Ibanez ES2 Echo Shifter Analog Delay Pedal

Guitar Analog Delay Stompbox with 30ms-1000ms Delay Range, Tap Tempo, Oscillation On/Off Switch, and Modulation On/Off Switch
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Create Lush Soundscapes with this Analog Delay

Ibanez designed the ES2 Echo Shifter analog delay pedal to bring you a surprisingly wide range of creative delay effects with digital-like control. The ES2 Echo Shifter gives you a 30ms-1000ms delay range with tap tempo, and you can even adjust the tempo on the fly without pitch artifacts like some analog delays. You can add pitch modulation for rich, animated delay effects. The oscillation mode lets you create wild psychedelic chaos. Sweetwater has your solution for everything from slapback delay to modulation-drenched echoes - the Ibanez ES2 Echo Shifter!

Ibanez ES2 Echo Shifter Analog Delay Pedal at a Glance:
  • Vibrant analog delay with digital-like control
  • Oscillation mode gives you extreme delay effects
  • Flexible 9V operation lets you use batteries or an adapter
Vibrant analog delay with digital-like control

While the Ibanez ES2 Echo Shifter boasts a classic bucket-brigade analog delay line, you've got digital-like control over your delay time. Mainly, you can seamlessly adjust the tap tempo while you're playing your guitar, without the pitch-shifting artifacts you normally get from analog delays.

Oscillation mode gives you extreme delay effects

Flip the Oscillation switch on the ES2 Echo Shifter to add 15dB of gain to the feedback loop for outrageous, spaced out echo effects. The analog design of the ES2 Echo Shifter ensures that your guitar tone stays warm and smooth, even when it's oscillating out of control during a monster solo.

Flexible 9V operation lets you use batteries or an adapter

You may not have noticed, but many analog delay guitar pedals don't take 9V batteries and require an adapter. The Ibanez ES2 Echo Shifter can run on 9V batteries, or with an optional adapter (not included). It may not seem like a huge deal - until you find yourself in a situation with a shortage of outlets, and you're looking at your pedalboard to see what you can stick a battery in.

Ibanez ES2 Echo Shifter Analog Delay Pedal Features:
  • Analog delay pedal for guitar with 30ms-1000ms delay range
  • Tap tempo can be seamlessly adjusted on the fly without pitch artifacts, unlike some analog delays
  • Oscillation mode adds 15dB of gain to the feedback loop for psychedelic effects
  • Pitch modulation offers a wide range of effects, from vibrato-like flutters to slow, soaring sweeps
  • Powered via 9V battery or AC adapter (sold separately)
Ibanez ES2 Echo Shifter has everything you love about analog delay, plus more!

Tech Specs

Pedal Type Delay
Maximum Delay Time 1 second (1000ms)
Inputs 1 x Instrument
Outputs 1 x 1/4"
Batteries 1 x 9V (Included), Optional AC Adapter (not included)
Height 2.6"
Width 4.7"
Depth 6.3"
Weight 1.4 lbs.
Power Supply Included No
Manufacturer Part Number ES2

Customer Reviews

2/5
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2.5/5

Some issues

It sounds very good, but being an analog bucket brigade device, it's a bit noisy. it also doesn't like being used in an amp FX loop. It clips. The TC delays are designed to work with both guitar and line level. The ES2 is designed to run before your amp, so you run it into the distortion. Delay really needs to be after the distortion. Finally, it's a bit big. and clunky. Wooden side panels? Really? You can't even velcro it to a pedal board. I like the sound. I love the modulation. It's very easy to use.
2/5

Hiss Monster

Purchased the Echo Shifter new, found it to be quite cool functionally, but the HISS coming out of this thing (when OFF, disengaged) is completely unbearable... makes me sad, as I really wanted this thing - the exact functionally perfect delay, but makes so much noise I can't use it. Might be OK if you play guitar in a low gain setting.
Music background: Lifetime guitarist
1.5/5

Weak delay pedal. Inaudible

Would have been perfect if it just, you know, made itself audible at longer delay times. It's as if the volume instantly fades away when you slide the delay slider up a little bit. Effectively making this pedal only work when you use short slap back type delays. If you want to have slower (300ms-1000ms) it's just not gonna happen. Even though it supposedly has that ability, i sure don't hear the repeats at all with slightly longer delay times and that is terrible.
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