JHS 3 Series Oil Can Delay

Released within Reverb.com multi-builder 2023 Blackout Series promotion, the JHS Oil Can Delay is the first non-white pedal in the company’s 3 Series. It’s a digital delay voiced after the vintage and murky-sounding oil can delay, based on a short-lived technology that’s been rediscovered for its unique sonic character.

The idea of a delay inspired by the sound of the oil can circuit was conceived in a meeting between JHS owner Josh Scott and Wilco’s guitarist Nels Cine, who brought up the idea when the two met at Wilco’s 2022 Solid Sound Fest.

The controls are very simple: Mix, Speed and Feedback, with an added +/- toggle that switches between modulation intensities.