Takeshi also plays guitar on this track (Greg is playing bass) but I do believe the delayed guitar part is Wata. She famously uses the RE-201. Her rig has also consisted of an SiB Echo unit but I do not believe she was that when they recorded this (2006), nor the RE-501 she's sometimes pictured using with her RE-201 units.
Obviously, a Space Echo unit itself would be the closest... But I'm about to dive into a world of delay pedals of the tape variety and I want to get as close as I can on the first try. None of the delay pedals I have will get me there (Meet Maude, AD4096, DM-2, AD9, DE7, Stereo Memory Man, Echo Puss, Replica, Echorec). Outside of the Replica and Echorec I have not had a dedicated "tape delay pedal," so I need to know what to look for in an effort to save me time/money flipping stuff trying to get a particular feel.
My question is, out of the myriad of tape delay pedals, which to your ears do you think fits the bill based on the first bit of guitar in that track? I'm not exactly looking for the most faithful reproduction of an RE-201, but more of which pedal can get this particular vibe quite easily.
This is not a question of what you think is best, but rather what you think gives the warmth and light flutter in Wata's tone on this track. Notice the late tape modulation on the first few chords struck.
Strymon El Capistan?
Catalinbread Belle Epoch?
Empress Tape Delay?
Thanks in advance. I've been listening to demos on all of these for a week but I can't hear anything demonstrated that is played like that or set to sound like that.