Watch the Reverse Delay online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from Guitar Effects Survival Guide
We can't hear this sound without thinking of Jimi Hendrix. Like me, many people first heard this sound in the tune "Are You Experienced?" This effect was actually created by playing the physical tape backwards, quite a cool studio discovery. We can now recreate this with a pedal, the trick is to turn the wet signal on full so you don't hear your main note. Other famous uses of backwards guitar can be heard in "I'm Only Sleeping" and "Tomorrow Never Knows" by the Beatles.