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Deco Wins Musikmesse International Press Award

Musikmesse, the international trade show held each spring in Frankfurt, Germany, has a history of over 25 years. It is one of the two biggest musical instrument and production trade shows in the world. (The other biggest music trade show is the Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California.)

This year’s show marked the 17th year for the Musikmesse International Press Awards (or “MIPA”). Journalists from over 100 dedicated special interest magazines from all over the world were called upon to nominate and vote for the best musical instruments and audio equipment of 2015/2016. And they voted to award the trophy for Best Guitar Effect to Deco!

Strymon Deco Tape Saturation

More than 300 international representatives of musical instrument and audio equipment manufacturers and distributors attended the award show on April 7th, 2016, including guests from the USA, Canada, Japan, Brazil, Russia, Poland, Great Britain, Italy, France, Greece, The Netherlands, Belgium, China, Indonesia, Denmark, Austria, Switzerland and Germany.

We are honored to have been recognized for our work on Deco. Thank you, MIPA! And also, thanks very much to Chris Gooddie from Musicpsych for accepting the award on our behalf.

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3 Responses

  1. Hey Guys,

    I own an El Capistan and a Deco pedal. The El Capistan is just the best tape delay period. I bought the Deco and love it too.

    See what I did there? I used indefinite and definite articles.

    Can you stop being so bloody pretentious. You are not Apple. I thought your guys didn’t want to work for the man? Stop becoming one.. Ease off with Marketing nonsense and go work on your next pedal.

    “The” Deco “our” Deco,..


    PS your new website layout, with the “Learn more” pop up box = cheap

    1. Hi Joe,

      We are happy to hear that you enjoy your El Capistan and Deco. We love that. Sorry you felt the post about the award was too market-y. As a small company we work hard and it was really rewarding to get the MIPA. Especially for a product that when we initially launched we really didn’t know how people would receive Deco. But we always appreciate hearing everyone’s thoughts. We agree that the “Learn more” on the website isn’t the best and have been discussing ideas on changing that. ;D

      Thanks so much, Angela

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