Whether you know it or not, Electro-Harmonix is responsible for the sounds on some of the most popular records of all time. Founded in 1968 by Mike Matthews in New York City, EHX has grown to become a name that is almost synonymous with rock music; and there’s little wonder as to why. With their top notch line of effects pedals, Electro-Harmonix is the name that musicians trust.
Since the mid-1970’s, Electro-Harmonix has been pioneering the shape and sound of guitar effects pedals. They were the first company to produce a stompbox that was powerful enough to make a difference in sound and tone, while being affordable enough to find its way into the hands of professionals and amateurs alike. Ask any veteran guitar player about the Electric Mistress, the Memory Man, or Hot Tubes, and they’re sure to tell you about all sorts of fond memories from gigs gone by.
The company is probably most famous for their Big Muff Pi pedal. If you don’t know the name, you can trust that you know the sound. The Big Muff Pi is all over some of rock and roll’s most well-known songs and a staple in the effects rack of legions of guitarist (and bassists). David Gilmour, Pete Townshend, The Edge, Ace Frehley, Billy Corgan, Kurt Cobain, Jack White, the list is not only a who’s who of popular music, it’s a who’s who of Big Muff Pi devotees.
Of course, Electro-Harmonix features a wide assortment of other effects pedals. From flangers to chorus pedals, compressors to delays, if there is a sound you are looking for, the odds are you can achieve it with one of their pedals. From slight tweaks, to full on overhauls of your sound as you explode into your next athematic chorus or solo, an EHX pedal will quickly become the go to effects box in your pedalboard.
Never ones to rest on their laurels, EHX continue to lead the way in the world of loud, exciting and musician focused effects pedals. Whether you’re a legend, or just a guitar hero in training, Electro-Harmonix is the name to trust when it comes to revitalizing your sound.