Electro-Harmonix Canyon Digital Delay and Looper Pedal

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92 out of 100. Incorporating 700+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$151
Electro-Harmonix Canyon Digital Delay and Looper Pedal

The Canyon Digital delay is a Swiss Army Knife of 11 delay sounds ranging from Echo, Tape, IC delays, to more experimental sounds like octave delays, sample and hold, and looper functions.

Each setting has "hidden parameters" for additional tweaking such as wow and flutter for tape, modulation for their Memory Man delay model, or the range of pitch shift

Features

  • Controls: Level, Delay Time, Feedback, Delay Type (rotary switch), Note division switch
  • Delay Time: up to 3 Seconds. 62 seconds loop time
  • Switching: True Bypass/Buffered Bypass (switchable)
  • Additional Inputs/Outputs: Tap Tempo In
  • Power: 9-Volt DC Adapter

Pros

With the reviews we've seen, everyone has a different use for the Canyon. Users come from a variety of musical backgrounds, all finding a sound they like on the unit. Positive reviews are for the unit's versatility, tone and size. Great value for the price.

Cons

The built in tap-tempo was a hit or miss with a few reviewers. Fortunately, EHX was wise enough to put an external tap tempo jack to plug your favorite tap tempo pedal. Some users were also looking for stereo outputs and were disappointed that Canyon doesn't have them.

Overall

Being an owner of one myself, the Canyon has become an irreplaceable part of my gigging rig as it has with dozens of musicians. It's a versatile, feature packed digital delay in a small package; for the price, what more can you ask for? If you need even more features, EHX recently released a "Deluxe" version called the Grand Canyon.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Highest Rated Delay Pedals.

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