Wampler Tape Echo V2

Wampler Tape Echo V2

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For those of you who loved version one of this pedal, you will go crazy for V2. For those of you who were disappointed with version one, you will be more pleased with this one. This is definitely an improvement. The same classic tape delay sound is fitted with a more precise set of rhythmic controls. This addition amps up this pedal’s functionality considerably.

External Control: None
Cost: $$

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HornFX Review

InterfaceVersatilityTonal ReproductionLive ApplicationTotal Score
4/53/52.5/53/512.5/20
Complexity: Medium

Complexity: Medium

Interface:  3.5
Like its predecessor, this pedal has an easy and intuitive layout. The high quality of its interface is further improved by the addition of the tap tempo subdivisions.

Versatility: 3/5
The only difference between this pedal and its older brother is the addition of the tap tempo options. This does serve to enhance its versatility just a bit.

Tonal Reproduction: 3/5
The tone reproduction is fairly good and can be slightly manipulated. The tape reel effects sound nice, but this pedal is not nearly as capable of pristine tone reproduction as other pedals.

Live application: 3.5/5
This pedal is a great live solution for someone looking for a simple, easily manipulable delay pedal. It allows you to attain greater rhythmic specificity and range with the tap subdivisions. The tape wobble feature works quite well, if that is the sound you are after. Its only setbacks are its lack of presets and lack of other delay types.

  • Built in the U.S.A.
  • High grade components picked for their superior sound and response   
  • Relay true bypass with soft switches   
  • Battery connection and 9v power jack (barrel plug like Boss)
  • Please note: Battery not provided.
  • Mains power recommended.
  • Power draw: 40mA Sub divisions available on Tap Tempo. Quarter, eigth, dotted eight and Triplets.  
  • About 800ms of delay time available (very slight echo deterioration is apparent after about 600m/s)   
  • 3.5” x 4.5” x 1.5″ (88.9mm x 114.3mm x 38.1mm) – height excludes knobs and switches

Product info from the Wampler website.