Strymon does it again with an unbelievably accurate recreation of the vintage analog tape effects from the 50's and 60's in a pedalboard-friendly box. The tape saturation effect really fattens and sweetens your tone and is great as both an always-on sound or for exploring different tonalities across songs. Throw on the doubletracker and you have anything from pre-processed studio-tracked tightness to chickin' pickin' slapback to rich, spacious tape echo!

If you're looking for that sweet, high-quality studio sound for your live rig, this is your pedal!

From Cliff Gallup and Scotty Moore to Les Paul and Jeff Beck and beyond, all of those time-based tape effects are yours !!!

 

Manufacturer's Description from Strymon

Tape: The First Effect

Our journey begins with the early recording studios of the '50s and '60s. The introduction of reel-to-reel tape machines and the creative engineers that used them brought on some of the fattest sounds imaginable. These early machines really were the first effect pedals—they just wouldn't have fit on your pedalboard!

From the inherent warmth and luscious tape saturation—to the forgotten art of how these machines were manipulated—they are capable of creating a huge range of beautiful, distinctive, and enveloping sounds.

Mid-Century Maverick.

Deco brings this original inspiration back, giving you these vintage tape effects from the earliest recording studios, right on your pedalboard.

Deco's Tape Saturation smooths out your sound with familiar and delicious tape compression and saturation, while fattening it with subtle tape-driven transparent overdrive. The Doubletracker provides the power to shift your sound in many ways, easily allowing you to achieve syrupy slapback tape echoes, psychedelic tape flanging, and gorgeous tape chorusing sounds. 

Strymon Pedals

About Manufacturer

The Philosophy:
We want to build products with no compromises. We want to push the limits of technology in music. We want to redefine what is possible with music gear. We want to use exceptionally great components and ridiculously powerful processors. We want to make gear that sounds better than anything you've ever heard. We want to make our customers happy. We want you to be inspired to create amazing music.

The People:
We're a small company and we'd like to stay that way. We do this because we want to create gear that is fun to design and fun to play. We want to experiment and try new things. We don't want to work for the man. We don't like authority. We don't want to grow up. We want to work hard and have fun doing it.

The History:
Damage Control was founded in 2004 with the release of our line of tube-driven effects pedals, which earned critical acclaim and became favorites among guitarists across the globe. In 2009 we teamed up with Strymon to begin co-developing products, and the rest is history.

Specifications

  • Detailed recreation of the mechanics and technology of two vintage studio reel-to-reel tape decks and their interactions
  • Nuanced sonic delivery of the classic saturation effects of the tape record/playback process
  • Simple and intuitive Lag Time knob allows for slapback delays, tape echoes, tape flanging, tape chorusing
  • Two Tape Saturation adjustment and tone shaping knobs: Saturation, Level
  • Three Doubletracker adjustment and tone shaping knobs: Lag Time, Blend, Wobble
  • Three Doubletracker blend types to tailor doubletracked sound: Sum, Invert, Bounce
  • Five "hidden" knobs for deep tone tweaking: High Trim, Low Trim, Auto-Flange Time, Wide Stereo Mode, +/- 3dB Boost/Cut
  • Press and hold studio-inspired Auto-Flange effect
  • High impedance mono input (internal jumper enables selectable TRS stereo input)
  • Stereo output
  • Two signal routing modes: Standard, Wide Stereo Mode
  • Individual Tape Saturation Bypass and Doubletracker Bypass footswitches
  • Expression pedal input allows the connection of either an expression pedal (for selectable control over any knob parameter),external tap pedal (for remote time control of Doubletracker), or Favorite switch (to save a Favorite preset)
  • Super low noise, high performance 24-bit 96kHz A/D and D/A converters
  • 110db signal to noise
  • +8dBu maximum input level easily handles instrument and line signals
  • Premium analog front end and output section
  • Super high performance SHARC DSP in a compact form factor
  • 32-bit floating point processing
  • True Bypass (electromechanical relay switching)
  • High quality, tranparent Analog Buffered Bypass mode
  • 9V center negative DC power supply included, 250mA current draw
  • Strong and lightweight electroless nickel plated aluminum chassis
  • Designed and built in the USA