While they’re both are delay pedals, El Capistan and Brigadier have very different tonal characteristics and different levels of tweakability. Brigadier is an authentic recreation of analog bucket-brigade style delays. El Capistan is an in-depth recreation of tape echo machines. Two very different styles of delay. Your choice really all depends on the sound you’re going for. Check out the sound samples on both the El Capistan and Brigadier websites.