Faux Tape Echo v2

The Faux Tape Echo v2 brings you everything you want from a standard delay pedal in the ultimate gig friendly package.

Faux Tape Echo v2

Based on the hugely popular best seller of the previous models, the v2 offers the same purity of signal path, the same depth of tone on the repeats and most importantly, the addition of sub divisions on the tap tempo. With this, you can now have your delays come at ¼, 1/8, dotted 1/8 and triplet based on your tap tempo.

With our hybrid design (completely pure analog dry path with the digital delay layered on top) approach, you get the best of both worlds. You get the note clarity, much lower noise, and longer delay times from digital delays...  You also get the lovely warmth and little exquisite touches that are usually reserved for analog delays. Nearly every part of the pedal, all of its major functions, are analog. The “delay line” is the only digital part of the signal path. It alone being digital brings clarity and focus to the task in a way that analog delay line chips can’t really match.

But everything else, all the absolutely vital filtering to carefully finish the sound is pure analog. Every aspect of the modulation that gives the Faux Tape Echo pedal a unique function and tone and makes it desirable for people who want their delay tone to sound as good as tape delay units but without all the maintenance, supplies, and hassle. Your all-important fundamental dry tone is 100% analog, too.

So when we say it’s the best of both worlds, we absolutely mean it. From country slap-back to ambient washes to straight-ahead rock and metal delay, the hybrid approach lets Brian make one pedal that can do it all.

The Faux Tape Echo takes everything great about the original, and adds to it that much-requested tap tempo with sub-division functionality that users have been asking for, as well as our well known emulation of the elusive and beautiful character that people look for in classic tape echo units.

(7 customer reviews)


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A Modern Classic

Some delay pedals are complicated, some are simple… some just give you want you want, where you want it, and they do it beautifully. Warm sounding with 3 sub divisions, tap tempo and a quality of tape emulation that will make your delay lines perfect.

Complete Control

4 sub divisions and tap tempo… It’s easy to get lost in endless sub menus of the big delay units, but if you strip them back, which do you actually use? We’ve taken the most useful and put them there, right on the front so you only need to worry about what’s there.

Perfect Modulation

The beauty of tape emulation is one that doesn’t just sound like someone has stuffed a chorus across the top. You want one that reacts, you want one that sounds organic, you want one that feels like it’s a tape, and that tape is wearing out a little. With the sub divisions and tap tempo, you have the tone AND the control.

Built for Forever

Brian Wampler’s attention to detail and commitment to bringing you the best-sounding & most usable Effects Boxes on the market is nothing new. Those qualities are on full display within the Faux Tape Echo. We’re all tone-freaks, and we’re always trying new things, but we hope this pedal finds it’s forever home on your pedalboard, so we built it to last that long.

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Technical Details
  • 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 (LED will flash 3 times when power from battery is getting low)
  • 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)
  • Includes Wampler’s limited 5-year warranty
  • 3.5” x 4.5” x 1.5″ (88.9mm x 114.3mm x 38.1mm) – height excludes knobs and switches
Customer Support
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WAMPLER Pedals Limited Warranty. WAMPLER offers a five (5) year warranty to the original purchaser that this WAMPLER product will be free from defects in material and workmanship. A dated sales receipt will establish coverage under this warranty. This warranty does not cover service or parts to repair damage caused by accident, neglect, normal cosmetic wear, disaster, misuse, abuse, negligence, inadequate packing or shipping procedures and service, repair or modifications to the product, which have not been authorized by WAMPLER. If this product is defective in materials or workmanship as warranted above, your sole remedy shall be repair replacement as provided below.

RETURN PROCEDURES. In the unlikely event that a defect should occur, follow the procedure outlined below. Defective products must be shipped, together with a dated sales receipt, freight pre-paid and insured directly to WAMPLER SERVICE DEPT – 5300 Harbor Street, Commerce, CA 90040, USA. A Return Authorization Number must be obtained from our Customer Service Department prior to shipping the product. Products must be shipped in their original packaging or its equivalent; in any case, the risk of loss or damage in transit is to be borne by the purchaser. The Returns Authorization Number must appear in large print directly below the shipping address. Always include a brief description of the defect, along with your correct return address and telephone number.

When emailing to inquire about a returned product, always refer to the Return Authorization Number. If WAMPLER determines that the unit was defective in materials or workmanship at any time during the warranty period, WAMPLER has the option or repairing or replacing the product at no additional charge, except as set forth below. All replaced parts become a property of WAMPLER. Products replaced or repaired under this warranty will be returned via ground shipping within the United States freight prepaid. WAMPLER is not responsible for costs associated with expedited shipping, either to WAMPLER or the return of the product to the customer.

INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE. In no event is WAMPLER liable for any incident or consequential damages arising out of the use or inability of the possibility of such damages, or any other claim by any other party. Some states do not allow the seclusion or limitation of consequential damages, so the above limitation and exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which may vary from state to state.

