This is a Strymon delay pedal comparison page featuring six that are currently in production and available on Sweetwater. Note: The inclusions here are subject to change, though we do make every effort to keep these pages updated. In the table below we've added compare buttons that will add each pedal to a compare bar at the bottom of the page.
From there you can look at relevant specs, listen to audio/video, or compare live pricing from all the pedals listed.
Keep in mind, this comparison table does not include any Strymon reverb pedals, exclusive editions, or variations (like a promotional version with a different color) of an existing delay pedal from Strymon.
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Strymon Delay Pedal Comparison Table
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Strymon Delay Pricing (quick look)
This table has live pricing of each pedal in the table, all pulled from Sweetwater. It's just a simple way to compare all the prices at the same time without having to look up each individual pedal. We also have the current average price of Strymon delay pedals posted below.
Prices are up to date as of Tue, September 26th, 2023.
The current average price of a Strymon delay pedal is: $385.67
Choosing a Strymon Delay Pedal
When choosing a Strymon delay pedal, some of the hard work has already been done. You've settled on a brand, and a type of effect, so the next thing you need to do is set a budget.
Strymon pedals aren't particularly cheap, but you do have a range of about $200 to work with. Decide where you'd like to be on that scale.
Here are other factors that can help you choose:
- Tone quality (objective/subjective)
- Controls (knobs/switches)
- Pedal scope and form (large and complex or small and simple)
- Whether or not a tap tempo is included
- Compatibility with other pedals in your rig
- Whether or not you want to have MIDI capabilities
- Type of delay you want (digital, analog, tape style, or echo)
- Size and dimensions of the Strymon delay pedal
You can choose a Strymon delay pedal based primarily on these features.
Other Factors/Features to Consider
Other factors to consider include:
- How do you want to use the pedal?
- Do you use delay as a lead or rhythm guitar player?
- Do you want a lot of different modes/sounds to work with?
- Do you want more of an analog or digital tone?
As you can see, a lot of this simply comes down to your preferences, which you know better than anybody. And you're not really going to make a mistake by trusting your own preferences and instincts, especially when you've narrowed things down to such a reliable brand.
You should also take time to think about how you want to use the delay pedal.
Do you tinker with your effects a lot? Do you want a lot of modes or just a few? Do you want to experiment with different sounds or set-and-forget?
What's the best Strymon delay pedal of the list?
From the above list, the most popular and most powerful delay pedal is definitely the Strymon TimeLine.
But for those who don't want to spend that much money or don't need that much functionality, a good second option is the El Capistan.
But really, all the Strymon pedals are great. They don't make any bad ones.
Smaller form Strymon pedals like the DIG and El Capistan use a standard 9V DC power supply. Larger Strymon pedals like the TimeLine use a 9V DC power supply as well, but require at least 300 mA of electrical current. New purchases from Strymon always include their own correct power supply.
Strymon is near the top of the food chain when it comes to delay pedals, and digital guitar pedals in general. That doesn't mean they're always the best option, since "the best" can be subjective and hard to define. But they're consistently a great option, regardless of what you're comparing them to.
Good brands to compare to Strymon would include Line 6, TC Electronic, Boss, and Walrus Audio.