JHS Pedals Lucky Cat Delay Pink Review (May 2024)


Last updated on May 27, 2024 11:59 pm Details


In this review post we’re going to be discussing the JHS Lucky Cat Delay Guitar Effects Pedal, Pink, including an overview of its unique features.

Product Description

In 2007, we released our very first delay pedal, the Pink Panther. That pedal was instantly recognizable with its bright pink case and shiny silver knobs. Unfortunately, not every cat has nine lives, and we only produced about 100 units before the chipset was no longer available, forcing the pedal out of production. It was also quirky and unreliable, as early designs tend to be. We decided to revisit this now beloved delay and rebuild it from the ground up. We now present a simple digital delay/echo that has everything you need and nothing you don’t. This may be your lucky day!

The Lucky Cat Delay has basic controls consisting of Time, Mix, Ratio, Repeats, Darken (EQ), and a Modulation toggle. Time is a manual control for the length of the repeats up to 1000ms. Mix controls the volume of the repeats, from fully clean signal to fully wet. Ratio controls the subdivision of the tap tempo with options of quarter note, dotted eighth note, eighth note, and triplets. Repeats control the number of repeats you will hear, from one repeat to infinite. The Lucky Cat will not do analog delay oscillation but will do a musical digital oscillation when the repeats are maxed out and you play with the Time control. The Darken control works as an EQ for the repeats only. When fully clockwise the tone of the delay is the fully digital, unaffected sound. As you turn counter-clockwise the delay will darken in tone giving you an array of delay tones at your fingertips. The Modulation toggle has two modulation settings, Mod 1 and Mod 2, with the center setting disengaging the modulation. Mod 1 is a subtle modulation that gives the delay just the right amount of movement without being overwhelming. Mod 2 is a deeper modulation that gives you a seasick sound for those parts you want to be drenched in modulation.

On the left side of the Lucky Cat, you’ll find a dip switch for Vintage Tape/Digital Clean tones. In Vintage Tape mode, you’ll find more compressed slightly driven echo like vintage tape delays. In Digital Clean mode the echo is crisp and clean for those pristine and chirpy delay sounds. On the right side of the pedal, you’ll also find an external tap jack so you can control the tempo of your delay with an external tap pedal.

Product Features

  • Made in USA
  • Status LEDs
  • Metal housing
  • Digital delay
  • 1,000 ms Delay time
  • Tap Tempo function
  • Tap Tempo subdivisions
  • True bypass
  • Weight: 280g
  • Bypass footswitch
  • Tap Tempo footswitch
  • Current consumption: 75 mA
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 127 x 66 x 54 mm
  • 6.3 mm mono jack inputs/outputs
  • 6.3mm TRS Tap Tempo Slave Socket
  • Power supply via 9 V DC power supply
  • Controls for Time, Ratio, Mix, Repeats, and Dark
  • Digital / Tape switch to select the delay voicings input
  • Mod toggle switch to select delay modulation: Mod 1 = subtle / Off / Mod 2 = intense

*Note: Battery operation is not supported.

Pros & Cons


  • Solid build quality
  • Extremely dependable
  • Favorable consumer ratings
  • Worth the price
  • Great audio quality


  • Expensive

JHS Pedals Lucky Cat Delay Pink Demo

Our Verdict

JHS Pedals’ Lucky Cat delay is the trademark-compliant sequel to their Pink Panther delay. It has controls for Time, Mix, Ratio, Repeats, Darken, and Modulation toggle. This is a naturally musical pedal with an advanced feature set that will gratify even the most reserved performers.

Where to Buy

The best place to buy this product has to be Amazon, due to their competitive pricing and fantastic customer service.

JHS Lucky Cat Delay Guitar Effects Pedal, Pink

as of May 28, 2024 3:57 pm

Pricing History

Price History for JHS Lucky Cat Delay Guitar Effects Pedal, Pink


Current Price $313.91 May 28, 2024
Highest Price $313.91 January 1, 2024
Lowest Price $313.91 January 1, 2024
Since January 1, 2024

Last price changes

$313.91 January 1, 2024

Last updated on May 28, 2024 3:57 pm

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Additional information

Item Weight

1 pounds

Product Dimensions

6 x 3 x 3 inches

Item model number


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer


Date First Available

June 12, 2017


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