The sound of a Hammond B3 plugged into a raging Marshall stack is one of the most awesome sounds in rock besides the guitar.
Guitarists who wanted to tap into this energy without learning to play keyboards had to rely on expensive guitar synthesizer setups, but now Electro-Harmonix has come up with an affordable and extremely easy-to-use solution with their C9 Organ Machine stomp box.
With prices of 1970s-era Bad Stone phase shifter pedals soaring, and a steady stream of guitarists asking EHX founder and president Mike Matthews to reissue the pedal, the project was given the green light. The newly minted Bad Stone is faithful to the original circuit design and three-knob control layout, but now it comes in a compact nano-sized package designed to appeal to space-conscious users.
The new EHX Pitch Fork transposes an instrument’s pitch over a +/- three octave range and features three modes that allow the pitch to be transposed up, down or both, simultaneously. The pitch shift amount can be set to a fixed interval or continuously varied by an expression pedal or control voltage.
Electro-Harmonix has unveiled its new Nano Looper 360 pedal. From the company: The NanoLooper 360 is a small, extremely easy-to- use, pedal looper with a total of 360 seconds of loop recording time that can be divided into 11 different loops for maximum flexibility and control.
In the new video below, which was shared by EHX (Electro-Harmonix) this week, Brazilian rocker Rodrigo Lanceloti test drives two EHX pedals, the East River Drive overdrive and the Hot Tubes Nano Overdrive. Luckily, Lanceloti has a bottomless bag of blues licks, so it's a pretty damn enjoyable video!
Electro-Harmonix has introduced the B9 Organ Machine. From the company: With nine finely-tuned presets emulating the legendary organs of the Sixties and beyond, the B9 Organ Machine delivers definitive tonewheel and combo organ sounds.