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): MEL9

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 718-937-8300

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars. (5 ratings)
Submitted October 2, 2019 by Paul J Vigeant Jr. in Worcester, MA

"Another Pallette of Colors For my Muse... LMAO"

Overall: 4 out of 5 stars
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It took over a year, but I finally bought it and I can't imagine my board without it. Despite what I've read elsewhere, I can go down to Low E on my my bass and the pedal works fine, however I do recommend a short scale bass and/or a boost or compression pedal. I did find the pedal was not able to keep up with faster player, but it may be that I use it with a bass instead of guitar. I have used it with an electric piano to pleasant results. I have even experimented with a vocal mic for interesting textures. Sometimes, instead of using it for pads and orchestrated parts, I used it like it was another filter or modulation pedals. With experimentation, you can get some great textures. Definitely a keepah!

It reminds me of the tones I remember from the old prog records I used to listen to in high school. I find it responds better to slow, deliberate playing, It fits well with my blend of post-metal, doom, southern stoner metal, and experimental projects. You need to experiment with this pedal and find out what tones work for you. Again recommend using it like any other filter/modulation pedal you have in your chain. Works well with other pedals, too.

I experimented with different instruments, and found that the pedal could accommodate the full range of my short-scale six string Schecter, but not my vintage Yamaha piano.

Ease of Use
Start with setting all controls at 12 o' clock read more and the voices knob at #1 and experiment!

The metal case is solid. The black print on white paint is striking and evokes the Mellotron feel. One of the more solid pedals I have.

This pedal is worth the value you put into it. It is another palette of colors for my muse.

Manufacturer Support
I have not had to contact the company yet.

The Wow Factor
The Mel9 allows me to create sounds I cannot get with my bass alone, and without additional hardware.

Musical Background:
Semi- Professional

Musical Style:
Alternative, Experimental, Post Metal, Doom, World music
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