EHX http://www.guitarworld.com/taxonomy/term/2599/all en NAMM 2015: Electro-Harmonix Introduces C9 Organ Machine Pedal — Demo Video http://www.guitarworld.com/electro-harmonix-introduces-c9-organ-machine-pedal-demo-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Electro-Harmonix has introduced the C9 Organ Machine, the followup to the B9 Organ Machine, which was released in early 2014.</p> <p>From the company:</p> <p>The brand-new EHX C9 Organ Machine digs deeper into the cache of desirable classic organ tones with nine new organ presets utilizing the same technology found in the hit B9 Organ Machine. </p> <p>As a respectful nod to the late Sixties and Seventies, the C9 pays homage to tones made famous by Keith Emerson, Ray Manzarek, Jon Lord, the Beatles, Led Zeppelin and more.</p> <p>As is with the B9, the C9’s layout is straight forward and intuitive. A nine-position switch allows the player to select among different popular organ types. </p> <p>The Organ volume knob controls the overall volume of the Organ Preset while Dry volume controls the volume of the untreated instrument level at the Organ Output jack. This enables a player to mix the sound of their original instrument with the organ to create lush layers, or mute it entirely. </p> <p>A Mod control adjusts the speed of the modulation while Click controls the percussive click level or a parameter unique to the preset such as upper harmonic level or modulation depth. These controllable parameters were selected for each preset to optimize the tonal flexibility of each organ sound. </p> <p>The EHX C9 Organ Machine picks up where the B9 left off and delivers even more flavors of classic organ tone in a rugged, affordable package. Check out the demo to hear it for yourself. The new C9 Organ Machine comes standard with an EHX 9.6-Volt/DC200mA AC adapter and carries a U.S. list price of $293.73. </p> <p>For more about EHX, visit <a href="http://www.ehx.com/">ehx.com.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/oZKVPzRyn50" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/electro-harmonix-introduces-c9-organ-machine-pedal-demo-video#comments EHX Electro-Harmonix NAMM 2015 Videos Effects News Gear Thu, 15 Jan 2015 20:15:36 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23296 Electro-Harmonix Introduces the Pitch Fork, a Compact Polyphonic Pitch Shifter/Harmony Pedal — Demo Video http://www.guitarworld.com/electro-harmonix-introduces-pitch-fork-compact-polyphonic-pitch-shifterharmony-pedal-demo-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Electro-Harmonix has introduced the Pitch Fork, a compact polyphonic pitch shifter/harmony pedal. </p> <p>You can check out a demo video below. In the meantime, here's what the company has to say about the pedal:</p> <p>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. </p> <p>An 11-position Shift switch selects the maximum transposition interval ranging from D (Detune), a shift of 17 cents, through Minor 2nd, Major 2nd, Major 3rd, Perfect 4th, Perfect 5th, Major 6th, Minor 7th, 1 Octave, 2 Octaves and 3 Octaves. </p> <p>A three-position toggle switch controls whether the pitch is transposed up, down or both. In Dual mode, two pitch-shifted signals are output. One follows the shift knob as if in the Up position while the other creates a harmony. Dual Mode settings include M3 up + P5 up, P5 up + 1 Oct down, 1 Oct up + 1 Oct down and many others. A Blend knob controls the mix of the dry signal and the effected signal, and an EXP jack enables the player to control pitch and glissando with an expression pedal.</p> <p>The Latch button selects Latch or Momentary mode which affects how the footswitch and EXP input behave. In Latch mode, the footswitch toggles between effect on and buffered bypass each time it’s pressed and the EXP input continuously varies pitch. In Momentary mode the effect is only on while the footswitch is depressed and when it is released the Pitch Fork goes into bypass.</p> <p>In Latch mode the EXP input controls pitch shift amount, ranging from unity to the interval set by the Shift knob, and pitch varies continuously throughout the expression pedal’s range. In Momentary mode the EXP input controls glissando rate for the Pitch Fork’s footswitch. When the bypass footswitch is pressed, the Pitch Fork jumps from bypass to the interval set by the Shift knob. </p> <p>The amount of time it takes to reach that new note is the glissando rate. When the footswitch is released the pitch will return to unity at the same rate. That glissando time can vary between 4 milliseconds to two seconds depending on the heel/toe position of the expression pedal. The default glissando rate is 60 milliseconds when nothing is plugged into the EXP input.