Electro-Harmonix reissues, downsizes cult favorite Slap-Back Echo analog delay pedal

Electro-Harmonix's original, late-'70s era Slap-Back Echo pedal sits below the company's new version of the pedal
(Image credit: Electro-Harmonix)

Produced for only a short time in the late 1970s, the Slap-Back Echo is certainly not one of EHX's most well-known stompboxes.

In the decades since its brief production run, though, the analog delay pedal has developed a bit of a cult fanbase, a prominent member of which is JHS Pedals' Josh Scott, who included it in a 2021 YouTube video detailing his favorite obscure Electro-Harmonix pedals.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.