Strymon Deco Tape Saturation and Doubletracker

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  • Tape Machine Style Effects
  • Duel Function Controls
  • Studio Mode for hotter Output Signals
  • Can Use an Expression Pedal
  • TRS Stereo Input

Strymon Deco Tape Saturation and Doubletracker

The Strymon Deco Tape Saturation and Doubletracker offers effects similar to old tape machines, providing a warm transparent overdrive and delay effects. Whilst the Deco?s saturation can go from subtle to overdrive, its doubletracker offers a range of effects, from a tape like flange and chorus, to a slapback delay and tape echo. The pedals five control knobs feature two functions each, which can be accessed by holding down both bypass switches and then turning the knob you wish to adjust. The Deco also features an input for an expression pedal, giving you more control over the pedals function.

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The Strymon Deco

The Deco effects pedal is designed to produce vintage tape effects similar to the effects created when sound engineers manipulated the tape machines to create interesting sounds. The pedal has been designed with a single input, but is capable of stereo input, with just a flick of the jumper inside your pedal, and a TRS splitter cable to plug left and right into the pedal. The Deco is also capable of being used with your studio setup, with its studio mode allowing it to be used with hotter input signals, the pedal can be used with DAWs, mixer inserts, line level synths, and hot effect loops in guitar rigs.

Analogue Tape Saturation

The pedals tape saturation offers overdrive like effects, giving the guitar a boost in tonal richness and volume. By using the saturation control, the pedal can deliver subtle tape saturation and compression to a transparent overdrive. Taking inspiration from old style tape machines, Strymon have made their tape saturation smooth and warm to recreate how old tape machines sounded, creating dynamics with the touch sensitive and a harmonically rich low end.

Tape Machine Doubletracking

The Deco’s doubletracker offers tape like delays and echoes buy simulating two tapes being run at the same time, whilst giving you control over how much lag there is between the two tapes. By dialling in the lag time control, the pedal can produce a tape flange, or tape chorus, to a snapback delay, or a tape echo. By using the wobble control to add random modulation to the delay, the pedal can go from subtle movements to extreme modulation.


Featured on the Deco Pedal are five different control knobs and a three way switch to select the type of blend the pedal has. The control knobs also feature secondary controls which can be accessed by tapping and holding both bypass switches and then turning the control knobs. The saturation control is used to dial in the amount of saturation the drive has, whilst its second function is high trim that manipulates a shelving filter to tailor the high frequencies. The blend control mixes the level of the two decks whilst is second function is a double tracker boost/cut.

The switch under the blend offers three types of blends; sum means that the decks are in phase, invert means that the lag deck is phase inverted, and bounce means that the lag tape is bouncing from left to right, creating a ping-pong effect.

The lag time control sets the delay between the two tapes, while its second function controls the auto flange time, setting the seeping time for the press-hold auto flanger. The volume control’s the output level of the reel-to-reel decks, whilst its second function is a low trim to control the high pass filter to tailor the low frequencies. Finally the wobble control adds random speed modulation to the delay, whilst its second function is a wide stereo mode that generates a wide stereo image.


  • Casing: Aluminium
  • Blend Types: Sum/Invert/Bounce
  • Controls:
    • Saturation/High Trim
    • Blend/Doubletracker Boost/Cut
    • Lag Time/Auto-Flange Time
    • Volume/Low Trim
    • Wobble/Wide Stereo Mode

  • Inputs: Jack, Expression Pedal
  • Outputs: Stereo Jack
  • Power: 9V centre-negative 250mA