</p> <p>The Pitch Fork comes equipped with an EHX 9.6DC-200mA power supply and also runs on a 9Volt battery. It carries a U.S. List Price of $174.66 and is available now.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/s2O2xaRfje0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/electro-harmonix-introduces-pitch-fork-compact-polyphonic-pitch-shifterharmony-pedal-demo-video#comments EHX Electro-Harmonix Videos Effects News Gear Wed, 08 Oct 2014 15:25:08 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22540 Electro-Harmonix Unveils New Nano Looper 360 Pedal — Demo Video http://www.guitarworld.com/electro-harmonix-unveils-new-nano-looper-360-pedal <!--paging_filter--><p>Electro-Harmonix has unveiled its new Nano Looper 360 pedal.</p> <p>From the company:</p> <p>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. </p> <p>With uncompressed audio, 24-bit A/D/A and a44.1kHz sample rate, the 360 Looper delivers high-quality sound and unlimited overdubbing with no degradation in fidelity. The user interface, featuring two knobs, three LEDs and a single footswitch is intuitive and functions such as recording a loop, overdubbing, undo-redo and erasing a loop are quickly mastered.</p> <p>The Level knob controls the output level of the loop. The dry signal remains at unity from input to output. The Loop knob is numbered and allows the user to select from 11 different loop locations. To record a loop, simply select an empty bank and press the footswitch once. The REC (recording) LED lights solid and recording starts immediately. When the footswitch is pressed again, the recording stops, and the loop will play indefinitely. Pressing the footswitch two times stops the playback.</p> <p>Overdubbing is easy. When a loop is playing, pressing the footswitch once lets the user record on top of the original material and does not change its length. After finishing an overdub, the Undo-Redo function is enabled and allows the user to remove the last take. To undo an overdub during playback, simply press and hold the footswitch for one second. </p> <p>To redo the overdubduring playback, i.e. restore the last take, press and hold the footswitch for one second again. To erase a loop, playback must be stopped and the footswitch depressed for two seconds. All recorded audio is stored automatically to the NanoLooper 360’s internal memory and all recorded loops remain in memory until they are erased.</p> <p>With the NanoLooper 360, EHX’s goal was to build an affordable looping pedal that would function as an easy to use, song creation and performance tool. The new NanoLooper 360 can use a 9 Volt alkaline battery, but comes standard with an EHX 9.6-Volt/DC200mA AC adapter. It carries a U.S. list price of $179.99.</p> <p>For more info, visit <a href="http://www.ehx.com/">ehx.com</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/BqfgYPNmaXM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/electro-harmonix-unveils-new-nano-looper-360-pedal#comments EHX Electro-Harmonix Videos Effects News Gear Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:53:12 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22261 Rodrigo Lanceloti Test Drives Electro-Harmonix East River Drive and Hot Tubes Pedals — Demo Video http://www.guitarworld.com/rodrigo-lanceloti-test-drives-electro-harmonix-east-river-drive-and-hot-tubes-pedals-demo-video <!--paging_filter--><p>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.</p> <p>Luckily, Lanceloti has a bottomless bag of blues licks, so it's a pretty damn enjoyable video!</p> <p>For more about both EHX pedals, check out these two stories:</p> <p>• <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/electro-harmonix-introduces-east-river-drive-pedal-jrc4558-based-overdrive">Electro-Harmonix Introduces East River Drive Pedal: JRC4558-Based Overdrive</a></p> <p>• <a href="http://www.www.guitarworld.com/demo-video-electro-harmonix-cmos-hot-tubes-overdrive-pedal">Demo Video: Electro-Harmonix CMOS Hot Tubes Overdrive Pedal</a></p> <p>For more about EHX, visit <a href="http://www.ehx.com/">ehx.com</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/3PDZ4W6mhIw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/rodrigo-lanceloti-test-drives-electro-harmonix-east-river-drive-and-hot-tubes-pedals-demo-video#comments EHX Electro-Harmonix Rodrigo Lanceloti Videos Effects News Gear Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:08:56 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22167 Electro-Harmonix Unveils B9 Organ Machine Pedal — Demo Video http://www.guitarworld.com/electro-harmonix-unveils-b9-organ-machine-pedal-demo-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Electro-Harmonix has introduced the B9 Organ Machine.