The sound of a Mellotron always puts me in my happy place. I think it’s the association with my longtime Top 5 GOAT band the Beatles and their extensive usage of it on songs like Strawberry Fields. But it’s also just a really great sound regardless, and they saw the potential of it very early on.
So the fact that Electro-Harmonix managed to cram it into a pedal that allows you to play it with a guitar is absolute magical witchcraft, and I was STOKED to get the Mel9 pedal to play. So, instead of doing my usual review style of doing an intense, very planned-out demo with multiple angles and the works, I wanted to just capture my initial reactions and tinkering with it.
So here you go, a very unrehearsed and unprofessional demo of an extremely well thought out and fun as hell pedal.