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Electro-Harmonix MEL9 Tape Replay Machine Guitar Effects Pedal  

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The polyphonic MEL9 uses the same extraordinary technology as the B9, C9 and KEY9 to transform your axe and resurrect the sound of vintage tape-based keyboards. It pays homage to nine of the coolest M... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

The polyphonic MEL9 uses the same extraordinary technology as the B9, C9 and KEY9 to transform your axe and resurrect the sound of vintage tape-based keyboards. It pays homage to nine of the coolest Mellotron® sounds: Orchestra, Cello, Strings, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Brass, Low Choir and High Choir. It works on guitar without modifications, special pickups or MIDI implementation and tracks bends, slides, even whammy dive bombs!
You can also put it to work with your bass down to the open A string as well as keyboards. The MEL9 includes independent Effect and Dry volume controls so you can create the perfect mix at the Effects output with a Dry Output jack to output your input signal at unity gain. The Attack control sets the volume swell speed. As it’s turned clockwise the notes fade in more gradually, while the Sustain control adjusts the release time after a sound is stopped. As it’s turned clockwise, the fade out time increase

Features
  • Features 9 Mellotron® sounds: Orchestra, Cello, Strings, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Brass, Low Choir and High Choir
  • Works with guitar, bass (down to open A string) and keyboard
  • Tracks bends, slides, even whammy dive bombs
  • Independent Effect and Dry volume controls
  • Dry Output jack outputs your input signal at unity gain
  • Attack control sets the volume swell speed
  • Sustain control adjusts the release time after a sound is stopped
  • Dimensions: 4.0 (w) x 4.75 (l) x 2.25 (h) in.
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Electro-HarmonixMEL9 Tape Replay Machine Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.6

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (12)
  • Compact (11)
  • Good selection of effects (11)
  • Responsive (11)
  • Versatile (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (12)
  • Performances (10)
  • Amateur recording (7)
  • Professional recording (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (13), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The Electro Harmonix MEL 9 is a game changer for guitarists.

This guitar effect now adds nine Mellotron sounds to a guitarists selection to add to, or layer home or studio demo's or professional recordings. I have already used it on an original, 2...Read complete review

This guitar effect now adds nine Mellotron sounds to a guitarists selection to add to, or layer home or studio demo's or professional recordings. I have already used it on an original, 2 tracks, the Orchestra sound, then later in the song, the High Choir sound. SOUNDS AWESOME. No longer will you have to wait for your keyboard player to get around to adding his part. Guitarists will now just DO IT THEMSELVES. I had to order it thru Guitar Center. I know most guitarists who try this in the store, WILL BUY ONE. They will sell themselves with just one demonstration.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not as advertised

This is one of those weird items that seem to sound good in videos but is thin and lifeless in person. Arpeggios are a mess after 3 notes..The high notes are all pretty...Read complete review

This is one of those weird items that seem to sound good in videos but is thin and lifeless in person. Arpeggios are a mess after 3 notes..The high notes are all pretty much the same sound regardless of the setting. The fact that there is no "save" feature renders this useless for live performance...either that or you have an expensive 1 trick pony. Not sure if this was defective but I can't imagine how anyone gets a usable sound out of this thing.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The MEL9 makes me a multi-instrumentalist with one pedal

By DAVID

from undisclosed

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Comments about MEL9 Tape Replay Machine Guitar Effects Pedal:

This pedal allows me to shift from straight guitar to organ, flute, orchestral sounds, and more then back to guitar for a more varied take on my music. I was sold on the YouTube demos and really pleased with the MEL9 when I received it.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

MEL9 Tape Replay Machine Guitar Effects Pedal

By Scott

from undisclosed

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Verified Buyer

Comments about Electro-Harmonix MEL9 Tape Replay Machine Guitar Effects Pedal:

Amazing pedal ... met all my expectations. I had purchased the C-9 and am happy with it after trying the B-9 and a Superego which I was not thrilled with ... with that said, the Mel-9 is an incredible compliment to the C-9 when run together or used independently. I did add a Mooer Spark Echo after (which adds reverb + delay)
The Mel-9 does track better that the C-9.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best of the 9 seies hands down

By Rj

from Modesto

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Electro-Harmonix MEL9 Tape Replay Machine Guitar Effects Pedal:

    Well worth the money. Great on all settings but orchestra and strings have that extra coolness that just draw the creativity out of me! Genuine 70s mellotron sound in spades! Dont hesitate to add this one to the collection!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The Electro Harmonix MEL 9 is a game changer for guitarists.

    By Stacy Osborne of FLIP REALITY.

    from CINCINNATI OHIO

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Electro-Harmonix MEL9 Tape Replay Machine Guitar Effects Pedal:

      This guitar effect now adds nine Mellotron sounds to a guitarists selection to add to, or layer home or studio demo's or professional recordings. I have already used it on an original, 2 tracks, the Orchestra sound, then later in the song, the High Choir sound. SOUNDS AWESOME. No longer will you have to wait for your keyboard player to get around to adding his part. Guitarists will now just DO IT THEMSELVES. I had to order it thru Guitar Center. I know most guitarists who try this in the store, WILL BUY ONE. They will sell themselves with just one demonstration.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Dream pedal

      By Chazzer

      from St. Louis missouri

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Electro-Harmonix MEL9 Tape Replay Machine Guitar Effects Pedal:

        I'm still digging into the wide array of tones this baby offers. The mellotron sound seemed so out of reach before this sucker came along. If you appreciate early Crimson, Genesis, Moody Blues, Yes, etc...this pedal will create those atmospherics. I ordered from Guitar Centre.com got it in 72 hours.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I would buy this again!

        By Jeff

        from Ashland, Va.

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Add space and dimension with delay effects!
        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Good Selection Of Effects
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

          Comments about Electro-Harmonix MEL9 Tape Replay Machine Guitar Effects Pedal:

          Completes many soft ballad tracks that I've been working on!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Not as advertised

          By Rac St.Babrian

          from East Coast

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor Sound Quality

            Best Uses

              Comments about Electro-Harmonix MEL9 Tape Replay Machine Guitar Effects Pedal:

              This is one of those weird items that seem to sound good in videos but is thin and lifeless in person. Arpeggios are a mess after 3 notes..The high notes are all pretty much the same sound regardless of the setting. The fact that there is no "save" feature renders this useless for live performance...either that or you have an expensive 1 trick pony. Not sure if this was defective but I can't imagine how anyone gets a usable sound out of this thing.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Give me more!

              By PedalManiac

              from San Francisco, CA.

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Good Selection Of Effects

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio

                Comments about Electro-Harmonix MEL9 Tape Replay Machine Guitar Effects Pedal:

                What I always wanted in a Pedal

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                This is a great product abe the people are great too.

                By Randall

                from Borger texas

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Good Selection Of Effects
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Electro-Harmonix MEL9 Tape Replay Machine Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  I am a hobbiest guitar player and plan to do some
                  Studio recording. The mel9 will be a great asset
                  To what I can do.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  You Need The MEL9, I did!

                  By DAVID

                  from undisclosed

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                  Comments about Electro-Harmonix MEL9 Tape Replay Machine Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  I use this item for background sound-strings and brass-for my guitar lead playing. The cello and flute tones I use for alternate choruses to the guitar lead. I'm working on using the other settings but I'm sure they'll be really useful, too. One great gadget!

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