</p> <p>From the company:</p> <p>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. </p> <p>The B9’s layout is straight-forward and intuitive. A nine-position switch allows the player to select among different popular organ types. The Organ volume knob controls the overall volume of the Organ preset while Dry volume controls the volume of the untreated instrument level at the Organ Output jack. This enables a player to mix the sound of their original instrument with the organ to create lush layers, or mute it entirely. </p> <p>A Mod control adjusts the modulation speed. The type of modulation provided is contingent on the preset and matched to it. A Click control was designed to simulate the harmonic percussion effect that is a sonic signature of many classic organs. For maximum authenticity, the click is added to the very first note or chord played and only re-triggers when current notes have been released and their amplitude falls below a threshold.</p> <p>With the B9 Organ Machine, EHX’s goal was to create an affordable, rugged and easy-to-use pedal that would put undeniable organ sounds at a musician’s fingertips. Check out the demo to hear it for yourself. </p> <p><strong>The new B9 Organ Machine comes standard with an EHX 9.6-Volt/DC200mA AC adapter and carries a U.S. list price of $293.73.</strong></p> <p>For more info, check out <a href="http://www.ehx.com/">ehx.com</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/98u-MDTKAWU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/electro-harmonix-unveils-b9-organ-machine-pedal-demo-video#comments EHX Electro-Harmonix Videos Effects News Gear Wed, 18 Jun 2014 20:31:33 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21602 Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Big Muff PI Pedal — Demo Video http://www.guitarworld.com/electro-harmonix-deluxe-big-muff-pi-pedal-demo-video <!--paging_filter--><p>The folks at Electro-Harmonix have created and posted a new demo video for their EHX Deluxe Big Muff PI pedal.</p> <p>You can check out the video, which features guitarist Jon Skibic, below. </p> <p>From the company:</p> <p>"The Deluxe Big Muff is our most versatile Big Muff ever. At its core is the classic tone of the NYC Big Muff plus some new advanced features including a footswitchable Mids Boost/Cut section, Attack knob, Bass Boost and Noise Gate.</p> <p>"Furthermore, the Deluxe Big Muff can be used with an expression pedal so you can sweep the Mids section in real time and create unique filter effects. It’s a Muff to rule all Muffs."</p> <p>For more about the Deluxe Big Muff, visit <a href="http://www.ehx.com/">ehx.com</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Jbx8vnj4i-U" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/electro-harmonix-deluxe-big-muff-pi-pedal-demo-video#comments EHX Electro-Harmonix Videos Effects News Gear Tue, 20 May 2014 17:26:28 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21299 Video: Electro-Harmonix Effectology, Vol. 28 — "The Far East" http://www.guitarworld.com/video-electro-harmonix-effectology-vol-28-far-east <!--paging_filter--><p>In the latest episode of Electro-Harmonix's "Effectology" series, the New York-based effect company takes a trip to the Far East.</p> <p>From the company:</p> <p>"The following sounds were created using a guitar and Electro-Harmonix effect pedals. We start by creating a drone using a HOG2 pedal in the freeze mode." </p> <p>We also noticed a wooden spoon or two!</p> <p>For all the settings heard in the video, check out <a href="http://www.ehx.com/forums/viewthread/7024/">ehx.com/forums</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/2eN5sWRTCaQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/video-electro-harmonix-effectology-vol-28-far-east#comments EHX Electro-Harmonix Videos Effects News Gear Fri, 04 Apr 2014 16:00:59 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/20941 Demo Video: Electro-Harmonix EHX Tortion Overdrive/Distortion Pedal http://www.guitarworld.com/demo-video-electro-harmonix-tortion-overdrivedistortion-pedal <!--paging_filter--><p>The folks over at Electro-Harmonix have created and posted a new demo video for the company's EHX Tortion overdrive/distortion pedal.</p> <p>You can check out the video, which features guitarist Bill Ruppert, below.</p> <p>From the company:</p> <p>"Our flagship overdrive/distortion covers vast tonal real estate and redefines versatility. </p> <p>"Like a database of great tone, the EHX Tortion’s full complement of features and controls make dialing in inspired guitar sound intuitive. Whatever the era, from vintage to modern, your search for the ultimate tone has ended."