Wampler Faux Tape Echo V2 Delay Pedal

Tape Echo Guitar Pedal with Wow and Flutter Emulation and Controls for Depth, Rate, Tone, Repeats, Delay Mix, and Delay, and Tap Tempo Switch
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Vintage Tape Echo with Tap Tempo

The Wampler Faux Tape Echo V2 proves there's nothing like tape delay. On guitar, many digital delays sound sterile, cold, and lifeless. The Faux Tape Echo, on the other hand, gives your guitar the warmth and character found in vintage tape echo units, with the consistency and reliability of a modern digital effect. This hybrid pedal features a digital delay chip that's married with an all-analog signal path. If you want the undeniably characteristic tone of analog delay, with the performance convenience that tap tempo allows, pick up the Wampler Faux Tape Echo V2 from Sweetwater today.

Tap Tempo and Time Divisions

The Tap Tempo switch lets you control the speed of your delay with a simple tap of your foot, with 1/4, 1/8, dotted eight, and triplet time divisions available. Six dials give you total control, while a defeatable modulation circuit serves up amazing wow and flutter emulation based on your pick attack — there's a ton of creative potential here.

Wampler Faux Tape Echo V2 Delay Pedal Features:

  • Analog warmth and classic tape echo sound
  • Tap tempo footswitch lets you set tempo on the fly
  • Hybrid of digital delay with analog signal path
  • Doesn't mess with your basic guitar tone like many other delay pedals
  • High-grade film capacitors and resistors picked for their superior sound and response
  • 6 controls: Depth, Rate, Tone, Repeats, Delay Mix, and Delay
  • Approximately 800ms of available delay time
  • Completely true bypass
  • Battery connection and 9-volt power jack (barrel plug, adapter optional); power draw: 33mA
  • Handmade in the USA

Tech Specs

Pedal Type Tape Echo
Maximum Delay Time 800ms
Inputs 1 x 1/4"
Outputs 1 x 1/4"
True Bypass Yes
Power Source 9V-18V DC power supply required (sold separately)
Height 1.5"
Width 3.5"
Depth 4.5"
Manufacturer Part Number Faux Tape Echo V2

Customer Reviews

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Essential Pedal

This Wampler Faux Tape Echo Delay Version 2 is pulling double duty on my pedal board as I'm using it as an always on pedal to accentuate my tone with an instant repeat that really sounds great and with the modulation settings it gives the impression of reverb. I have always used a reverb pedal or the amps built in reverb tank but with this Wampler Effect I don't need to as I have it all right here in one wonderful purple pedal.

One word - STUNNING!

During my most recent bout of G.A.S., it dawned on me that tape echo had actually been the missing element from my tone. Time to buckle on the armor and sally forth to research the endless array of tape echo or tape echo emulation available to me! It didn't take long to eliminate actual tape echo units. Yes, they sound gorgeous, but I am far too lazy to keep up with the maintenance required and too cheap to fork over the greenbacks. This left me looking at a relatively narrow field of candidates in the tone and price range I can entertain. Once again, into the research fray to find my Dulcinea in a field of windmills. The last two standing, you ask? The fabled (and rightly so) Strymon El Capistan and the Wampler Faux Tape Echo! I've been a Wampler fan for some time, so, after some discussion with Dustin at Sweetwater, I ended my research, took a leap of faith, and landed squarely in tonal heaven!!!! I've only had this for a week, so it has not yet been fully explored, but I can tell you that I have yet to find a setting that is less than beautiful. The time division and tap tempo give me control far more exacting than I could have hoped for and the Rate/Depth (essentially modulation to simulate tape or capstan aging) are amazing. The echo tails are clean, reproducing tape tails in such a way that you would swear that you actually had an EP-3 in your chain. Wampler hit this one out of the park. Sweetwater, as always, made the purchase a joy. My G.A.S. is well sated. Do not hesitate to pick one of these bad boys up if tape echo is your thing (and it should be...)
Music background: Everything but the kitchen sink...

Premium Tape Echo Pedal

This Wampler Faux TE V2 is GROSS. Some outstanding details: - Package and design: this pedal comes in a soft bag, so it's easy to keep it protected whilst carrying it around. And the colorful design of this Wampler is a true eye-catcher. - Functionality: this pedal shows excellent and sturdy craftmanship. Its handy haptic gives it a firm stand on floors even when connected with other pedals in the middle of a cable chain. Its time subdivision function works GREAT. The tone knob works also great for me (amplified harmonica player), so when it's dialed to the far left position, the echo repeats sound lush (as desired), and not dull. Wow and Flutter (Rate and Depth) are nice add ons and they do their job as expected. Creating some really nice swaying echo trails is no big deal at all with this pedal. I compared the Wampler with my Strymon El Capistan which has lost a bit of its value to me due to recent problems with some power supply instability (mine went off several times, however the cause is found now). The Wampler looks like to be not that sensitive about which adapter brand it prefers to get its power supplied. A true winner in this aspect too. Soundwise, the Wampler Faux Tape Echo V2 comes up to very expectation of mine: from punchy slap backs to compact echo trail lines. Last but not least, a big Thank You to the folks at SW who always provide their best to find the most appropriate solution for my music gear inquiries. Much appreciated!
Music background: 30 years+ strings, keys and reeds

Amazing pedal

Amazing pedal! I spent a while searching for a good delay with tap tempo and had mixed feelings about each and every one of them. This one came out a few weeks ago. I saw a few demos and reviews and got that feeling you get when you find what you've been looking for. Honestly, I'm glad I bought this. Beautiful sound, looks classy, easy to use, and a really sturdy great quality build.


I AB v2 with the very last one made which I currently own . I like that v2 trail offs sound clear with out the trail offs sounding like breaking up I feel both are great pedals.,but the staff at Pianos n stuff agreed on the v2 shining more so than my current one. Mine was a tad darker sounding in a good way but the clarity of the v2 sold me as the staff.I'm trading in mine for the v2 and the quaternary eighth . Eigth etc nice feature. The clarity of the echo trail off is what won me over.nice Work Brian and staff.
Music background: Played on a church warship group 2 tours to Sweden norway Denmark now I'm just a bedroom player .
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