JHS Panther Cub Analog Tap Tempo Delay Pedal

Bucket-brigade-based All-analog Delay Pedal with Onboard Modulation, Flexible Routing, Tap Tempo, Four Note Divisions, Stereo Operation, and Assignable Expression Pedal Control
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Bucket Brigade for Tone Tweakers

Who doesn't love a true bucket brigade analog delay pedal? The JHS Panther Cub V1.5 packs real bucket brigade delay circuitry into a pedalboard-friendly package while offering the limitless tone-shaping abilities of many digital pedals. Along with the perfectly dark repeats you'll enjoy tap-tempo time settings of up to an unheard of 1,000ms, four rhythm value time divisions, assignable expression pedal control, and a whole lot more. With the JHS Panther Cub V1.5 delay pedal, you command the great sound of analog delay with plenty of on-the-fly control.

Purely analog delay

The JHS Panther Cub V1.5 delay effects pedal proudly exudes all of the rich, dark, and spacious sound that has made its bucket brigade circuitry legendary among guitarists. The character of its repeats allows you to dial in a generous amount effect for washes of ambiance that never obscure your original note. When you consider all of the additional features the Panther Cub V1.5 boasts over other analog delay pedals, it's no wonder that this delay can be found on the boards of many guitarists throughout Sweetwater.

Tap tempo with ratio control

The Panther Cub V1.5 analog delay pedal sounds fantastic. But it really sets itself apart from other analog delay pedals with the amount of on-the-fly control that if offers. It's 1,000ms of delay time is enough for even the most sonically adventurous and astounding for an analog design. And it can be dialed in either from the Time control or via the independent tap-tempo footswitch. A twist of the Ratio knob selects between quarter, eighth, dotted-eighth, and triplet note divisions. An analog pedal with this control is really something special.

Added power to expand your ambiance

The great sound of the repeats and its tap-tempo is just the beginning with the Panther Cub V1.5. Adding in the onboard modulation adds shimmer to the repeats, while utilizing the pedal's effects loop allows you to add any effect you want to the Panther Cub's repeats for unlimited tonal options. As if that weren't enough, JHS even included an expression pedal input that can be assigned to control many of the pedal's voicing options. An internal Roar switch ups the pedal's oscillations. And a the 1/4" output accepts a TRS splitter for stereo performance.

JHS Panther Cub V1.5 Analog Delay Pedal Features:

  • A super-flexible, bucket-brigade-based, analog delay pedal
  • Up to an amazing 1,000ms of smoothly decaying delay
  • Dial in time manually or use the soft-touch tap tempo switch
  • 4-position ratio control includes 1/4 note, 1/8 note, dotted 1/8 note, and triplet settings
  • Onboard modulation with Speed and Depth controls adds shimmer
  • Internal Roar switch provides 2 modes of oscillation sensitivity
  • EFX Loop (via TRS splitter) that lets you add external effects to the repeats
  • Dry Out (via TRS splitter) lets you split your signal to the rest of your rig
  • Assignable (via internal switch) expression pedal control
  • Tap Input/Output allows external tap controller or tap slaving
  • True bypass switch preserves your tone when the effect is disabled

Additional Media

JHS Panther Cub Delay Pedal Demo

Tech Specs

Pedal Type Delay
Maximum Delay Time 1 second (1000ms)
Inputs 1 x 1/4" (instrument), 1 x 1/4" TRS (effects loop insert), 1 x 1/4" (tap expression pedal input)
Outputs 1 x 1/4" TRS (use splitter for additional dry output)
True Bypass Yes
Power Source 9V DC power supply required (sold separately)
Height 1.2"
Width 4.7"
Depth 3.7"
Manufacturer Part Number PC

Customer Reviews

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Best analog delay money can buy

This is surely the best analog delay that money can buy. Just save some money for this babe and you will be rewarded. It takes smaller space on your pedalboard than it seems. And TA DAA; welcome to your old school analog delay fantasies with modern controls :)
Music background: Professional musician

Awesome Delay

I purchased this and an EHX Deluxe Memory Man TT1100, and ended up sending the DMM back. If I only had room for 1 delay on my board, I would have probably chosen the DMM, because it's brighter and more modern sounding (like a digital unit). But already owning a good digital delay, I really loved what the Panther Cub brought to the table. It's really smooth and flattering, and right from the start was the one that just "felt right." I was planning on just getting the DMM, because of it's reputation - and it is a great pedal, no doubt. But someone talked me into trying out both. The DMM does affect your tone somewhat - making it a little brighter. Also, the first repeat or two on the DMM sound almost exactly like your initial note, so there is more of a blending effect and you don't quite feel the echo as much as with the Panther Cub. The Panther Cub doesn't affect your initial tone, and it's repeats are much darker from the start, allowing them to sit back in the mix and not occupy the same space as the initial note. The Panther Cub is a more "ambient" sounding delay at low settings than the DMM is, so take that into consideration as well if your trying to decide between these two units. The Tap Tempo on the Panther Cub works great. There are more options for subdivisions on the DMM, but I did have some difficulties with the DMM on this... There were times when I would set a tap tempo, and then switch back and forth between the two. On several occasions, the DMM changed tempo on me while it was bypassed. This happened mostly when it was after the Cub in the signal chain. Everything was hooked up correctly and I was using the power cable that came with the DMM. The Cub never had any such issues. All in all, the Panther Cub is my favorite delay. And the places where it loses out to the DMM can be made up for with a good digital unit.


I wanted something a bit more analog than my TC Flashback X4. This delay is everything I could have hoped for an more. This pedal is a masterpiece. The folks at JHS have outdone themselves. The coolest things about are the expression pedal option and the chorus vibrato controling. It makes it the most unique delay pedal out there. Shimmer delay, slap-back rock'a'billy, long swelling delay, whatever you want! Big thanks to Josh Scott at JHS for his awesome pedals!
Music background: Hobbyist

Spendy but so worth it

Little hesitant to pull the trigger on this one due to the price but really liked what I heard in the demos. Sounds so much better in person. Really warm analog tone but not dark like the MXR Carbon Copy. This pairs real nicely with my El Cap. I was also surprised on how beautiful the modulation sounded. Couldn't be happier!
Music background: Hobbyist


Simply put, there is NO better delay out there in my opinion - I have tried what i feel is ALMOST every one of them . . . the Cub seriously manages to incorporate ALL of my favorite features, into a analog style delay, which is just perfection in my books.
See also: Reverb Pedals, JHS, JHS Reverbs and Delays