</p> <p>For more about the Tortion, visit <a href="http://www.ehx.com/products/ehx_tortion">ehx.com</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ISSapaiTrsI?list=PL0nQqFcfq-6B5_9AAuoOdWmdvLWQobY77" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/demo-video-electro-harmonix-tortion-overdrivedistortion-pedal#comments EHX Electro-Harmonix Videos Effects News Gear Thu, 20 Mar 2014 21:02:00 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/20795 Review: Electro-Harmonix Hot Tubes Overdrive, Nano Big Muff π and Soul Food Pedals http://www.guitarworld.com/review-electro-harmonix-hot-tubes-overdrive-nano-big-muff-and-soul-food-pedals <!--paging_filter--><p><em>This video is bonus content related to the April 2014 issue of </em>Guitar World<em>. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at our <a href="http://store.guitarworld.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-april-14-kiss/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=AprilVideosPage">online store</a>.</em></p> <p>If someone were to open a mad-scientist hall of fame, Electro-Harmonix founder and president Mike Matthews would certainly be worthy of becoming one of its first inductees. </p> <p>The stomp-box world’s equivalent of Thomas Edison, Matthews and his team of prolific inventors over the years have created hundred upon hundreds of wacky and wonderful devices that make every guitarist’s life more exciting and fulfilling. </p> <p>Today, the Electro-Harmonix catalog offers a staggering number of pedals—more than 100—and the lineup keeps getting bigger and better. For this review, we looked at three of the company’s new—and incredibly affordable—distortion/overdrive pedals that recently made their debut: the Hot Tubes Overdrive, the Nano Big Muff π and the Soul Food. </p> <p>Together, they deliver a rainbow of tones and textures. Individually, each will likely meet your needs no matter what type of dirt you dig. No matter what variety of distortion you need or prefer, this power trio pretty much has all of the bases covered.</p> <p><strong>Features</strong> </p> <p>All three of these stomp boxes are housed in standard-size mini die-cast aluminum enclosures that take up minimal space on a pedal board. Each features three large control knobs in the typical Electro-Harmonix triangular configuration and is equipped with mono 1/4-inch input and output jacks, a bright red status LED, and a nine-volt adapter jack. (The Soul Food is the only one of the three pedals that comes with an adaptor.) The Hot Tubes and Nano Big Muff π, which are both based on classic Seventies EHX stomp boxes, feature true-bypass switching, while the entirely brand-new Soul Food pedal offers selectable true-bypass or buffered-bypass modes. </p> <p>In addition to sharing identical control-knob arrangements, each control on the three pedals performs similar functions. A volume control is in the upper-left corner, while the control on the upper right adjusts overdrive, sustain and drive on the Hot Tubes, Nano Big Muff and Soul Food, respectively. The center knob is a treble control on the Soul Food and a tone control on the Hot Tubes and Nano Big Muff. The Hot Tubes Overdrive also has a mini-toggle switch that completely removes the tone control from the pedal’s circuit for pure, unadulterated overdrive.</p> <p><strong>Performance</strong><br /> Everyone should know by now that the Big Muff name means glorious mounds of the furriest fuzz, and the Hot Tubes Overdrive makes its intentions known right there on the box. But I love that the mysterious Soul Food name isn’t quite as obvious. Like its namesake, you don’t really know what it is until you get deep into it, and fortunately this Soul Food is like a succulent slab of ribs instead of a chewy chunk of chitlins. </p> <p>The Soul Food pedal is actually a clean-boost overdrive pedal. Like a pushup bra, it takes what’s already there and makes it seem bigger, rounder, and more lively and bouncy. The treble control provides subtle shifts in upper-harmonic sparkle without affecting mids or bass. If you already love your tone but wish that it was a little more assertive and attention getting, strap the Soul Food on for size.</p> <p>The Hot Tubes Overdrive, on the other hand, makes an amplified guitar’s tone considerably bigger, raunchier and as impossible to ignore as Kate Upton in a string bikini. The Hot Tubes delivers a full range of textures, from crisp crunch to face-melting distortion, and it can provide a significant volume boost that lets you go to the front of the mix with the stomp of a switch.