Electro-Harmonix MEL9 Tape Replay Machine Pedal

You don't have to be a keyboardist to create incredible Mellotron sounds! The MEL9 recreates anything from rich orchestral sounds to the iconic flute tone.
The polyphonic Electro-Harmonix 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.

Check out all the different sounds the Mel9 has to offer:


- Pays homage to nine of the coolest Mellotron sounds: Orchestra, Cello, Strings, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Brass, Low Choir and High Choir
- Works on guitar without modifications, special pickups or MIDI implementation and tracks bends, slides, even whammy dive bombs!
- Also works with bass guitar down do the open A string as well as keyboards
- Includes independent Effect and Dry volume controls so you can create the perfect mix at the Effects output
- Dry Output jack outputs your input signal at unity gain
- Attack control sets the volume swell speed. As it's turned clockwise, the notes fade in more gradually
- Sustain control adjusts the release time after a sound is stopped. As it's turned clockwise, the fade out time increases
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- Power: Comes with a standard EHX 9.6DC200mA PSU
- Dimensions: (W x L x H) 4 x 4.75 x 2.25" (102 x 121 x 89mm)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 1.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 7 x 6 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EHX MEL9
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 718-937-8300
(5 ratings)
Submitted March 4, 2017 by Edu C in Santa Cruz, CA
"Inspiring once you dial it in"
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I bought this pedal and crossed my fingers, while I'v had good experiences with EHX products I didn't have any experience with any of their organ simulators, I have a micro POG on my board and in my opinion It has the best tracking and sound of any of the octave type pedals I'v tried, that being said buying the Mel9 was the only way to see if it could work in my live set up. I play heavy blues with a multiple amp set up and pedal board real estate is precious, I bought this pedal in hopes of running it through a Marshall super lead that is set up just at the edge of breakup. It took a bit of tweaking to start to figure out what worked for me, this pedal does not sound great at just any setting you really have to take the time to dial it in for your own set up but once I found the parameters within which the pedal sounded good it was really inspiring to play and I instantly started working on not only new material but also on how to fit it into my bands already existing songs. A couple of things to consider if you are reading this is that you will probably need an amp with a good amount of head room set to be relatively clean, to me the pedal does not sound good with distortion or fuzz before or after it but when you get it just right it really brings a sweet new dimension to a guitar riff, Iv had this a couple of months now and I would say It's a keeper.
Musical Background:
Guitar player for 30 years, multiple gigging bands throughout the years, main songwriter for current band of 6 years
Musical Style:
Heavy psychedelic blues
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