Strymon Deco

Effect Pedal

  • Tape Saturation, Tape Echo, Tape Chorus, Tape Flanger
  • Controller for saturation, volume, blend, lag time and wobble
  • Minitoggle switch: Sum, Invert and Bounce
  • Tape Saturation Bypass
  • Double Track Bypass
  • 24 bit / 96 kHz A / DD / A converters
  • Metal housing
  • True bypass
  • Incl. 9V power supply
  • Made in USA
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Effect Types Saturation
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Will I ever switch this pedal off?
HKHKHK, 12.02.2020
It's often said that gear will never make you sound better than you are. It's all in the fingers. And this is true, the one and only exception I've ever come across being the Strymon Deco.

I mainly use the left side, adding saturation to edgy cleans, and it really does make me sound better than I am. The harmonic richness the pedal adds is subtle, but amazing. Switch it off, and you notice it's gone. Then your foot goes back down and switches it back on again, perhaps to never switch it off.

The way I'd put it is that a nicely dialed-in guitar without it probably gives me a thrill 90% of the time, but then I hear the odd chord or note where the tone sounds too bright, or too dull. Switch on the Strymon and the 90% that was already good sounds better and most of the 10% I didn't like is gone.

There's lots to play with on the right hand side as well, but to be honest, edge of breakup cleans are mostly what I want, so I sometimes use the right hand side as a chorus, which is nice in that it's a good chorus that saves me an extra pedal.

The chief con is the price. I would say it's worth it in terms of the value it adds, but it is expensive.
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Simply great!
Michael9841, 11.07.2016
I waited a while to write this review to gain some experience and use out of the Deco. At this point, after 9 months of regular use, I'm still very happy with the pedal.

It sounds GREAT - the delay is warm and really captures the sound of a great, short tape delay. The modulation features really bring the delays alive. I use it live to double my acoustic guitars to thicken them up a little, and the using the favorite switch feature (you can build your own switch much cheaper than what the Strymon one costs), I switch it to a slapback echo for use with my electric.

The tape saturation feature is also great - at mild settings it adds a subtle texture to the tone that makes verything sound better - I even use it on my acoustics. Cranked up you get a fuzz sound which is odd but useful on occasion.

The chorus and flange sounds from the unit are also great! I love the auto-flange feature that you can kick in by holding down the bypass button and use it live ocassionally.

Highly recommended.
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Excellent Pedal
Marco5344, 20.04.2020
Very cool pedal, great sound, compact size, excellent gain staging.
It has many applications but so far I used it only with synths and drumcomputers. The size format, price point, color scheme, controls and overall feel makes this a very cool pedal to add to your rig. Like all the Strymons, reccomended!
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Fantastic tool for the studio and stage
KasperF, 30.08.2017
I bought this pedal primarily for it's tape doubling capabilities in a home studio environment. When run in a stereo setup this pedal delivers fantastic sound quality and can do a ton of different tape effects - from a slight fattening up of the tone, to tape chorusing, slap-back delays and even a limited tape delay.

The quality of this doubling is much better than other similar products I've tried, although perhaps a bit more subtle as well. Perhaps that's the actual reason for it's success though.

The other side of the pedal, the tape saturation emulation, also works really well. I don't think it can really be used as an actual overdrive, but post-amp it adds a very nice grit and smoothness to the tone.

I would have preferred if it came with support for stereo input through two TS connections, but with the right adapters and an internal dip switch you can make it accept a stereo input signal through a single TRS cable.

Some will find this a bit expensive for its subtle effect, but if you understand what you're buying and are willing to pay the price I don't think you'll find it any better!
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