</p> <p>The Nano Big Muff π is a superfreak of a fuzz box, producing outrageous sonic sizzle and end-of-the-world tones that sound as if your amp is melting like the Wicked Witch of the West. Amazingly, you can still play chords along with riffs that evoke visions of Godzilla laying ruin to Tokyo.</p> <p><strong>Cheat Sheet</strong></p> <p><strong>List Price</strong> Hot Tubes Overdrive, $77.38; Nano Big Muff π, $93.06; Soul Food, $83.74 </p> <p><strong>Manufacturer</strong> Electro-Harmonix, ehx.com</p> <p>A reissue of a classic Seventies pedal, the Hot Tubes Overdrive covers the gamut from overdrive crunch to full-on raging distortion with a twist of its overdrive control.</p> <p>The Nano Big Muff π provides the classic aggressive fuzz sounds of the original in its most compact configuration ever.</p> <p>Soul Food serves up clean boost that preserves your guitar’s natural tone but widens its dynamic range and makes its overall sound bigger and bolder.</p> <p>All three pedals are very affordable, compact and provide pro features, like a nine-volt adapter jack and true-bypass operation</p> <p><strong>The Bottom Line</strong></p> <p>Once again, the Lord of Long Island City has delivered the goods with three outrageously affordable stomp boxes that collectively cover just about every color of overdrive, distortion and fuzz a guitarist needs.</p> <!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><div style="display:none"> </div> <!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script><object id="myExperience3251175988001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /> <param name="width" value="620" /> <param name="height" value="348" /> <param name="playerID" value="798983031001" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAj36EdAk~,0qwz1H1Ey92wZ6vLZcchClKTXdFbuP3P" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="3251175988001" /> </object><!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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The new pedal shares the Holy Grail’s classic Spring and spatial Hall reverbs. A new Plate reverb, with a wonderfully complex, lush tone, and Reverse reverb for the sonically adventurous, were also added. </p> <p>The Holy Grail Max features a Blend control which lets the player set the wet/dry mix. The Time multi-function control gives the user the ability to set the decay time when in Spring, Hall or Plate mode and the reverse time when in Reverse mode. Finally, a four-position switch provides a choice of reverb styles: Spring, Hall, Plate or Reverse.</p> <p>True bypass switching for maximum signal path integrity is included as is an EHX 9.6-Volt/DC200mA AC adapter. The Holy Grail Max is housed in a compact, rugged die-cast chassis and features a U.S. List Price of $214.12.</p> <p>For more information, visit <A href="http://www.ehx.com/products/holy-grail-max">ehx.com</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/dlIixF0YxeA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/demo-video-electro-harmonix-introduces-holy-grail-max-reverb-pedal#comments EHX Electro-Harmonix NAMM 2014 Effects News Gear Tue, 25 Feb 2014 16:05:46 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/20569 NAMM 2014: Electro-Harmonix Introduces Satisfaction Fuzz Pedal — with Demo Video http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2014-electro-harmonix-introduces-satisfaction-fuzz-pedal-demo-video <!--paging_filter--><p>EHX re-creates the classic fuzz tone pedal with the Satisfaction Fuzz, now updated with true bypass circuitry for optimum signal integrity. </p> <p>The Satisfaction Fuzz features an elemental two-knob layout with controls for Volume and Attack (fuzz). </p> <p>True to the genre, this classically-voiced fuzz tone creates a sound that is anything but subtle and goes from an aggressive rasp to full-on fuzzed-out mayhem. </p> <p>The Satisfaction Fuzz is packaged in Electro-Harmonix’s compact, rugged, nano-sized chassis making it an ideal addition to the pedalboard of a player looking for that classic fuzz tone sound and vibe.</p> <p>The new fuzz tone pedal ships with a 9-Volt battery and can also be powered by an optional EHX 9.6-Volt/DC200mA AC adapter. It features a very affordable U.S. list price of $69.54.</p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="http://www.ehx.com/">ehx.com</a>.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/namm-2014">[[ <em>Guitar World</em> at NAMM 2014: Gear updates, photo galleries, videos and more! ]]</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/WD6BzUqqrsQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2014-electro-harmonix-introduces-satisfaction-fuzz-pedal-demo-video#comments EHX Electro-Harmonix NAMM 2014 Effects News Gear Fri, 24 Jan 2014 17:03:46 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/20254 NAMM 2014: Electro-Harmonix Introduces OD Glove Overdrive/Distortion Pedal — with Demo Video http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2014-electro-harmonix-introduces-od-glove-overdrivedistortion-pedal-demo-video <!