FOR YOUR PROTECTION. Please complete the online warranty registration within (10) ten days of the date of purchase so that we may contact you directly in the event of a safety notification issued in accordance with the 1972 Consumer Product Safety Act.

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.

This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantees that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures.

  • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
  • Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
  • Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
  • Consult the dealer or an experience radio/TV technician for help.

Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s warranty to operate the equipment.

CUSTOMER SUPPORT. Our dedicated staff is ready to help you with any warranty or product questions – please email us at [email protected] or call us on (765) 352-8626.

Please remember to register your pedal as soon as possible after purchase at the following web page to ensure quicker service if you should ever need to make a warranty claim: warranty registration

(7 customer reviews)

7 reviews for Faux Tape Echo v2

  1. scottcurry13

    I got this delay for a second delay in addition to my Analogman ARDX20, which are hard to get. I was delighted after setting it up. It has a warm analog feel to it due to the signal path and you can dial in just the right amount of tape artifact to the delay signal with the rate and depth controls and adjust the tone of the delay. The tone control lets you put the repeats in the right sonic space for what you’re trying to do. For me, I set it a bit warmer to sit under my direct signal. It’s so easy to dial in what you want. Some delays have way too many options and submenus to get what you want. That makes it a bit frustrating.

    What sets this apart from other delays is being able to put it in your amps effects loop. You can’t do that with the ARDX20 or Catalinbread Belle Epoch Deluxe, which I’ve also had. Many delays can’t. The Belle Epoch has a lot of hiss and my amp preamps just magnified that, so I sold it. The FTE has a tiny bit of hiss in front on my amp, but in the loop it’s negligible. It’s a really great delay. I wish it had presets, but the Metaverse does that. I may get one of those too. I’m a delay junkie.

  2. Dean Swiatek

    The Wampler Faux Tape Echo v2 is an absolutely fantastic sounding delay that comes packed with every feature one would need from modulation to tap tempo with subdivisions. I picked this particular delay because I really like the sound. If you turn the tone down, there is a slight roll off on lows and highs, giving it a mid forward sound that is not “grunty” like many. If you turn the tone up, it evens out and sounds more like a typical delay.

    The modulation on this delay is also really nice. The dynamic responsive modulation works really well if you have an even right hand and sounds really good.

    Finally this pedal is very competitively priced to the competition with similar offerings. I liked it’s sound the best of all the ones I tried.

  3. Holly Rieber

    I use still my Faux Tape Echo V1 with Tap Tempo, no subdivisions. But it has all the feature the V2 has.
    So for this I use it and love it. Wonder if the V2 has the real good thing to put the Chorus part real out
    of the line with a switch like V1 I see it, with V2 and 2 knobs I don’t really know if the Chorus part is real
    out… Have fun–

  4. Hatta

    This might be a strange review, but I am a Dj with an analog Mixer. So I was in need of a external effect unit. There are a few out there, but mostly digital multi fx units with lots of shit I do not need. And expensive…
    So I walked in the nearest music store and testet a lot of guitar effects. They had no clue what would work and we had to preamp the signal, but when I looped in this tape echo, it just blew my mind. Playing lots of Dub, at first I could not hear anything. Like a lot of other guitareffects, I thought it just doesnt work while djing. But this effect blended so well in the mix, I could only seperate the original studio effects from this unit because I know my tunes well. It is so warm and musical, with exacly the right amount of track alteration I need for djing!

    If you are searching for a devise to build rises and change the tune completely, this one is not for you. For me it is perfect and I have never had so much fun djing!

    Big up Wampler!

    PS: Befor I want to play, I have to steal my Tape Echo back every time from my brothers studio, it is that good 🙂

    • Wampler Pedals

      Without trying to be pushy, but check out the new Metaverse multi delay – the Doctor setting on it is so good for Dub vocals – and it comes as a VST3 and AU plugin so you can make tunes in a DAW with it too…

  5. Snowdog

    Simply awesome delay! So many good sounds with this, easy to use and sounds great front loaded into my beloved Orange Rocker 30 which lacks an effects loop but is still my fave amp! Well done Brian and team Wampler!

  6. Zack Rosenberg

    I’ve been a long time fan of the tape echo delay and other analog delay tones. My DD-3 wasn’t cutting it, then I discovered Wampler made the Faux Tape Echo V2. Subdivisions and tap tempo are so easy to use and the modulation knobs are an excellent touch. This pedal gives me everything I need to really set my leads apart. The delay mix and repeats knobs can give subtle adjustments that make all the difference. Long story short – if you want a warm, vintage delay feel, tap tempo, and a user friendly interface, look no further!

  7. Jamie M Harrison

    I needed a delay and it was purple lol. Love the way Wampler lets me select 1/4 or rhythmic U2/Edge style delays quickly. Before Terraform came out I would use the mod on this as a chorus (low time/high mix/high depth) now its my delay again. Tap tempo is always helpful. Classic tone and super easy to use.

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