NAMM 2019: Strymon harnesses vintage echoes for new Volante delay pedal

NAMM 2019: After weeks of agonising teases, Strymon has unveiled its first new stompbox for quite some time, the Volante delay pedal.

Based on vintage tape delays, the Volante boasts magnetic drum echo, tape echo and reel-to-reel studio echo sounds, plus a looper and vintage spring reverb.

Strymon promises replication of every last magnetic delay system attribute, packing four onboard delay playback heads, with individual feedback, panning and level controls.

There are a host of nifty touches onboard, such as the ability to dial in mechanically related speed fluctuations and playback head wear, and adjust the spacing between heads.

Other features include MIDI integration, up to eight onboard presets, stereo panning, footswitchable infinite repeats and expression input.

In true Strymon fashion, the Volante looks like it will be the final word in vintage echo pedals. It’s available soon for $399 - see Strymon for more.

Oh, and it’s also worth mentioning that the company announced the MultiSwitch Plus, too, which offers access to three presets on the Sunset and Riverside, plus additional functions on the Volante.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.

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