--paging_filter--><p>The guys at New York City's Electro-Harmonix have a posted a brand-new demo video for their OD Glove overdrive/distortion pedal. You can check out the video, which features guitarist Bill Ruppert, below.</p> <p>From EHX's website:</p> <p>"Rich, overtone laden sound that doesn’t get muddy. Responsive controls that take you from sparkling, clean boost through brown crunch and all the way to thick, saturated hi-gain. Advanced features like Tone Shift and selectable 9 or 18V internal voltage for surgical sound sculpting. The new OD Glove delivers overdrive and distortion with impact, and the modern player in mind."</p> <p>Advanced features include a Tone Shift switch, selectable 9 or 18V internal voltage and True Bypass switching. Tone Shift controls the mid frequency emphasis of the tone circuit and allows precise tone sculpting. The internal voltage switch changes the pedal’s internal power supply voltage. Operation at 9V results in a tighter sound, and reduces the current draw. Operation at 18V results in a less compressed, more open tone. True bypass preserves signal integrity when the effect is not engaged.</p> <p>The control layout also includes Volume, Tone and Gain knobs. Volume sets the output level of the pedal and, along with lower Gain settings, can be used to dial in a sweet clean boost. Gain controls the amount of distortion, taking the OD Glove from a natural, smooth overdrive to thick, saturated high-gain sounds. The Tone control helps tame the treble to tailor the tone. </p> <p>The new OD Glove pedal is housed in a compact die-cast package, equipped with a 9-volt battery, can be powered by an optional standard 9.6-Volt/DC200mA AC adapter and carries a U.S. list price of $77.38. </p> <p>For more about the pedal, visit <a href="http://www.ehx.com/products/od-glove4">ehx.com</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="400" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/3xC6MDPgR2o" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2014-electro-harmonix-introduces-od-glove-overdrivedistortion-pedal-demo-video#comments EHX Electro-Harmonix NAMM 2014 Videos Effects News Gear Tue, 21 Jan 2014 20:50:32 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/19398 NAMM 2014: Electro-Harmonix Introduces Slammi Pedal, Foot-Controlled Pitch Shifting and Harmony — with Demo Video http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2014-electro-harmonix-introduces-slammi-pedal-foot-controlled-pitch-shifting-and-harmony-demo-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Electro-Harmonix has introduced its new Slammi Pitch-Shifter/Harmony pedal.</p> <p>From EHX:</p> <p>The new Slammi Pitch-Shifter/Harmony pedal combines a powerful new algorithm with EHX’s revolutionary Next Step Effects platform to deliver superior tone, glitch free operation and precision control.</p> <p>The Slammi’s MAX BEND control functions as an 11-position switch. It allows the player to set the pedal’s maximum bend/interval to Detune for a lush chorus effect as well as ½ Step, Major 2nd, Major 3rd, Perfect 4th, Perfect 5th, Major 6th, Minor 7th, 1 Octave, 2 Octaves and 3 Octaves. </p> <p>Bends can move up or down in relation to the original pitch, selectable with the pedal’s Bend button. Maximum bend can be achieved in either the toe-down or heel-down position, allowing the player to customize the pedal’s response to their playing preference. The Slammi’s controls also include a thumb wheel for Dry Volume which blends in the instrument’s dry signal.</p> <p>EHX’s Next Step Effects series benefit from a design with no moving parts to wear out or break plus lightning-fast response, high sensitivity and silent bypassing with no clunky button to engage. </p> <p>The new Slammi Polyphonic Pitch-Shifter/Harmony Pedal is housed in a rugged die-cast chassis and comes equipped with a 9-volt battery. It can also be powered by an optional standard 9.6-Volt/DC200mA AC adapter and carries a U.S. list price of $191.66. </p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="http://www.ehx.com/">ehx.com</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/MAsYVpZTyAA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2014-electro-harmonix-introduces-slammi-pedal-foot-controlled-pitch-shifting-and-harmony-demo-video#comments EHX Electro-Harmonix NAMM 2014 Effects News Gear Tue, 21 Jan 2014 20:46:04 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/20261 Demo Video: Electro-Harmonix Introduces Lumberjack Logarithmic Overdrive Pedal http://www.guitarworld.com/demo-video-electro-harmonix-introduces-lumberjack-logarithmic-overdrive-pedal <!