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EHX SlapBack Echo

EHX SlapBack Echo  ·  Source: Electro Harmonix


The Electro Harmonix Slap-Back Echo Analog Delay reissue is a smaller, modern version of their big box analogue delay effect. The originals first appeared back in 1978, but thanks to another famous pedal maker EHX has now reissued them at last.


EHX Slap-Back Echo Analog Delay

Josh Scott made this reissue possible. The mastermind behind the JHS Show and JHS Pedals had asked two years ago that Electro-Harmonix bring the now rare slap-back echo of the 1970s back to the stores, as he is very fond of the special sound.

Apparently, company founder Mike Matthews listened and here we are now with a mini pedal reissue.

Mini Pedal format SlapBack Echo reissue


The new edition of the Slap-Back Echo is housed in Electro Harmonics socalled Pico housing and has gain and blend controls as well as a time switch. With three delay time settings, which are accessed via the mini toggle switch, and up to 20 dB Boost, plus the Slap-Back Echo can achieve a wide range of subtle doubling effects through to more intense reflections.

EHX SlapBack Echo

Compact analogue delay

Three Delay Times

The gain control controls the input signal before the echo circuit and also regulates the total volume at the output with an increase of up to 20 dB. The blend control mixes the dry signal and the echo signal from 100% dry to 100% echo. With the time switch, you can choose between three different delay times: 45 ms, 65 ms and 100 ms.

It is also a true bypass design and is operated at a standard 9 volts. Which makes it a very pedalboard-friendly effect pedal.

This new compact version looks pretty good and it also sounds rather nice as well. Check out the official video below. I’m also liking the price point, which I think is very reasonable



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One response to “EHX Slap-Back Echo Analog Delay Reissue”

    Dazz26 says:

    Omg that is sick!
    The Van Halen riff at the end sold it for me.

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