--paging_filter--><p>Electro-Harmonix has introduced the Lumberjack Logarithmic Overdrive pedal.</p> <p>From EHX:</p> <p>"With the new Lumberjack, Electro-Harmonix set out to rethink overdrive pedal design and this logarithmic OD breaks all of the rules to deliver distortion with a character that’s uniquely EHX." </p> <p>A standard overdrive pedal reacts predictably in that the distortion it delivers goes up linearly in direct response to the guitarist’s volume and playing dynamics. A little explanation is required: On a linear scale, a change between two values is perceived as the difference between those two values. So the difference between 1 and 2 is the same as the difference between 9 and 10.</p> <p> The Lumberjack’s response is logarithmic and the change between two values is perceived as a ratio of those values. Therefore, a change from 1 to 2 (ratio 1:2) is perceived as the same as a change from 4 to 8 (ratio of 1:2). The resulting overdrive is very reactive to the player’s volume and dynamics and its response ranges from a powerful clean boost to torn-speaker rasp and up to gritty distortion.</p> <p>The control layout includes Volume, Log Factor and Boost knobs. Volume sets the overall output level of the pedal while Boost adjusts the input signal of the instrument. The Log Factor controls the amount of logarithmic distortion. </p> <p>The Lumberjack is housed in a compact die-cast package, and comes equipped with a 9.6-Volt/DC200mA AC adapter. It features true bypass for maximum signal chain integrity and carries a U.S. list price of $77.38. </p> <p>For more about the Lumberjack, check out the demo video below (featuring EHX's very own Jon Skibic), and visit <a href="http://www.ehx.com/products/lumberjack">ehx.com</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/564QKtnFbLE?list=PL0nQqFcfq-6AJNI5qj9FPT3RFR3TVYtai" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/demo-video-electro-harmonix-introduces-lumberjack-logarithmic-overdrive-pedal#comments EHX Electro-Harmonix Jon Skibic NAMM 2014 Effects News Gear Fri, 10 Jan 2014 18:12:47 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/20171 Zero to '60s in Five Pedals: Five Modern Effects that Conjure Far-Out, Vintage Tones http://www.guitarworld.com/zero-60s-five-pedals-five-modern-effects-conjure-far-out-vintage-tones <!--paging_filter--><p>Many guitar players — at some point — can't help but fall under the spell of the sounds found on classic rock albums of the mid- to late '60s. </p> <p>Players like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Pete Townshend and Robby Krieger were synonymous with wah, fuzz, univibe and/or tremolo. Throw George Harrison and Brian Jones into the mix and you get sitars and other sound- (and mind-) altering effects. They were always experimenting, changing things up, trying to outdo each other. </p> <p>Modern players who are obsessed with classic '60s rock sounds can glue their eyes to eBay, waiting for pricey, hard-to-find vintage gear to show up. Or they can check out these five easy-to-find, modern effect pedals, as chosen by a group of <em>Guitar World</em> staffers including Gear Editor Paul Riario. </p> <p><strong>Vox V846-HW Hand-Wired Wah Wah</strong></p> <p>Stop, children, what's that sound? ... Well, if we're talking about the '60s (and we are), it's probably Jimi Hendrix playing "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" on a Fender Strat through a Vox V846 Wah Wah pedal.</p> <p>Vox actually created the first wah pedal in the '60s, spawning an army of imitators that continues to grow, NAMM after NAMM. Back in the day, the Vox wah and its competitors found their way into the hands — or in this case, the feet — of countless top-notch rock guitarists, from Hendrix to Jeff Beck to Jimmy Page to Eric Clapton. But again, Vox was there first. </p> <p>In 2011, the company issued its V846-HW Hand-Wired Wah Wah Pedal, which does a fine job of capturing the tone, feel and weight of the original Vox pedal. Every component in the new model — inductors, resistors, capacitors and the potentiometer — is carefully selected. And like its name suggests, each unit features hand-wired turret board construction with no printed circuit boards. The only difference is a true bypass, a handy update for modern players. </p> <p><em>MSRP: $329 | <a href="http://www.voxamps.com/pedals/wahwah_v846/">Check out this pedal at voxamps.com.</a></em></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Dunlop Jimi Hendrix Fuzz Face Distortion</strong></p> <p>The '60s may have started out clean, but by the end of the decade there were some pretty gnarly distortion and fuzz sounds filling clubs and arenas around the world. </p> <p>Among the most distinctive fuzz tones of the late '60s undoubtedly belonged to Jimi Hendrix, who utilized a Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face to add that extra layer of dirt to his already gritty brand of hard blues. Unless you're quick on the draw with your eBay bids or simply owned one back in the day, you won't have much luck finding Hendrix's original fuzz source these days, but fortunately Dunlop has produced a faithful replica in the Dunlop Jimi Hendrix Fuzz Face.</p> <p>Hand-wired and built around a BC108 silicon transistor, the Hendrix Fuzz Face is nothing less than a meticulous reproduction of the original pedal, one you'll need if you'll want to summon your inner-voodoo child.</p> <p>And if a Tone Bender is more your thing, check out the <a href="http://www.williamsaudio.co.uk/Tonebender-MK11-Professional.html">OC81D Williams Vintage Tone MK11 Professional</a>, as used by Ben King, the current Yardbirds guitarist. </p> <p><em>MSRP: $257 | <a href="http://www.jimdunlop.com/product/jhf1-jimi-hendrix-fuzz-face">Check out this pedal at jimdunlop.com.</a></em></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Electro-Harmonix Ravish Sitar</strong></p> <p>You're in a '60s cover band. The rowdy, drunken audience is clamoring for your "Paint It, Black" / "Norwegian Wood" medley. Do you just play the sitar parts on your Fender Esquire and smile knowingly, like, "Yeah, I know these notes were originally played on a sitar, but what the hell am I supposed to do?" Well, yes, you could do that. But you also could check out Electro-Harmonix's new Ravish Sitar pedal. </p> <p>As we say in the <a href="http://store.guitarworld.com/collections/buyers-guide/products/buyers-guide-2013/?&amp;utm_source=guitarworld.com&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=60sPedals">2013 Guitar World Buyer's Guide</a>, it's the "world's best sitar emulation for guitar. With the Ravish Sitar pedal, Electro-Harmonix has streamlined the essence of the sitar into a compact enclosure that offers a polyphonic lead voice a tunable sympathetic string drones that dramatically react to your playing with adjustable timbre."</p> <p>And besides all that, guitarists can finally tackle "Bangla Dhun," Ravi Shankar's 15-minute Indian-music recital that kicks off <em>The Concert for Bangladhesh</em>. Or not! </p> <p><em>MSRP: $319 | <a href="http://www.ehx.com/products/ravish">Check out this pedal at exh.com.</a></em></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Dry Bell Vibe Machine V-1</strong></p> <p>You'll find vibe effects all over the music of Jimi Hendrix and Procol Harem's Robin Trower, a fact that, in and of itself, makes a good vibe pedal an essential part of any '60s guitar rig. </p> <p>There's no shortage of great vibe units to choose from, but for our money, the Dry Bell Vibe Machine is the top of the heap. Not only is it among the more compact options, it allows for maximum tone control with its "Bright" switch, avoiding the sound-dampening side effects of some of the other pedals on the market.</p> <p>If you want to nail that Hendrix-at-Woodstock tone, adding this little beauty in your arsenal certainly can't hurt. What it can't help? Your nerves playing "The Star-Spangled Banner" in front of a few hundred-thousand fans.</p> <p><em>MSRP: $295 | <a href="http://www.drybell.com/vibe_machine_v1_en.html">Check out this pedal at drybell.com.</a></em></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Fulltone Supa-Trem 1</strong></p> <p>As <em>Guitar World</em> has said in past reviews, Fulltone's Supa-Trem 1 is a tremolo pedal that lives up to its name. As you can tell by the photo in the gallery below, it's a simple, basic, gimmick-free effect that inadvertently captures the look of '60s pedals while working hard to capture the sound. </p> <p>From personal experience, it's also a rugged pedal that can take a licking and keep on waving. It features a footswitchable Half/Full speed footswitch that stays in tempo and lets you channel some authentic-sounding Leslie-like moves. Another footswitch lets you choose between "Soft" smooth wavering or "Hard" square-wave machine-gun stutter. There's also an internal trimmer to fine tune the feel of the waveform.</p> <p>As a side note, '60s rocker John Fogerty uses one of these pedals today to recreate his powerful CCR-era tremolo effects.</p> <p><em>MSRP: $219 | <a href="http://www.fulltone.com/products/supa-trem-1">Check out this pedal at fulltone.com</a>.</em></p> <p><strong>Can't get enough gear? 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